“During the past 5 years the Hunting Consortium has been the most invaluable resource a hunter could ask for.I have averaged over 150 hunting days in that time and many, if not most of those days were booked through The Hunting Consortium. Their knowledge and experience is unmatched in the hunting industry. I have always been pleased with the quality of the outfitters and the professional hunter’s and guides that Hunting Consortium have booked for me. I’ve hunted in Africa over a dozen times on hunts booked by the Hunting Consortium and every time I felt like I was hunting the premier area with one of the best outfitters and knowledgeable, helpful professional hunters. In Africa I have taken 158 different animals I couldn’t have accomplished that without the Hunting Consortium. I was on a hunting trip for over 6 weeks in the South Pacific which included a family vacation with my adult children and hunted with 5 different outfitters in 6 different areas in both New Zealand and Australia - a LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE that the Hunting Consortium handled without a hitch. I finished that trip by hunting all of the species available to hunt in these locations besides one. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS on a single trip. The achievement I am most proud of though is my 21 day hunt in Spain where I took every animal that is currently available to hunt. Considering that the 7 Capra species were all free-range, this was very challenging but the Hunting Consortium put me in the best areas with best outfitters.”
-Rick Warren

“Wherever in the world my hunting dreams take me, I know that Corey and Bob will have everything well-organized. Their amazing knowledge and continuous research has put me in a position to take some truly extraordinary trophies, with the very best guides in the hunting world today. Nobody knows more about the game and the world of hunting than these guys and the travel team at the Hunting Consortium is unlike any I have ever used. They know from personal experience how to get someone into and out of the most remote places in the world and they keep up with the ever-changing regulations concerning hunting, firearms and travel options. This is the most “can-do” team I have ever worked with in hunting! They have risked their reputation and their very lives to blaze your trail. If you’re not booking with The Hunting Consortium, it’s most likely your loss and someone else’s gain. You sure can’t do any better - their word is good!”
-Lary Knowlton

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“When I have a question about a car, recipe, or the latest news, I use “Google.” When I have a hunting; where, how, or what question, I call Bob or Rob Kern at the Hunting Consortium. No Guff! I’ve booked over 30 international hunts through the Hunting Consortium and fully intend to use their professional services far into the future!”

– Jim Shockey

Hunted 400+ species of game on 6 continents
SCI Trophy Record Book Muzzleloader Consultant
2008 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2009 C.J. McElroy Award
2009 SCI Professional Hunter Award
2009 SCI Zenith Award
2009 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2012 SCI International Hunting Award
2012 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award

“These days it seems half the hunters out there are ‘booking agents,’ part-time to support their own hobby or, often, enamored of a certain outfitter who becomes a buddy. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it’s not the same as working with a genuine, full-time hunting consultant, not only with decades of experience but with people ‘on the ground’ in key (and sometimes difficult) destinations. With 40 years of international experience it’s absolutely true that there are places where I don’t need help–but there are also destinations where I simply wouldn’t go without seeking the best possible advice from the most experienced experts. I’ve known The Hunting Consortium’s Bob Kern for more than 30 years. He and his team are ‘the most experienced experts,’ and after all these years I continue to rely upon their advice, assistance, and arrangements for hunts in out-of-the-way places. Over the years most of my Asian hunts have been organized by The Hunting Consortium. Using background in military training, a trip organized by The Hunting Consortium always starts with a plan. Hey, plans change, especially in Third World countries. However, The Hunting Consortium preps the ground with local outfitters…and also develops the most extensive pre-hunt packages I have ever seen, preparing and informing their hunter-clients as fully as possible. Unlike many, The Hunting Consortium also has dedicated personnel in locations such as Moscow and Ulan Bator to ensure smooth formalities with firearms. When it comes to difficult hunts in challenging areas I have complete faith in The Hunting Consortium…and so should you.”

– Craig Boddington

Hunted 380+ species of game on 6 continents
1997 SCI Peter Hathaway Capstick Award
2008 C.J. McElroy Award
2009 Conklin Award

“I can rely on the Hunting Consortium for up-to-the minute current information on the most remote places on the planet and expert advice on my hunting requirements. Friendly and courteous, the service I get from them is truly first class.”

– Rex Baker

2002 SCI International Hunting Award
2002 Weatherby Award
2007 GSCO Ovis Award
2013 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award
2014 GSCO Pantheon Award

“I have traveled the world in pursuit of hunting adventures for many years. The Hunting Consortium Ltd. has played a key role in my success and making my dreams become reality. They have exceeded my expectations in all regards and I highly recommend them. They are true professionals and I recommend the professionals at the Hunting Consortium Ltd. to help organize your worldwide hunting adventures. They strive to make your dreams come true.”

– Renee Snider

Diana Award Selection Committee
2012 Diana Award
2013 GSCO Ovis Award
2014 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2014 SCI Zenith Award
2014 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2014 Weatherby Award
2015 SCI World Hunting Award
2016 Conklin Award

“Nobody can appreciate the effort Bob Kern and his staff at the Hunting Consortium make to satisfy their clients’ requirements better than me – they have arranged more than 100 hunts for me over the span of 40 years! Bob is the leading expert and explorer in China and Russia and has helped me travel to the most remote places in the world in the search for the rarest of the rare big game trophies. This company has made very difficult travel arrangements seem easy – they have always exceeded my expectations. Many of the finest trophies in my collection are due to the hard work of Bob and his professional team. This is the best hunting travel company in the world!”

– Hector Cuellar

1986 Weatherby Award
1987 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
1992 SCI International Hunting Award
1998 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
1998 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2013 GSCO Legend Award
2014 GSCO Ovis Award

“During the past 5 years the Hunting Consortium has been the most invaluable resource a hunter could ask for.I have averaged over 150 hunting days in that time and many, if not most of those days were booked through The Hunting Consortium. Their knowledge and experience is unmatched in the hunting industry. I have always been pleased with the quality of the outfitters and the professional hunter’s and guides that Hunting Consortium have booked for me. I’ve hunted in Africa over a dozen times on hunts booked by the Hunting Consortium and every time I felt like I was hunting the premier area with one of the best outfitters and knowledgeable, helpful professional hunters. In Africa I have taken 158 different animals I couldn’t have accomplished that without the Hunting Consortium. I was on a hunting trip for over 6 weeks in the South Pacific which included a family vacation with my adult children and hunted with 5 different outfitters in 6 different areas in both New Zealand and Australia – a LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE that the Hunting Consortium handled without a hitch. I finished that trip by hunting all of the species available to hunt in these locations besides one. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS on a single trip. The achievement I am most proud of though is my 21 day hunt in Spain where I took every animal that is currently available to hunt. Considering that the 7 Capra species were all free-range, this was very challenging but the Hunting Consortium put me in the best areas with best outfitters.”

– Rick Warren

2012 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2013 SCI Hunting Achievement Award

“From my considerable personal hunting experience, I recommend The Hunting Consortium in the highest terms, especially for Asia. I make this recommendation for many reasons, including safety. I have hunted with this firm on several occasions and found them to be honest, hardworking, and very reliable.”

– Dr. Robert “Bob” Speegle, M.D.

1979 Weatherby Award
1986 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
1991 SCI International Hunting Award
2006 GSCO Ovis Award
2007 Conklin Award
2010 GSCO Legend Award

“Our hunts arranged by Bob Kern and his son Rob of The Hunting Consortium have always been perfect in every detail, including applying for trophy import/export permission, international gun permits and visas. Many thanks to the staff at the Hunting Consortium!”

– Mike Simpson

SCI Past President (Safari Club International)
SCI Trophy Record Book Committee
Conklin Award
1995 C.J. McElroy Award
1996 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
1997 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
1999 SCI International Hunting Award
2003 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
2003 Weatherby Award
2009 SCI World Conservation Award
2011 SCI Zenith Award

“I and my family owe many thanks to Bob, Margarete, Rob and the expert staff at the Hunting Consortium for so many memorable hunts in so many countries. It is hard to believe, but every hunt and trip has been characterized by the same qualities – superior service, with a can-do attitude, excellent operators, all arrangements on time and fulfilling everything promised. This is a great organization! I am looking forward to my next hunt with the Hunting Consortium.”

– Francisco Vizcaino Gutierrez

“After hunting internationally for over a quarter century, I have found The Hunting Consortium to be the most organized and thorough hunting consultants in the business. Bob Kern and his employees do what they say they will do. When you are in the field, that’s what really matters!”

– Ed Yates

1998 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2000 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2006 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award
2007 SCI International Hunting Award
2011 Weatherby Award
2013 GSCO Pantheon Award
2014 Conklin Award

“Honest advice and thorough trip planning is what I have come to expect from Bob Kern and his staff at the Hunting Consortium. They have opened some of the greatest hunting areas in the world and I rely on them to put me in the right place at the right time for the species I want to hunt. I really appreciate Bob’s ability to “tell it like it is” and his experience in the hunting fields of the world has helped me have some great experiences and take some excellent trophies. I trust Bob Kern and the Hunting Consortium to get it right the first time, every time!”

– Bruce Keller

1997 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
2006 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2006 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2009 SCI International Hunting Award
2009 Weatherby Award

“Simply put, the Hunting Consortium is the best hunting travel company in the world today, and I have hunted with many others. I appreciate the clear, expert advice I get from Bob regarding the how and where to hunt for the species I want to collect, and the tireless efforts of the travel staff in putting together my complex trip itineraries. They have performed near miracles with visas, trip changes, and impossible air routings. Day and night, wherever in the world I find myself, this team is there for me with continuous follow-up assistance. These guys are the A-Team of the hunting industry today! First hand experience makes a difference and these folks have it.”

– Tom Hammond

2008 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2008 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2011 Conklin Award
2011 SCI Zenith Award
2010 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award
2012 Weatherby Award

“I have used Bob Kern and his company, The Hunting Consortium, since 2013. During this time he has booked and organized for me many hunts for me in Europe and Asia. In Europe I’ve hunted with the Hunting Consortium in Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, and France. They’ve taken me to Asia where I’ve hunted in Tajikistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and even Pakistan. Every hunting trip was magnificently planned and executed! Security was always excellent and never questionable. Hunting success was extremely high along with exceptional trophy quality. I also award excellent grades for quality of vehicles, horses, equipment, camps and lodging, food, travel itineraries and visas with personal meet and greet on arrival at every destination. All of the guides were English speaking guides, and….did I mention SAFETY? In my opinion, it is worth a few bucks more to be confident that all aspects of my hunt has been methodically thought out and that I am in such good hands while traveling abroad. As I reflect back on the number of hunting trips I booked elsewhere in order to finally harvest a particular specie, (2,3,4, and even 5 times for some animals), I wish I had booked with the Hunting Consortium from the very beginning. I can without any hesitation highly recommend Bob Kern and the Hunting Consortium!”

– Richard B. Nilsen

1999 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
2008 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2013 SCI Zenith Award
2015 SCI World Hunting Award

“Bob Kern and his expert crew are the “go-to-guys” for any hunt in the world – period! The team at the Hunting Consortium are the most experienced professionals in the hunting travel industry today. They have made my many hunting trips easier and smoother, not to mention successful. I trust their candid, straight forward advice and appreciate their personalized service. Sue and I think of them as family!”

– Ray Paolucci

“Wherever in the world my hunting dreams take me, I know that Corey and Bob will have everything well-organized. Their amazing knowledge and continuous research has put me in a position to take some truly extraordinary trophies, with the very best guides in the hunting world today. Nobody knows more about the game and the world of hunting than these guys and the travel team at the Hunting Consortium is unlike any I have ever used. They know from personal experience how to get someone into and out of the most remote places in the world and they keep up with the ever-changing regulations concerning hunting, firearms and travel options. This is the most “can-do” team I have ever worked with in hunting! They have risked their reputation and their very lives to blaze your trail. If you’re not booking with The Hunting Consortium, it’s most likely your loss and someone else’s gain. You sure can’t do any better – their word is good!”

– Lary Knowlton

“These guys are the best in the business, bar none! I have hunted the world for more than 60 years, and the hunts I’ve done with the Hunting Consortium were always perfectly organized. No matter whether in Europe, Africa, or Asia – even in Russia, Tajikistan, and Iran, everything is ready to go and there are no surprises. I really appreciate their travel services – they do my visas, air tickets and everything else I need for an easy trip. One stop shopping!”

– Dial Dunkin

“I’ve experienced some the best hunts of my life with the Hunting Consortium. Truly awesome experiences with truly awesome representatives and staff that always took care of me from the office staff taking care of my visas and firearm permits to farthest reaches of the world where I hunted with some of the most professional guides of my hunting career. I can’t recommend them highly enough to help organize and arrange your hunts across the globe.”

– Don Jacklin

“Fellow hunters,
I have had the pleasure of hunting with Bob Kern’s The Hunting Consortium Ltd. many times over the past 15 years. His hunts are always meticulously planned and executed and his services are second to none. They respond to questions and requests promptly and efficiently and their office staff is very professional and helpful. Perhaps most importantly, they work with excellent outfitters and facilitators the world over, seeming to find some of the best local guides and hunters available. From the time you book the hunt all paperwork (visas, invitation letters, rifle permits,importation permits, export permits, CITES permits, hotel and airline reservations, travel insurance, etc.) will be expertly procured and competently handled by THC. When you hunt with the Hunting Consortium, all I’s will be dotted and T’s crossed. Rest assured and go hunting!”

– George Latham Myers II

Dear Bob and The Hunting Consortium Family,

As an avid hunter for the past 35 plus years, I want to say thank you to you and your staff. After seeing your advertisements on several hunting television shows, I gave Bob a call and we hit it off right away. Since then I have booked several hunts with you guys, and killed several really nice game animals. The Outfitters were always first rate as Bob said they would be. You guys have sent me to a lot of amazingly beautiful places and have met several really nice people. I have hunted with most of the outfitters more than once, through you guys. The Hunting Consortium handles everything from booking the hunts, buying the necessary licenses and permits, to booking flights and hotel rooms.

I just want to say thanks again, and I plan on traveling the world hunting several other game species with The Hunting Consortium in the future.

– Rodney Moncrief

“When we are ready for our next hunting trip and adventure, anywhere in the world, I only make one call, and that’s to Bob at THE HUNTING CONSORTIUM! If you have a question, he has the answer! As with all of our previous hunts, his crew will take care of every detail and logistic from start to finish. We generally book only one hunt every year or two, but we get the same attention, respect and prompt service as any of the big names of the hunting world. The Hunting Consortium makes getting there easy and trouble free, especially with their own meet and greet crews throughout the world. And since Bob deals with only the most reputable outfitters, you will have the trip of a lifetime!”

– Kevin & Darcie Musil

“Thanks to Bob Kern and his staff at the Hunting Consortium for arranging the last adventure for me and my lifelong friend Latham Myers to hunt Marco Polo Sheep in Kyrgyzstan. What an adventure it was with stops in Istanbul, Turkey and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where we were able to spend a day touring both cities separately looking. listening and learning as well as experiencing and interacting with folks from those cities. Every detail of the trip from start to finish was tended to and the accommodations were exactly what we expected on a high mountain horseback sheep hunt. Our successes were made possible by the attention to detail in getting us into a great area and having very good guides and camp support personnel. We couldn’t have done it without the staff at the Hunting Consortium and their in-country representatives. Thank you!”

– David Poske

“Oleg Stupar could not have been any better. He worked 24/7 non-stop to make us happy. Hunting Consortium is very lucky to have him. I’ve had hundreds of guides in my hunting life, these were the two hardest working I have ever had. They would not stop until I got a “big” bear! We hunted 10-12 hours a day.”

– Gary Ingersoll

1996 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
1997 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2001 SCI International Hunting Award
2003 Conklin Award
2006 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award

“5 Stars” The Hunting Consortium is the premiere hunting/travel consultant in the world today. I’ve done more than a dozen hunts with THC and they never fall short. I can’t recommend Bob and Rob Kern and their efficient crew highly enough (and after more than thirty years of traveling and hunting, my standards and expectations are pretty high).

– Dr. J.Y. Jones M.D.

“Everything about my many hunts and the coordination was first class! – Accommodations, hunting areas, equipment, service, etc. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and capable. An absolute pleasure to hunt with every time!

– Frank Pullano

“Bob Kern and The Hunting Consortium have been arranging hunts for me for more than 20 years. His staff always does a great job. I’ve been to very remote hunting areas and have never had any major problems. I collect quality trophies consistently, including, over 30 Ovis and Capra species. With The Hunting Consortium’s help, I hope to achieve the Super 30 of each. Bob Kern and The Hunting Consortium helped me earn the SCI Hunting Award Ring and The Conservation and Hunting Award.”

– Page Mays

“Best in the business! I have entrusted more than 20 major hunts on 6 continents to Bob and his team at the Hunting Consortium and they have never failed me. Their knowledge and experience has been a great help to me. I can rely on them to know the best operator and the best area for every hunt I want to do and they handle the visas, gun permits, air tickets, hotels, and every other detail – it is a one-stop shop for me, allowing me to focus on my medical practice while Bob and his staff “make it happen” for my hunting trips around the world. They do EVERYTHING, and they do it really well!”

– Dr. Bradford T. Black, M.D.

“Bob Kern and the staff at The Hunting Consortium are great! I have collected ALL of the argali sheep of the world with Bob’s expert help. He and his staff have explored extensively in Asia to help me find the very best areas for the sheep I wanted. This has resulted in several World Records. Their organization is the best I have ever seen!”

– Hubert Thummler

1989 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
1992 Weatherby Award
1992 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
1993 SCI International Hunting Award
1995 Weatherby Award
2006 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award
2013 GSCO Pantheon Award

“With so many hunts out there in the world, you can’t know them all, but Bob Kern does. I have hunted and fished on 6 continents over the past 20 years through the Hunting Consortium and have enjoyed every trip. He has never sent me to a bad one. I can’t say the same for the trips that I have arranged myself. I run a large company, with little time for the details that Bob’s experienced staff handles smoothly and completely. I go about my busy schedule until it’s time to get on the airplane and then do so confident that the upcoming adventure is planned with military precision and a thorough knowledge of the game and hunting area. The more experienced I become hunting worldwide, the more certain I am to book every hunt through the Hunting Consortium.”

– Paul Dickson

“I don’t have words to describe the gratitude and appreciation for all you and your staff did in setting up the ultimate trip of a lifetime in South Africa. Everything went exactly as you had planned, with no surprises or issues. The trackers absolutely amazed us. I can’t think of one thing or issue to complain about. It was as good as it gets and I highly recommend our trip to anyone. You are more than welcome to use me as a reference for the excellent care and detail of you and your staff at The Hunting Consortium.
Again, thanks for all you did for us”

– Mike Barrett

“All plans and itineraries coordinated by The Hunting Consortium were right on. Sergey Tishkevich met us at Moscow and left no stone unturned for each of us. Part of the fun of going to other countries to hunt is partaking in their culture. I was able to harvest two big bears and both bears are excellent trophies. I would say everything about the hunt was EXCELLENT and I would recommend the Hunting Consortium to anyone! – A very satisfied client.”

– James Box

“Bob Kern and the team at The Hunting Consortium are the “A-Team” of international hunting in the world today! I depend on Bob’s intensive research and the exceptional experience that he and the members of his staff have accumulated working in the farthest reaches of the hunting world. My own business occupies most of my time, so I depend on Bob to keep me abreast of the latest developments in hunting and to get my trips right the first time, every time. They have never let me down!”

– Jon Arn

“Thank you so much for all the prep work. I feel like I’m being treated like a king when I book through Hunting Consortium. Thank you again for the wonderful and enriching experiences.”

– Kevin Ash

“The hunts I’ve had with The Hunting Consortium have been perfectly arranged. I have done a lot of hunting around the world and never received such thorough advice or complete service as I got from Bob Kern’s organization.”

– John “Jack” Schwabland

“I have had some of the very best hunts of my life with the Hunting Consortium!”

– His Imperial Highness Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi

1962 Weatherby Award
1984 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
1988 SCI International Hunting Award

“Thanks so much for organizing our trip to Austria. It was amazingly beautiful and you were so right that the food was the best. I hope to have you plan another trip for us in the future. I want to continue hunting ibex when I am able to plan another trip like this.”

– Philip Glass

“I highly recommend the Hunting Consortium! Top notch planning and logistics in difficult countries all over the world. The professional staff from start to finish ensures success.”

– Blye Chadwick

“My good friend Bob Kern has built one of the best hunting companies in the world. I have taken many great trophies with him and I recommend The Hunting Consortium to all my friends. My wife and I are hunting again with them next year and look forward to many more great hunts with Bob!”

– Jesus Yuren

1994 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
1995 Weatherby Award
1996 SCI International Hunting Award
1996 SCI Crowning Achievement Award
2001 GSCO Ovis Award
2006 SCI World Conservation Hunting Award
2005 Conklin Award

“Bob Kern and the staff at The Hunting Consortium are absolutely top notch! Their advice is always complete and up-to-the-minute. I especially appreciate their ability to compose and modify complex travel plans to suit my individual needs. Bob has always made sure that I was in the right place, at the right time, to take the species I was after.”

– E. Wayne Pocius

SCI Past President (Safari Club International)
1999 SCI Hunting Hall of Fame
1998 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement Award
1999 SCI Pinnacle of Achievement (Bow) Award
1998 SCI Crowning Achievement Award

“Bob Kern & The Hunting Consortium are synonymous with integrity. I have relied on Bob Kern for over twenty-five years to get the best recommendations on where to, and with whom, to hunt. Bob’s advice is always dependable and timely, as Bob always thoroughly investigates every safari company and outfitter he and his firm recommend. When one books a hunt through The Hunting Consortium you can be assured of a tremendous hunting experience!”

– Dr. Stanley McGowen

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