Edited by: Craig Boddington and Peter Flack
The original African Hunter was written by James Mellon, who spent five years in Africa during the late 1960s and early 1970s and spent several more years producing his masterpiece. This is an updated version for the modern era.
Twenty-five countries are covered, with thorough in-depth overviews of their hunting areas, background information, and best times to hunt. Then there are the game animals: 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.
There are hunting stories from each country that highlight 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 exciting stories of giant tuskers in Tanzania, huge leopards, obnoxious buffalo, large lions, and a surprisingly nimble giant rhino. But the book goes beyond that with chapters on medical preparations, booking a safari, the rules and the rifles for Africa; there is even a detailed checklist of game animals, country by country. You will also find detailed maps and numerous sidebars packed with information.
Binding and pages: Hardbound with a dustjacket; 606 pages; colour photographs.