"I saw an incredible number of sitatunga and on the sixth afternoon, at a distance of 40 yards, I shot a lovely old sitatunga bull. That day I saw four bulls, and all were old trophies. I agree with Craig Boddington that this is the finest sitatunga area I have seen anywhere in Africa." This trophy makes the 22nd spiral horn species Kobrine has taken in Africa with a bow and arrow.
Kobrine goes on to confirm improvements at Weth's operation this season. He says the camp was comfortable and the food good. There were plenty of machans to hunt from, and the swamp was "crawling" with sitatunga. He also took a Nile bushbuck and a bush duiker, which he reports finding in great numbers. Additionally, Kobrine spent some time in Weth's area adjacent to Murchison Falls National Park, where he hunted Nile buffalo. He warns hunters that this is not a classic buffalo hunt and that it is difficult. Hunters drive around looking for tracks of old bulls wandering out of Murchinson Falls. On the upside, he says the Nile buffalo there have been known to go over 40 inches. One pick-up in Aswa Lolim measured 44 inches. "These are indisputably Nile buffalo, too," he says. "They are north of the Victoria Nile."
In addition to Kobrine's report, I also received one from subscriber Jose Marti (Hunt Report ID 8233), who hunted there during Weth's first season and returned this past June. "Christian is going to rewrite the record books for East African sitatunga," Marti writes. "His Ngoma concession has plenty of them. I took mine, a very nice 25½-inch (67 SCI) bull, the first hour of light of the first day."
As for Weth's organization this season, Marti says, "Christian has succeeded in putting things in........(continued)