"This past spring (February/March), I hunted many of the same animals that Mr. Munyan did, less kudu and Soemmering gazelle, at virtually the same time with a vastly different result. I hunted with Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris (ERVS) on their Dati and Damaro concessions, where I found the game very abundant. When it came to mountain nyala, we saw several shootable bulls each day while in camp and I took a 37-inch bull at sunrise on the second day. I have always enjoyed wildlife photography and was delighted to get ample footage as well as 35mm shots of bulls and cows while glassing for game and even filmed three bulls on separate occasions as they walked in front of the truck or stood on the shoulder of the public roads. Clearly, these animals are very relaxed and not experiencing pressure from the locals.
"There were so many Menelik bushbuck sighted each day that it was merely a selection process to pick out the one with the horn shape you liked. Interestingly enough, on several occasions, we encountered groups of rams feeding together. One morning, I took a lovely trophy out of a group of three males and the next day took some footage of another group of six bushbuck feeding together. There were four rams and one female with her young fawn.
"The giant forest hog was the most difficult, and we always kept on the lookout for them as we hunted the other game. On our fourth........(continued)