In memoriam - Tanzanian White Hunter & Game Ranger Terry Irwin Passes Away

It is truly with a heavy heart that I regret to announce the tragic passing of retired Tanzanian white hunter and game ranger, Mr. Terry Irwin earlier this month.

I met him in Tanzania through a mutual friend in 2008 and we used to frequently correspond with one another via email and telephone over the years (at least five or six times annually).

Despite shooting his last elephant in 1969 & his final lion in 1987 and selling off all three of his firearms ( a .458 Winchester Magnum Mannlicher Schoenauer made to order for him in 1964, a .30-06 Springfield Remington Model 700 and a 12 gauge 3" Magnum Aya single trigger single trigger sidelock ejector side by side made to order for him) in 1993... Mr. Irwin remained highly involved in the hunting community all throughout his life. He was a regular contributor to Man Magnum magazine in South Africa.

Mr. Irwin was a true treasure trove of knowledge and he was always more than happy to correspond with any fellow hunter who would write to him. He gave me much highly appreciated advice regarding rhinoceros hunting (the only member of the African Big Five which I'm yet to hunt) and I will miss him greatly.

May God/Allah grant him Heaven/Jannat. And may he continue to hunt eternally in the happy hunting grounds.

He is survived by his daughters (amongst whom Beth was the one who informed me of his tragic passing). His legacy shall live on, in the form of his autobiography (Memoirs Of An African Hunter). As of this time of writing, I am in talks with a few of our mutual friends to have a second edition of Mr. Irwin's autobiography published (which has long since gone out of print). Hopefully, I will succeed soon.View attachment 589205
Mr. Irwin & A Rhinoceros Shot With his .458 Winchester Magnum Mannlicher Schoenauer (1968). This Rifle And Hand-Loaded Hornady 500 Grain Bullets (Supplied To Him By Visiting Clients) Exclusively Accounted For All Of The African Big Five Game That Mr. Irwin Ever Accounted For. It Now Belongs To A Spanish Client Of His.
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Mr. Irwin’s Autobiography

Thank you for posting the tribute to your friend. We have lost most of the EAPHA Mzees. RIP.
 
It is truly with a heavy heart that I regret to announce the tragic passing of retired Tanzanian white hunter and game ranger, Mr. Terry Irwin earlier this month.

I met him in Tanzania through a mutual friend in 2008 and we used to frequently correspond with one another via email and telephone over the years (at least five or six times annually).

Despite shooting his last elephant in 1969 & his final lion in 1987 and selling off all three of his firearms ( a .458 Winchester Magnum Mannlicher Schoenauer made to order for him in 1964, a .30-06 Springfield Remington Model 700 and a 12 gauge 3" Magnum Aya single trigger single trigger sidelock ejector side by side made to order for him) in 1993... Mr. Irwin remained highly involved in the hunting community all throughout his life. He was a regular contributor to Man Magnum magazine in South Africa.

Mr. Irwin was a true treasure trove of knowledge and he was always more than happy to correspond with any fellow hunter who would write to him. He gave me much highly appreciated advice regarding rhinoceros hunting (the only member of the African Big Five which I'm yet to hunt) and I will miss him greatly.

May God/Allah grant him Heaven/Jannat. And may he continue to hunt eternally in the happy hunting grounds.

He is survived by his daughters (amongst whom Beth was the one who informed me of his tragic passing). His legacy shall live on, in the form of his autobiography (Memoirs Of An African Hunter). As of this time of writing, I am in talks with a few of our mutual friends to have a second edition of Mr. Irwin's autobiography published (which has long since gone out of print). Hopefully, I will succeed soon.View attachment 589205
Mr. Irwin & A Rhinoceros Shot With his .458 Winchester Magnum Mannlicher Schoenauer (1968). This Rifle And Hand-Loaded Hornady 500 Grain Bullets (Supplied To Him By Visiting Clients) Exclusively Accounted For All Of The African Big Five Game That Mr. Irwin Ever Accounted For. It Now Belongs To A Spanish Client Of His.
View attachment 589206
Mr. Irwin’s Autobiography
RIP, loved his book
 
Just saw this! RIP.
 

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