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Bongo in the Jungle

Intense heat and low visibility make this Cameroon bongo hunt a challenge!

Misty morning
Heading out in the morning mist.

It’s 9:00 am on the 12th day of my bongo hunt. The team of pygmy trackers, their dogs, my PH Guav Johnson, my outfitter and temporary cameraman Dean Stobbs and I have spent the past three hours tracking a bongo. We are Continue reading Bongo in the Jungle

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Ghost of the Rainforest

Julia and Oleg with bongo antelope
The author (r) and Oleg (l) celebrate the success of a challenging hunt.

It’s always exciting to hunt a trophy you never did before or to go to a new destination. But when Oleg and I planned our first bongo hunt, it did not seem anything extraordinary—we’ve been to Cameroon in savanna already and bongo is an antelope—we’ve done dozens of Continue reading Ghost of the Rainforest