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Volume 42 in the Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series Limited edition of 1,000 numbered, signed, & slipcased copies
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Book Description Safari Press, Inc., 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition... Volume 42 in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series. LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 HAND NUMBERED AND SIGNED COPIES IN A SLIPCASE. 308 pages. 6.25" x 9.25". It is a fact that there are fewer dangerous game animals that can be hunted today than in the past: Tigers, Asian rhinos, Asian elephants, and gaurs are now consigned to our hunting past. There are still plenty of dangerous game animals left, however, for people to get scratched, bitten, or stomped on regularly. African lions are still hunted and are as dangerous as ever. African elephants are plentiful locally, and as for African rhinos, the black species is almost not hunted and the white variety is considered far less dangerous than its cousin. Even so, people die or are maimed when a lion, an elephant, or a rhino decides to take an instant dislike to you. Bears, both in Asia and North America, enjoy taking a bite out of humans on pretty much a regular basis. In Africa, hardly a year goes by in the safari when at least one (and quite often multiple) PHs, trackers, or hunters get killed by a Cape buffalo, the perennial meanie of the African bush. Leopards have always been plentiful in Africa and are no less dangerous now than they were thirty years ago. When hunting hippos and crocodiles, the best advice may best be summed by the statement, "Be cautious when you approach an African river!" When hunting "feral" animals such as water buffalo and swine, "What you don't know about them can kill you!" Boddington has done a masterful job of unearthing the facts and sometimes gory details of what happens when a nasty with sharp teeth, strong claws, blunt hoofs, of colossal strength decides to close in on a hunter and see the business through to a bloody, pulpy end. His stories of hunts gone wrong include wild lions or those found in enclosures(the latter, believe it or not, are possibly more dangerous than the former); bull elephants in musth or cranky cows on the defensive; leopards that do not take kindly to being shot; bears - no matter what size or color; and "tame" water buffaloes that have taken over the neighborhood and now see humans as intruders. Boddington discusses and dissects the incidents and facts to tell you why something went wrong so that you, the hunter, won't make the same mistake. Even though this is not an overly sensational tome with imaginary critters crunching on human bones like Rice Crispies behind each rock, we venture a guess that after reading the stories in Boddington's new book the next time you go on a hunt you just might step out of your tent a little more cautiously. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 5567
Book Description 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1571574441
Book Description 2015. Condition: New. Limited Edition--Signed and in Slipcase--Collectors Edition Volume 42 in the Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series Limited edition of 1,000 numbered, signed, & slipcased copies. Seller Inventory # 745516