Famous African Professional Hunters

Discussion in 'Legends Of Big Game Hunting' started by michaelhh375, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Foxi

    Foxi AH Elite

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    Judy,
    here is the list from Ker+Downey Safaris.
    The so called "100 Pounder Club".
    28 those elephants in 10 years (57-67) .
    Do you remember some clients and have you met all these PH's ?
    Regards from Munich
    Foxi
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  2. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Photo's would be great, if you have any you want to share.

    Bummer that Kenya had already closed hunting of mammals when you were there. Were you able to do any bird hunting/fishing?
     

  3. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Really neat history there Foxi. Thanks.(y)
     
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  4. Foxi

    Foxi AH Elite

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    I dig out again this list.
    Maybe Judy finds time for us, to tell something about some name above.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Foxi
     
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    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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  6. Laeveld

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    I had the immeasurable pleasure of getting to know Fred (aka Fearless Fred) Bartlett and his tireless wife Jock after they retired to northern Namibia in the latter half of the 80’s. They were living on the banks of the Okavango river east of Rundu.
    His grandsons, the Kibble boys (Progress Safaris)continued the hunting tradition as PH’s in Namibia.
    Fred published a book, Shoot straight and stay alive, one of my prized posessions.
    While building their house, they had a caravan/holiday trailer where they kept their provisions. Jock went to get something out of the trailer and saw a big mamba disappearing into the stuff in the trailer.
    Fred walked over armed with a 12 guage to sort out the unwelcome visitor.
    Carefully opening the door he saw the snake on the ledge on the far wall. Lined up the front bead on the trusty shotgun, he sent a load of buggeroff in the general direction of the mamba’s head.
    Bloody thing ducked just as he fired. Shot a fist sized hole in the trailer wall through which the slithering bastard promptly escaped.
    Indeed, an honor to have known them.
     
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  7. Von S.

    Von S. AH Enthusiast

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    I am pretty easy to please and amaze as I see many guys here who are famous hunters in my book. Maybe not to everyone in the entire world, but maybe to a whole bunch of us that frequent this chat club.

    The days for any of us to ever be able to legally guns down herds of elephants or rhinos, and as of today ya can't bring back home your trophy lion, but is there much more exciting stuff than a fella taking out 10 head of plains game? Or even a guy harvesting a porcupine?

    Or how about a fella telling his tale of how he hunted down a leopard and took him out with one shot or hunting for something other than vampires in Romania, or a grand hunt in Spain to get a young fella to day dream or an older guy feel young again? Or a young fella with not lot of money who would love to go hunting in Africa and has built up his single shot cannon looking to make it so he could drop King Kong with it , or a cowboy Texas wanting to take down a Cape with his lever gun, or a doctor from a far away land inviting people there and giving a primer of all the stuff that will bite and kill me.

    All of those guys here are famous hunters to me and the reason why so many are members here.
     

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