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Author: Craig Boddington
Publisher: SAFARI PRESS, Jan 2004
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-57157-309-7

25 countries covered, with in-depth overviews of hunting areas, background info, & best times to hunt. Then covers the game animals: all the big 5 - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, & elephant; the 9 spiral-horn antelope & the rarities. Foreword by Robin Hurt. Profuse color illus; 9x12 inches, 580 pgs.

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To start, there is a total of 25 countries covered, with thorough in-depth overviews of their hunting areas, background information, and best times to hunt. Then we cover the game animals: It includes all the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant); the nine spiral-horn antelope; game indigenous to only one region; game indigenous to most regions; the rarities; the plains game, and so on--all game animals throughout the entire African continent are given close attention. There are hunting stories from each country that highlight hunting the game found in that particular area--these are thrilling stories written by people who have hunted and lived in the area for long periods of time. Moreover, you will read exiting stories of giant tuskers, huge leopards, obnoxious buffalo, a double on large maned lions, and a surprisingly nimble giant rhino. But the book goes beyond that with chapters on medical preparations, booking a safari, trophy care, the rules, and the rifles for Africa; there is even a detailed checklist of game animals, country by country. In addition there are detailed maps and numerous sidebars with immediate, at your fingertips information. A total of more than two-dozen contributors, too many to list all, endeavored to make this book the most complete it could be: The names include Gregor Woods, Tony Tomkinson, Joe Coogan, Rolf Rohwer, Piet Hougard, Volker Grellmann, Walt Prothero, Geoff Broom, Robin Hurt, Rudolf Sand, Tony Dyer, Franz Wegnert, Mike Murray, Tony Sanchez, Rudy Lubin, Angelo Dacey, Warren Parker, Reinald von Meurers, Beth Jones, Steve Christenson, Mike Simpson, and Jack Schwabland. With over 500 full-color pages, hundreds of photographs, and updated tables on animals and where they are available, this is THE book to consult for the information on Africa today, and it is sure to become the industry "standard" for years to come.

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