Bill Morkel Hunting In Africa


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Howard Timmins Publishers, UK, 1980. Hardcover, pictorial dust wrapper with plastic glued to covers, 24.5 X 16 cm, 252 pages. Clean copy. A good modern guide to safari. The author’s “advice is abundantly illustrated with graphic accounts of incidents on his safaris, and he gives hints and suggestions regarding equipment, survival and general comfort while living under primitive conditions in the bush. .Apart from its sporting aspects the author also discusses hunting as a ‘tool’ of the game conservationist in the culling of game populations grown to excess in the absence of natural checks, caused by human interference, and offers interesting and novel suggestions based on his lifelong observations in the field.” Chapters include:- The bullet; The calibre; The rifle and accessories; The fit of a rifle; Safety rules; Effective shooting; The aids in shooting; The target; Hunting methods; The hunting of leopard; The hunting of lion; The aids in hunting; Useful hints – snakes, insects, vegetation, water, direction finding, emergency vehicle repairs, camp equipment and stores, food; Utilisation and management of African wildlife.