Outdoor Meanwhile in Zimbabwe Recoil Staff August 10, 2015 Join the Conversation We just received this from the ZPHGA. The topic of hunting in Africa has been a contentious one since “Cecil the Lion”met his end; in fact various airlines are going so far as to refuse the transport of trophies (though not everyone considers that a victory). Says the ZPHGA; On the 2nd of August 2015 the Ministry of Environment imposed a temporary suspension of Lion, Leopard and Elephant hunting in Zimbabwe. The goal was to gain clarity and understand the positions of stakeholders positions following the recent allegedly illegal killing of two Lions [sic] near Hwange National Park.We are pleased to inform you that, following some useful discussion between operators and the relevant Zimbabwean authorities, the suspension has now been uplifted throughout the country with the exceptions of Antoinette and Antoinette Farm, Railway Farm 31 and Umuguza and Kusile Rural District Council properties where all sport hunting has been suspended pending the outcome of court processes. This incident has highlighted the needed reforms agreed by all stakeholders at the Hunting workshop held 8 days prior to the killing of Cecil. There are some conditions that have to be met at this time: Some additional regulations and paperwork have been introduced to reinforce accountability of operators to the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. Lion, Leopard and Elephant hunts will be compulsorily attended by a member of the Authority at the expense of the land owner. No further hunting of collared iconic animals will be allowed. Individuals involved in illegal hunting activities will be banned from hunting in Zimbabwe for life. ZPHGA would like to thank the Government of Zimbabwe for the efficient manner in which they evaluated the situation, consulted with stakeholders and for considering and adapting the proposals put forward. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience caused to fellow hunters in Zimbabwe at this time and for those that are scheduled to visit in 2015. ZPHGA would further like to thank those that have supported Zimbabwe in the past and those who are prepared to continue to do so. Chairman ZPHGA Alas, spelling is not. Explore RECOILweb:Press Release: SIG SAUER Cross RecallLEAKED: Vortex Razor HD Gen III 1-10 LPVO ScopePDN: Training Talk Live with Grant Cunningham2011 Toyota Tundra - War Wagon NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!