Zimbabwe’s SOAZ has recently circulated a press release warning that hunters buying hunts in Zimbabwean National Parks should be aware that these hunts:

  • Are ration hunts
  • Which may not take place in sensitive or high tourist areas of the parks
  • Exclude trophy animals (i.e. ≥30 kg / 66.15 lb for elephant tusks), and that
  • All products of the animals hunted remain the property of the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority
  • Further, that no non-Zimbabwean registered vehicles may be used during such hunts.

Hunters contravening these rules obviously expose themselves to the risk of prosecution in Zimbabwe.