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The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Corbett The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Corbett

Most of Jim Corbett's books contain collections of stories that recount adventures tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalaya. This volume, however, consists of a single story, often considered the most exciting of all Corbett's jungle tales. He gives a carefully-detailed account of a notorious leopard that terrorized life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces. This story represents Corbett's most sustained and unique effort.

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Muntjac, Chinese Water Deer. Danise, Cooke, Farrell Muntjac, Chinese Water Deer. Danise, Cooke, Farrell


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On the Trail of the Indian Tiger, Lanz. On the Trail of the Indian Tiger, Lanz.

by Tobias Lanz
2009 Long Beach, 329pp, photos, 6x9, hardcover, dj

Tigers were hunted at one time all over Asia, but nowhere were tigers hunted more fervently than in India. This great cat was synonymous with India itself. Both Indian royalty and simple villagers alike hunted tigers for centuries and developed a complex set of rituals and methods that varied based on culture and region. But it was the British who became the greatest tiger hunters. Their pursuit of “field sports,” or shikar, was unparalleled even by India’s traditional rulers, the Moguls and maharajas, who invented the sport. The British shot tigers in more ways and in more locales and wrote more on their hunting exploits than any people in history. All told, about forty thousand tigers were bagged and hundreds of tiger-hunting books and articles published between 1788 and 1970. It was during this period that the—golden era of tiger hunting—occurred, and it was a time of extraordinary hunting.

Relive the excitement of the British Raj (1858–1947) with all the pomp and ceremony in those haughty days of Empire when the world seemed without limits. Feel the danger of hunting tigers from howdahs precariously perched on the backs of elephants in open terrain, and suffer the anxiety of waiting from treetop platforms, or machans, in wooded areas for these sly predators to appear. Follow the authors as they track after man-eaters from horseback and on foot, not knowing if their next step will be their last.

The tiger was a political and religious symbol throughout India because it was bold and adaptive, as well as beautiful and mysterious, and Tobias Lanz has carefully selected stories in this gripping anthology to give a complete picture of what Indian tiger hunting was like. From the earliest story, "Essays on Sporting" (1788), by William Blane to the last by that great writer/hunter Robert Ruark (1966), these stories are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Corbett Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Corbett

The last of Colonel Jim Corbett's books on his unique and enthralling hunting experiences in India, this volume concludes the narrative of his adventures with tigers begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon. These stories maintain, perhaps even supercede, the high standard of the earlier classic collection. Corbett saves his best story of all for the long concluding chapter in this volume, describing, in The Talla Des Man-Eater, how he embarked on what he feared might be a fatal last test of skill and endurance. As always, he writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, choosing words charged with a great love of humanity, birds, and animals. His calm and straightforward modesty heightens the excitement and suspense of these experiences, in which he continuously risks his life to free the Indian tarai of dangerous man-eaters.

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Hunting across the Danube. Horn Hunting across the Danube. Horn

Through Fields, Forests, and Mountains of Hungary and Romania
by Peter Lewis Horn II
This is the first book ever written in English about two of Eastern Europe's premier hunting destinations: Hungary and Romania. The chapters take an in-depth look at the game available in this little-known sporting paradise, including stag, boar, roebuck, bear, wolf, chamois, mouflon, capercaillie, pheasant, and waterfowl. The author highlights areas that regularly produce world-class trophies and yet remain unknown to many of the most experienced hunters. The hunting culture and traditions of Romania and Hungary, which figured so prominently in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, profoundly influenced the development of European and international hunting. By sharing information about the top trophy areas, hunting seasons, and recommended firearms and equipment, the author hopes to awaken a new appreciation for all that Hungary and Romania continue to offer sportsmen.

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Jim Corbett, Man Eaters of Kumaon Jim Corbett, Man Eaters of Kumaon

Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.
Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not only established classics, but have by themselves created almost a separate literary genre. Man Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books, one which offers ten fascinating and spine-tingling tales of pursuing and shooting tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this century. The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.

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My Kumaon. Corbett My Kumaon. Corbett

Hunter, naturalist, and conservationist, Jim Corbett is famous for slaying man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon region of northern India. Frequently appealed to by the government of the United Provinces during the 1920s and the 1930s for help, Corbett is known to have shot nineteen tigers and fourteen leopards-all man-eaters. Corbett was encouraged to write about his hunting experiences by Roy E. Hawkins, manager of the Indian Branch of the Oxford University Press and a personal friend. An integral part of OUP India's centenary celebrations, this volume includes Jim Corbett's unpublished writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries, and letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books-all from the archives of the Oxford University Press. It highlights Corbett's engagement with the times in which he lived, his complete empathy with the people of Kumaon, his great understanding of tigers and leopards, and also the gradual development of his ideas about conservation and the need to preserve the tiger and its habitat. Chronicling the history of his bestselling books (Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and My India) and supported by rare photographs and evocative line drawings, this volume reflects the evolution of his writing as well as his long relationship with the Press.

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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.”


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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Memoirs of a Hunter Memoirs of a Hunter

Memoirs of a Hunter - Experiences in Finland and Russia 1904-1930- Friedrich Remmler, Edited by Martin Hollinshead
Memoirs of a Hunter is an astonishing account of hunting, trapping and hawking in Finland and Russia between 1904 and 1930. Coming from a manuscript lost for thirty-five years, this is a staggering true-life adventure of deep snow, dark forests and times and places long since claimed by history: in Finland, lynx are run down on skis, in Tsarist Russia borzois are matched against wolves, and below the Ural Mountains the reader is introduced to some of the most formidable golden eagles ever employed in falconry. It's a tale of bear hunts and of stalking seals out on frozen oceans, of forgotten techniques, hardship and danger. Described in graphic detail and illustrated by renowned Russian artist Vadim Gorbatov, this mesmerizing account will captivate not only the hunter, but anyone interested in wildlife and the outdoors.
'Many know of Friedrich Remmler as the first western master of eagles. But his Memoirs of a Hunter opens up an entire lost world, so wild and brave it seems it could not be just a century ago. Nobody interested in the history of hunting and lost adventures should miss this book.' Stephen Bodio

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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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Hunting Trips in the Land of the Czars. Czech. Hunting Trips in the Land of the Czars. Czech.


Sportsmen in Old Russia, 1870-1935
edited by Kenneth Czech
Sportsmen in Old Russia, 1870-1935
Asia, like Africa, is one of the Valhallas of big-game hunting. After the solid success of Czech’s book on Chinese hunting (Hunting in the Land of the Dragon), he decided to do a book on the other Asian giant: Russia. And when we speak of Russia, we talk of all the terrain that goes from the Polish border in Europe to the Kamchatka Peninsula just above Japan. With a plethora of game animals, Russia has always had a rich big-game hunting history. Ken Czech, one of the foremost experts on Asian big-game hunting literature, chose some of the best-known names to contribute to his work. The stories are all about hunting big game, and the contributors are a who‘s who of hunting in Imperial Russia: Prince Demidoff, Frank Wallace, George Littledale, Duc d’Orleans, Anthony Buxton, Paul Niedieck, and Ralph Cobbold, to name a few. Whether it is pursuing snow sheep in Kamchatka, red deer in the Urals, tur in the Caucasus, or tiger on the Amur River, this book covers all the big-game hunting that was once found in Russia. A wonderful collection of stories that is the best of the best from the great and varied literature that has sprung forth on Russian hunting in the last 150 years.

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Hunting Trips in the Land of the Dragon. Czech. Hunting Trips in the Land of the Dragon. Czech.

Anglo and American Sportsmen in Old China, 1870-1940
edited by Kenneth Czech
2004 Long Beach, 271pp, photos, illus. by Clive Kay, 6x9, hardcover, dj

Stretching nearly 4,000,000 square miles across eastern Asia, China offers a kaleidoscopic landscape, varying from tropical jungles in the southeast to the windswept plains of Manchuria and Mongolia to the rugged mountain ranges of Tian Shan and Kunlun Shan in the far west. This rich and varied land has been home to a wide variety of wild game. Though Chinese emperors and nobles of bygone dynasties enjoyed sport hunting for tiger, deer, and feathered game, China was rarely recognized for its sporting opportunities until the midnineteenth century. With the steady mercantile encroachment of Europeans, people began to realize what a hunter's paradise China was. It was a land of adventure for those who sought game at the rooftop of the world or on the bottom of the rivers. By the end of the nineteenth century, China had become a popular destination for high-mountain stalking in the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and the Hindu Kush Range. The first part of this anthology takes the reader after duck, pheasant, and other upland game while the second part focuses on the large game of China and the border regions. The latter includes hunts for Manchurian tiger, tufted deer, goral, wild goat, wild yak, antelope, takin, wild sheep in the Mongolian Altai, wapiti, blue sheep, ibex, Ovis poli of the Pamir, wild sheep of the Tian Shan, brown bear, and panda—all written by such famous names as Major General Kinloch, St. George Littledale, Kermit Roosevelt, and Roy Chapman Andrews.

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Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia

With Notes on Other Game
by Tony de Almeida

Not since Sacha Siemel has there been a book on jaguar hunting like this. Tony de Almeida was the most successful guide for jaguars in the history of South American hunting. He guided some of the most famous people in the world to the world’s largest jaguars. Chronicling Tony’s career from its very beginning, this fascinating book will take you into the remotest parts of the “green hell”—South America’s endless jungles.

In the pages of this book you will find information on virtually every large mammal that Tony encountered over his long and illustrious career: pumas from the jungles, Marsh deer from the swamps, the diminutive brocket deer from the thickets, and even the spotted prince from the rain forest, the ocelot.

But above all these animals stands the king of the jungle, the world’s third largest cat, the jaguar. This most elusive of all cats is generally only encountered under the most difficult of circumstances in the densest terrain possible. When you follow the hounds, the client, and Tony into the thicket where the jaguar makes his last stand, you will experience one of the greatest adventures known to hunters left on this planet. These tales are a fantastic depiction of hunting history as it was, since jaguars are now no longer hunted today.

This is one of the finest books ever written on the subject of hunting the South American jaguar.

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I Killed for a Living. Oggeri I Killed for a Living. Oggeri

The Story of the Last Big-Game Hunter in Southeast Asia
by Etienne Oggeri
224pp, photos, 6x9, hardcover
Vietnam was once known as a paradise for big game, and Etienne Oggeri, the last living PH from Vietnam, grew up and hunted in what was known as French Indochina. As we all know, the Vietnam was destroyed by civil war, and only recently has it opened to hunting once more, and that on a limited basis. Thus, to have someone with Oggeri’s background write his memoirs of big-game hunting in French Indochina is something not to be missed.
Oggeri is descended from French settlers who immigrated to Indochina to build railroads . . . and to hunt. Oggeri made his living either guiding sport hunters or poaching Asian elephants for ivory. Neither was easy, but he excelled at this extremely challenging occupation. During the course of his career, he also learned how to avoid the guerrillas who infiltrated the country and made hunting in the jungles of Vietnam a very dangerous profession, indeed. Never one to give up easily, he was undisturbed by it all. He guided Berry Brooks, a famous hunter and Weatherby Award winner, to several very good trophies, including gaur and tiger. This was but one of the highlights of his career. Others include poaching elephants and convincing the authorities he had done no wrong. Oggeri was a master of getting out of very tight spots—usually of his own doing.
These very well-written vignettes give us a view into a hunting world that was once equally as vibrant as Africa. Ultimately, Oggeri was forced to leave his beloved Vietnam, not because the Vietcong, and not because of his poaching, but because of the torrid love affair he had with Lechi, the sister of Madame Nhu, the first lady of Vietnam. This iron lady ruled over a corrupt government and arbitrarily ordered his expulsion in 1962.
Tigers and gaur are no longer hunted in Southeast Asia, and Vietnam is now on the road to becoming a commercial society, so it is only here in these pages that you can read the story of what hunting was like in the glory days of Vietnam. Etienne Oggeri was not only the foremost outfitter/guide in that country, but he is also a great writer who knows how to tell an interesting and riveting story. Those hunters who served in the U.S. military in Vietnam will find this book a particularly emotive experience.

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Deer Stalking Handbook 2nd Edn Downing. Deer Stalking Handbook 2nd Edn Downing.

This book provides a guide to the newcomer to deer hunting whilst covering much that will be of interest to the more experienced deer stalker. Dealing with both woodland and hill stalking, it covers firearms law, the natural history of deer, choice of equipment, safety, stalking tactics, and provdes an understanding of the need for deer control. Finally, the book details the preparation of the carcass for the game dealer, through to butchering for the home kitchen and includes an appendix of useful contacts.

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The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus. The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus.

Contains 3 books by Corbett
Tree Tops.
Jungle Lore.
My India.

Jim Corbett is world famous for his classic man-eater stories. However, the three volumes collected here show a very different side to this remarkable man. In My India, he describes the villages of the Kumaon Hills, and the customs and lifestyles of the people he encountered. Jungle Lore is the closest Corbett ever came to writing an autobiography, combining recollections of his earliest days with frank views on the need for conservation which were well ahead of their time. Finally, in Tree Tops, the only book Corbett set outside his beloved India, he captures the savage beauty of Kenya's wildlife as well as telling the story of the royal visit of 1952, during which Princess Elizabeth learned she was Queen.

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Hunting on Three Continents with Jack O'Connor Set of 2 Hunting on Three Continents with Jack O'Connor Set of 2

This is a 2 book set.

John Woolf O’Connor is considered by many to be America’s all-time greatest outdoor writer. Born 22 January 1902 in Arizona, he started hunting at an early age. JOC started his writing career during the Depression, and in 1937 he began writing exclusively for Outdoor Life magazine. After JOC retired from Outdoor Life in the early 1970s, he became restless, and it wasn’t long before he was back in the magazine game. This time he started writing a monthly piece for the newly formed Petersen Hunting magazine, an occupation he continued until his death in 1978.

JOC’s material was always interesting, lively, and full of all sorts of bits and pieces that his readers loved. Safari Press published a collection of these stories back in the late 1980s entitled Hunting on Three Continents with JOC, and the book was a great success. Since many of our customers are JOC fans, we have often been asked over the years to reprint this book. Instead of doing a straight reprint, however, we decided to expand the scope of the first edition so that virtually all the stories JOC wrote for PHM would be included. The result? An all new, two-volume set that contains no less than fifty chapters.

JOC started his international hunting career before the end of WW II, and he continued it for nearly four decades in what was the most active and prolific big-game hunting period the world ever saw, with more glamour game available in more countries than at any time before or after. JOC's stories will take the reader on hunts for tiger in India, grizzly in the Yukon, elk in the Rockies, and desert bighorn sheep in Sonora.

While many other hunters came close to Jack O’Connor’s hunting exploits, nobody could write about all these places like O’Connor did. Whether it be firearms, his hunting dogs, riding a horse, or long-range shooting, all JOC’s stories were spiced and laced with interesting anecdotes of people he met, things that happened, and events he observed. He knew princes, millionaires, and heads of state, but his writing fascinated the average “Joe Doakes” (as O’Connor would say) more than anybody else. And with good reason—JOC simply had a way with words.

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Around the World and then some.  Hanlin Quimby Around the World and then some. Hanlin Quimby


A Pennsylvania Deer Hunter on Six Continents
by David Hanlin (with Bill Quimby)
To do something right in life, you need a good foundation. For David Hanlin that foundation was his grandfather and his uncle, Joe Semple, who took him out in the woods and guided him to his first deer, a doe, when he was eleven. Hanlin's hunting life started from this very simple beginning, for he had no rich relatives to take him on deluxe tented East African safaris. In fact, to get through college he worked in a steel plant to pay his bills.
In 1958 he and his friends went to Alaska for an unguided hunt, where they shot a moose, and then the adventure began! That night, no less than four brown bears came into camp, attracted by the smell of moose meat. In the fracas two bears were shot. From then on, Hanlin was hooked on the thrill of big-game hunting. There is very little in Hanlin's lifetime he did not hunt, and he was fortunate enough to take dozens of trips to Asia and Africa as well as many trips to Canada and the western United States.
As he said "I always had to work hard for my trophies," and his experiences prove this statement. He was one of the last hunters in Sudan before the country closed to hunting, and he was on his first safari to Mozambique in 1971 when FRELIMO fighters stole the carcasses of the animals he had shot in order to feed their troops. While hunting in the Philippines he had to use a M-1 Garand rifle with solid bullets to shoot buffalo. He was just plain lucky that he had a semiautomatic because the two buffalo were more than a little aggressive, one because of a large ear infection. When he arrived in Moscow with "forbidden" magazines, U.S.S.R. Customs officials found them and promptly sat down to read them in front of all the arriving passengers! It's experiences like these that make big-game hunting the grand sport it is.
After you have shot a Grand Slam, a Super Slam, the Big Five, all the spiral-horn antelope of Africa, and virtually everything in North America, you have a lot of stories to tell. Hanlin's book contains the highlights of his hunting career-the funny episodes, the mishaps, and the unusual. And although he has hunted the mighty argali of Asia, he still prefers the deer of Pennsylvania, his home state, to wild sheep.

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Addicted to Altitude. Confessions of a Mountain Hunter. Hampton Addicted to Altitude. Confessions of a Mountain Hunter. Hampton

Mark Hampton is one of those fortunate individuals who grew up in a family of avid hunters. He was raised in rural, south Missouri where hunting and fishing were a way of life. The local school closed for deer season and still does to this day. Mark's father was serious about hunting taking polar bear, grizzly, dall sheep, moose, bighorn, mule deer, elk, and many other North American trophies. The passion for hunting ran deep in the family. Today, Hampton has hunted in twenty five countries on six continents and continues to explore remote areas searching for game. He has taken over one hundred and forty different species of big game with a handgun alone. Far from being a "collector", Mark is passionate about hunting. His enthusiastic dedication and goal-oriented drive has led him to various mountain ranges in pursuit of difficult and sought after big game.

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Sixty Years a Hunter.  Quimby. Sixty Years a Hunter. Quimby.

To the hunting world Bill Quimby is best known as the longtime editor of SCI’s Safari magazine. In this position Quimby had the chance to hunt on multiple continents for all the sundry game animals found there. In this book he tells us of hunts across North and South America; South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and other parts of Africa; Spain; Mongolia; and New Zealand. Also included is Quimby’s successful...

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With Rifle and Petticoat: Women as Big Game Hunters 1880  -1940. Czech With Rifle and Petticoat: Women as Big Game Hunters 1880 -1940. Czech

Explores the interesting women who hunted a variety of big game animals around the world. Women such as Lady Florence Dixie, Agnes Herbert, Osa Johnson, Grace Gallatin Seton, & Gladys Harriman hunted so well, they made names for themselves & wrote of their adventures. 200 pgs.
The image that comes to mind when you think of big game hunters is of African safaris with men carrying enormous guns hunting exotic game. But there were women on those trips as well, and not just the trips to Africa, and they were often as successful at the hunt as the men. Women such as Lady Florence Dixie, Agnes Herbert, Osa Johnson, Grace Gallatin Seton, and Gladys Harriman hunted so well, they made names for themselves and wrote of their adventures. Divided into chapters detailing a specific time period, region hunted or individual woman, With Rifle and Petticoat explores the interesting women who hunted a variety of big game animals around the world.

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Tigrero!. Siemel. Tigrero!. Siemel.

Sasha Siemel was a figure of monumental importance on the American hunting-world stage of the 1930s,'40s,'50s, and '60s. He was unique not only as a hunter but also as a man. He is the only known white man to have fought the fierce jungle jaguars of Brazil with a spear, and as a man, he made a stand for decency in everything he did. This was a man who believed in the ideals of freedom, adventure, honor, family, home, and courage-ideals he upheld throughout his life.

He was so famous in his day that he appeared in advertisements, cartoons, Hollywood films, and even in a full-feature article in The New York Times. That NYT article included multiple photos of his bag of many jaguars and other game! (Can you imagine the NYT today saying anything positive about shooting a coyote?) He also wrote a very long piece for National Geographic in 1954. Again, can you imagine NG allowing a hunter today to write of his exploits? His fight against Assassino, the name given to the much-feared man-eating jaguar that killed his mentor, was published in Life and Reader's Digest in the mid-1950s. From 1930 to 1952, Sasha was featured in Time magazine seven times. He published his autobiography, Tigrero! in 1953.
Alexander "Sasha" Siemel hailed from Latvia, which he left when he was sixteen to seek an adventurous life abroad. He first landed in Chicago, where he learned English, and then he immigrated to Argentina to join his brother. Once in South America he found a job as a mechanic, but he was soon drawn to the vast wilderness of the Mato Grosso. His dream was to become a jaguar hunter in the endless grasslands and marshes of the Pantanal, where big game flourished and where courteous Brazilian ranchers pursued rugged lives.
He sought out and eventually found Joaquim Guató, a native reported to be an expert tigrero, or jaguar hunter. Guató fought jaguars armed only with a spear, and he passed on his knowledge to Sasha before he himself was killed by the man-eating Assassino. Sasha proved a highly capable apprentice, first hunting jaguars with a rifle and later with a spear. Over time he became the most successful hunter of jaguars in the history of South America, and it is reported that in his long career as a jaguar hunter, Sasha Siemel engaged in thirty-one victorious spear fights against these ferocious beasts.
In the early 1930s, Sasha realized that he wanted more than just a solitary existence, and he felt the need to tell others about the Mato Grosso and his experiences there. So, when he was in his early forties, he began touring the USA extensively. He held lectures and presentations, and at one of those talks he met and eventually married Edith Bray, an American from Philadelphia. He continued to lead expeditions and hunters into the "green hell" of South America. Among these were Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Roosevelt's nephew Kermit, Julian Duguid, Mamerto Urriolagoitia (President of Bolivia), dignitaries, and business titans. Sasha Siemel continued his life of hunting, leading expeditions, and giving lectures well into the 1960s . . . long after most people would have retired. (He died in 1970 at the age of eighty.)
The original book was short on photos that highlighted Sasha Siemel's exciting jaguar adventures and his entrepreneurial activities. This revised, expanded edition was made possible through the generosity of the Siemel children in loaning their family archive to Safari Press; this archive allowed Safari Press to include in this new edition considerable new material as well as a large selection of new photos and period illustrations. (There was so much material that we had to leave a lot lying on the cutting floor.)
It is often said that Mother Nature did not create the wildlife of South America with the big-game hunter in mind, but there is one exception to this adage-and that is the jaguar. In making the jaguar, Mother Nature made up in spades for what the continent lacks in big game (when compared to Africa). No other large cat on earth is as difficult to hunt as the jaguar, and there is likely not another hunt as dangerous or as exciting as hunting this great feline with a spear. Sasha Siemel hunted the mighty jaguar for nearly fifty years. Tigrero! tells the tale of his extraordinary hunting career.

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Great Hunters Vol 3. Their Trophy Rooms and Collections Great Hunters Vol 3. Their Trophy Rooms and Collections

Their Trophy Rooms and Collections
This is the best photographic series ever published of trophy-room collections, and, incredible as it may sound, this book tops both previous volumes. Besides some of the greatest North American trophy rooms ever seen, extra effort was made to include some stunning European collections. Believe it or not, volume 3 includes the big-game collection at Sandringham Castle, the home of Queen Elizabeth II! Also included are the complete Don Cox African and Asian collection as displayed at his alma mater, and the trophy collections of Prince d'Arenberg, Uberto d'Entreves, George and Edward Keller, Paul Roberts, Joe Bishop, Enrique Zamacola, and James Clark, to name but a few. Whether it be castles, palaces, mansions, or museums, the finest of the finest in trophy-room designs and collections—unequaled anywhere—will be found in this book. As before, each trophy room is accompanied by an informative text explaining the collection and giving you insights into the hunters who went to such great efforts to create their trophy rooms. All professionally photographed in the highest quality possible.

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Beyond the Mountains. Hidvegi Beyond the Mountains. Hidvegi

by Bela Hidvegi

2014 Budapest, 342pp, color photos, 7.5x10.5, hardcover with photo inlay.

The author is likely Hungary's most prominent international hunter and is often seen at hunting conventions around the world. He has hunted throughout much of Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Asia, but then so have many others. What makes this book interesting are the personal anecdotes: How he bailed himself out time and again from tricky situations like being stuck in the middle of nowhere with no chance of transport out for days or his scrapes with Hungarian officialdom to get his antlers and horns back into the country for his trophy room, which he eventually turned into a large natural history museum.

Being history-minded, Bela often investigates those hunters that came before him and unearths fascinating reading for us all in the process. In the author's own word: "I've been through jungles, on savannas, in pine forests, and over tundra, in swamps, in groves, on the plains- I've been everywhere in the natural world. Great experiences and memories flash before me as I think back over the past years and decades. There were so many experiences, so many bitter lows and joyous highs, so much hard work, so much disappointment that was endured on these trails, whether in the densest African jungles or the snow and ice-covered northern regions of Canada or Kamchatka. So I really hope these words will be enjoyable, or at least a valuable lesson, for both hunters and nonhunters alike. This book is the culmination and sum total of the experiences I gathered on nearly fifty safaris and hunts. Reality not dreams, are foremost in this book."

The chapters are constructed thematically, such as "Cats" (leopard, jaguar, lion) and bears (Asia, Europe, and America). Then there are stories on what Bella calls "Mickey Mouse antelope," narratives on his struggles for the little antelope and duikers in Africa. "Adventures in the New World" deal with his success and failures in America, and "Jungle Fever" describes hunts in the thickest vegetation on earth and includes a forest elephant and other animals. In "Ham Slam" he, well obviously, brings home the bacon.

Amongst the hunting stories, Bela weaves tales of how his career in business developed, which becomes a catalogue of the events that changed and defined his life for the last seventy-seven years. . . . The book is interspersed with interesting snippets about his family and of his early days hunting in Hungary. If you excuse a few spelling mistakes, the book is enjoyable reading.

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Gamemasters of the World. Klineburger Gamemasters of the World. Klineburger

A Chronicle of Sport Hunting and Conservation
by Chris Klineburger
The name Klineburger is synonymous with the era of international big-game hunting following WW II. From a humble beginning in Arizona, the three Klineburger brothers—Gene, Chris, and Bert—built up one of the world’s largest hunting agencies and taxidermy firms in the world. They are also credited with opening hunting in many different countries, and in the process they did an extraordinary amount of hunting for themselves.

Brother Chris had never written a book until now, and it is a whopper: over 700 pages with scores of photos and a host of interesting tales. In the late 1950s, Chris lived for a season with the Eskimos in the frozen north learning how they hunted and fished. Equally at home in high diplomatic circles, he knew the right people and had the right connections to help him open up Afghanistan for Marco Polo sheep hunting in the late 1960s. Both Africa and Asia saw the Klineburger brothers arrive dozens and dozens of times--whether to help open Uganda to sport hunting or to try to set up exploratory hunts in China and the Soviet Union.

Some of Chris’s tales include his quest for a Grand Slam. This journey encompassed no less than seven hunts for bighorn and persisted till he finally got one. Then there is the story of the months he spent in the Pamirs looking for a markhor and a Marco Polo sheep. Chris has hunted as widely as just about any person of his time, and he brings us his experiences from a unique point of view—that of a person who has first hand knowledge of the many venues available to modern sport hunters . . . because he and his brothers were the ones who organized and helped open many of these places for hunting. Whether it was a client who died on a high mountain hunt in Asia or guiding the king of Nepal, Chris has lived through some of the most interesting moments in hunting since WW II.

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Hunting in the Mountains and Jungles of Nepal. Byrne Hunting in the Mountains and Jungles of Nepal. Byrne

by Peter Byrne
2012 Long Beach, 277pp, color photos, 6x9, hardcover
Ltd. of 1,000 numbered, signed, & slipcased copies.

Past readers of Peter Byrne books know about his early hunting days as a tea planter in India and his exploits in Nepal hunting big game. We've also learned of his enthusiasm for the adventures of Jim Corbett. In Hunting in the Mountains and Jungles of Nepal, Byrne's latest oeuvre, he picks from among some of the seventy-two shikars he conducted in the 50s and 60s for tigers and other Nepalese game to bring us what he considers his most memorable hunts.

Most tiger hunts were conducted via elephant back, from a machan, or by beaters pushing the quarry, but Byrne feels that the tiger hunts conducted on foot were by far the most memorable . . . for a good reason. They are extremely dangerous. He found that only very few clients dared to go after a tiger on foot. We read about the three most exciting tiger hunts Byrne ever conducted on foot, which includes the time he guided internationally famous big-game hunter James Mellon for his big cat.

Of course, not all clients were brave, and we learn of what can and did go wrong for Byrne. Besides the cowards who would not enter the tall grass even on the back of an elephant, there were the fools who got lost. There was even one intellectually challenged individual who in the heat of the moment loaded a Tootsie Roll into his bolt action instead of a bullet.

Peter did his own hunting as well as guiding, and once he and a colleague tried to run down a leopard with dogs. Everything seemed to be going well until they ran into a tiger, and the tables turned on them. The mighty hunters became the tiger's prey. These true tales from the jungles and hill country of India and Nepal are really quite chilling.

Byrne also retells the interesting story of how Robert Ruark was not hoodwinked by a crooked Indian outfitter who had placed a frozen leopard in a tree for his client to shoot. Ruark had to flee India in a hurry afterward, but we'll leave it up to you to read the story to find out what happened. At a fancy party in Bel Air, California, Peter confronts the truth about the biggest tiger ever: a thirteen-foot monster.

Finally, he tells us about a client who brought along African PH Tony Archer and even a Wakamba tracker from Kenya to help with the hunt. If all this is not enough excitement, Byrne concludes with two additional hunts with James Mellon for water buffaloes in Assam and a high Himalayan hunt for a goral and serow.

Tiger hunting is gone, and books on tiger hunting are now rarely published. Strangely enough, we feel this is one of the best on the subject...and it may very well be the last.

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Gentleman Hunter. Byrne. Ltd Edn Gentleman Hunter. Byrne. Ltd Edn

Retracing Jim Corbett's Hunts for the Great Man-Eating Cats of India and Nepal
by Peter Byrne
2006 Long Beach, 245pp, photos, 6x9, hardcover, dj
Volume 31 in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series
1st edn, ltd to 1,000 signed, numbered & slipcased copies.
This is the story of the extraordinary hunting career of the legendary India-domiciled Irishman, Jim Corbett. In his book Peter Byrne retraces Jim Corbett’s hunts for the famous man-eating tigers and leopards of India and Nepal, it is written from the perspective of someone who actually lived Corbett’s life. Peter Byrne is an ex-professional big-game hunter who lived and hunted man-eaters in the same areas as Corbett did so many years ago and who actually went to the places where Jim Corbett shot his man-eaters. Byrne’s intuitive remarks on the man and his hunts offer insights that would be beyond the scope of the average Corbett enthusiast. Illustrated with pictures taken at the sites of Corbett’s great hunts in the man-eating tiger country of northern India and western Nepal, the book also contains text and photos from people who knew or hunted with Corbett, including relatives of the victims of the man-eaters. Gentleman Hunter is full of stories that illustrate the bravery and valor that exemplified Corbett the man and Corbett the hunter. Byrne imparts to the reader an understanding of the soul and spirit of that intrepid defender of the hill people of northern India and western Nepal.

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Big Game Hunting. Montbel. Big Game Hunting. Montbel.

Worldwide big game hunting - long section on Africa. 255 pp, profuse ill. Zebra end papers. Extra large format. A splendid production. Hunting in Equatorial Africa for the big five, rare antelopes, also in Angola & Mozambique. Then to Europe & Asia. Really great photos, and trophies.

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Another Rifle Another Land. Jones Another Rifle Another Land. Jones

by Dr. J. Y. Jones
J. Y. Jones’s first book, One Man, One Rifle, One Land, was a book of note, and the fact that we have reprinted it three times is a sure sign of success in book publishing. Now in his follow-up book (his thirteenth book), he ventures beyond North America to hunt the big game of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. And no, there is no African hunting. Yet the variety of game being hunted is enormous, and this is a fact that few people realize—Asia rivals Africa in numbers of species of game animals.
The book is organized by game categories and starts with high-altitude game such as chamois, Asian and European ibex, bezoar, tur, and tahr. Practically all the animals in the book are free ranging, and all but a few come from their native range when they are available there. For those who like sheep and sheep hunting, included are two chapters on snow sheep, three on argalis, three on mouflon, three on urials, and two on blue sheep. That should be enough to keep any reader going for many long evenings of leisurely entertainment.
There is not just one subspecies of each game animal included, but sometimes several. For example, the chamois and ibex sections alone contain five chapters each, and every chapter deals with a separate subspecies. Using a similar format to One Man, One Rifle, One Land, this tome includes natural history and background; good quality photos of the animals in their habitat; and the icing on the cake, his own hunting experiences with each particular animal. As before, this new work by Dr. Jones is exhaustive in its scope.
This book, of course, is more than just a comprehensive survey of mountain game. Included are the giant red stags and maral, the two subspecies of roe deer, the small miniature deer such as water deer and muntjac, and all the sizes in between. There are 18 chapters covering the various deer categories, and that is without including Asian and European reindeer and moose, which add another four chapters. Next up is an array of gazelles, and then we have the wild cattle, bears, wolves, and boars. In all J. Y. Jones has collected 118 varieties of big game without ever having hunted in Africa, a feat never accomplished by anyone else, as far as we can discern.
If you like a good, thick book that features diligent background research, well-executed color photos, and a lifetime quest by one person for the major game animals around the world, you will greatly enjoy this book. We at Safari Press believe this book is not likely to be equaled, let alone surpassed, for a very long time.

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Classic Carmichel. Carmichel. Classic Carmichel. Carmichel.

Classic Carmichael - Stories from the Field is an amazing compilation of some of Jim Carmichael's best articles and stories. The author was for decades the field editor for Outdoor Life, and while many of the stories found in this book were first published in that magazine, they are now offered here in a much expanded versions—with many of the original images included.
These riveting tales include the following: the monster "dead" crocodile that came back to life twice and almost killed him on Zimbabwe's "river of death"; the dangerous three-mile-high hunt in the Andes of Peru for taruca where he ended up without a rifle; the drama and intrigue of a $100,000 Russian stag hunt complete with a Moscow hotel room full of rubles; an Alaskan moose hunt in the middle of Typhoon Oscar; a stalk for trophy deer in Arizona's legendary "strip"; and many more fabulous sagas. It also contains a few interesting chapters on how he did his job: answering hundreds of letters a month from readers, testing guns, and making it from one assignment to the next.
Maybe the best part is that Jim never writes about his adventures without including us in his hunting parties. He takes us with him wherever he goes, and we are as scared, jubilant, exhausted, terrified, and enlightened as he is—before, during, and after these expeditions.
Classic Carmichael - Stories from the Field is a book that will transport you back to the time of the Golden Age of hunting, offering you the privilege of being next to the shooting world's last Renaissance Man . . . whether he is on assignment in the brush, bush, or bench. This book is, simply, a must read!

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