Discussion in 'Legends Of Big Game Hunting' started by monish, Aug 14, 2010.
Such depth & breadth in his writing! VERY missed, along with Finn!
I doubt there will ever again be a person who will enjoy such an enlightened and productive life.
Lots of us old-timers remember reading his work as a kid. It would be great if he, Elmer Keith, Skeeter Skeleton etc. were still around. One can only imagine.
I was getting ready to book a flight to AK!
Game in the Desert Revisited is still one of my favorite books to just pick up and read a chapter.
I have a lot of rifles now (too many, if that's possible?), but when I just had one... it was a Remington 700 classic with a 4x Leopold. Always felt Jack would have approved. I brought home a lot of venison with that rifle.
I read an article of his in, I think, Outdoor Life, when I was about 13 or 14 about rifles and cartridges for big game. I think it was the start of my rifle and big game hunting addiction. My dad never cared for anything except following a bird dog with his Browning Auto 5. I had to wait till I could drive to go deer hunting. Killed my first deer at 15 and been chasing them ever since. Your fault, Jack.
He was a great writer. I grew up reading Jack, Jim Carmichael, Patrick F McManus et al. That, along with a good dog, reliable old gun, and farms to roam, created an addiction that appears to be without cure.
I agree but if you look closely I think some of the next generation of Keith, O'Conner, etc are already alive and kicking around , some of them on this site. We just don't recognize them sometimes
Excellent. I love this. In the mid '70s, I bought my .270 Winchester M70 based on Jack O'Connor's hunting exploits. But, just to be FAIR, I would love to see his arch nemesis (big bore aficionado) Elmer Keith's African adventure stories. Apparently, they had different ideas on their choice of hunting rifle calibers.
Go to one of the online book sellers and find and order Hell I Was There... Elmer's autobiography, then you read about his African exploits and guns among other stories of his life. I read it in about 91-92.
One or two of his doubles just sold in the last year or two at auction.
Thank you! I will do that.
Probably not that Remington action. Most of his rifles were beautiful custom things built on the Winchester Model 70.
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