The Satellites: Marxmen All

Boors may not always thrive under Communism, as Nikita Khrushchev so sadly learned—but boars do fine. So do bears, stags, hares, fallow deer, and every other Eastern European game species. As a result, scores of Western sportsmen last week were crossing the Iron Curtain for an annual shotgun wedding of East and West in which commissars pile up tourist dollars and jaded capitalist hunters bag big-game thrills.

"Royal Weekend." All details of the satellite safari are, of course, handled by state-run tourist agencies. The payoff comes from "shooting fees"—each type of game...