Trophy-hunters urged to look to Kunene

28 Nov 2013 15:10pm
By Tjikunda Kulunga
OPUWO, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - Otuzemba conservancy chairperson Karee Mupya has called on trophy-hunters to apply for licences to hunt different animals in this conservancy next year.
Mupya made the call in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Thursday when asked about the upcoming first annual general meeting (AGM) of the Otuzemba conservancy, which takes place on Saturday at this village, situated some 70 kilometres south of Opuwo.
The conservancy boasts the highest number of blackface impalas in the Kunene Region, which are said to number more than 1 000.
It is also home to plain and mountain zebras.
“We have cheetahs, leopards, baboons, Oryx, hyenas, kudus, elephants, giraffes, porcupines, springbok and many other animals,” Mupya noted.
Those animals which will be available for trophy-hunting in the Otuzemba conservancy next year are one cheetah, a leopard, 10 baboons, two Oryx, five hyenas, five kudus, four zebras, two blackface impalas, one elephant, two porcupines and a small antelope.
According to Mupya, they expect about 150 participants to attend this first AGM.
The conservancy was gazetted by Government on 01 February 2012, and has already had some success with its development.
Interested trophy-hunters can apply to the Otuzemba conservancy office by contacting Mupya on 0814722807.