Jack O'Connor Big Game Hunter

Discussion in 'Legends Of Big Game Hunting' started by monish, Aug 14, 2010.

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    Such depth & breadth in his writing! VERY missed, along with Finn!
     
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    I doubt there will ever again be a person who will enjoy such an enlightened and productive life.
     
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    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.
     

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    I was getting ready to book a flight to AK!
     
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    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.
     
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    +1.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    Thank God!
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thank you! I will do that.
     

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    Probably not that Remington action. ;) Most of his rifles were beautiful custom things built on the Winchester Model 70.
     
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