By Barbara Crown, Editor
Still in Liberia, I have heard that the first few safaris with Morris Dougba of Liberia Rainforest Safari
) did not go very smoothly. Despite that, at least one hunter I spoke with was optimistic that Dougba was quickly improvising and improving with each exploratory hunt he conducted. By the time you read this, another highly experienced international hunter will be back from Liberia, and I hope to have more information on Dougba's progress for a future issue. For now, you should know that the super cheap price he charged the first hunters has climbed up to a more reasonable $11,500 for 10 days of hunting. I say reasonable because it simply costs a lot to operate in Liberia, and, as I hinted in my first report, undercapitalization would sink an operation very quickly. Raising the price sufficiently to cover all the real costs and prevent another black eye for sporthunting in Liberia is a good development.
I spoke with Hunting Report
subscriber Rex Baker, who was among three clients in the second hunting group with Dougba. He says their hunts were better than the first exploratory for two hunters, who concentrated around the base camp......