In Namibia, a 90-pound elephant hit the ground there last month. Allan Cilliers produced an impressive 81 x 91 pound trophy in his East Kavango concession in early October for client Christian Abello Gamazo (see photo in our online Trophy Gallery). The elephant was shot while hunting from a fly camp 100 kilometers from the main camp. Cilliers says it is not uncommon to drive 3½ hours to a hunting spot, which can make travel back to camp in the evenings an ordeal. So, Cilliers uses fly camps for two to four days of hunting for clients who can handle the more spartan accommodations. Gamazo booked this hunt through Spanish agent Boria Rossillo of Side By Side Hunts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also in Namibia, Kai-Uwe Denker (email@example.com) has led another hunter to an 80-pounder this season in his Bushman Nyae Nyae land concession. Early in October, 20-year-old Leopold Kronseder shot the bull on his very first elephant safari. The magnificent tusker equals the best taken by his father, Norman, whom we've mentioned previously for the big jumbo he had taken with Denker. This latest elephant was officially weighed by game ranger Dries Alberts at 81.4 pounds for the longer left tusk and 79 pounds for the shorter but thicker right tusk.