Vintage Safari Pictures

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  1. mark-hunter

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    Both persons have some influence on hunting.
    Tito, however never sent anyone to prison, or anything like that just for shooting better trophy...

    And there are many recorded anecdotes of Tito, hunting, and political hunts. But he raised the hunting level to very high international standard, and hunting experts of former Yugoslavia had influced the CIC scoring system, plus trophies of former YU, have scored high (as never before) on international hunting exibitions, as a product of good systematic game managment efforts.

    Once, he (Tito) was hunting in Slovenia, and security detail took away all hunting rifles of local hunters who should have participated in hunt.
    He knew that.
    During inital brefing, he said to his driver, to open the trunk of limousine.
    Inside was a crate with brand new zastava rifles.
    He then, told the driver - pls ditrubute the rifles to local hunters... (which they have kept later). He, had a touch for small people... Even today, well remembered and appreciated by many. Hated by some, as well.

    When hunting boars on a hunt with Causescu, they both fired at same driven boar.
    However, as per rules, the boar came on stand where Tito was. It shouldm have been, Tito.s kill. Both fired, Causescu brakeing ethical code.
    Later they examined the boar, and Causescu was looking for the bullet hole from his side of shooting.
    There was no hole.
    Tito asked, what are you looking for?
    He said, I am looking for my bullet hole!
    It took some time, no hole to be observed, and probably being irritated by this situation, Tito raised the tail of boar and said:
    Look under the tail, there is one hole, check is it yours...

    Goring: Jagd master of german reich
    His hunting laws are mainly (I beleive) still kept in Germany.
    One was total ban of vivisection of live animals. Still valid today.

    He had direct influence on creation of one excellent caliber, a true magnum before magnum era:
    8x68
    The idea was to create the best in the World, uber, ultimate hunting caliber.
    The interesting is that the idea has passed the then-german parlament, and based on resolution of parlament, new caliber was created.
    It is possibly the only (or very rare) occasion when sporting.hunting calibers was made under parlamanteray direction. Ususally sporting calibers are either wildcats, or makers development result. Not offical govt directive....

    Below is the link for one rare footage of Tito during hunt, and there is also Causescu: Year 1977.
     

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    Great story. Thank you for sharing all of them.
     
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    Your photos and stories got me to digging through an old book that had a safari with Tito and his wife in northern Tanzania in 1970. A friend of my fathers was the PH on the hunt. I have tried to capture the captions with the photos. @AfricaHunting.com Jerome, could you please position my photos right side up. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    The Kori is alive. Balson got herd boys to run it to ground as a demonstration for Tito. This is an experience I have witnessed. Three or four boys will form a line 200 meters across and start running toward the bustard. The bustard will take off and fly a few hundred meters, tire and land. Then start walking fast. The boys will keep running towards the bustard and the bustard will take flight again but only be able to fly two hundred meters. Within a kilometer or two the bustard is worn out and the boys catch it. The reason the boys are stretched out in a line is to keep the bustard from turning on them. This can only be done on flat ground. I have seen Kori's in places like the Komas Hochland where they could never be caught in this way.
     
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    Somehow I lost this photo from the previous ones.

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    Wheels what is that book?
     
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    is Eric Balson still alive ?
     

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