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A Hunter's Hunter

A Hunter's Hunter

Product Review (submitted on January 31, 2020):
I have just finished reading Robin Hurts book The Hunter's Hunter and read it from cover to cover.and I think that it is one of the best books on hunting that I have ever read, and the name alone tells it all. I have known Robin for may years and in fact knew him when he was a teenager and lived with his mother just down the road from me near lake Naivasha Kenya, I remember then how he used to love to hunt and would see him driving down the dirt road on a motorcycle with his gun bearer sitting on the back to go hunting. The has book brought back many old memories to me.

In later years Robin and I did a number of Safaris together both in Kenya the Sudan and Zambia, and got to know each other even better. It was then that I realized that Robin was not just a Professional Hunter, but also a strong conservationist as well, but also had hunting in his blood and enjoyed every moment of any hunt even when he was hunting with clients unlike most Professional Hunters that did it for a living only.

I quit Professional hunting in 1981 and moved to the USA and lost contact with Robin for a while, so did not know until reading his book how he had expanded in the hunting field, to many other parts of Africa. Robin I think is among the top Hunters to have tract and hunted many Elephants with his clients with Ivory weighing over 100 lbs and this alone is in my opinion a big achievement they don't come that easy to find, likewise judging Ivory is one one the hardest things to do.

Until reading his book I did not know that Robin had also hunted for himself in so many other countries in the world, one being the Marco Polo Sheep hunt perhaps one of the hardest hunts and dangerous hunts in the world, in that he did it twice before he was able to achieve what he wanted, this alone tells me his love for hunting, and I admire him for this. I don't know of many other professional Hunters that take hunting for themselves so seriously as Robin does.

I am now eighty one and perhaps coming to the end of an era, but I wish Robin and his dear wife Pauline all the best in their project with the wildlife and Rhino conservation at their new home in Namibia.