Tag Archives: Hunting Cameroon

It’s A Jungle Out There!

We hadn’t been following tracks twenty minutes before we heard the crashing sound of the buffalo taking off.  That didn’t come as any surprise.  The thick, jungle-like rainforest made tracking difficult. Continue reading It’s A Jungle Out There!

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The Hunting Eras Part 1

Ancient petroglyphs depict hunters and game from prehistory.
Ancient petroglyphs depict hunters and game from prehistory.

I chose for one of my books the title, ‘This Is the Greatest Hunting Era,” because there is no question that the period from the time when the guns of World War II fell silent to today is, in fact, the greatest hunting era. More Continue reading The Hunting Eras Part 1

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

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