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Old 09-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by SafariBerg
That may be true but the same goes for the Australian Safari, heaps of red & green tape Octagon the organisers have to go through to make it happen, both at the government and local landholder levels

...................guess it's all about the will to make it happen.

There's a LOT of red tape here, Garry, unfortunately. I'm not an expert on the matter, but I've heard those in the know talk about land use impact studies and the like being necessary before the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) to even consider permitting an activity on public lands. Anyone can see the trend of public lands closing to motorized use and surmise what the likely result of any such impact study would be.

The ridiculous total-lack-of-personal-responsibility/I'll-sue-you-for-any-old-damn-thing culture here is a huge hurdle in accessing private lands.

Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA
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