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Bookshelf Latest Additions

The books listed here are the latest additions to the Shakari Connection Bookshelf. In no particular order, there are books on African hunting, African exploration, hunting firearms and more. All the books newly added to the website will be listed on this page before going into their various categories and into the author index.

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APRIL 2024

Louis Cleland Slothower Jr & Ben H Slothower

Kudu Country

Kudu Country by Louis Cleland Slothower Jr & Ben H Slothower (1977) is the scarce book written by Ben Slothower based on his brother, Louis's, diary about two of his three African hunting safaris. The first part of the book is about Louis's second safari in Somalia in 1967 with two friends, on which Ben could not go. The second part of the book is about Louis's hunt in Mozambique in 1970, when all 3 Slothower brothers, plus one friend hunted together. They hunted in Mozambique with Safarilandia, part-owned by Baron Werner von Alvensleben (Brian Marsh's book 'Baron In Africa1') and the large PH team included Wally Johnson ('Last Ivory Hunter' by Peter Hathaway Capstick). The book also contains the names of all their hunt and camp staff from the trackers to the men who provided the hot bath water, waiters and mechanics.


Donald & Lora Warren

Middle East, Kenya Safari, New Zealand, Tahiti

Middle East, Kenya Safari, New Zealand, Tahiti by Donald & Lora Warren (undated, c 1950s) is an account of the authors' safari to Kenya where they successfully hunted zebra, antelope, elephant, leopard, kudu, plus they shot some sand grouse and other birds. There is also tales of their vacation travel to the Middle East, New Zealand and Tahiti.
More hunting books by Donald Warren


Chuck Epping

Old 721

Old 721: The 35-year Hunting Saga Of A Man And His Rifle by Chuck Epping (1983) is the privately published account of the author's big game hunting adventures in North America including bagging elk, moose, Dall sheep in the Yukon, and other game. More than half of the book is about his safaris in Africa where he collected the Big Five as well as kudu, eland, and other plains game. His rifle of choice was a Remington Model 721 in .30-06 calibre.


Frank Lau

Big Game Hunting In Southern Africa

Big Game Hunting In Southern Africa by Frank Lau (2022) is a guide to dangerous game hunting in southern Africa for Cape buffalo, lion and elephant. The author describes the different types of hunting safaris in Africa and the types of rifles and ammunition for dangerous game hunting.


Peter Allison

Don't Look Behind You!

Don't Look Behind You!: True Tales Of A Safari Guide is the author's follow-up book about his encounters as a safari guide, including ravenous lions, stampeding elephants and lovesick rhinos. He recounts his often hilarious adventures in a private reserve adjacent to South Africa's Kruger National Park and in Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Another book by Peter Allison


Edwin A Hetland

Don't Look Behind You!

The Challenge Of The Wild by Edwin A Hetland (1978) is an autobiographical account of the author's life in Canada, before it gets to the part on African big game hunting. He describes the big game animals, with information for hunters, based on his own experiences, with photographs of the game he shot - lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, hippo and more.



It is always interesting to know which books you are buying. Here are some of the books bought recently from the Bookshelf ...

Robert Anderson

Great Rams And Ram Hunters

Great Rams And Ram Hunters by Robert Anderson (1994). North American sheep hunters relate their stories for Dall, Stone, Bighorn and Desert Sheep. The history and heritage of sheep hunting from the early 1900s to contemporary times. The author has acquired a large volume of people's stories, presented through interviews, letters, and photographs. He also documents the development of scoring and record systems.


Kevin Robertson

The Perfect Shot: Shot Placement For African Big Game
The Perfect Shot: Shot Placement For African Big Game by Kevin Robertson (1999) is the original 'Perfect Shot' book. Africa has more varieties of big game than any other continent and almost all these animals have very different 'kill zones'. Each animal is shown in a colour field picture as well as a colour 'ghost view' that illustrates the shoulder bones, heart, lungs and brain so you will know precisely where to place your shot.


It Shouldn't Happen: Light-Hearted African Adventures

It Shouldn't Happen: Light-Hearted African Adventures by Kevin Robertson (2008). Over the years Kevin Robertson has had a number of funny, interesting and sad encounters. Now he has committed these stories to paper and we get to read some of the silly things he, his friends and his clients have done.


Buffalo: Shot Placement And Trophy Evaluation

Buffalo: Shot Placement and Trophy Ealuation by Kevin Robertson (2008) is a handy pocket-sized guide on shot placement and trophy evaluation focusing solely on the Cape buffalo.


The Perfect Shot II Mini Edition For Africa

The Perfect Shot II Mini Edition For Africa by Kevin Robertson (2015) is the completely revised and expanded version of original 'The Perfect Shot: Mini Edition For Africa'. This mini edition features animal tracks as well as ghost views of vital areas and point of aim for each animal. A brief essay on natural history, trophy assessment and subspecies is included. In addition, the Rowland Ward and SCI record books minimums have been updated.


The Perfect Shot II

The Perfect Shot II by Kevin Robertson (2013) is a completely revised and updated edition with many new photos and revised anatomical drawings. The Perfect Shot II also has new shot-placement details for blesbok, bongo, black wildebeest, grysbok, nyala, reedbuck, roan and steenbok. In all, twenty-seven African game species are now covered. In addition,the chapters on bullet construction and performance have been substantially revised to cover the advances in bullet development. Each animal is shown in at least one colour field picture as well as a view that illustrates the shoulder bones, heart, lungs, brain and spinal column. These views allow you to see precisely where to place your shot in relation to how the animal may be standing. Other chapters include calibre and bullet selection, trophy handling, basic animal anatomy and practical tips.


J H Patterson

The Man-Eaters Of Tsavo And Other East African Adventures

The Man-Eaters Of Tsavo And Other East African Adventures by J H Patterson (1907) is the classic story of the man-eating lions that halted construction of a railway line and reportedly killed 100 people, told by the man who risked his life to successfully shoot them. Considered one of the greatest man-eating sagas of all time, this book is the firsthand account of the infamous Tsavo lions. Free eBook Free Audio Book


Major G P Evans

Major George Patrick Elystan Evans (b.1872) served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Big Game Shooting In Upper Burma

Big Game Shooting In Upper Burma by Major G P Evans (1911). Hunting the Indian elephant, gaur, banteng, rhino, tiger, Malayan bear, sambur, brow-antlered deer and other game in Burma. Free eBook



Anno Hecker

Anno Hecker was a German big game hunter who arrived in Tanzania in 1955 and decided to stay. He served as a tsetse control officer and an honorary game warden and taught at the Game Warden Training Centre at the College of African Wildlife Management.

C'est L'Afrique - That's Africa: A Somewhat Different Hunting Book

C'est L'Afrique - That's Africa: A Somewhat Different Hunting Book by Anno Hecker (2007) are the memoirs of a German big game hunter of great experience. Hunting elephant, eland, buffalo and many others, principally in Kenya and Tanzania. His stories are all that more exciting and interesting as he had to teach himself how to hunt as he went along. From his notes and memory he has written, in no particular order, what he considers important and of interest to sportsmen.


C H Stockley

Big Game Shooting In The Indian Empire

Big Game Shooting In The Indian Empire by C H Stockley (1928) covers the author's extensive hunting in the Himalayas, Kashmir, Ladakh, Sindh, Baltistan and elsewhere after ibex, markhor, tahr, shapu, bharal, tsine, bison, tiger, leopard, bear, sambhar, serow, nilgai and other game.



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