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Ripp
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Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell
      #292144 - 16/12/16 11:45 PM

http://www.safaripress.com/Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary-Ltd/productinfo/BELL94Z/

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Ripp]
      #292153 - 17/12/16 06:13 AM

One of my fave books to read


"If he were listening to me
and I moved, he would be off. The hunterís god was directing me, for I never
moved. It seemed interminable. I could not see my boy in the tree. At last I
heard a sound and saw a movement in the bush, and there emerged the low held
forehead of a large bull elephant pushing its way straight toward me only
a few paces distant, but so uncannily quiet.
I fired on the instant, keeping well above the eyes, eight or nine inches
higher than would be correct if the head had been in a more usual position.
With the echo of the shot, that huge animal lay motionless except for the leg tremors,
which indicated that the brain had been reached."

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Get off the chair away from the desk and get out in the bush and enjoy life.


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: gryphon]
      #292161 - 17/12/16 07:26 AM

Just received my copy (#46)

Haven't read much yet but interestingly enough the pencil drawing opposite of the title page is upside down.

E


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Cazadero]
      #292164 - 17/12/16 09:09 AM


MY copy is on its way....Yehaaaa...


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: rigbymauser]
      #292165 - 17/12/16 10:03 AM

I've read two of Bell's books , just wondering has anyone ever seen any photos taken by Bell or photos of Bell on Safari . Does this book have any Safari Photos by Bell.
Thanks


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: gryphon]
      #292215 - 18/12/16 08:13 AM

Quote:

One of my fave books to read


"If he were listening to me
and I moved, he would be off. The hunterís god was directing me, for I never
moved. It seemed interminable. I could not see my boy in the tree. At last I
heard a sound and saw a movement in the bush, and there emerged the low held
forehead of a large bull elephant pushing its way straight toward me only
a few paces distant, but so uncannily quiet.
I fired on the instant, keeping well above the eyes, eight or nine inches
higher than would be correct if the head had been in a more usual position.
With the echo of the shot, that huge animal lay motionless except for the leg tremors,
which indicated that the brain had been reached."




Having been in thick jess, only 15meters from a large bull and not been able to see it until it moved, then not hearing anything as it moved I can believe this. No, I didn't take it as I was after a Tuskless cow.


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Ripp
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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Rule303]
      #292246 - 19/12/16 12:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

One of my fave books to read


"If he were listening to me
and I moved, he would be off. The hunterís god was directing me, for I never
moved. It seemed interminable. I could not see my boy in the tree. At last I
heard a sound and saw a movement in the bush, and there emerged the low held
forehead of a large bull elephant pushing its way straight toward me only
a few paces distant, but so uncannily quiet.
I fired on the instant, keeping well above the eyes, eight or nine inches
higher than would be correct if the head had been in a more usual position.
With the echo of the shot, that huge animal lay motionless except for the leg tremors,
which indicated that the brain had been reached."




Having been in thick jess, only 15meters from a large bull and not been able to see it until it moved, then not hearing anything as it moved I can believe this. No, I didn't take it as I was after a Tuskless cow.




Been there...impressive isn't it??

and YES, I too was hunting a tuskless..

Ripp

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Ripp]
      #292302 - 19/12/16 07:25 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

One of my fave books to read


"If he were listening to me
and I moved, he would be off. The hunterís god was directing me, for I never
moved. It seemed interminable. I could not see my boy in the tree. At last I
heard a sound and saw a movement in the bush, and there emerged the low held
forehead of a large bull elephant pushing its way straight toward me only
a few paces distant, but so uncannily quiet.
I fired on the instant, keeping well above the eyes, eight or nine inches
higher than would be correct if the head had been in a more usual position.
With the echo of the shot, that huge animal lay motionless except for the leg tremors,
which indicated that the brain had been reached."




Having been in thick jess, only 15meters from a large bull and not been able to see it until it moved, then not hearing anything as it moved I can believe this. No, I didn't take it as I was after a Tuskless cow.




Been there...impressive isn't it??

and YES, I too was hunting a tuskless..

Ripp




Yes it is impressive Ripp. I would say to any one that can and has not done it, go hunt Elephant.

A mate fought in the Rhodesian Bush war. He and a platoon of Mataeble trops put in an Ambush on a bush track. Pitch black night, no star. They were 30 mts off the track and did not set up trip flares of claymores, as animals tend to set them off before people. They did not hear any thing. Come moring the track was covered in Ele foot prints. He said this scared him more than gunfights. Reconed if the locals couldt pick them then what hope did he have.


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Rule303]
      #292305 - 19/12/16 08:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

One of my fave books to read


"If he were listening to me
and I moved, he would be off. The hunterís god was directing me, for I never
moved. It seemed interminable. I could not see my boy in the tree. At last I
heard a sound and saw a movement in the bush, and there emerged the low held
forehead of a large bull elephant pushing its way straight toward me only
a few paces distant, but so uncannily quiet.
I fired on the instant, keeping well above the eyes, eight or nine inches
higher than would be correct if the head had been in a more usual position.
With the echo of the shot, that huge animal lay motionless except for the leg tremors,
which indicated that the brain had been reached."




Having been in thick jess, only 15meters from a large bull and not been able to see it until it moved, then not hearing anything as it moved I can believe this. No, I didn't take it as I was after a Tuskless cow.




Been there...impressive isn't it??

and YES, I too was hunting a tuskless..

Ripp




Yes it is impressive Ripp. I would say to any one that can and has not done it, go hunt Elephant.

A mate fought in the Rhodesian Bush war. He and a platoon of Mataeble trops put in an Ambush on a bush track. Pitch black night, no star. They were 30 mts off the track and did not set up trip flares of claymores, as animals tend to set them off before people. They did not hear any thing. Come moring the track was covered in Ele foot prints. He said this scared him more than gunfights. Reconed if the locals couldt pick them then what hope did he have.




Yes..amazing..and as you stated, if anyone wants an exciting hunt..do a tuskless at the minimum..

The last time I was in Zim I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of something pulling on branches..hit my little flashlight and the belly of an elephant was beside me while I was laying in my bed..could poke it with my finger through the chicken wire walls and wood they had used to build the hut.Made me feel very very small..

Same hunt we were walking into a blind for hyena while still dark..heard a little branch break and then a loud noise and scream of elephant..a cow with calf come out of nowhere charging us..we kept backing up and hollering with our flashlights on her ..she stopped and turned around slowly at 8 yards...

They are NOT to be taken lightly...

Ripp

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Ripp]
      #298180 - 30/03/17 11:21 PM

Is this book all new material or just selected topics and snips from his existing works?

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Gundog01]
      #298197 - 31/03/17 09:02 AM

Ordered that one, not cheap ,hope its good ,supposed to be all New material

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: 500Boswell]
      #298198 - 31/03/17 09:07 AM

I always like that story in his other books, when he shot an ancient decrepit elephant with his 7mm ,and how he described it and the result when he shot it

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: 500Boswell]
      #298205 - 31/03/17 01:01 PM

I have finished reading the book.
Going to put his out there and say I found Bell very self opinionated in respect to calibre's and double rifles in particular.
Not saying he is right or wrong, and certainly not taking away from his tremendous skill and knowledge of the elephant anatomy , just found him narrow in his thinking.

Sorry if I have offended any Hero worshipers .
Also he seemed to spend waaaaaay to much time viewing the young native damsels!!

I have a spare

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: paradox_]
      #298206 - 31/03/17 01:03 PM

I have a spare rrading copy , if any local members are interested.

Best
Eric

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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: paradox_]
      #298208 - 31/03/17 01:51 PM

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I have a spare rrading copy , if any local members are interested.

Best
Eric




Is the material new or just repeated stories?


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Re: Incidents-from-an-Elephant-Hunters-Diary--Bell [Re: Gundog01]
      #298211 - 31/03/17 03:10 PM

Its mainly new material, although its been sometome since I read all the originals.
Its definatly one to have in the library.

Safari Press report there is to more to come.......later in the year.

Best
Eric

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