THE PERFECT SHOT
Shot Placement for African Big Game
by Kevin "Doctari" Robertson
1999 Long Beach, 271pp, color photos, 8.5x11, hardcover, dj
Africa boasts more varieties of big game than any other continent. Almost all these animals have very different "kill zones," but knowing where to place a killing shot (the most importan criterion in hunting is bewildering to even an experienced African hunter. Kevin Robertson, a PH and veterinarian from South Africa, has created the most comprehensive work ever undertaken to show the anatomical features for all classes of African game—from elephant and buffalo to the large cats to the antelopes to the smallest game animals (duiker and warthog). Each animal is shown in a color field picture as well as a color "ghost view" that illustrate the shoulder bones, heart, lungs, and brain, allowing you to see precisely where to place your shot. The invaluable natural history section on each animal contains trophy assessment hints as well as how to determine the sex of an animal. Other chapters include caliber and bullet selection, rifle selection, trophy handling, and basic animal anatomy. This great reference work is a must-have for your next safari.