2023 Windhoek, 572pp, color and B&W photos, 12x15, ltd to 50 numbered and signed copies, bound in Moroccan leather and housed in a wax-cloth custom-made clamshell with marbled end paper lining. New. Low Stock. Item #007847
Safari is what this book is all about. It is dedicated to dangerous game, although not all the chapters are focused on that subject but all describe the danger and excitement of an African safari. This book covers a wide range of topics, all of which affect the conservation of wild places and wild animals in Africa. This is Robin Hurt’s third tome, but it is a book with a difference. Robin has invited a wide-ranging list of experts to share their experiences on safari, hunting, and the benefits of hunting for conservation. They are household names in the world of safari. The book is a large volume of more than 70 chapters. The safari professionals that contributed include Mike Bartlett, John Sharp, Garry (Sean and Cullen) Kelly, Johan Calitz, Jeff Rann, David Lincoln, Tony Sanchez-Arino, Tony France, Tony Seth-Smith, Joe Coogan, Harpreet Brar, Derek Hurt, Roger Hurt, Simon Evans, Michael Angelides, Gerard Miller, John Chipman, Ade Langley, Henry Henley, Mike Fell, Rudy Lubin, Hugo Seia, Carl Knight, Kevin Robertson, Buzz Charlton, Ivan Carter, John Coleman, Paul Stones, Michel Mantheakis, Dirk de Bod, Danene van der Westhuyzen, Kai-Uwe Denker, Koos Pienaar, Marina Lamprecht, Byron Hart, Dawid Muller, Graham Jones, Calvin Cottar, Tom Lawrence, Andre DeGeorges, Danny McCallum, Dan Mousley, Calvin Cottar, Bryan Coleman, and Robin Hurt.
Some of the adventures include wild experiences with the most dangerous of all mammals: humans with guns! Gregor Woods has written a fascinating chapter about a “buffalo ox.”
On top of that, fabulous photographs have been contributed by a number of intrepid camera-toting professionals who safari in some of the remotest areas of Africa, including Hilary Hurt, Mike Fell, Michael Viljoen, Ivan Carter, Murray Grant, Richard Bonham, Jeremy Goss, Henry Henley, and Johan Calitz. To give a more rounded feel to the book, there are contributors who are not professionals, but highly experienced amateurs. They include Willy Pabst, Henning du Toit, Hadelin Diericx, Peter Flack, Paul Prudler, Peter Bollinger, Jesus Yuren, Paul Roberts, Fred Mannix, Bill Feldstein, Kerry Krottinger, Murray Grant, and Andre DeGeorges. On the conservation side, there are important sections by Ivan Carter, Len Waldron, Pedro Vaz Pinto, Richard Bonham, Murray Grant, and Ulf Tubbersing. Their contributions leave no doubt that legal hunting safaris are one of the best ways to fund the hugely expensive cost of conservation.
Leading gun writers Craig Boddington and Terry Wieland share their expert knowledge and insights regarding the best calibers to use on dangerous game. Likewise, the book includes chapters by top British gun makers Anthony Alborough-Tregear (better known as “Trigger”) of Westley Richards, and John Rigby boss Marc Newton. Both are leading authorities on their respective long-established bespoke rifle and gun making companies. There are also sections written by Robin Hurt on some of his more interesting adventures in the game fields of Africa. In summary, this is a book by highly experienced individuals sharing their experiences. One could say it is a who’s-who of African safari. Robin Hurt celebrates his sixtieth season as a full-time professional hunter in 2023. He has never done anything else for his livelihood. Safari hunting is his passion and way of life. First licensed in Kenya and Tanzania at the age of eighteen, Robin has hunted and explored most of Africa’s game fields.