Chauncey Hugh Stigand (1877 - 1919) was a keen big-game hunter, but was equally interested in the habits and habitat of his quarry. Stigand took greater risks in life than most hunters of the time and was very often close to being fatally injured. He was gored in the chest by a rhino, mauled by a wounded lion that he was following up in the dark, tusked through the leg by an elephant that he was trying to drive out of a garden without a rifle. He followed another wounded lion into a cave and luckily for him, it had expired by the time he reached it. His bravery or contempt for risks possibly led to his death when he and his men were ambushed by Dinkas in Sudan. Walking ahead of his men, Stigand managed to kill 6 enemies before he fell.
C H Stigand usually used a .256 Mannlicher for elephants. He also had a .318 and .450 cordite rifle which he did not like, preferring the smaller bores.
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Observations On Northern Section Of The Tanganyika-Nile Rift Valley by C H Stigand (1916) is a Royal Geographical Society pamplet.
Black Tales For White Children: Being A Collection Of Swahili Stories by C H Stigand (1914) was written at the time he had children. Stigand wrote on a wide variety of topics relating to African including both folk tales and big game hunting. Free eBook
Equatoria: The Lado Enclave by C H Stigand (1923) is a memoir of the life of Chauncey Hugh Stigand (who was killed in action fighting the Dinka in December 1919) and a list of events in the region from 1815-1914.
Land Of Zinj: Being An Account Of British East Africa by C H Stigand (1913) is a detailed description of the country, its history and the natives (their language and customs) in that part of British East Africa that lies between the Juba and Zambesi rivers. Free eBook
Central African Game And Its Spoor by C H Stigand (1909) was written with Denis D Lyell and is an important compendium of information by two extremely knowledgeable naturalists and hunters. Free eBook
Hunting The Elephant In Africa by C H Stigand (1913) is the definitive work on elephant hunting by one of the greatest hunters of all time. Stigand mostly shot elephant in the Congo and Lado Enclave, once getting 8 in a day. He also hunted in Nyasaland and North-Eastern Rhodesia. Free eBook