By Tim Jones, Managing Editor
Subscriber Craig Kauffman (who also happens to be the incoming President of Safari Club International) filed two separate reports (9012
in our database) on a back-to-back mountain hunt this past November in France
. Kauffman booked the hunt with Espacaza
(phone from the US: 011-34-91-575-7629) and was accompanied for the entire hunt by personal guide Jose Mallo. Kauffman was able to take all four species he sought, including a 22 5/8 SCI Pyrenean chamois in France, plus an 18 3/8 SCI Cantabrian chamois, an 82 2/8 SCI Gredos ibex, and an outstanding 84 7/8 SCI (243 CIC) Beceite ibex from Spain. In each case, Kauffman tells us, the game was abundant.
In a follow-up phone call, Kauffman told us he is gradually working toward a world Capra award and began the trip with the Gredos ibex.....