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Celebaelin
653893.  Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:44 am Reply with quote

One of the most famous big game hunters, Abdul Hamid Khan, was known as Simba Mbili which means two lions in Swahili, the reason being that he once killed two lions with one bullet at Mtito Ndei. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? I can't find much else about the gentleman in a moderately brief web search, the information coming from articles about Mohammed Iqbal 'Bali' Mauladad, a Kenyan British Pakistani professional big game hunter who he hunted with, Bali writes

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We had wounded a buffalo which left the herd and veered off. The tracker led and we followed close behind for about two miles. The beast had travelled along the edge of the thick bush, turned in and back-tracked its own trail. Inside the bush, hidden from view and un­suspected, there it waited. Suddenly I heard a grunt from my left, and it charged. I tried to jump out of the way — but he was too near and he hooked his left horn into the cuff of my trouser leg, and dragged me for about ten yards. At this point, the trouser leg gave way, and the ‘buff’ went on. As I picked myself up, the animal realized it had lost its victim, and turning round charged back at me again. I fired with my .500 Webley and Scott and hit it just below the boss with both bullets, as I fired both barrels at once. She died on the spot but the impetus of the charge brought the animal to my feet and I was covered with the blood gushing from the wound in its head. The explosion of the two barrels tore my thumb open, but I didn’t notice that at the time.

http://balimauladad.com/
http://balimauladad.com/2008/09/23/mohamed-iqbal-mauladad-professional-hunter/

 
markvent
655438.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:24 am Reply with quote

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Flash
655461.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:53 am Reply with quote

Nice link to the Colorado regulations there, Mark. The prohibition on using an aircraft is against "spotting" rather than against actually pursuing flying duck and gunning them down in mid-air (which is a pity) - but there are a couple of other interesting snippets in there: if you kill a game animal you're obliged to eat it (or, at least, get somebody else to):
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Except as otherwise provided in articles 1 to 6 of this title or by rule of the commission, it is unlawful for a person to fail to reasonably attempt to dress or care for and provide for human consumption the edible portions of game wildlife. A person who violates this subsection (2) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall, with respect to big game, be punished by a fine of three hundred dollars and an assessment of fifteen license suspension points or shall, with respect to all other game wildlife, be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars and an assessment of ten license suspension points.

and if you're hunting moose you have to wear a fluorescent jacket:
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33-6-121. Hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange garments. (1) Unless otherwise provided by commission rule, it is unlawful for any person to hunt or take elk, deer, antelope, moose, or black bear with any firearm unless such person is wearing daylight fluorescent orange garments that meet the following requirements:

 
markvent
655556.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:35 am Reply with quote

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Ellie
655673.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:46 pm Reply with quote



En uheldig bjørnejakt ('Bearhunt gone wrong')

From the pen of Theodore Kittelsen (1857-1914), Norwegian artist.

 
Jenny
655742.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:31 pm Reply with quote

There is something quite amusing about the idea of molesting shellfish though.

 
markvent
655971.  Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:50 pm Reply with quote

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salaama
674989.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:59 am Reply with quote

Will mother cats take their kittens hunting during the day? Well, the past couple days my cat and her 12 week old kittens have been going off during the day. But today I haven't seen the at all and it is ten o'clock pm. So could they be out hunting or what??


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Archie
675075.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 am Reply with quote

Maybe today they went to the theatre instead?

 
bemahan
675209.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:25 pm Reply with quote

Depends on your neighbourhood. Maybe mum was in the pub whilst the kittens sat outside with squash and a packet of crisps.

 
PDR
675229.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 pm Reply with quote

You won't see the kittens until the last re-run of I Carly is finished (about 10ish).

PDR

 
Lukecash
675231.  Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:33 pm Reply with quote

Despite their portrayal as being one with nature, The Early Americans Hunted many species to extinction

And a pleasant list of extinctions...some due to hunting

 
tchrist
677009.  Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:01 pm Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
Nice link to the Colorado regulations there, Mark. The prohibition on using an aircraft is against "spotting" rather than against actually pursuing flying duck and gunning them down in mid-air (which is a pity)

Why, because it doesn't appear to be regulated against, or because you would like to see WWI-style dogfights between machine-gun equipped biplanes and flocks of oh, white pelicans or trumpeter swans? :)

I figure it wouldn't take more than one well-aimed kamikaze swan to take down the dirty Fokker, considering the massive damages a single Canada goose (merely half the swan's size) has been known to inflict on jet aircraft engines. Heck, even a flock of starlings can bring a plane down, although this is somewhat rarer these days.

But we still have no real defence against the great birds at all, especially when you calculate the impact energy of a head-on attack. Geese may not be flying all that fast at 30,000 feet (where they catch the jet-stream), but the jets flying into them certainly are.

--tom

 
PDR
677017.  Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:20 pm Reply with quote

tchrist wrote:

But we still have no real defence against the great birds at all, especially when you calculate the impact energy of a head-on attack. Geese may not be flying all that fast at 30,000 feet (where they catch the jet-stream), but the jets flying into them certainly are.


You won't find very many geese up there - II(RC there is one breed which is especiallyt adapted for prolonger flight at those sorts of altitudes but the remainder will generally stay well below 9-10,000 feet, and the overwhelming majority of bird migration flights are below 4,000 feet.

That's why birds are generally only considered a hazard to aircraft in the take-off and landing phases of flight.

PDR

 
crissdee
677207.  Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:53 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
One of the most famous big game hunters, Abdul Hamid Khan, was known as Simba Mbili which means two lions in Swahili, the reason being that he once killed two lions with one bullet at Mtito Ndei. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it?


I read once about a hunter who had (alledgedly) killed two elephants with a single bullet. The round in question was a .460 Weatherby Magnum, at one time the most powerful commercial cartridge available (eight times as powerful as the best .44 magnum load) He shot at an elephant which happened to be standing in front of another, and the slug reputedly passed clean through the first one, killing it instantly, and continued with enough power to kill the second which was a matter of a few yards behind it.

 

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