CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Fantastic hunt in Central Africa with a friend of mine

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  1. christophe morio

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    Eben is a very good friend of mine, we hunted Benin and CAR a few years ago. He is very fit, shoots straight and loves hunting this magic country. It's his 4th trip in CAR. He booked 3 weeks for Lord Derby Eland, Bongo, Leopard, Giant forest hog and of course everything nice we see. It was great and hard, lot of walking, driving, waiting, crawling, well hunting!!!! We did not spend much time in the camp. At the end he bagged some very good trophies and really for both of us it was the hunt of a lifetime.
    1st Eland 52", Bongo 32", leopard skull 16", Giant forest hog 9 1/4". Enjoy the pictures.

    52 inch Lord Derby Eland
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    200 kg 9 1/4" Giant Forest Hog
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    28 inch Sing Sing Waterbuck hunted in CAR
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    Back to the truck with Blue Duiker!!
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    Leopard bait
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    Baiting Leopard
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    Big Red Flanked Duiker
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    Red Flanked and Blue Duiker
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    32 inch Bongo
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    Bush Duiker
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    Chinko River in CAR
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    Early morning in CAR
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    200 kg 9 1/4" Enormous Giant Forest Hog
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    Lelwed Hartebeest and happy team!
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    Leopard and Civet
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    Lilly flowers after the first rain...
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    Lord Derby Eland
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    Machan for Bongo
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    Machan for Leopard
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    Mid day lunch
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    Nice Buff
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    Nice Leopard (Leopard skull 16 inch)
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    Old Lord Derby
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    Open area in CAR
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    5 inch Oribi
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    Red River Hog
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    River
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    Very ugly!!
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    Very happy!!
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    Very heavy!!
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  2. James.Grage

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    Very nice pictures.

    What did the leopard weigh?
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    Christophe, as always, very nice trophies. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing!
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    Awesome pictures! Your friend hunted some very beautiful animals.
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    Wow! What a hunt! Bongo is one of the hunts I hope to do before its over. All awesome animals in a fantastic looking area. Thanks!
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    What a monster! Some incredible pictures that you brought back Christophe.
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    Great Pictures!
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    That was a great hunt !
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    Great hunt report, Christophe.

    Spectacular trophies, awesome pics.

    What a unique lifetime experience.

    Congrats to you, your team and your hunter and thanks for sharing with us.

    Paul.
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    Some amazing trophies and pictures; I can't wait for my first hunt in Africa!
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    As always a great report Christophe, thanks for taking to time to share.
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    Thanks to all of you,

    James, I did not take the weight of the leopard but he was not very heavy because he was wounded by locals, we found some pellets in the back legs!!! I think 55kg but he should of been much heavier before, I think. He was quite clever, we moved the blind 3 times and finally we made a machan up to the tree 50 m away, far because I always set up the blind at 25/30m.
    Bongos in that area are just big, I don't know why yet but I will find out as you know I am crazy about the orange ghost forest..... We shot 7 this year and all over 32 inch!!!!
    And what about the giant forest hog, I never seen so many, they are just plentiful, not easy to get because they live in the bakos but if you look for one you get one, sure...

    I will send 2 more reports, check the trophy quality, just great.
    cheers
    christophe
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    Christophe, I have enjoyed your pictures tremendously... There is no doubt as to where you passion lies! Thanks as always.
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    I had the pleasure of being in and hunting the concession while Eben was hunting and enjoyed the pleasure of his company immensly. Glad he had the 2d best hunt while I was there. Wish I had booked for 3 wks like he did.
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    Hello Pancho
    nice to have you on board and hear from you. Hope you are good. Please can you post the picture of your duiker???
    CHEERS

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