CVC..................no bongo are a large robust antelope. They do live in the jungle and they are hunted in Cameroon, CAR, Congo, etc A big bull is an awesome trophy weighing 500 poinds or more. It is a member of the spiral horned antelope (kudu, bushbuck, eland, nyala, lesser kudu, etc) They have a dark red body with white stripes like a kudu. Old bulls become almost black over the head and shoulders.
You are probably thinking about the small antelope like the various duikers.
If you go on a straight trophy bull elephant hunt about the cheapest hunts I know of are in Zimbabwe and again, are elephant only. They go for around $39,000 including the trophy fee.
In other areas like Tanzania you would need to book a 21 day safari to be eligible for an elephant licence and by the time the dust settles you will be more in the area of $65 to $70,000 as long as you don't shoot anything else.
Yes ..............it is a rush. I have been in and around them when hunting buffalo and would love to do the elephant one day, but that is a lot of money and not within my means I am afraid. I will continue to buy lottery tickets and hope for the best.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...