"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"I and my family owe many thanks to Bob, Margarete 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
"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
"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
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Asia, the largest continent on earth, has fascinated Western man since the dawn of recorded history. From the desert mountains of Persia, through the wind swept steppes of Mongolia, to the bamboo forests of Manchuria, the mysteries and riches of this enormous region have lured intrepid sportsmen and adventurers since Marco Polo reported of his travels in the Middle Kingdom more than 700 years ago. The number and variety of species found in Asia is rivaled only by Africa, most of which are unique to this continent. Asia is home to more species of sheep and goats than all other continents of the world combined, as well as to huge deer, bear, and a variety of antelope.
Since 1978, The Hunting Consortium has been arranging Asian shikars for a wide variety of customers, from middle-income “once in a lifetime” hunters, to wealthy collectors who hunt every season with us in Asia. The Hunting Consortium pioneered the opening and reopening of vast hunting territories to foreign sportsmen in the modern era.
No company has been more active in these remote frontiers during the last three decades than The Hunting Consortium. Never before have the opportunities for adventurous hunters been so great, or the traveling itself so easy! The current and ever changing geopolitical situations in this region permit travelers to access to the vast majority of the better hunting areas in Asia.
Asia is the most difficult and complex area in the world in which to arrange hunting and travel. Bob Kern and his experienced staff have pioneered the development of hunting tourism in Russia and China and in the several republics of the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. The Hunting Consortium has also led the way in places as diverse as Pakistan, Iran, and Mongolia. The Hunting Consortium has arranged more hunting trips in Asia in the last two decades than any other worldwide hunting company!
We know personally every operator we recommend and we visit the hunting areas frequently to ensure that our information remains current.
Knowledge – Working long hours, full-time, in the hunting and fishing industry, experienced consultants uncover and accumulate information no amateur sportsman would be exposed to. Real consultants are not just booking agents. Knowing which areas to hunt or fish, which operator to use for a particular quest and when to go for the highest chance of success, is the essence of our craft. (Beware of part-timers, they are really just amateurs in disguise.)
Experience – A good consultant’s experience allows him to edit the multitude of offerings in the marketplace, selecting precisely the right option to suit the individual taste and desires of each client. Bob Kern and his experienced staff have hunted in more than 50 countries throughout the world, over the span of more than 50 years. Bob has personally collected over 160 species of big game (over 500 trophies). They spend much of every year visiting hunting and fishing destinations, exploring remote territories, speaking with operators, old and new, and evaluating ever-changing conditions. They are the more experienced outdoor adventure team in the world today.
Insider Information – Consultants receive confidential information involving the financial stability of operators, pending new game regulations, and a host of other technical issues continuously. This, information is used to temper recommendations and guide clients’ decisions.
Advocacy – Every operator wants to fill his camps and sell his harvest quota. The consultant’s objective, on the other hand, is to please and serve his clients. If a dispute should arise between an operator and a client, an experienced consultant can often use his leverage to obtain an equitable solution. A customer can only represent his individual position to any operator, but the consultant represents the voices of many clients and can elevate any issue to market-wide exposure, when necessary.
Service – The staff at The Hunting Consortium routinely procures visas, firearm permits, and other travel documents, as well as issuing air tickets, making hotel reservations, and performing a host of other services to make travel easier and more interesting for clients. They also construct complex sightseeing programs to compliment any hunt.