Season In Chad A Bang-Up Success


Published: May - 2000

Talk about catching people in the office, we managed to reach PH Alain Lefol in Paris at press time. He was just in from Chad, and was on his way to CAR the next day to hunt bongo and sitatunga. Lefol, you'll recall, has been struggling mightily for the last three years to get the western African country of Chad open to hunting, and he was confident things were finally coming right this season when he contracted hepatitis and had to be medi-vaced to Europe this past January.

Despite the hepatitis, Lefol says his season in Chad was a bang-up success. In all, he hosted seven hunters, all of whom but one took a Barbary sheep. He says one Chad hunter has decisively broken the western Kudu record, and another may have bested the Dorcas gazelle record. That's on top of taking what should be the new #1 Nigerian bohor reedbuck, several "very good Senegal hartebeest" and a Barbary sheep that will likely wind up about #10 in the world.

Not surprisingly, Lefol says he is booked full next year in Chad and is filling up fast for the year after that. His contact numbers in Paris are listed below. Congratulations, Alain Lefol!

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