By: JA Hunter
This is John Hunter's best-known book and the one that set him on the path to becoming an internationally recognized name in the post-World War II African big-game hunting scene. Written in the 1950s, Hunter recounts the career of a professional big-game hunter from before WW I till after WW II. Perhaps the most astonishing tale in this book is John Hunter’s incredible rhino-hunting adventures. As Game Ranger, he was charged by the Tanganyika government to clear out dozens of rogue rhinos from Makueni.
John Hunter's career took him throughout East Africa: for bongo in the Ituri rain forest (former Zaire), lion in Masailand (Kenya), and man-killing buffalo near Thomson's Falls with his favourite dog (Kenya). His descriptions of the early safaris to the most pristine of African wildernesses, such as the Ngorongoro Crater, are lively and of such a quality that the reader gets transported back in time to the heyday of African hunting.
Binding and pages: Hardbound with a dustjacket; 263 pages