||February - 17 - 2017
The Hunting Report Roundup brings you from-the-field hunter reports on hunts from around the world. This week we cover wet and wild hunts for sitatunga from the rainforests of Cameroon to the swamps of Uganda, plus more recent reports from the February issue.
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Amphibious Antelope. With its aquatic habitat, sitatunga stands out among the spiral horns and offers unusual challenges to hunters. The ghost of the swamps can be elusive, but good things with big horns come to those with patience and a bit of luck.
“I took a big bull sitatunga (28-inches) in the first hour of the first day in the classic way, by paddling out to the machan in the papyrus swamps before dawn,” says B. Peterson (10599), who enjoyed happy hunting with Christian Weth’s Uganda Wildlife Safaris. “Great game concentrations in specific habitats and big trophy potential. My PH had scouted the many machans ahead of time. Excellent organization.”
Also in Uganda, M. Murray (10555) enjoyed “watching a big bull move in from 400 yards” through the swamp on his hunt with PH Ade Langley of KOS Safaris. “Great hunting in a very wild area.”
C. Butler (10234) anchored his Zambia safari with Muchinga Adventures’ Johnny DuPlooy with a 24-inch sitatunga. “We hunted from aluminum canoes, which was a unique strategy. It took a bit of balance to stand and shoot. We saw plenty of bulls, all relatively calm and unmolested. Excellent, established company with outstanding service.”
A. Avedissian (10212) took bongo and sitatunga with dogs on a Cameroon hunt outfitted by Club Faune. Bongo is “the most beautiful antelope,” says Avedissian, but he had the most fun tracking sitatunga. “I hunted very hard for sitatunga. A fine experience in the dark rainforest.”
Also in Cameroon, S. Atwood (10602) got a sitatunga with Pierre Guerrini of Faro West Lobeke. “Incredibly game rich area for a forest hunt, and the best rainforest camp I’ve ever visited. Guerrini is really outstanding. Duct tape your gaiters to your boots to keep out things that bite.”
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North America. Dominic Ferrarelli of Flathead Wilderness Outfitters guided G. Morris (10746) to a fine tom cougar in British Columbia. “Good, hardworking folks who are expert at what they do. This is a great chance to take a trophy lion, and hunters can add bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Unfortunately, the wolves showed two days after I left. A true wilderness hunt.”
Big mule deer were the order of the day on M. Hoffman’s (10755) Alberta horseback hunt with Paul Pierunek’s Timberline Guiding. “We packed in about four miles and found a high number of trophy bucks with no local pressure. Riding in the mountains is as good as it gets, and I took a 170-plus buck with dark horns. Pierunek and his family were wonderful hosts and outfitters. Going back for whitetail.”
Africa. J. Lee (10737) shopped around before booking his South Africa hunt with Wild Wildebeest Safaris. “I liked what I saw from these guys at the DSC show, and they did not disappoint. PH Jaques Kellerman is knowledgeable and hardworking, and he put me onto some really nice animals. We hunted several properties, and there was plenty of flexibility. Gannahoek Lodge is outstanding.”
Elsewhere. “Best deal for an affordable big mountain hunt,” says D. Caughey (10759), who hunted Mid-Asian ibex in Kyrgyzstan with Erdogan Avci Safaris. “Much more than I expected from an Asian hunt, with nice vehicles and great food. Spectacular horseback riding in the mountains. I shot an ibex at nearly 16,000 feet, and got to see a big wolf chasing a nanny.”