By Barbara Crown, Editor
As I told you in an Email Extra Bulletin
on June 5th, Liberia
is open to safari hunting once again! Steve Kobrine
is the man behind the reopening, the same operator who reopened safari hunting in Ghana
only four years ago. I've known for some time that Kobrine was quietly working in Liberia to establish a hunting program that would support conservation there and provide organized, smoothly-run hunting opportunities for international hunters. All that effort has paid off: the first safaris were conducted just last month. Hunting Report
subscriber Tom Hammond was the first hunter into the country. Unfortunately a back injury prevented him from taking any game, but he spent some time on the phone telling me about the opportunity and what other hunters should expect. I'll share his report with you shortly, but first, here's what Kobrine told me in an email:
"After nearly three years of hard work I have finally gotten legal permission to conduct safaris in Liberia! I have a hunting area of just over 57,000 hectares (140,000 acres). It is a six-hour drive from Monrovia. We have managed to access a remote area; 12 log bridges had to be fixed over a 23-kilometer span, and then we had to hack an eight-kilometer road into an untouched area.....