Hunting Leopards

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  1. wayne1

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    Hi All. You've read that I liked the book
    "Maneaters of Kumoan and The Temple Tiger",
    written by Jim Corbett. He writes about 2 leopards
    that he shot, one in particular where he sat in a tree over a
    live goat at a distance of 20feet and the leopard took
    the goat. He then shot it with a DB 12gauge shotgun
    using OObuck if my memory serves me right.
    After reading and looking at video, the PH's stand off at
    a distance of 40 or so paces in a blind.
    Now my question is this; Could Corbett have shot the leopard
    as he described?, considering how smart leopards are
    (the one he shot killed over 400 people), and yet our experienced
    PH's in Africa do it a different way.
    Is there a difference in leopards in different countries (Corbett hunted
    all his maneaters in India)?
    I know from my limited experience, which is 5/10's to 3/4 of bugger
    all, that leopards are very smart and highly deadly when wounded, but
    are leopards hunted in a different way particular to the different
    countries and environment? or is Corbett exaggerating for dramatic
    effect?
    I'd really like to know a bit more about these magnificent cats?
     

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