CLAWS AND FANGS LTD.
Author: Tony Sanchez-Ari?o
Publisher: SAFARI PRESS, Sep 2010
Binding: Slipcased Hardcover
A highly eclectic mix of the old & the new?reminiscences of his early days & African hunting as it is today. Tony recalls his days of hunting in Somalia before anarchy raised its ugly head. He remembers highly unusual hunts, when it still was a waterless paradise with huge tuskers & a few nomadic tribes. Color & B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 225 pgs. MAX DISCOUNT 25%.
Ltd. edn. of 1,000 signed, numbered, & slipcased copies.
There are few names as enduring in the field of African big-game hunting as that of Tony Sanchez-Ari?o. Not only has he been hunting on the African continent for over five decades, but he is also one of the very few left who actually had significant hunting experience in Africa prior to the departure of the colonial powers. What other hunter can recall gorillas still being shot legally, & who else has twenty-eight elephants to his name with tusks of 100 pounds or greater? This book is a highly eclectic mix of the old & the new?reminiscences of his early days & African hunting as it is today.
Tony recalls his days of hunting in Somalia before anarchy raised its ugly head. & he remembers highly unusual hunts in Gabon, Spanish Guinea, & the Northern Frontier District of Kenya, when it still was a waterless paradise with huge tuskers & a few nomadic tribes. In another chapter he tells us of the extraordinary tusks purchased by Newland & Tarlton, a safari company, for almost nothing; these tusks weighed in at an incredible 169 & 172 pounds! Tony tells how the company acquired them & how it eventually sold them again . . . for almost nothing! Tony also gives us a good insight in the pioneer Spanish hunters who plied their trade in Africa & have now been largely forgotten. Even though these days are over, the stories are no less fascinating.
As for modern African hunting, Tony gives us an insightful look into the current situation on the African lion & the uncertainty that is constantly present when operating a safari anywhere in Africa today. There?s also a chapter on how he shot his 2,000th buffalo, a riveting story of a bongo that he tried to hunt, & the truth behind the invisible northern white rhinos. Whether it?s a tale of a banana-plantation-raiding elephant or an entertaining story on the elf of the African woods, the yellow-backed duiker, Tony Sanchez-Ari?o has one of the most entertaining & relaxing storytelling manners of anyone writing today. If you love hunting in Africa, you will love Tony?s new book, which is certain to contain the most diverting tales of hunting adventures anywhere.
This is volume 67 in Safari Press?s Classics in African Hunting Series.