07-03-2007, 06:57 PM
[b]the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is issuing argali sheep permits for Tajikistan and continues to work with Kyrgyz officials to open the way for Americans to hunt in Kyrgyzstan this season as well. Contacts at the USFWS state they expect to have all permits issued by late July. They are still waiting for some data from Kyrgyzstan before going forward but were assured that data is forthcoming. The Hunting Report also mentions reports that some Kyrgyz outfitters have allowed hunters unsatisfied with their trophies to shoot a second Marco Polo. If found to be true, this could slow down or completely halt the permitting process. We will keep you posted.