Along the Roads to Adventure by Robert J. Montvoisin
Among the cast of characters that played a part in the growth of big game hunting in Central (and East) Africa, French Professional Hunter Robert Montvoisin must surely be one of the stars. His involvement, over an amazing almost sixty years, forty of them as a professional hunter, in eight countries (Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cameroon, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Morocco) surely rivals the careers of any professional hunter in Africa. His hunting dates back to the legendary times of Dominique Micheletti and George Bates (before they became partners) and continued past the closing of hunting in Kenya, when he went to Tanzania and Zambia. He hunted in Kenya with and for the noted Captain Laddy Wincza, in Zambia with the popular David Ommanney, and in Tanzania in the Selous Reserve. Robert Montvoisin lived, worked and hunted big game in Africa from the end of World War II until ten years ago. He was one of the first to hunt Africa's game fields in her golden era. As well, he was one of the last to experience the joys of hunting in the days when phenomenal game populations existed throughout the continent. Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, bongo and Lord Derby eland from the forest galleries to the savannas, desert and lake regions, he's seen them all. Robert has successfully taken a host of top ranking trophies for a worldwide clientele. His career as a professional hunter in Africa is recognized as one of the most successful in modern times.