Likewise, youll find a number of large buffaloes that have been shot since World War II, but these are not your average trophy buffalo. The heads depicted in this book and the pure-luck stories that sometimes accompanied the getting of such a winning lottery ticket will be as interesting as the pictures.
Sometimesoften many will saya huge trophy is taken by pure accident. What of the huge nyala that was shot when a nonhunter spotted an animal nobody else had seen and innocently asks, What kind of animal is that? His story is in this book. Mountain nyalas are almost always purposely hunted and then when it is a big one, well photographed in the field.
These field photos are truly a feast for the eyes. By pure accident, one fellow hunter once found a leopard skin that was easily big enough to look like a full-grown lion, size-wise anyway.It was hanging for sale in a curio shop in a remote location in Africa. It is often hard to see how big the skull of a cat is in the field, but there was no doubt in our hunters mind that he was looking at a champion as he gazed at the skin of a giant leopard in that far-away tourist shop along a dusty African byway. The photos of that leopard are also here in this book. Nothing fascinates like ivory, and tuskers known to be in the top ten of Rowland Ward are huge, yet there are other giant tuskers that were never recorded but would fall in the top ten, and all of these have marvelous stories to tell. Even the lowly hogs are well represented in this book.
This will be the first time our readers will see the rare photos of a 1921 warthog with 24-inch tusks!! Our photos show this trophy to be almost as big as a giant forest hog.
And entered in no record book. This book is a feast for the eyes for anyone who loves African wildlife, and it contains the best available historical and modern photos of superlative African game animals, as well as the talesmany never before toldof the hunters who were fortunate to connect with them. The photos are accompanied by a description of where, when, and how the animal was taken, and the book provides, if possible, the details of the hunt and how it unfolded. The incredible secrets behind these giant trophies are now all here in this lavishly produced tome. Be it spiral horns, the Big Five, glamour antelope, or even near-extinct species such as the giant sable, this book details all the finest trophies ever to come from Africa, and it traces the history of hunting and wildlife management over the course of more than a century.
This extravagantly produced coffee-table book is glorious visual and a must for any hunters library. The item "Great African Trophies Diana Rupp Africa Big Game Hunting Trophy Lions Elephants" is in sale since Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "loridzor" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island.
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