By Finn & Berit Aagaard
Finn Aagaard was once a different guy. He used to be a hugely revered Kenya expert hunter (1967–1977) and, later, a gun professional and author. After the looking ban in Kenya, he and his spouse of thirty-two years, Berit, moved to the united states the place Finn grew to become a searching advisor in Texas. quickly thereafter he turned a author for the NRA, and his evaluations on weapons, calibers, and African searching won him all over the world popularity. the 1st a part of Aagaard's African Adventures includes the total, unique manuscript of Aagaard's Africa, which was once released in an abridged shape in 1991. Berit, who knew him greater than somebody, has improved on Finn's searching tales whereas supplying new, and never-before-published fabric present in Finn's meticulously saved journals relationship again to 1956. including those and the adventures and stories recorded on CDs almost immediately earlier than his loss of life, she paints a special photo of the guy. We stick to Finn during the bloody Mau Mau rebellion; we study what it took to turn into a PH;...
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So Far taught me to move slowly and quietly, with the wind in my face, and to stop every dozen steps or so and look around with a binocular. When he was with me—or should I say when I was with him—we always managed to see the deer before they saw us and usually had a successful stalk up within shooting range. But when I went out by myself, inevitably the first and last thing I saw of the deer was their namesake white tails flagging up behind them as they burst out of a thicket I had just scoured with the binocular.
For one final, magical afternoon we stepped back in time; we were united again, father and son. On our old stomping grounds. “Thank you for a good hunt,” he said. Everything was the same as it used to be. Only this time, I really DID understand. ” He had just walked down to the creek from our house, a rifle hanging from his shoulder, to teach a gun-safety course to my mother’s Cub Scout den. “And the second thing to remember is that you must never point a gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot.
But most people, including Finn, hold that the rhino is simply too stupid to rank up there with the leaders. As for hippo, Finn was well aware of the lethal record of the hippopotamus, but prized this beast more for his hide, his meat, and his fat than for his trophy. Hippo fat is the sovereign remedy for almost every physical problem among the Bantu, but the hippo is not a target of the sportsman, as are members of the Big Four. I think he should be, if hunted on dry land on his way to the river, and this is another impression that Finn and I shared.
Aagaard's African Adventures by Finn & Berit Aagaard