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WIND, DUST, AND SNOW II Hunting Sheep, Markhor, Tur, and Ibex in Asia by Robert Anderson
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Book Description Safari Press, Inc., 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Hunting Sheep, Markhor, Tur, And Ibex In Asia. Trade Edition, 282 pages. Hardcover with a dust jacket. 10.75" x 10.25". All color photographs. Robert Anderson knows his sheep and Caprinae, having hunted them and having spent a lifetime gathering photos and stories about these coveted game animals. The book is filled to the rim with contemporary and historic photos as well as great stories of unbelievable hunts for argali, urial, mouflon, blue sheep, markhor, tur, and ibex that will make every mountain-game hunter worldwide get an elevated heart rate! Complementing these stories are two detailed historical chapters on Marco Polo sheep hunting that sets conventional hunting wisdom on its head. After World War II several individuals managed to penetrate the Pamirs in search of fabled Marco Polo rams, even though most think that Asian hunting wasn't opened until decades later. Anderson takes a long and hard look at Elgin Gates's shikars to Asia, especially his 1959 hunt for Marco Polo that made the hunting world sit up and take notice. Several large mysteries surround Gates and this hunt, which is not surprising since Gates himself wrote at least five versions of his own account. What Anderson discovers is fascinating. Other lengthy chapters include one on Art Dubs's mountain hunting career in Asia and one on Al Means, a quiet and self-effacing man whose accomplishments rank alongside those of Gates and Dubs. A famous sheep hunter once said, "All sheep hunters are crazy!" No one is likely to dispute that notion after reading about hunting at altitudes that make breathing a seriously belaboring activity and getting a mature old ram or billy a virtual impossibility because of the steepness of the terrain and the intelligence of the quarry. Even given these environmental and physical obstacles, each year a handful of handy individuals persists in climbing the mountaintops of the world to seek these rare and wonderful trophies. The pages of this book reveal a sheep- and goat-hunting paradise for those intrepid enough to scale the awe-inspiring pinnacles. Magnificent photos and engaging text take you to this place between heaven and earth visited only rarely by any human being. Outstanding! Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 5757
Book Description 2015. Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY WIND, DUST, AND SNOW II Hunting Sheep, Markhor, Tur, and Ibex in Asia by Robert Anderson. Seller Inventory # 745363