As we told you in a July Email Extra bulletin
, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Carlo Caldesi Award is Hunting Report
subscriber Bob Merkley of Canada, for a truly giant Lord Derby eland. The Caldesi Award recognizes the very best of the best trophies taken around the world during a single year.
Merkley's Lord Derby eland, which he took in Central African Republic in February, 2012, scored a whopping 141 7/8 SCI, making it officially the new Number Two in the SCI Record Book. Merkley hunted the magnificent trophy with Erik Mararv of Central African Wildlife Adventures
, booking agent Fred Duckworth of Duckworth Safaris (011-31-486-414050; firstname.lastname@example.org).