NO MORE THE TUSKER G RUSHBY W H ALLEN 1965 1st edition. 205 pp + b/w photo plates. HB/DJ This fascinating chronicle of elephant hunting is by a man with adventure in his blood. He has been professional ivory hunter, coffee planter, and gold miner.
He has encountered man-eating tigers and lions the latter once ate over a thousand people in thirteen years. He was Deputy Game Warden of Tanganyika, and took Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands on a hunting safari. He controlled what he considers to be the two best Game Reserves in the territory Rungwa Reserve (where he found cave drawings), and Lake Rungwa Controlled Area with its marvellous bird life. It is one of the breeding grounds for flamingos and pelicans, with an abundance of hippo.
Rushby is closely concerned with the technicalities (and sometimes the mystique) of elephant hunting. He knows a great deal about elephant behaviour, the training of hunters, the types of weapon to choose, and the dramatic superstitions surrounding the profession. He tells of the great hunters of the past some of whom pre-dated the earliest explorations in the territory, and at least two of whom are reputed to have reached Victoria Falls before Livingston. He gives the facts, knowledgeably and entertainingly, and his story makes a real contribution to the work of the Game Reserves. Rushby describes his numerous big game hunting adventures both as a professional hunter and as a game warden in Tanganyika (Tanzania).He provides detailed chapters on hunting elephants, man-eating leopards and lions, and other game. In addition, he supplies a good chapter on rifles, and a section on renowned elephant hunter James Sutherland. Czech, Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books. This fascinating chronicle of elephant hunting is by a man with adventure in his blood. Very good condition, price clipped dust jacket has some loss of pigment to the front panel (see photo). A little light foxing to the page edges and the pages that face the plates, otherwise clean and tidy, binding sound. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "NO MORE THE TUSKER Rushby 1965 Tanganyika Elephant Control Big Game Hunting Lion" is in sale since Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "dragoman0" and is located in Carlisle. This item can be shipped worldwide.