Marc Pechenart, sitting in the forefront in the center, at his house in 2007, during the last test of the "aspirants guides" (apprentice guide) of the ACP (Association des Chasseurs Professionnels - Association of Professional Hunters) in France.
Marc Pechenart (1927-2008) with the tusks of his best 17 trophy elephants in the garden of his summer residence in southern France
Besides a life with many commercial successes on three continents, he loved hunting and guns the most. Africa was his favorite destination, enjoying innumerable safaris to all corners of the continent.
He was an SCI Life member and helped found two French SCI Chapters. He was keen to ensure that his fellow countrymen understood the importance of belonging to the most important big game hunting and conservation institution in the world.
Many big game records have been entered by Marc into the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals, but certainly, his greatest trophies are his collection of African elephants, where he has collected the longstanding SCI World Record as well as three more in the Top Ten of the category.