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Camera Trails of Africa. Johnson Camera Trails of Africa. Johnson

Martin and Osa Johnson went to British East Africa in the 1920's in order to photograph wild animals, many of which were disappearing with the advances of civilization. They ended up falling in love with the country and as soon as they got back to the U.S. they wanted to return:
I have been home just four months, and as soon as I can I am going back. I know exactly the spot I will make for. It lies away out in the 'blue,' a good thousand miles' trek from Nairobi...It is paradise, literally as well as figuratively.
It is no wonder that Johnson came to love British East Africa so much, considering that he got to spend his days wandering around in the bush, stalking such awesome creatures in such incredible settings as these:
Can you imagine a parched brown plain rolling off to a deep blue line against a turquoise sky, and in the foreground a group of zebras drinking from a pool that is gold in the afternoon sun - perfect little horses, elegantly striped in black and white...a herd of giraffes feeding among the grey-green thorny mimosas, animals eighteen feet tall, their deep burnt-orange hides covered with an irregular network of white lines...ugly rhinos snorting like great angry pigs just outside your hut...big as motor cars...King Lion himself...not the moth-eaten, stupefied lion of the zoo, but a free animal with healthy skin and mane, and an easy step, and live muscles that play visibly under his hide?
Most of the book is dedicated to describing his adventures as a photographer, waiting all day in a blind to get the perfect photo at a water-hole, or cranking up his motion-picture camera as a lion prepares to spring. Johnson and his wife also have some exciting times hunting animals for meat, like when Osa saves Martin's life from a herd of stampeding elephants. Although most of the area they covered was uninhabited by people, they did have many native servants who accompanied them on their travels, and they encountered Masai and other tribes of people along the way. Johnson sums up his feelings on the native peoples of Africa in certain terms:
There is something about primitive peoples that appeals to me. I have no illusion about them. I know that they are ignorant and filthy in their habits and often, from my point of view, immoral. But for all that, a savage untouched by civilization has dignity. He is himself. I respect him as a human being. His code is not my code, but unless he has been contaminated by association with whites, he usually lives up to it. And that is more than you can say for the majority of people in civilized countries.
Martin was once a member of Jack London's boat crew (see Cruise of the Snark, available from The Narrative Press), and may have picked up some skills from that famous author: Camera Trails in Africa is a beautifully-written book. It makes you want to "safari off to some country that is still God's country" and not only that, it makes sitting perfectly still in the bushes for twelve hours sound like a lot of fun.

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Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt. Burroughs. Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt. Burroughs.

"This little volume really needs no introduction; the two sketches of which it is made explain and, I hope, justify themselves. But there is one phase of the President's many-sided character upon which I should like to lay special emphasis, namely, his natural history bent and knowledge. Amid all his absorbing interests and masterful activities in other fields, his interest and his authority in practical natural history are by no means at least. I long ago had very direct proof of this statement. In someof my English sketches, following a visit to that island in 1882, I had, rather by implication than by positive statement, inclined to the opinion that the European forms of animal life were, as a rule, larger and more hardy and prolific than the corresponding forms in this country. Roosevelt could not let this statement or suggestion go unchallenged, and the letter which I received from him in 1892, touching these things, is of double interest at this time, as showing one phase of his radical Americanism, while it exhibits him as a thoroughgoing naturalist"

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Ivory, Horn and Blood : Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis. Orenstien. Ivory, Horn and Blood : Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis. Orenstien.

As recently as ten years ago, out of every ten African elephants that died, four fell at the hands of poachers. The figure today is eight. Rhinoceroses are being slaughtered throughout their ranges. The Vietnamese one-horned rhinoceros is extinct, the western black rhino is now believed to be extinct, and the northern white rhinoceros, the largest of them all, survives - only precariously - in captivity. Since the worldwide ban on ivory trading was passed in 1989, author Ronald Orenstein has been at the heart of the fight. The ban came after a decade that saw half of Africa's elephants slaughtered by poachers. After the ban, Africa's elephants started to recover - but in 1997 the ban was partially relaxed, and in 2008 it was agreed that China could legally import ivory from four designated States in southern Africa. Today a new ivory crisis has arisen - this time, fuelled by internal wars in Africa and a growing market in the Far East. Seizures of smuggled ivory have shot up in the past two years. Bands of militia have crossed from one side of Africa to the other, slaughtering elephants with automatic weapons. At the same time a market surge in Vietnam has led to an onslaught against the world's rhinoceroses, animals far more endangered than elephants. Rhinos are being killed everywhere for their horns, mistakenly believed to cure cancer. Horns have changed hands at prices higher per kilo than for gold. Organised crime has moved into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn. The situation, for both elephants and rhinos, is dire. This captivating book sketches out a crime story that, for most, is unseen and takes place thousands of miles away and in countries that few will visit. But like the trade in illegal drugs, the trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns has far-reaching implications not only for two species of endangered animals but also for all of us who are ultimately touched by a world-wide underground economy whose pillars are organised crime, corruption and violence. Among the topics explored are: Ivory and Luxury; Rhino Horn and Medicine; What Makes Poachers Poach?; CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora); The Ivory Crisis and the Ban; Rhinos Under Guard; Coming to Grips with Poaching.

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Planning an African Safari for the everyday working man. Thomas. Planning an African Safari for the everyday working man. Thomas.

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This book will give you detailed information on planning your safari. You will receive invaluable tips from picking an outfitter to shipping your animals home. We even cover which seats to pick for your flight. For years I worked and saved, and saved and worked. I spent what felt like a lifetime waiting for the day that I might make my dream African safari come true. The information found here was gathered through my experiences in planning my two safaris over the past few years. As we all know the best way to learn about planning a trip like a safari is to talk to someone that has been there and done that. I would like for you to consider this book as your conversation with an old friend. Most of us are not like the hunters on the television hunting shows. In essence we are not paid personalities thus we must pay to play. It is a very detailed business of planning and executing a hunt in South Africa. I wanted to un-muddy the waters for those who shared the same dream for a safari as I have for so many years, but didn't know where to start. With the information I am providing, I will help you to avoid the many pitfalls that plague so many hunters as well as the overlooked details that can turn a trip of a lifetime into a nightmare. I am living proof that a safari is attainable for the everyday working man.

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The Hunting Instinct. Rowter The Hunting Instinct. Rowter

THE HUNTING INSTINCT
Safari Chronicles on Hunting, Game Conservation, and Management in the Republic of South Africa and Namibia: 1991-1998
by Philip Rowter
The Hunting Instinct is a well-illustrated and action-packed chronicle about Philip D. Rowter’s hunting experiences in South Africa and Namibia, covering eight safaris from 1990 to 1998. Apart from taking the reader in search of trophy game, this captivating and highly entertaining book also provides biological information on the Big Five and most plains game species encountered and hunted along the hot, dusty, insect-bitten, snake-ridden African game trails. It tells the story of game and environmental conservation efforts, encounters with various dangerous creatures, and death under the African sun. The fast-paced text has been forged from Rowter's experiences and is a true tale crammed full with the thrills, dangers, and disappointments of the chase. It is about the persistent instinct called hunting.

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Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. Neumann Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. Neumann

Some of the best story-telling of any big-game hunter!

"An Account of Three Years' Ivory-Hunting Under Mount Kenia and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains, Including a Trip to the North End of Lake Rudolph"

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Bwana Babu. Greenfield Bwana Babu. Greenfield

Many hunters have gone to Africa, but Dr. Greenfield went to Africa with a different attitude. He wanted to learn more about the continent and its wildlife . . . and he wanted to hunt buffalo. First stop, the Serengeti. He became so enthralled with hunting Africa’s "Black Death" that he immediately signed up for another Cape buffalo hunt. Gradually he began to hunt other game, specifically elephant and lion...

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The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures. Patterson The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures. Patterson

When the British government undertook the construction of the Uganda Railway through East Africa in 1898, harsh criticism from the press, tremendous amounts of money spent, and rebelliousness of the workers turned out to be the least of the government's worries. Their biggest obstacle came in the form of two ravenous lions with a taste for human flesh, terrorizing the 35,000 labourers building a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. After killing more than 130 people over the course of nine months, the lions completely halted construction, as the workers were too afraid to continue. Colonel John Henry Patterson, the chief engineer overseeing the project, then took matters into his own hands. An inexperienced hunter at the time, but a courageous and clever man, he took on the beasts and single-handedly brought an end to their nine-month reign of terror. Patterson's true account of his gripping and terrifying adventures confronting the lions and overseeing the project termed "The Lunatic Line," while tackling countless other obstacles, is a must for anyone looking for a thrilling read. With over 100 original photos of the East African lands, native tribes, and wild animals, "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" is a true hunting classic.

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The African Hunt. Askins The African Hunt. Askins

This is a facsimile of the book The African Hunt by Charles Askins originally published in 1958 as a guide to hunting in Africa.

This book was originally written to assist hunters arrange a trip to go hunting in Africa. It covers the logistics of arranging such a trip and briefly covers the game and the suggested rifles for hunting in Africa.

Askins would later write another book called Asian Jungle, African Bush which covers the specifics of African hunting, such as the animals, rifles, and cartridges in a more comprehensive manner.

From the introduction of The African Hunt:

This book has been written to assist the sportsman with his plan for hunting in Africa. It provides advice as to guns and guides and costs and game; when to go and how long to stay; what to take and what to leave; the hazards and the fun.

Hunting in Africa, for the shooting man represents the grand adventure, a gunning holiday likely to come but once in a lifetime to many of us. It would be a pity if the sportsman went off half-cocked and through lack of proper preparation hurt the good fun of his shooting extravaganza.

Advice on hunting in Africa is like advice on many things: it’s free and it’s plentiful, some of it good and some poppycock. Despite the plentitude of counsel, the sportsman planning the African junket finds his information isn’t contained in any one piece. He must assemble it from many sources: from his Nairobi outfitter, his travel agent, fellow sportsmen, books and magazines, the arms and ammunition makers, the State, Public Health and Customs Departments, and literally scores of other sources. It sometimes get pretty confusing.

Here for the first time, and all between two covers, is the works. Those things–all of ‘em–that the sportsman should know, and do, in preparation for his sojourn in that golden Mecca of the shooting man–game-rich Africa.

Chapters:

1. If You Would Hunt Africa
2. The Outfitter
3. The Country
4. Nairobi, The Town
5. The Game
6. The Red Tape
7. The Safari
8. The African Battery
9. Gilding the Lily

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Hunting in the Genes. Isaacs Hunting in the Genes. Isaacs

Jam packed with hunting adventures from every continent. Mongolia, Zimbabwe, The Yukon Territory, Wyoming, Germany and New Zealand.  Steve has  hunted  just about everywhere.

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Asian Jungle African Bush. Askins. Asian Jungle African Bush. Askins.

This is a facsimile of the book about Asian and African Hunting called Asian Jungle, African Bushby Charles Askins, originally published in 1959.
This is the one book which deals in a complete manner with both Asian and African hunting. The author makes a wonderful comparison between the two environments and the game therein. Included with a journal of his tropical adventures on two continents is valuable knowledge about arms and ammunition, where-to-go instructions, and how-to-do-it information. Also included is data on hunting the less-dangerous game and wing shooting. A part of the book is his hunting diary.
Man is a clumsy animal, bamboo and other grass a flimsy flora, and tropical breezes are forever shifting. A hunter does not run; he is too slow. He cannot hide when the wind is wrong. There is no retreat. African hunting, for the most part, is a life-and-death struggle; and the hunter must shoot his way out. Charlie Askins frankly admits, “I have more than once been afraid on the spoor of great tuskers and other of the big five. In a killing mood any and all are imposing sights.”
Yet, he goes on to say, “African hunting is a glorious sort of vice working its narcotic with all the efficacy of the ubiquitous poppy. The fledgling Nimrod is transported to a seventh heaven of delight on a single pipe of the heady bloom. But that is just a commencement. Before his race is run, he may well grow to be a twenty pipe man. I remember when I shot running jackrabbits as a boy and asked no more of the Red Gods. Now the major fauna of this Continent have felt the sting of my lead and I strain at the everyday humdrum bonds. Strain to be off and savoring of foreign shores and jungle bush. Seeking other greater targets.”

Chapters:

1. Ngo Van Chi, Hunter’s Hunter
2. Shikar in the Rain Forest
3. The Game Fields of Indo-China
4. Stalking the Jungle Giant
5. Guns for Jungle Game
6. 4800 Grains of Lead
7. The Score Don’t Look so Good!
8. Shotgunning Holiday
9. The Hunting Paradise
10. Stalking Africa’s Rarest Game, The Giant Sable
11. Plains Game
12. The Buf Plays for Keeps
13. Old Mister Ugly
14. Hunting the Great Tuskers
15. Lion
16. Wing Shooting
17. Stalking the Great Cats
18. Tough Old Bruiser
19. Elephant Trails
20. Oryx Take Killing!
21. Bad Actor of the African Bush
22. On the Slopes of Mount Kenya
23. African Bush Cartridge


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Under the African Sun. Hibben Under the African Sun. Hibben

The late Dr. Frank Hibben was a legend in the field of hunting. A Weatherby Award winner, he went on a grand total of thirty-six safaris! From his first safari in 1949 to his last one in 1997, he traveled to almost every African country and hunted every major and minor game animal of the Dark Continent. From his early safaris with Andrew Holmberg until his last hunts in...

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Buffalo, Elephant & Bongo. Von Maurers. Buffalo, Elephant & Bongo. Von Maurers.

BUFFALO, ELEPHANT, & BONGO

Alone in the Savannas and Rain Forests of the Cameroon
by Reinald von Meurer
Many people have been on safari but few have been on safari alone! Dr. Reinald von Meurers's record is unique: He has been on twenty-five self-guided hunts in the Cameroon; he has hunted from Lake Chad to the border of the Congo; and he has gone after elephant, bongo, buffalo, and a host of other animals over a period of nearly two decades. Follow him as he faces bull elephant deep in the rain forest (more than twenty miles by foot to the nearest village); is threatened by a large gorilla; floats for several weeks down a remote river in search of new hunting grounds; bags forest rarities like sitatunga, giant forest hog, and bushpig; hunts for a record-book dwarf buffalo; avoids snakes and stinging honey bees; and in general has the time of his life hunting solo in one of the most remote areas left on this earth. Illustrated with dozens of pictures, this book is an antidote for those tired of reading the usual safari story.

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A Certain Curve of Horn. Walker. A Certain Curve of Horn. Walker.

In A Certain Curve of Horn, veteran journalist John Frederick Walker tells the story of one of the most revered and endangered of the regal beasts of Africa: the giant sable antelope of Angola, a majestic, coal-black quadruped with breathtaking curved horns over five feet long. It is an enthralling and tragic tale of exploration and adventure, politics and war, the brutal realities of life in Africa today and the bitter choices of conflicting conservation strategies.
A Certain Curve of Horn traces the sable's emergence as a highly sought-after natural history prize before the First World War, and follows its struggle to survive in a war zone fought over by the troops of half a dozen nations, and its transformation into a political symbol and conservation icon. As he follows the trail of this mysterious animal, Walker interweaves the stories of the adventurers, scientists, and warriors who have come under the thrall of the beast, and how their actions would shape the fate of the giant sable antelope and the history of the war-torn nation that is its only home.

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Breath of Africa. Decoster Breath of Africa. Decoster

Some hunters go to Africa to collect animals; others go to have a change of scenery and a simple vacation away from it all; few, however, go to gain extensive experience in hunting big game in Africa for the sheer thrill of it. Pierre Decoster is one of the few. Decoster is interested in more than just Africa’s game; he’s interested in its culture, people, and in being on a continent that is by all counts fifty years behind the rest of the world. These are the magnets that have drawn the author back again and again.

Decoster has hunted in East and West Africa and along the great Zambezi River, and he has kept clear of game farms that offer “fast food”-type of hunts. The literary results are all the richer for it as the author takes us from sunrises to sunsets as he pursues the giant eland not once, twice, or three times but numerous times simply because they are a challenge to hunt and live in difficult-to-reach places. He’s walked countless miles after lion and buffalo to counterbalance the blisters he received from long walks after eland.
During one of his earliest African hunts, he wounded a large male lion in the C.A.R., and he pursued it with only a brave tracker till the moment of truth arrived and the lion charged. When the hunter ended up on the ground with the dead lion on top of him, his tracker remarked, “In Africa, boss, the earth is often the color of blood.” And there was not only lion blood making the soil red. . . . This hunt only increased Decoster’s desire for more Africa.
Breath of Africa relates Decoster’s memories of forty years of traveling and hunting in Africa for lion, buffalo, leopard, waterbuck, kudu, eland, elephant, and just about every other creature legal to hunt. Unlike many big-game hunting books, Decoster’s tales of his safaris and expeditions are tinged with romanticism and nostalgia. Let this multifaceted man share his unconventional vision of Africa and its traditions as he transports you to exotic locales, telling tales that are rich with vividly described scenes that evoke all the resplendent colors and hues of the Dark Continent.

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Maneaters. Capstick Maneaters. Capstick

MANEATERS
by Peter Capstick


Modern man loves to be frightened, to feel the hairs rise on the back of the neck, and to this end both the press and the media have exploited an incredible variety of vampires, warlocks, ghouls, and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night. But horror—real horror—doesn’t have to be so farfetched. It’s right here in the natural world that surrounds us, waiting…. Waiting in the beautiful starry night of our own Glacier Park, waiting just off New Jersey’s sun-glazed beaches, waiting just beyond the children’s laughter in a Florida swimming hole, waiting just outside a peaceful African village. Waiting, in fact, anywhere that arrogant mankind forgets that not all creatures regard him as the supreme species! Veteran adventurer Peter Hathaway Capstick explores the wide world of maneaters—creatures who regard homo sapiens as just another meal ticket. From the jungles of Asia and South America to the African bush, and to our own supposedly civilized America, the types and varieties of maneaters are surprisingly numerous and incredibly widespread. And the danger from them is very real even today. The characters in this book are real, and the ultimate horror of being eaten alive is real. Within these pages one will meet the great cats, bears, sharks, the devil fish—piranha—crocodiles, and a host of others, including the most fearsome maneater of all—man himself. The fearsome legend of some, such as the killer whale or the American cougar, will be found to be just that—largely legend. On the other hand, our “tame” and so carefully protected alligator may not be the ideal swimming companion! Maneaters—they’re all here, the stuff of true-to-life nightmares. The facts, figures, legends, and documented events are here—all told by a master storyteller.

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Chasing the Hunters Dream. Engal & Swan Chasing the Hunters Dream. Engal & Swan

Organized by location, Chasing the Hunter's Dream covers the best hunting spots and possible game as well as outfitters, guides, and lodges. This book also serves up some tasty wild game recipes and shares inspiring stories of extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime "dream hunts." The authors provide information on preparing for each hunt and how to get a trophy home, and they share wonderful hunting camp remembrances.

Chasing the Hunter's Dream is for the modern hunter and those others who may wish to join them in enjoying the passion and the pleasure of hunting. Informative and inspiring, this is the one book that all hunters must own.

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Death in the Long Grass. Capstick Death in the Long Grass. Capstick

DEATH IN THE LONG GRASS
by Peter Capstick

The late Peter Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for detail brought us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-not only the great killers of the African bush, the Big Five-but also underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, and silent killers such as the lightning-fast mamba snake.

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Tracks across Africa. Boddington. Tracks across Africa. Boddington.

TRACKS ACROSS AFRICA
Another Ten Years
by Craig Boddington
Craig Boddington's first African hunting book, From Mount Kenya to the Cape, chronicled his hunting exploits from 1977 to 1986. Since that time he has written a book every ten years on his African experiences. Now he's back with Tracks Across Africa, which chronicles his third decade of African hunting. He actually hunted in about twice as much territory and for twice as many days during the last decade, 1997-2006, as he did during his first decade. He explains the upturn in time this last decade to the need to support his African TV hunting shows with on-the-ground hunting footage. But we suspect there is a more basic truth: He simply loves hunting in the Dark Continent-its forests, velds, people, and animals. What serious big-game hunter has not at least thought of Africa with its tremendous expanses, its great game fields, and some of the mightiest (and smallest) animals found on earth? Kenya was the first country he hunted in back in 1977, and there is actually a section on hunting in Kenya in this book. Pretty much every country open to hunting in this period saw Craig Boddington walking on its soil: C.A.R., Chad, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. The animals pursued are as diverse and range from mountain nyala, elephant, and leopard to bongo, and, of course, buffalo. There is hardly a safari where he does not hunt buffalo. In these past ten years, he has hunted more in Africa than most people experience in a lifetime. Hey, we can all dream, but in the meantime we can read about it.

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Unrepentant Sinner. Askins. Unrepentant Sinner. Askins.

2nd hand book now out of print.
Stained front cover, binding tight GC
Colonel Askins is an adventurer. Whether it be fighting his way out of an ambush, hunting tiger in Asia or sniping along the Rhine, Askins has done it with gusto. Here he recounts his early days as a forest ranger, his decade of slinging lead on the Mexican border, his astounding success as a competitive pistol shot, his combat participation in World War II, his adventures as a paratrooper in Vietnam and his career as one of the world's leading big-game hunters.
A Good, some foxing, 2nd hand book now out of print
1st Edition

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African Rifles and Cartridges. Taylor African Rifles and Cartridges. Taylor


This is a facsimile of the 1948 book
African Rifles and Cartridges
by John “Pondoro” Taylor.
This Book is a soft cover,Grey in colour with title and an elephant picture.
In this book, the renowned professional hunter John “Pondoro” Taylor explains in great detail the weapons suitable for use in Africa for hunting dangerous game. Based on his decades of experience, Taylor covers all manner of cartridges from the large bores to the small bores and details their recommended uses and effectiveness on the animals of Africa.
This book was written with the express intent to inform American hunters making their way to Africa, who may have heard contradicting advice from numerous sources. Taylor compares the cartridges used in Africa at the time and gives the reader an abundance of data, then provides his own opinion on what cartridge a hunter should choose based on a number of criteria.
In addition to the treatment of cartridges, Taylor also covers topics such as sight choices, trajectories, practical marksmanship in the bush, and even sidearms.
Given that most of the cartridges covered in this book are still available and in use today, Taylor’s advice is still relevant for the hunter planning a trip to Africa or looking for a dangerous game or plains game rifle for use in America (much of the advice for rifles to use on plains game in Africa will be applicable to American big game as well).
Additionally, Taylor’s wealth of knowledge and experience makes this an excellent book to read purely for enjoyment for those who may never make it to the game fields of Africa.

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Death in the Silent Places. Capstick Death in the Silent Places. Capstick

DEATH IN THE SILENT PLACES
by Peter Capstick
1981 New York, 258pp, illus., 6x9, hardcover, dj

With his characteristic color and flair, the late Peter Capstick vividly describes the extraordinary careers of men like Colonel J. H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars through the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear.


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Karamojo Safari. Bell Karamojo Safari. Bell



Karamojo Safari is the tale of Walter Bell's epic journey into Karamojo (now Uganda & Kenya) some 100 years ago when it was still completely unknown to Western man. Bell's safari lasted 14 months, and during that time he shot 180 tuskers and brought back 18,762 pounds of ivory!!! Of these, 31 tusks weighed over 100 pounds each, and the largest pair weighed in at 145 and 148 pounds!

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Out Of Bullets. Chilton. Out Of Bullets. Chilton.

A five-ton elephant swishes its tail, lowers its bulldozer-size forehead, and broadsides into the hunting vehicle of the author and his PH, Roy Carr-Hartley. So starts Johnny Chilton’s second book on his African, Asian, and North American hunting adventures. When Chilton went to Africa, he did not go to Tanzania as a mere client...

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Finn Aagaard. Selected Works. Aagaard Finn Aagaard. Selected Works. Aagaard

Finn Aagaard - Selected Works
Fans of Finn’s writing will be thrilled to find this collection all in one place. His in-depth approach on subjects, written in his impeccable style, allows the reader entertainment and learning in a neat package. He has tales of leopards, how to manage dangerous game, one rifle/one load, slings in the field, various calibers are covered, killing power myths and, of course, his great African stories as well as practical chapters. You will love this book, and with its valuable information, it will make a great gift for anyone who enjoys hunting or guns.

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Horn of the Hunter. Ruark. Horn of the Hunter. Ruark.

HORN OF THE HUNTER

The Story of an African Safari
by Robert Ruark
Ruark's most sought-after book is back in print. In the early 1950s famous newspaper columnist Robert Ruark and his wife, Virginia, went to British East Africa (now Kenya and Tanzania) for a nine-week safari with their professional hunter Harry Selby. The three of them, along with a group of native runners, a Jeep, and an old lorry, ventured into the bush for an adventure none of them soon forgot—and neither will you! In this book Ruark shares with you the ferocity of the wounded buffalo and the acid sweat of fear—no other book will give you the "feel" of Africa like this one can. This is what one of our readers had to say: “If you’ve ever dreamed of going on a safari in Africa, but don’t have the money or the gumption, this is about as close as you’ll come to the real thing. I’ve read a few books about safaris, hunting in Africa, etc. (like Peter Capstick), but this is what I always imagined it would really be like. If you’ve stumbled upon this book by accident and don’t know who Robert Ruark was, you’re in for a treat. Ruark was a journalist, author, and big-game hunter who wrote from the late 40s until his death in the mid 60s. He was hugely popular during his lifetime, but now has been almost totally forgotten. . . . This book contains Ruark’s own tale of his first safari in Africa in the early 1950s and is an incredibly entertaining and detailed account of safaris. . . . Ruark discusses the regular comings and goings of the safari, but he talks about a wide range of other topics including his experiences in WWII in the merchant marine, Hollywood safari movies, the habits of various game animals in Africa, a bit about the diverse natives, and a host of other topics. It really is as if you are sitting with Ruark at the end of a hard day hunting enjoying a cocktail around the campfire. For anyone interested in safari hunting or safari literature, this is a must own/must read.”

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Tales of the African Frontier. Hunter, Mannix. Tales of the African Frontier. Hunter, Mannix.

TALES OF THE AFRICAN FRONTIER

by J. A. Hunter and D. Mannix
This book captures the essence of East Africa from the 1890s till the 1930s and of the single-minded individuals who helped shape it. Meet Tippu Tib, the greatest of all slave traders and the man who owned the slave responsible for killing the elephant with the biggest tusks ever recorded. Read how Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo and how Joseph Thomson faced not only the ferocious Masai but also incredible hardships during his explorations into the interior of East Africa. Find out how John Boyes, elephant poacher extraordinaire, declared himself king of the Wa-Kikuyu and how Robert Foran, the notorious Lado Enclave ivory poacher, cheated Belgian and British authorities alike. Never in the history of Africa was so much territory controlled by such a small band of remarkable characters, and all the skullduggery, outrageous behavior, and eccentric personalities have been captured in this excellent biography. Readers should note that this book was published in Great Britain as African Bush Adventures.

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Hunters Tracks. Hunter. Hunters Tracks. Hunter.

HUNTER'S TRACKS

by J. A. Hunter
This is the tale of a manhunt, not your usual big-game hunting book. Hunter’s Tracks is the exciting story of John Hunter's efforts to capture the shady headman of a gang of ivory poachers and smugglers. Interesting ancedotes are interwoven into the manhunt, like Hunter’s digression on hunting baboons and how they are among the worst destroyers of sisal and maize crops on the African continent. Hunter concludes his book with the tale of one of East Africa's most grandiose safaris taken with an Indian maharaja. Hunter was a fine storyteller, and this collection is one of the best ever on East African hunting, big game, and eccentric characters.

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Hunter. J A Hunter. Hunter. J A Hunter.

This is John Hunter's best-known book and the one that set him on the path of becoming an internationally recognized name in the post-World War II, African big-game hunting scene. Written in the 1950s, Hunter recounts the career of a professional big-game hunter from before WW I till after WW II. Perhaps the most astonishing tale in this book is John Hunter’s incredible rhino-hunting adventures. As Game Ranger, he was charged by the Tanganyika government to clear out dozens of rogue rhinos from Makueni.
John Hunter's career took him throughout East Africa: for bongo in the Ituri rain forest (former Zaire), lion in Masailand (Kenya), and man-killing buffalo near Thomson's Falls with his favorite dog (Kenya). During his long professional hunting career, he went after a host of other dangerous critters, all vividly described in this book. Learn how Hunter became a PH and what he felt were the most dangerous animals in Africa. His descriptions of the early safaris to the most pristine of African wildernesses, such as the Ngorongoro Crater, are lively and of such a quality that the reader gets transported back in time to the heyday of African hunting.
This book is internationally recognized as being one of the all-time classics on African hunting.

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The Last Ivory Hunter. Capstick. The Last Ivory Hunter. Capstick.

Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold-ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He's the last one able to tell his story: How he survived the massive bite of a Gabon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, disease, and most dangerous of all-gold fever. He bluffed down 200 armed poachers almost single-handedly, and survived rocket attacks from communist revolutionaries during Mozambique's plunge into chaos in 1975. Wally's words are testimony to an Africa that is now a distant dream.

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