Yet another hunter has returned from Uganda reporting that high populations of Nile bushbuck and kob offer clients of Lake Albert Safaris the opportunity to take first-class trophies. Subscriber Rex Baker was among the handful of hunters who hunted with Bruce Martin's Lake Albert Safaris this season. I first told you about Martin's new operations this past summer (see Article IDs 2119 and 2135) when I reported that Uganda was opening up to international hunters again. Baker hunted for kob and bushbuck and reports taking a 13 1/2-inch Nile bushbuck. (See Trophy Gallery section of our web site.) He says he saw more bushbucks on this hunt than he has seen on his other nine bushbuck hunts put together. He says he saw two specimens that would have measured more than 14 inches but did not get a shot at them. He did take a 20-inch Ugandan kob. Baker says he saw more than 200 kob and lots of oribi and East African duiker, which are also on license.
He says Martin is now flying his clients into Lake Albert from Entebbe aboard his own Cessna, which he also used to take Baker and a hunting companion to Murchinson Falls after their hunt. Martin hosted them on his boat there, where Baker says he landed a 90-pound Nile perch. Baker says he arranged the hunt through Steve Kobrine, who is now working with Martin to bring safari clients to Uganda.