He hunted with Kobrine from late August to mid-September and took several species over 16 days. He shot a water chevrotain right at the start and says he saw several others throughout the hunt. He also took a Maxwell duiker, which he says is probably the most common species in Kobrine's area, as he saw them every day. His bag also included a bay duiker, and he says he had a shot at an Ogilvie's duiker but failed to connect. Other animals he did not actually see but found sign for were black duiker, zebra duiker and a few bongo and dwarf forest buffalo. Smith says he was there during the rainy season, which meant it rained "all the time," and may have affected his success.
He reports his PH was South African David Muller, who has worked for Kobrine in Ghana and is familiar with this type of jungle hunting. Smith had good things to say about Muller and the efforts he made to find game in the wet conditions. He says Kobrine provided a good Mossberg pump shotgun (firearm importations are not allowed in Liberia) and decent ammo. His only misfire was due to getting the round wet while walking in the rain. As for Kobrine's camp, Smith says it is "very basic," a wooden plank cabin for hunters, with a shower and toilet. Food is fine. He warns, however, not to expect the kind of camps and meals you might get in East Africa, where safari hunting is more developed and supplies more readily available. In the countryside there are few things to buy in any stores. "You might find one bottle of water, three Cokes and a Fanta or........(continued)