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The Hunting Report: USFWS to Implement New Elephant Trophy Import Requirements

Per The Hunting Report, the USFWS will be revising their requirements on elephant trophies.

“The new requirements are scheduled to take effect on July 6, one month from today. If you plan to hunt elephant this safari season you will need to acquire an enhancement import permit from the Division of Management Authority of USFWS prior to importation. This is the same process required in the past for Tanzania elephant, but now must be done for elephant from the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana (whenever it lifts the current moratorium). Any elephant trophies entering the United States without an import permit will be in violation of the ESA and seized. Remember that USFWS treats all improperly permitted imports as contraband, and you will not be able to get the seized shipment back.”

They also continued their findings:

“Hunters with elephant trophy imports scheduled for delivery to the United States must ensure their imports arrive before July 6 to prevent seizure by US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The Hunting Report has learned that those new enhancement import permits we reported on in an Email Extra Bulletin yesterday will be required as of July 6 no matter when you hunted your elephant. Any elephant trophy arriving without an import permit will be at risk of seizure.”


To read the entire articles, please visit the Hunting Report’s page here and here.

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