A Cape buffalo hunted on the steep flanks of Mount Loosimingor in Tanzania by subscriber E. Reynolds.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
If you love mountain hunting and hunting for Cape buffalo, subscriber E. Reynolds strongly recommends a safari on Tanzania's Mount Loosimingor. Reynolds hunted there with PH Derek Hurt in August, booking through Mark Audino of Henley & Delamere Adventuring (585-582-2926; www.henleyanddelamere.com
). Paul Stones Safaris and Robin Hurt Safaris operated the safari jointly. In his report (10960
), Reynolds says that hunting by foot on the mountain is physically demanding but even older hunters can get the most out of it if they are in top condition. "This 10-day hunt should be on every dedicated buffalo hunter's bucket list, but be forewarned: hips, knees, ankles and feet will be tested to the limit, and you'll want your lungs in great shape. Think of it as a sheep hunt with a 12-pound rifle and lush vegetation.
"This is all hiking and spot-and-stalk hunting, with several thousand feet of climbing each day. The steep terrain and heavy cover can mean getting close to the buffalo, and I shot my one bull at about 12 feet on the fourth day of hunting. I was only there to hunt buffalo and passed up shots following multiple approaches during the remainder of the hunt. There were numerous buffalo and plenty of solitary bulls hiding throughout the concession.
"PH Derek Hurt was first rate, working hard to provide the best chances for success. He was very knowledgeable and easy to hunt with in this environment, and the camp and logistics were excellent."
Reynolds emailed us with a full account of his hunt....