Kambaku - The Story Of Harry Manners - Ivory Hunter

GA Hunter

AH fanatic
Joined
Feb 2, 2017
Messages
613
Reaction score
865
Location
USA , GA
Media
46
Hunting reports
Africa
5
Just finished this book. A worthy read for sure. The author hunted elephant in Mozambique from the mid 1930’s until commercial hunting was closed in 1953. In that time he accounted for over 1000 elephant. Several of which were over the magical 100 pound mark. His largest was a great specimen with both tusks weighing in at over 180 pounds. They are the 4th largest known set of tusks.

It’s available from several outlets. I got mine here.
 

Attachments

  • Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.52 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.52 PM.png
    1.2 MB · Views: 29
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.55 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.55 PM.png
    804.3 KB · Views: 28
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.59 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.08.59 PM.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 31
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.09.02 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.09.02 PM.png
    331.6 KB · Views: 35

Nkawu

AH enthusiast
Joined
Mar 8, 2018
Messages
258
Reaction score
247
Location
Currently in the UK, from South Africa
Media
14
Articles
1
Member of
KZN Hunting Shooting & Conservation
Hunted
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sweden
Loads of deception in that book. Have a read of this article explaining more.

 

Attachments

  • Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.09.54 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.09.54 AM.png
    3.4 MB · Views: 29
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.05 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.05 AM.png
    2.8 MB · Views: 34
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.13 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.13 AM.png
    2 MB · Views: 23
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.22 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.22 AM.png
    2.8 MB · Views: 23
  • Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.33 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 8.10.33 AM.png
    3.6 MB · Views: 25

Accidental Villain

AH senior member
Joined
Jun 22, 2016
Messages
81
Reaction score
199
Media
15
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Hunted
Norway Canada England Kenya Zimbabwe
@Nkawu , excellent. I`ve read the book and had a lot of questions when done with it. Some things just did not add up. Just the fact that he did`nt put a picture of Carmen in his book. He also wrote about buffalo "he looked at me as if I owed him money".. well, that`s Robert Ruarks words.
Thanks for enlightening me +++
 

Nkawu

AH enthusiast
Joined
Mar 8, 2018
Messages
258
Reaction score
247
Location
Currently in the UK, from South Africa
Media
14
Articles
1
Member of
KZN Hunting Shooting & Conservation
Hunted
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sweden
@Nkawu , excellent. I`ve read the book and had a lot of questions when done with it. Some things just did not add up. Just the fact that he did`nt put a picture of Carmen in his book. He also wrote about buffalo "he looked at me as if I owed him money".. well, that`s Robert Ruarks words.
Thanks for enlightening me +++

No worries! I just wish I could get a hold of part 1 and 2 of that magazine article. Very interesting reading.
 

mark-hunter

AH elite
Joined
Aug 14, 2016
Messages
1,883
Reaction score
2,384
Media
23
Articles
2
Hunted
Namibia - Kalahari, Namibia - Khomas highland
I dont remember description of "buffalo owned the money" look, in that book. But it is some time since I read the book, so I might forgot it, as well.

It has to be noted that Robert Ruark is the most quoted safari writer in history. Probably second most famous qoute from him is "to bring enough gun".

All in all, the book is good, I would recommend it to anyone interested in safari literature.
 

IvW

AH legend
Joined
Dec 20, 2016
Messages
3,513
Reaction score
6,763
Location
South Africa
Media
62
Articles
3
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
BASA, CHASA
Hunted
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia,Zambia
Taylor also has a lot of questionable issues in his writings....other than being m and g....
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
7,930
Reaction score
3,396
Location
Madrid, Spain
Media
117
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
1
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
I enjoyed the book anyway.

Not unusual for writers to mix some fiction with reality ;)
 

Wheels

AH ambassador
Joined
Dec 23, 2012
Messages
6,529
Reaction score
10,184
Media
115
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
4
Hunted
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Loads of deception in that book. Have a read of this article explaining more.


Thanks for sharing the article. I read Manner's book but never realized there was any intrigue around the big bull on the cover.

If you find the other two articles, please post them.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,275
Messages
710,093
Members
66,349
Latest member
ChristaDvj
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

cal pappas wrote on Mnelson2's profile.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <pappas@mtaonline.net> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.
BeeMaa wrote on Justbryan's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. He was a pleasure to do business with.
BeeMaa wrote on 375Fox's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. Was a pleasure to do business with.
Tundra Tiger wrote on Alaska Luke's profile.
Hi Luke. Just saw your message. I am in Dillingham, and have been since 2002. I took an elementary teaching gig here, taught here five years, and then got a job with Togiak National Wildlife Refuge as their education and outreach specialist. Recently I just got a promotion and now I'm the Visitor Services Manager. Prior to DLG I spent 6 years teaching for Lake and Pen in Nondalton.
Serbian Hunter wrote on Tundra Tiger's profile.
Hi TT
I am glad you found some useful info in my posts. Hard cast WFN with GC will do the job fine. I trust Veral Smith (owner of LBT company) - I believe that he can provide you with some finest HC bullets. Many companies are coping his design. I can help you from here in developing max loads (40.000psi) just let me know which powder you are using (I use Quick Load software which turns to be very reliable).
 
Top