Boddington on Buffalo 1 & 2

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  1. TOM

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    I have just finished volume 2 of Boddington on Buffalo and truly enjoyed it!

    Vol. 1 gives a lot of great general information while filming a few hunts along the way.

    Vol 2. is still informative, but so much more entertaining.

    Anyone else seen both?
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    I also found them both to be well done.
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    Cape Buffalo is my thing, and I found both Boddington on Buffalo I&II both very well done. Not only the information there but the quality of the filming, naration, as well. This film is true broadcast quality, and is more to my likeing with it's documentry foremat.

    I find the rack-um and stack-um films nothing more than boreing. Safaris are not like that, and Boddington's films have always been the whole safari not just the blood letting. The Safari, to me, is more than just shooting, and Boddington and company understand that fact. The old SPORTSMEN ON FILM was one of the early film maker who also understood that a safari is a happening that is also camp life, conversations around the camp fire in the Lappa in the evenings with sundowners, or around the meal table. Some coverage of camp staff, and their very compitant skills, right down to the boy who gathers fire wood, and huals water for baths.

    Some information about the animal that is the quest of the safari in the film. There is a place where knowledgable facts about the types, and calibers of the rifles used, and why those were the choices. Some information about what is correct, and what is not correct aiming points on the animals hunted, and why!

    I found both those films to be excellent, and will buy the Boddington on Elephant as well. I think these films are a gold mine for the guy who is just booking his first safari, and to clarify some of the mystories of safari that people who have been many times may not have understood prior!

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    I have been wanting to see those. Anyone want to sell their copies or rent them out for a week? I'm saving for my first Buffalo hunt and refuse to spend anymore money than I have to till I reach my goal. OH yes I'm also frugal .
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    I've not seen Craigs vids, but share the like of the Sportsmen on Film series. I have several of those along with several of Capsticks vids. Yes I know Capstick never did nothing, big liar and blowhard. According to some at least. I dont care so dont throw that out there, the vids are still interesting and entertaining. Another one worth having is IN THE BLOOD about a boy on his first safari using of all things one of TR's doubles. Well done by director George Butler.
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    I have Capstick's Buffalo hunts, and have read most of his books. I really enjoyed the books, actually reading Death in the Dark Continent now. I will check out In the Blood. Thanks for the input.
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    Death in the Long Grass is the book that got me serious about going to Africa in the early '80's. I had read Ruark of course, still do but Capstick really got me going again after putting it out of my mind for years. Whatever else is said about him he was a hell of a fine writer and died way too young!
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    I lived in and hunted Alaska. I left there in 1980 and life got in the way. Read Death in Silent Places and got fired up again. My top 3 on my bucket list are' Climb Everest, Fly a Fighter Jet and Hunt Cape Buffalo. My found my list and said "OK, you can go to Africa". So the planning has begun.
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    I've read all the Capstick books, my Dad got me started on those in my teens, Ruark as well. I own the Boddington on Buffalo #1 as well as Boddington on Leopard, both extremely well done and very informative. Well worth the money spent. I will probably pick up Buffalo #2 and maybe down the line Elle as well.
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    I just picked up a signed copy of the book Buffalo by Craig Boddington (Hardcover) off E-bay for $19.00 . The prize of my collection so far. I am very thrilled to have this signed copy.
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    Congrats! Let us know how it reads.
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    Good score! I have a couple of numbered signed books of his also. He is a very good writer and a nice guy when you meet him too. Not a phony at all.

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