Hunting area

The hunting area is 70.000 ha. and consists of all the types of habitat possible in Northern Cameroon: different types of savannah (tree, grass and scrub), forest (riverine and dry) and the Faro river.
The northern part of the area is tree and scrub savanna, rich in the larger antelopes and elephant. Lion and kob, these are found in the southern part of the area. The southern part of the area is adjacent to the Faro National Park with the Faro River forming the eastern and southern limit over a length of 44 miles (70km). The river is at certain places 330yd (300m) wide. Riverine forest is found along the Faro River. The area is flat to slowly undulating with two isolated mountains with a height of about 900ft (300m). An important tributary of the Faro River, the Konoué, has many waterholes during the dry season.
Especially abundant in the area are the larger antelopes such as Derby eland and western roan. Among the smaller antelopes the western bushbuck is well represented. Lions are present the whole year, the territory having enough resources for a permanent population. Herds of elephants pass and stay frequently in the zone. The river contains the largest population of hippos in Cameroun and western buffalos thrive at several parts of the area.
Since 1995 hunting has been selective and very conservative, which resulted in a dense game population and record-able trophies. The trophy lengths of the collected Derby elands all exceed 461/2 inches or 118cm (Rowland Ward: spiral measurement) with a record, shot in 1997, of 531/4 inches or 137cm. (Cameroon n° 1 (Rowland Ward ed. 2002)). The length of the lions varies from 1121/2 to 1196/8 inches (285 to 303cm). The trophies of the western roans are between 24 and 299/8 inches (61 and 76cm) and those of western bushbuck 99/8 and 15 inches (25 and 38cm).

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