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Hunting, shooting for Bongo

Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind

Birds, insects and strange sounds from the unknown pour through the rainforest’s thick, wild underbrush.

If any human has passed through the branches of where the lowland bongo creeps, there are no signs to prove it.

Deep in the rainforest, searching for bongo, the towering trees consume all occupants and challenge all newcomers. Bongo hunting is not easy, long days filled with few bongo sightings is common.

Even with this antelope species standing at over a meter in height, it is still difficult to spot a trophy bongo. The locals in Cameroon bring packs of dogs to hunt for the lowland bongo- that's how tricky it is. Detailed descriptions of a genuine bongo trophy hunt are often full of chance, serious conditions and action-filled, or action-less days, but that what makes this hunt so invaluable. Regardless of hunting choice- by bow or rifle, shots are fairly close range due to the thick rainforest vegetation.

Clear, broadside shots are few and lucky on this secretive game species, and an adrenaline rush when you have one in your scope to say the least!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Tragelaphus eurycerus

Size: height: 1.25 m

Weight: male up to 280 kg, female up to 253 kg

Lifespan: 19 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,

Continent(s): Western and Central Africa