The Giant Eland of Central Africa is an outstanding game animal and one of the must have trophies of any African hunter. Because of its habitat, most hunting is by tracking on foot. Once tracks are found, they are followed quickly and often at a trot because the eland are continually on the move. Tracking can take days, in debilitating heat and if the eland become aware of the pursuit, they will bolt, running for miles before slowing down.
Here are the top Central African Giant Eland Entries in the SCI Record Book.
Darryl Hastings holds the number 1 spot with this beauty measuring 143 3/8″. It was taken in 2004 near N’Dele with the help of Phillippe Clero of Club Faune.
Bob Merkley took his number 2 eland near the Kosho River CAR in 2012 with guide Francois Guillet. It measures 141 7/8″.
Lee Lipscomb’s number 5 eland was taken with the help of Franz Coupe’ of Aouk Sangha Safaris in 2000. It measures 137″.
Bernard de la Rochefoucauld took one of the number 6 slots with this beaut taken in 2001 with Mattieu Laboureur of Club Faune. It measures 136 4/8″.
Also at number 6 is Marc Watts and his entry taken with the help of Andre Roux of Dar El Kouti Safaris in 2007. It measures 136 4/8″.
B. Simon holds the number 7 spot with this bull taken near Haut Chinko CAR in 1985. J.M. Latrive guided him and this bull measured 135 7/8″.
Watson T. Yoshimoto holds the number 8 spot with this bull measuring 135 6/8″. It was taken in 1969 guided by Claude Vasselet.
Christopher Kinsey shows off his number 9 eland bull taken in 1991 with the help of Rudy Lubin of Haut Chinko Safari. It measures 135 4/8″.
Olle Bexander comes in at number 11 with this bull taken in 2000 with Fred Duckworth Safaris. It measures 135″.
Richard Gronblom comes in at lucky 13 with this beautiful bull taken in 2004 with the help of Stephanie Cordesse of Safaria. It measures 133 7/8″