Discussion in 'Articles' started by Kawshik Rahman, Oct 8, 2019.
Thank you so much for all the support which you have shown . I am most grateful.
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Thank you so much for all the support that you have shown. It was an excellent rifle , yes. The .348 Winchester calibre was a little uncommon back in my time. It was very effective on the Nilgai. I cannot seem to remember if the tube type magazine held four cartridges or five. Even though under lever rifles are not typically thought of as Shikar or Safari rifles , they appear to have held their own in India during my time. The client in the account about the bears had also brought an under lever rifle from the firm , Savage in the calibre .243 Winchester . Another client had brought an under lever rifle from Winchester in the calibre .3006 which had no tube type magazine.
Another had brought the venerable .3030 calibre under lever rifle from Winchester.
I am grateful for your never ending support for me.
Thank you so much for the understanding that you have shown regarding the situation. I had been given a direct order from Sundar Raj sir to guide the client , as he was an extremely wealthy gentleman from the Middle East who was always used to getting whatever he liked. If l had refused , then l would have lost my job at Sundar Raj Shikar. Even at that young age , l did find some of the acts in that particular Shikar very sickening . However , client is King and must be protected at all costs. I am a little confused as to why Rongon would think of injuring an animal to force it to get aggressive. When l told this story to Karim , Karim speculated that Rongon had probably done this before as well. However , l would like to believe that Karim was incorrect.
You are a most observant gentleman . The entire Shikar itself was illegal to do , because at the time the season for Royal Bengal tigers had not opened yet for another two months and the Nilgiri wild life Association would only allow one Royal Bengal tiger to be shot per season. This sickening killing ( l will not call it Shikar ) was only possible because we had broken into Buxa tiger reserve.
Since l could not legally sell the skin of the Royal Bengal tiger , l kept it in my family house after having the coolies treat the skin in the field.
You always ask the most thoughtful questions. The danger of shooting at tigers in Buxa Tiger Reserve was that there were tigers all over the area and the area had extremely thick vegetation .
Observe the vegetation on the left side. It is very dense.
You raise another very good point . In the normal forests , it would be impossible to shoot or even find three tigers within such close proximity to one another ( naturally , as they are not herd animals ). However , Buxa tiger reserve had a very concentrated population of Royal Bengal tigers.
Regarding rifles , the sensible thing to do was always to suggest to our clients to fire three test shots at the lawn of Darjeeling Circuit House , before the Shikar . If this was a double barrel rifle , then it would be four test shots , because we needed to see how swiftly the client can reload the double barrel rifle ( for this , l will always recommend a double barrel rifle without an automatic safety mechanism ). However , we could not force clients to do it. Fortunately , most of our clients were really sensible and they did it without needing to be requested.
I always prefer that my clients will use telescopic sight , because it aids in correct aim and more clean shooting.
I went to Buxa tiger reserve when l was a kid , Mr. Rahman . This was in '86 when Mr. Karim was still alive . It was pretty creepy I saw your pic carefully. Those thick bushes still exist. And our guide DID infact tell us that tigers prowled every bush there .
Excellent! Please find a friendly editor and compile these memoirs in a book. It would be an invaluable addition to the literature of our sport, and quite likely the last of its kind. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for your never ending support. I will definitely consider it , as so many of you gentlemen are saying it .
Please do so Mr. Rahman! Your adventures and the manner in which you share them, are outstanding and take us back to a time none of us will know, except through writings or gentlemen such as yourself.
Thank you for your never ending support. I will genuinely consider it . First , l must fulfil my promise to Hoss Delgado and help him with his own book and the chapter about India.
Thank you for another great story, Mr, Rahman. Unfortunately, money is still King in many instances, leaving aside ethics, and this happens all over the world, today.
This reminds me of the africana book "The last Ivory hunter - saga of Wally Johnson", but this one is written by somebody else not Johnson himself - in this case it was written by Peter H. Capstick, and the book published quite late, after actual ivory hunters days, in 1988!
Dear mr @Kawshik Rahman,
Please do not underestimate yourself. Publish the book, it will be of great value to all future hunters! And if i may suggest, give some more current insights to present day hunting in Bangladesh!
This is sadly correct. There is still one person now who actively leads illegal huntings for Royal Bengal tigers in India now. He is a corrupt forest official who publicly still blames hunting .
You are very supportive of me.
Another great story sir. I continue to agree with most here, please keep them coming in the forum and record them in a volume somewhere they will be preserved.
Thank you so much for your appreciation and support
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