「Hunting Modern South Africa with Powder and Ball / Smith, Randy D.」
Randy D. Smith, muzzleloader hunting expert and long-time field editor for Blackpowder Hunting magazine, describes the modern history, equipment, and tactics for black powder hunting in modern Africa. Whether you are interested in reading to learn about modern muzzleloader hunting or strictly for entertainment, this book has it all.
Part I deals with the history of the muzzleloader safari, equipment options, muzzleloader recommendations, and the author’s preparations. Nineteenth century hunters who faced big game with only single-shot and double-barreled muzzleloaders are not only presented, but also the relationships between their experiences and the modern hunter’s expectations are described.
Part II describes the author’s experiences on a plains game safari in South Africa with modern muzzleloading pioneer, Dr. Gary White. The hunt for twelve different plains game animals is accurately described, warts and all. Read of successes and failures to give you an idea of the challenges and rewards of the muzzleloader safari.
Part III provides a detailed planning guide for those considering a black powder safari, including South African sources for powder and other supplies. The author includes his recommendations for the best equipment, transportation, rifles, and regulations compliance. The author not only tells you what to expect but how to avoid costly mistakes. This detailed book is a must-have for anyone interested in taking on the Dark Continent with primitive firearms.
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