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The Dangers Of Leopard Hunting In Africa

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Cracking little story from The Fieldsports Gazette. The day when the PH Robin Hurt nearly died.

 

http://www.fieldsportsmagazine.com/Stalking/close-calls-part-1.html

 

The hunting of a wounded Leopard is the one big five scenario that has always interested me. About as dangerous as it gets...

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not something I like but a great story non the less

+ 2 good read that, ive read that they use ridge backs to bay lions + leopards , would have come in handy that day , must be brave dog to stand in front of injured leopard like this one, very dangerous big cat :yes:

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Theres a bowhunting video called Africa at full draw,theres a few good leopards on there,even though they often predate on dogs there are a few american hunters who have taken packs over to africa and hunted leopard succesfully.

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My friends dad was a very interesting man, parabat and now a ph, he has some tales about them big spotted boys ,

 

He reckons they are a serious force to be reckoned with even with proper fire power, more so than a lion

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Vietnam holiday brochure from the early 1960's (you dont get info likemthisnin a skytour or thomas cook brochure),all the leopard and tiger you can shoot for a 22 dollar licence.

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My friends dad was a very interesting man, parabat and now a ph, he has some tales about them big spotted boys ,

 

He reckons they are a serious force to be reckoned with even with proper fire power, more so than a lion

 

Para in the SA Army to PH in the Dark Continent, the man sounds like the lead character from a nineteenth century novel! What a life.

 

Anyway, part II from this series....

http://www.fieldsportsmagazine.com/Shooting-Stalking/close-calls-part-2.html

 

 

 

PS. I've really enjoyed reading some of the many articles from thefieldsportsmagizine.com. Cracking stuff if you're a shooting man with a broad interest.

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Love corbetts books , find that era magnificent

 

Born hunter, was much more than just a para as well, he had the glory in being one of the first wave at cassinga, hes one of my all time heroes

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