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By Finn & Berit Aagaard

Finn Aagaard used to be a unique guy. He used to be a hugely revered Kenya specialist hunter (1967–1977) and, later, a gun professional and author. After the searching ban in Kenya, he and his spouse of thirty-two years, Berit, moved to america the place Finn grew to become a looking advisor in Texas. quickly thereafter he grew to become a author for the NRA, and his evaluations on weapons, calibers, and African searching received him around the world reputation. the 1st a part of Aagaard's African Adventures comprises the total, unique manuscript of Aagaard's Africa, which was once released in an abridged shape in 1991. Berit, who knew him higher than someone, has improved on Finn's looking tales whereas supplying new, and never-before-published fabric present in Finn's meticulously saved journals courting again to 1956. including those and the adventures and stories recorded on CDs almost immediately earlier than his demise, she paints a distinct photograph of the fellow. We keep on with Finn during the bloody Mau Mau rebellion; we study what it took to develop into a PH;...

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This business of writing about guns and hunting seems to be a delightfully easy way to make a living. Just go hunting on somebody else’s nickel, scribble away for a bit, and giggle all the way to the bank. It is not quite as easy as it sounds. First you need to have something to write about that is worth reading, plus, of course, knowledge or experience—preferably both. Surprisingly, perhaps shockingly, when you wake up one morning and declare yourself a writer, people don’t stand in line to send you guns to write about or take you hunting in the far corners of the Earth.

This is probably true of any hobby-based industry. Hell, we all love to tell our hunting stories, and many of us would gladly pay to see them in print. To get serious as a writer in this business it’s important to turn the tables: to get the Editors to pay enough for your stories so you can actually make a living at it. Most eventually learn that it’s almost impossible to make a decent living. So I started a few would-be writers who wrote just the one story, then discovered it was too difficult or they had nothing else left to say.

30-06 barrels. ) Finn approved heartily of the caliber but was skeptical of the rifle’s accuracy. After a few days we found a nice ram in a big herd, about two hundred yards away from one promontory to another. At the shot the bullet struck rock beyond and the ram took off with the herd. Finn instantly called the shot a high miss. Admittedly, that’s exactly what it looked like, and the ram showed no reaction at all. I had a lot more faith in that unusual rifle than he did, and I was certain of a good hit.

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