Considering hunting in Guinea - looking for info

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  1. mrpoindexter

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    I have been looking to hunt a forest elephant with a bow and I came across an outfitter that offers jungle hunts in Guinea. After some emails, they say they don't have an issue with me using a bow. That said, I can find very little information on Guinea and most searches end up flooded with talks about guinea fowl.

    Has anybody hunted there or been there that might have some advice? The area would be unfenced on about 41,000 acres along the Guinea / Sierra Leone border. I am looking at a 7-10 day hunt and will be going for Forest Elephant primarily and whatever else happens to cross my path. After the ele, my next biggest things to look for would be dwarf buffalo plus anything unique to the area or difficult to get elsewhere. I would love to get a bongo and zebra duiker, but the success rate/odds would be quite low, I think. If I get lucky, great but I won't hold my breath.

    In addition to wanting to hunt every animal possible in Africa with a bow (not really possible, but a worthy goal) but I also want to hunt in every country in Africa that allows hunting (much more achievable, I think). I am late to the hunting fraternity, starting just 2 years ago, but have been to South Africa, Zim and Namibia so far. If I get an elephant, that would put me at 3/5 on the B5 with a bow. (I am shooting a Mathews Monster Safari at 90lbs draw weight with 1,250+ grain arrows so I will have the appropriate gear for the hunt). This would be my first time with a rain forest/jungle hunt.

    The outfitter is West Africa Hunting and Fishing Company and the PH is Carlos Corces. I did a search here on AH and found nothing. I came across them on Book Your Hunt, which I have not used yet but it seems to be a popular place to find hunts. If anybody knows anything about Guinea, the outfitter or the PH, I would love to hear your thoughts.
     
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    You have certainly set some admirable and lofty goals! And you don’t seem to be wasting any time checking off some boxes (y) Congrats!
    I hope you make it happen in Guinea, that will be a very interesting hunt report I am sure.
    I have no intel to share, the closest I can come is having met a gentleman who was in Equatorial Guinea (distincly different country!) collecting both animal and bird life specimens for a museum and was imprisoned and tortured under suspicion of espionage. You just never know who you are going to bump into in passing through a safari camp :)
     

  4. mrpoindexter

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    Yikes. I will stay in sub-equatorial Guinea then. ;)
     
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