THE SPORTS AFIELD BOOK OF HUNTING AND SHOOTING RECORDS AND FACTS
Astonishing Accomplishments and Fascinating Facts from the World of Hunting and Shooting
by Jens Erik Perto
2015 Long Beach, 320pp, photos, 6x9, hardcover, dj
Did you know that a single German prince in the 1600s killed more than 31,000 wild boars over his lifetime? Have you heard of Sasha Siemel, who dispatched some 300 jaguars using only a spear? Did you know that the big-game animal that lives at the highest altitude is not a wild sheep or ibex, but a yak? Or that the longest recorded successful shot at a prairie dog is 3,125 yards?
The Sports Afield Book of Hunting and Shooting Records and Facts is an entertaining and eclectic collection of remarkable feats, surprising facts, interesting trivia, and sensational coincidences from the world of big-game hunting, bird hunting, and shooting. This is a collection of historical anecdotes, not a comprehensive book of records of trophies or game bags of the world; its goal is to present surprising and interesting facts about animals and hunters, as well as amazing and outstanding feats from the field. Gathered from a wide variety of sources, the stories come from Europe and Asia as well as North and South America, and anecdotes range from amazing and impressive to shocking and hilarious. In short, they are incredible but true.