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Successful Import of Tanzanian Lion

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17 July 2021, 19:34
Safari Specialty Importers
Successful Import of Tanzanian Lion
Safari Specialty Importers is excited to announce that we have successfully imported and cleared a Tanzanian lion for one of our clients. This is the first successful lion import since 2019 that we are aware of, and it goes to show that having the right team in place pays off when getting trophies home.
We look forward to aiding any and all hunters with their trophies. Contact us today!


17 July 2021, 19:47
bwanamrm
Great news... I know of one other lion that was recently imported from 2019 for a friend of mine here in south Texas. I think several have made it in from Zambia.


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17 July 2021, 20:10
mboga biga bwana
Very Good News


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17 July 2021, 20:40
bcolyer
Well Done. All eyes are on you!!
18 July 2021, 00:56
bwanajay
Well done!
18 July 2021, 01:44
surefire7
Congratulations!

I'm very happy to see this.
18 July 2021, 21:39
bcolyer
Fellows…I would say keep your eyes on Safari Speciality Importers. This could ultimately be a BIG DEAL for those hoping to someday import Elie tusks. IF they have got the in’s and outs of the USFWS figured. They will have earned my business.
19 July 2021, 01:42
Safari Specialty Importers
quote:
Originally posted by bcolyer:
Fellows…I would say keep your eyes on Safari Speciality Importers. This could ultimately be a BIG DEAL for those hoping to someday import Elie tusks. IF they have got the in’s and outs of the USFWS figured. They will have earned my business.


Howdy BColyer,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. We do have a very good working relationship with USFW which allows the permits we apply for on behalf of our clients to go through quickly and smoothly. We have developed several forms that gather all the information needed to approve the permits, and because we are handling 10-15 permits at a time, USFW gives us more attention as we are speaking with them weekly for updates.

We are about to put through a large push on the elephant permits we are handling, and will some luck, will finally break the ice on the "under review" status all elephant permits are sitting in.
19 July 2021, 04:25
lavaca
PM sent.
19 July 2021, 07:15
bcolyer
Great. You guys start getting any of those tusk through - you let me know. I will leave IMMEDIATELY! And you will have my business, and a whole lot more besides me!!!
19 July 2021, 20:45
reddy375
Good news Indeed. What about other countries?
20 July 2021, 06:48
Safari Specialty Importers
quote:
Originally posted by reddy375:
Good news Indeed. What about other countries?


We currently have several permits for Zimbabwe Lions pending. This biggest current issue is that USFW officers are split working from their homes and offices. For a the majority of 2020, they were working at half capacity of their reviewing officers. Now that things have normalized a bit, we hope to see the issuing of permits speed up again.
20 July 2021, 08:10
Todd Williams
How about elephant from Zim?

I've got one of the last ones taken in Dec 2013 just before the ban went into effect. By the time the taxidermy work was done, the ban was in place.
20 July 2021, 08:12
lavaca
I'll try to call you tomorrow.
20 July 2021, 08:16
lavaca
Todd,

That's tough luck. I have one of the last ones out of Tanzania, taken in October of 2013.
20 July 2021, 16:27
Safari Specialty Importers
quote:
Originally posted by Todd Williams:
How about elephant from Zim?

I've got one of the last ones taken in Dec 2013 just before the ban went into effect. By the time the taxidermy work was done, the ban was in place.


Todd, give me a call so we can go over the details of your hunt. As the hunt took place before the ban, there is a strong case that your elephant should be allowed in.
20 July 2021, 18:14
fulvio
quote:
As the hunt took place before the ban, there is a strong case that your elephant should be allowed in.


Certainly a plausible reason.
21 July 2021, 03:04
Gundog 64
quote:
Originally posted by fulvio:
quote:
As the hunt took place before the ban, there is a strong case that your elephant should be allowed in.


Certainly a plausible reason.

To anybody with some common sense, but this is the U.S. Government they are dealing with. lol