The authors are Selous, Baker, Kirby, Neumann, and Litledale, the most expert and fearless hunters ever to track big game. Townsend Whelen, himself a famous hunter, has been collecting these stories for years. His selections are the best and most exciting accounts of absolutely accurate true adventures. All these stories are now buried in works out of print or in limited editions unavailable to the hunting enthusiast.
These tales open an almost entirely unknown world of sport: that of hunting man-killing big game alone, without the vast equipment and caravans used by modern, organided hunters and explorers. The authors tracked in unexplored countries, living and surviving and earning a livelihood by the rifle alone. The comments of the writers on the technical sides of their rifles ammunition and equipment are extremely valuable to all hunters.
Townsend Whelen's forewords to each chapter, and his comments on the equipment and methods of the hunters add immeasurably to the quality of this unique collection. These anthologies make fascinating reading for the practical hunter or the armchair outdoorsman. Whelen has dug deeply into the literature of hunting and has selected what, in his expert opinion, are the best big game hunting stories of all times. They have been chosen with two points in mind: first for extreme readability and adventure; and second, for the technical hunting information in them. All the stories rank high on both sides.
About the Author
Townsend Whelen (March 6, 1877 – December 23, 1961), called "Townie" by his friends, was an American hunter, soldier, writer, outdoorsman and rifleman.
Townsend Whelen's great passion was the great outdoors and hunting, and he undertook many expeditions into the wilderness of both North and South America, living off the land, hunting and exploring. Apart from his professional interest in the rifle as a military weapon and competitive target shooting, he also experimented with rifles and cartridges in survival and wilderness applications, using the different loads in his hunting rifles to take both small and large game while on long hunting excursions in the wilds.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Volume 1 - In Africa and Asia ISBN 9780811737524 Author Col. Townsend Whelen Binding Paperback Extent 394 pages, 228x152mm Illustrations No Ebook No
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