Some times l write accounts here of events which did not go so well during my career as a professional Shikari in Darjeeling , India from 1962 to 1970 . On other times , l give accounts of Shikars which went unexpectedly smooth . Today , with my dear forum members , l would like to share such an account of a Shikar where everything went perfectly . Let go back , dear readers to 1966 , spring time. This is the story of a client hunter who had surgical precision in his marksmanship. It was mother’s birthday , so father and l had both contributed to buy mother a piano ( mother loved classic pieces of music such as Mozart ) and there was a small birthday party in our gardens , where we had all invited our friends. Sundar Raj sir was among the guests present ( it was tradition to invite one’s employer during the weddings or the birthdays of one’s immediate family , in Darjeeling ) . During the party , Sundar Raj sir told me that the following week , an American gentleman client would come to Darjeeling and that l was to be his professional Shikari for the Shikars. I was to be given 4000 Rupees for this Shikar. I agreed to guide the client. The next morning in Sundar Raj sir’s office , l met my respected client . He was from Memphis in Tennessee , the state. The gentleman had booked a triple package with Sundar Raj Shikar : Chukar birds , a Darjeeling bush boar and a leopard. These were certainly demands which Sundar Raj Shikar could accommodate easily and l certainly felt like these were all things within my capacity. I had an opportunity to examine my fine client’s fire arms . What can l say about them ? They were classic American pieces. Robustly beautiful. One fire arm was a beautiful 12 bore pump operation shot-gun with 70 millimeter chamber and quarter choke barrel made by that redoubtable American firm , Remington. For this shot-gun , the gentleman had brought boxes of plastic cartridges from the firm , Remington . There were number 6 cartridges and rifled slug type bullets weighing an ounce. The other fire arm was a beautiful model 700 bolt operation rifle , made by the American firm , Remington. It was calibrated for the magnum 7 millimeter cartridge by Remington. For this magnificent rifle , the gentleman had brought soft head cartridges from the firm , Remington as well. These were of 175 grain weight , according to their boxes. And so , the next day we set off after chukar as the next part of this three part account shall relate . The details of this picture will unfold in another part of this account.