Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Why Register?
Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.

China: The New Adventure Hunting Hot Spot?

Recent Comments

Categories

Recent Posts

Archives

Syndicate

Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My AOL

Field Notes
in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get our new post everyday.

August 09, 2011

China: The New Adventure Hunting Hot Spot?

By Chad Love

Is China the next hot destination for American adventure hunters? Maybe, according to this article on Chinadaily.com:

China could reopen its doors to international hunters after an expert team approved several applications by United States citizens to shoot blue sheep and Tibetan gazelle in Qinghai province. The country's top wildlife management authority will take that decision into account when they debate lifting the ban on foreign hunters.

The State Forestry Administration is expected to reply to the applicants within 20 working days, said Bi Yanying, an associate professor of law at the Beijing-based University of International Relations. Bi was among the 12 experts who gave their approval on Friday. Permits for overseas hunters have not been issued since 2006 due to public pressure. By the end of 2005, the industry had brought in more than $36 million from 1,101 foreign citizens, who captured 1,300 "trophies" on the Chinese mainland, according to official statistics.

According to the story, China's wildlife protection law prohibits hunting animals under national protection unless it is for a "special purpose" such as research, education or exhibition. But that didn't stop some 130 foreign hunters between 2002 and 2006 from shelling out $7,900 to hunt blue sheep and $1,500 for a Tibetan gazelle, although the story says those prices are sure to rise.

So what do you think? Would you pay to hunt China, or would you stick with a more traditional exotic hunt?

 

 

Comments (8)

Top Rated
All Comments
from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

It's a crock. If your looking for adventure, go to Africa...or New Zealand. Better yet, stay in the U.S. The lower 48 and Alaska. No need for China.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

To be honest, going to China for any reason is a little sketchy in my book, especially with a gun. Too much unknown about what really goes on in there. I'm sure it would be fine, but it make me nervous enough to explore other options.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckhunter wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I have been to China. You couldn't pay me to go back.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from rock rat wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Being a conservationist as well as a hunter I don't have enough faith in the Chinese authorities to allow harvest in a sustainable manner.

I spent a year in China back in the early 90s over by the Burma border. They are crazy over eating weird things like owls and what not. They were shipping out logs so big it took a truck to carry one, 24/7. I like the Chinese people but they take some getting used to. Beautiful mountains and rivers.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

nope i would like to hunt in exotic places china just isn't one of them especially for that price, i could see if it was cheep like everything else they sell us.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Fuhgeddaboudit. No way no how. I might change my tune as far as fishing goes, but I am in now way interested.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from kansasjeff wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Shane:
If you have the money fish thailand instead I know some great freshwater and sea fishing areas.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from calapp wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

NEVER. The ba****ds would kill the last unicorn! Among many other things they are responsible for the rape of the Asian and African rain-forests. Where do you think all that tropical hardwood goes?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

from buckhunter wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I have been to China. You couldn't pay me to go back.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntinhuntinhuntin wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

It's a crock. If your looking for adventure, go to Africa...or New Zealand. Better yet, stay in the U.S. The lower 48 and Alaska. No need for China.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

To be honest, going to China for any reason is a little sketchy in my book, especially with a gun. Too much unknown about what really goes on in there. I'm sure it would be fine, but it make me nervous enough to explore other options.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from rock rat wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Being a conservationist as well as a hunter I don't have enough faith in the Chinese authorities to allow harvest in a sustainable manner.

I spent a year in China back in the early 90s over by the Burma border. They are crazy over eating weird things like owls and what not. They were shipping out logs so big it took a truck to carry one, 24/7. I like the Chinese people but they take some getting used to. Beautiful mountains and rivers.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

nope i would like to hunt in exotic places china just isn't one of them especially for that price, i could see if it was cheep like everything else they sell us.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from kansasjeff wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Shane:
If you have the money fish thailand instead I know some great freshwater and sea fishing areas.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from calapp wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

NEVER. The ba****ds would kill the last unicorn! Among many other things they are responsible for the rape of the Asian and African rain-forests. Where do you think all that tropical hardwood goes?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Fuhgeddaboudit. No way no how. I might change my tune as far as fishing goes, but I am in now way interested.

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment