Tag: F.C. Selous

On safari with a classic big-bore double rifle

On Safari

When European settlers first arrived in Africa, they brought with them trusty muzzleloaders that, though they may have served them well in the old country, proved far too anemic to dispatch the thick-skinned, heavy-boned dangerous game native to their new home. After a few close calls with cantankerous critters the size of pickup trucks, they

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F.C. Selous: Tips from this legendary big-game hunter still apply today

Tips from this legendary 19th-century big-game hunter still apply today

Though written more than a century ago, one of Frederick Courteney Selous’ many accounts of big-game hunting, “Recent Hunting Trips in British North America,” delivers timeless insight and guidance to today’s hunters. On the list of the world’s larger-than-life historical figures, F.C. Selous has undoubtedly secured his place near the top. A close friend of

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