By Barbara Crown, Editor
Another hunter has taken a zebra duiker in Liberia
, along with five other species. This time it was with Morris Dougba's operation Liberia Rainforest Safari
; firstname.lastname@example.org). You'll recall I reported last April (Article 3062
) about a Liberian zebra duiker taken with Steve Kobrine's
operation. Since Kobrine reopened sporthunting in Liberia, the zebra duiker has been the holy grail of trophies there - and just about as difficult to find. Then, this past December (too late for the January issue), Ken Wilson of Shunneson and Wilson Adventures (830-792-4200; email@example.com) sent me an excited email about his safari with Liberia Rainforest Safari and a number of photos from his hunt. In just seven days of hunting, he reports also taking a huge yellow-back duiker, bay duiker, Maxwell duiker, water chevrotain and palm civet. (See photos in our online Trophy Gallery.) Wilson, who had to cut his planned 10-day trip short, says he took all these species, "Thanks to excellent guiding."
While the zebra duiker is the star species here, the trophy quality of Wilson's yellow-back duiker is fantastic. The horns field measured eight inches and had four-inch bases. Its body was huge as well; he estimates it weighed 225 pounds......