There is a very real possibility that a chasse libre (free, or on-your-own, hunting) program much like the one that has long existed in Cameroon will develop, and perhaps be augmented later by an organized safari program. Chasse libre in Africa, of course, is not for everyone. In his June 2006 article Stokes described the hunting as hard, hot and quite difficult. He went on to write: This is the real Africa of today, and it's nothing like the Nature Channel. In the time I lived there, I know of three local hunters killed by buffalo, three killed by snakes and eight killed by elephants in neighboring Sierra Leon. I have personally had malaria twice. Typhoid and cholera are present.
Again, we take this report of a safari to Guinea quite seriously. We think the country poses considerable opportunity for the hard-boiled hunter looking for something new. Importantly, Stokes says he has successfully exported trophies from Guinea for himself and for others he has helped hunt there. Stokes, who travels extensively and is often out of touch for long periods.