CAMEROON: Bongo Hunt In Cameroon

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Beautiful Bongo, you should be proud. My old saying has always been “the hunt makes the trophy, the trophy doesn't make the hunt”. You sure have one heckuva trophy with this Safari!
 

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What an exciting hunt. Congrats on your Bongo and the duikers! You got your moneys worth.
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5th Update:
As my PH launches himself in the river to grab the bongo I can’t help but think the freestyle stroke the trackers are using is clearly superior to the breast/dog paddle he is using. That said it was yeoman’s work by the entire team to find and bring this beauty to shore.
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I feel some may not believe parts of this story...and you know who you are...so may I include an action shot to bolster this tale.
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Finally after it was all said in done this beautiful and ancient(estimated at 12-13 years old) was all mine!
@hunting hit man
A beautiful hard won trophy to be proud of. Well done and great team work.
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Northern Operations Africa does a great job of offering a quality experience and takes care of everything in their control.
Airport Policy’s for transporting a rifle should be described in every country as “This is the first time I have seen a firearm and I can kill 2 hours of my day here”
I thought Douala was a cluster fu#K (90 minutes with air Brussels who claimed they didn’t have the firearm approved even though I had the email from them with the approval) then 45 minutes with the police confirming the serial numbers and bullets underneath the airport an sweating my ball$ off, then I arrived in Brussels. There the gate agent informed me that I need to fill out a “firearm is unloaded tag”to place inside like in the US. Problem was they couldn’t find one, then when they finally found one it took 30 minutes to bring the gun up for that to be places inside the gun case. The best was arriving in Newark...I get to baggage claim and they announce my name and to please meet the agent at oversized baggage. A very nice guy tells me he will accompany me through security with rifle and baggage. Pick up the bags and head to Customs and border patrol for 4457 review. 80 minutes later they finally releases me to continue my connection. I was then escorted with bags from terminal B to terminal C where TSA had to inspect my rifle case again... total time wasted in the loving and warm embrace of good old USA security was 2:10 minutes.
It’s pathetic to say the least and I fear that this will only get worse in the future. I hope through my diplomacy I helped the next passenger traveling with a firearm but I’m not convinced. Everyone acts like it’s the first time they have seen a rifle.
 

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Final update:
Northern Operations Africa does a great job of offering a quality experience and takes care of everything in their control.
Airport Policy’s for transporting a rifle should be described in every country as “This is the first time I have seen a firearm and I can kill 2 hours of my day here”
I thought Douala was a cluster fu#K (90 minutes with air Brussels who claimed they didn’t have the firearm approved even though I had the email from them with the approval) then 45 minutes with the police confirming the serial numbers and bullets underneath the airport an sweating my ball$ off, then I arrived in Brussels. There the gate agent informed me that I need to fill out a “firearm is unloaded tag”to place inside like in the US. Problem was they couldn’t find one, then when they finally found one it took 30 minutes to bring the gun up for that to be places inside the gun case. The best was arriving in Newark...I get to baggage claim and they announce my name and to please meet the agent at oversized baggage. A very nice guy tells me he will accompany me through security with rifle and baggage. Pick up the bags and head to Customs and border patrol for 4457 review. 80 minutes later they finally releases me to continue my connection. I was then escorted with bags from terminal B to terminal C where TSA had to inspect my rifle case again... total time wasted in the loving and warm embrace of good old USA security was 2:10 minutes.
It’s pathetic to say the least and I fear that this will only get worse in the future. I hope through my diplomacy I helped the next passenger traveling with a firearm but I’m not convinced. Everyone acts like it’s the first time they have seen a rifle.
Sounds very similar to my experience with Newark upon return from Cameroon in January. They should have known after my experience how to do it..... or maybe I just ruined it for the rest of you.
 

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Final update:
Northern Operations Africa does a great job of offering a quality experience and takes care of everything in their control.
Airport Policy’s for transporting a rifle should be described in every country as “This is the first time I have seen a firearm and I can kill 2 hours of my day here”
I thought Douala was a cluster fu#K (90 minutes with air Brussels who claimed they didn’t have the firearm approved even though I had the email from them with the approval) then 45 minutes with the police confirming the serial numbers and bullets underneath the airport an sweating my ball$ off, then I arrived in Brussels. There the gate agent informed me that I need to fill out a “firearm is unloaded tag”to place inside like in the US. Problem was they couldn’t find one, then when they finally found one it took 30 minutes to bring the gun up for that to be places inside the gun case. The best was arriving in Newark...I get to baggage claim and they announce my name and to please meet the agent at oversized baggage. A very nice guy tells me he will accompany me through security with rifle and baggage. Pick up the bags and head to Customs and border patrol for 4457 review. 80 minutes later they finally releases me to continue my connection. I was then escorted with bags from terminal B to terminal C where TSA had to inspect my rifle case again... total time wasted in the loving and warm embrace of good old USA security was 2:10 minutes.
It’s pathetic to say the least and I fear that this will only get worse in the future. I hope through my diplomacy I helped the next passenger traveling with a firearm but I’m not convinced. Everyone acts like it’s the first time they have seen a rifle.
+1 on the firearm BS!!

Awesome bongo and congrats! Mine didn’t make it to the river but a nyala I shot in 2014 sure did. My PH also went swimming!
 

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+1 on the firearm BS!!

Awesome bongo and congrats! Mine didn’t make it to the river but a nyala I shot in 2014 sure did. My PH also went swimming!
In 2018 my Nyala ended up in the river too, but I guess my PH didn't want to get wet! Lol. We managed to reach him with the shooting sticks and drag him up the bank.
 

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Congratulations on such an exciting adventure and on such a handsome trophy! I was sweating just reading this!
 

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