I'm in Port Sudan now on the way home. Had a hard hunt with a true African hunting legend, Angelo Dacey. He had his 74th birthday on January 1. We saw ibex most days but only saw one mature male of about 35 to 36 inches. I wasn't quick enough to make the shot. The ibex are there. It just isn't easy to take one. I did shoot an Eritrean gazelle that I will use as the test subject to see if Americans can get their trophies home.
There was one important hitch on this hunt, and that occurred before Schaub left home. At the last minute, it seems, he got a call from the Airport Security Manager at Heathrow Airport in London, telling him he could not transit England with a firearm. England has an arms embargo against Sudan, he was told, just like the one against Zimbabwe that makes it illegal to transit England on a ticket that shows Harare as the final destination. In all, England has arms embargoes against close to 20 countries. See report elsewhere in this issue. Undaunted, Schaub left his rifle at home and borrowed one from Dacey.