Fortier says he expects someone to eventually pull a 20-foot croc out of this concession, given the number of huge animals he saw during his hunt. He notes the hunt here always involves pre-scouting. Once a large crocodile is located, a blind is set up overlooking the area where that specific crocodile suns itself. Fortier says it is simply a matter of waiting for the leviathan to surface.
Fortier killed his crocodile on the third day of his 10-day hunt this past August. He says he went to Ethiopia specifically to take a Lake Chamo crocodile. He recommends the experience to anyone who has already done everything else and is looking for something different. He has promised us a photograph of his trophy, which should be posted in the Trophy Gallery section of our web site by the time you read this. Interested hunters should note there are only five permits a year available for this hunt, and it is currently booked out through 2010.