"I should preface this report by saying that hunting in Guinea is very disorganized. However, the Department of Flora and Fauna does a good job, considering how few resources are available. I have hunted in both the north and south of the country, and there are two types of terrain. In the north there is open savanna; in the south heavy forest. One can find the savanna buffalo and the forest buffalo in these areas respectively.
"The north has a large population of warthog, bushbuck and kob, along with scatterings of western roan, Lord Derby eland (rare), lion (also rare) and leopard. Many of the animals are migratory, moving with the rain or along rivers. One should know that the areas holding game are very remote. There is virtually no infrastructure there, and most areas swarm with tsetse flies. The south is very mountainous. In this area, one finds the forest buffalo, waterbuck, bongo (rare), bushbuck, kob, duiker (around seven species) and elephant (rare).
"There are other species in both areas, but most are uncommon. Some of the duiker species found in the border areas of Guinea are only found there and in Liberia. The locals hunt year round, and the game behaves accordingly. The one good thing is that 98 percent of the locals only have single-shot shotguns and birdshot. This limits the impact on the larger animals. That said, these locals have all the time in the world. One would be shocked by the animals they kill, or try to kill, with such equipment.
"I think anyone wanting to hunt in Guinea should give the idea serious thought before committing to such an undertaking. It is hard, hot and quite difficult. This........(continued)