Central African Republic: A 2013 Photo Album of CAWA's Chinko/Kocho Concessions
While numerous CAR operators were forced to cancel their 2013 hunting seasons due to rebel activities, at least one was able to conduct safaris in an unaffected area. Fred Duckworth of Duckworth Safaris International (firstname.lastname@example.org) works with Erik Mararv of Central African Wildlife Adventures and sent us the following album of clients for this season and their trophies. There are some magnificent Lord Derby eland here, as well as bongo and other great trophies. Clearly some great hunting took place this season.
These trophies were taken in the Chinko/Kocho Concessions in the Mbomou Prefecture during January and February 2013. The number two SCI Lord Derby eland also came from this area. Hunting Report subscriber Bob Merkley shot that trophy last year and filed hunt report 8607 about his experience. "I come up short when trying to compliment Eric and Charlotte Mararv," he wrote. "They run an outstanding operation under very trying conditions." You can see a photo of his eland on the SCI online record book.
You can read more about CAWA's season in the April 2013 issue of The Hunting Report. Subscriber Pemble Davis hunted with them this year and had great things to say about his experience.