LORD DERBY ELAND HUNTING IN CAMEROON
The Lord Derby eland hunt is considered one of the greatest ones in Africa and also a dream for lots of hunters. The Lord Derby eland is the biggest of all the elands found in Africa. It holds thick and spiraled horns that grow upwards. In addition, the mature bulls hold a black mane around their big necks. On the other hand, the body size may be some thinner than the Cape eland, so it may be also some lighter. However, the Lord Derby eland has much longer legs, what makes him taller than any other eland. Along the body, the Lord Derby eland has also very characteristics white stripes over a pale beige coat.
The Lord Derby inhabits the savannah region situated between the Sahara desert and the equatorial western African rainforest. However, Cameroon is nowadays the only country where professional operations are run because of safety and large wildlife populations. The hunting season starts in December and goes up to May, once the rain season has started.