PAC Elephant hunt in Mozambique

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  1. thi9elsp

    thi9elsp GOLD SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Simon - as always thanks for keeping us up to date and making the effort to confirm with the government. I worry for hunters who aren't part of our forum who might jump at it and go quickly. John
     
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    Somewhat off-topic but kind of related in Australia it is illegal for an outfitter to sell saltwater crocodile hunts to clients. Yet this outfitter came up with something else :

    http://www.australiawidesafaris.com.au/hunting-safaris/crocodile-harvesting/

    They offer the opportunity for clients to be observers on a saltwater crocodile hunt, the client can be involved in the whole experience except the client can't actually shoot the animal. This arrangement seems to be 100% legal, if it is not I have a hard time believing this guy hasn't been busted yet by the Australian authorities.

    What would be the legalities in Moz. of an outfitter offering a similar arrangement on a PAC elephant for example? Obviously the price would have to be lower because the client couldn't shot the animal but I'm sure there prob. would be interested parties...
     

  3. siml

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    As far as I understand the situation in Mozambique, it's illegal to sell a PAC hunt, doesn't mean a client can't take part in the hunt if the problem occurs while clients in camp.
     

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    Simon,

    how / when is the "hunt" classified as a PAC hunt in Mozambique? How would PAC hunt be determine? Is it like crop raiding animals (Elephant)?
     

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    That depends on the game department. I don't class an elephant that destroys a few hundred dollars as a PAC, in 7 years we have shot 3, 2 that actually killed people and one that I called on a hunt as a problem, he had several bullets in him. He was acting abnormal and I called the shot, we took a handful of bullets out of him. I immediately reported it to the government, I could have used one of my tags if there had been a problem. You don't always need to shoot a PAC elephant, we have chased several 15-20 km back into our area.
     
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    Thanks Simon for sharing, valuable info for foreign hunters
     

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    You guys are great and doing a great service for us all. I can't imagine what it would be like to jump on a deal like this and find yourself in handcuffs half a world away from home facing a very long sentence in an African prison.
     

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