By Barbara Crown, Editor
Continuing subscribers will remember our past reports on the self-guided hunts in Cameroon organized by outfitter Cam Greig (http://www.selfguidedafrica.com/
; 650-948-4560). Greig helps adventurous hunters organize old-fashioned portered safaris using Cameroon's chasse libre
system, which allows hunters to buy a hunting license, secure a hunting area and hunt without a professional hunter. In 2009, Greig secured exclusive rights to the private hunting area of the Lamido of Rey-Bouba, otherwise called the king of Cameroon. (See Article 2298
.) The area encompasses 114,000 acres adjacent to hunting blocks held by some of the major Cameroon outfitters, as well as a national park.
When Greig first told me about the area he said it had reasonable numbers of the unique Cameroonian antelope, including western roan, sing sing waterbuck, western hartebeest, harnessed bushbuck, western kob and warthog. He has been organizing chasse libre
hunts there ever since. If this kind of experience interests you, you'll want to read the account I received about it from occasional correspondent Tom McIntyre. Here's how he describes his recent chasse libre
safari organized by Greig.....