Has Anyone Here Hunted With One Of The Famous Professional Hunters?

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  1. Red Leg

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    Robin Hurt and John Sharp or two of the truly extraordinary members of a very select club representing an older, better Africa who are all too quickly leaving us.
     
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    So is John Sharp a celebrity PH? I hear his name mentioned.
     

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    Another one, well known is Ivan Carter. Anyone hunted with him?
     
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  4. postoak

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    Ivan Carter! I knew I was forgetting someone.
     

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    Without doubt one of the best and nicest PH.
     

  6. John Telford

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    John Sharp has recently published his book “facing down fear”.
    If the old timers tickle your fancy the. Get the book “men for all seasons” that basically summarizes all the East African Greats.
    From these I think only Soren Lindstrom is still alive. He was credited for taking the last photo of Ahmed the great Kenyan Tusker a few days before he died from a septic poachers slug. I met Soren in 2018 at his house in Kasane where I was hoping to buy one of his old rifles.
     

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    Tony Sanchez Ariño is still alive, 90 years old.
     
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  8. Red Leg

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    You are absolutely correct. One of the greatest of them all.
     

  9. Wheels

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    Some are found in this 1971 EAPHA photo! Photo and information is courtesy of our own JudyB. The lovely face in the center of this crew.

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    EAPHA AGM in Nairobi Kenya in 1971
    Here's a photograph I thought I would also share on this thread. It's a group photo taken after the EAPHA AGM in Nairobi in 1971. I took the minutes! Last year Robin Hurt helped me verify some of the names. Think I'm the only one who kept the photo. Missing from the photo: Syd Downey, Donald Ker, Tony Seth-Smith and David Mead, who were on safari at the time. Standing (L to R) Bill Ryan, Terry Mathews, John Sutton, Tony Maxtone-Mailer, Bob Reitnauer, Bunny Ray, Brian Coleman, David Ommanney, Rene Babault, Chris Roberts, Patrick Gilbert-Hopkins, Tony France Lee Giraudo, (part hidden)?, Judy Blaeske, Brian Herne, John Alexander, Robin Hurt, Mike Webley, John Lawrence, Mike Keilly, Guy Grant, Kevin Torrens, Freddy Seed, Jens Hessel, Alfredo Pellizoli, ?, Alfie von Ausberg, Steve Smith, Laddy Wincza, ?, Mike Hissey, Ken Clark. Seated (L to R) Peter De Mello, Chris Lyon, Theo Potgeiter, Tony Dyer, Wali Mohamed, Gideon Kago, Nicky Blunt, Edgar De Bono, Dave Williams, Glen Cottar Bill Winter, Ray Palfrey.
     

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    I have read it twice. Currently I am listening to the audio version at the moment while in the gym. Downloaded from the library for free.
     

  11. Wheels

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    The EAPHA disbanded in 1977 or 1978 when Kenya closed hunting. Tanzania had previously closed hunting and was in the process of opening back up at that time. Tanzania required a National membership and wouldn't accept the EAPHA designation from what I remember.

    I believe the following members of the EAPHA are still alive: Robin Hurt, Danny McCallum, Tony Seth Smith, Terry Matthews, Brian Hern, David Mead. @baxterb and @JudyB may be able to add additional information here. We lost Tony Dwyer and Nicky Blunt a year or two ago.

    The following is also a good thread dealing mainly with East African hunters.

    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/famous-african-professional-hunters.5880/
     

  12. 375 Ruger Fan

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  13. tarbe

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    @Bullthrower338 and I had dinner with Brian Coleman (and John Sharp!) this past winter....so you can add Brian to the short list above.

    What a treat that was...dinner with three of the best hunters on earth (John, Brian and Cody!).
     
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    That was a wonderful evening, great stories and great company. I consider myself fortunate to be in the company of such fine men.
     
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    Does Coleman live in Houston?

    ......and to think, you have probably shot more rounds than any of them;)
     

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    Both of them combined!

    Brian was just visiting. I never did ask where he lives. Cody?
     
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    He also has a book on Rifles which is rather entertaining. Tony along with Harold Wolf are credited for the revival of the 500 Jeffery.
     

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    7975F8EA-7D5E-46C0-A682-A0CB9C2128AE.jpeg Soren Lindstrom with the picture of Amed in the background.He is holding his first rifle which he has had since he was 18 a model 70 in 375h&h.
     
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    He no longer hunts but still conducts photo safaris around Chobe and Zim/Vic falls area.
     

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