For more books like this, please visit www.SportsmansVintagePress.com This is a facsimile of the 1959 book "Asian Jungle, African Bush" by Charles Askins. This is the one book which deals in a complete manner with both Asian and African big game hunting. The author makes a wonderful comparison between the two environments and the game therein. Included with his tropical adventures on two continents are 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. Big game 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, “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.”
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Book Description Sportsman's Vintage Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1940001021