Craig Boddington was born Kansas and is a big game hunter, author and former US Marine. He has written over 3000 published magazine articles and is the author of over 20 books on hunting and shooting.
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America: The Men And Their Guns That Made Her Great by Craig Boddington (1981) is a history of the men - famous and virtually unknown - who influenced the growth of America and of the guns they used.
Campfires And Game Trails: Hunting North American Big Game by Craig Boddington (1985) shares with the reader the thrills and satisfaction of a long stalk and a good shot.
From Mt Kenya To The Cape: Ten Years Of African Hunting by Craig Boddington (1989). Hunting almost every species of African game and the rifles used to bag them are explained.
Deer Hunting Coast To Coast by Craig Boddington (1989). America's deer are not the same from coast to coast - nor are they hunted in the same ways.
Shots At Big Game: How To Shoot A Rifle Accurately Under Hunting Conditions by Craig Boddington (1989) is a guide to how to become a better field shot and how to practice for field shooting.
Safari Rifles by Craig Boddington (1991) is a wealth information, covering historical and present double rifle makers, ballistics for the large bores, the ideal rifle set up, bullets and much more.
The Hunter's Handbook by Craig Boddington (1992)
American Hunting Rifles: Their Application In The Field For Practical Shooting by Craig Boddington (1995) is a comprehensive book covering all the hunting rifles and calibres that are needed for North America's diverse game.
Whitetail Medicine by Craig Boddington (1995). Enjoy the easy reading and extremely factual proven points of practice that can make you a better shot by making the right choice in a particular situation.
Where Lions Roar: Ten More Years of African Hunting by Craig Boddington (1997). From the jungles of the Congo basin in search of the elusive bongo to the arid bushveld of Zimbabwe for leopard, Boddington pursues a large array of animals.
Make It Accurate: Get The Maximum Performance From Your Hunting Rifle by Craig Boddington (1999) is about improving the accuracy and performance of hunting rifles.
Search For The Spiral Horn by Craig Boddington (2002) is one of the few hunters who has successfully hunted each of the major varieties and most of the subspecies of the nine spiral-horned antelope of Africa.
African Experience: A Guide To Modern Safaris by Craig Boddington (2001). This book will help you to figure out what to try for, what to leave aside, how to stretch your money into more hunting, how to plan a trip in a methodical and intelligent way, what to do and what to avoid.
The Perfect Shot: Mini Edition For North America by Craig Boddington (2002) is a pocket-size, full-colour book features photos highlighting the heart, lungs, and major bones on whitetail, elk, mule deer, caribou and pronghorn antelope.
African Hunter II edited by Craig Boddington with Peter Flack (2004) is a complete revision of James Mellon's African Hunter. There is a total of 25 countries covered, with in-depth overviews of their hunting areas, background information and best times to hunt.
Life On Safari by Craig Boddington (2005) assists Geoff Broom in telling the remarkable story of his life on safari.
Buffalo! by Craig Boddington (2005) is an excellent book on hunting the African buffalo including stories and advice on numerous topics such as rifles, bullets and scopes.
Leopard by Craig Boddington (2007) is the most in depth study on the history and hunting of this magnificent cat ever produced.
Tracks Across Africa by Craig Boddington (2007) chronicles his third decade of African hunting.
Safari Rifles II by Craig Boddington (2007) is a complete revision of Boddington's earlier book 'Safari Rifles' published in 1990. This new book was written with another 18 years of experience under his belt, plus the availability of an exceptional increase in the number of rifles, calibres, bullets and accessories for African hunting.
Big Game Argentina by Craig Boddington (2009) is the first and only book ever published on big game hunting in Argentina. This is a visual and written survey of the best hunting destinations in this South American paradise. An amazing journey chasing red, Brockett, axis and fallow deer, as well as water buffalo, wild boar, puma, white lipped and collared peccary, capybara, blackbuck, mouflon and himalayan tahr.
Elephant! The Renaissance Of Hunting The African Elephant by Craig Boddington (2012). Very little is ever written on modern elephant hunting and strange as it may seem, many of the largest elephants shot in the history of Africa have actually been shot in the last fifty years. While shooting a hundred pounder is now a very rare occurrence, it may fairly be said that the average weight of ivory shot on safari has risen and risen over the last fifteen years, bringing with it a period that might well be called the renaissance of elephant hunting. Each year the trophies get better and the total population keeps on rising. Craig Boddington has been fortunate enough to have shot elephants in some of Africa's modern hot spots, including Mozambique, southern Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia. So here is a book on how elephants are hunted today and where the best places are to find them.
American Hunting Rifles II by Craig Boddington (2014) is the expanded edition of 'American Hunting Rifles'. The book covers all the rifles, calibers and accessories you will need for javelina in Texas, brown bears in Alaska and all game in between. Long-range shooting, the magnum calibers (short and long), scopes, shooting aids and all other considerations are covered in this book in a clear, concise and well-organized manner.
Deadly Encounters by Craig Boddington (2015) gives the facts and sometimes gory details of hunts which have gone fatally wrong. Includes lions, bull elephants in musth or elephant cows on the defensive, leopards, bears of all kinds and water buffaloes that have taken over the neighborhood and now see humans as intruders. Boddington discusses and dissects the incidents and facts to tell you why something went wrong so that you, the hunter, won't make the same mistake.
The Accurate Rifle...And Rifleman by Craig Boddington (2016). Boddington goes through every single element that makes an accurate (or not so accurate) rifle. These elements include the different actions, stocks, bedding and vibrations, good-quality triggers and how to control them, the variables in cartridge design, factory ammo, handloading for serious accuracy, the accuracy of the various bullet designs, breaking-in a rifle, open sights and scopes and mounts. Boddington delves into good shooting positions, rests, how to shoot long range and a host of other topics that will improve your rifle shooting.
From the Cape to Kasserine: Ten years of African Hunting 2007-2016 by Craig Boddington (2018) is Boddington's fourth ten-year book on African hunting. Included are driven hunts for Barbary wild boar in Tunisia, elephants in Botswana, buffalo in Mozambique, lions in Tanzania, with hunts for giant eland in Cameroon as well as trips to Ghana, Burkina Faso and Liberia. Boddington revisits Zambia and Zimbabwe seeking unusual species he has not hunted before and makes his first visit to Uganda.
Buffalo II! by Craig Boddington (2019) is an update of his 2005 book 'Buffalo!' as much has changed in terms of buffalo hunting destinations, firearms and ballistics. In this new book there is information on hunting swamp buffalo from Mozambique, the importance of buffalo sustainability for generations to come and looking for an aged buffalo bull with hard bosses. He also shares his experience with a full-blown, you-or-him buffalo charge, which is actually very rare. 'Buffalo II!' is a good resource for planning your first, second or next buffalo safari.
For more details about Craig Boddington's DVDs, with video clips, please go to African Hunting DVDs