2010 1st edition. Skyhorse Publishing. New York.
4to. Ppxxiv, 772. Colour photographs throughout. Dark red cloth. Fine in dust-wrapper.
Adventures in big game hunting in Africa, Asia and North America. Taxidermist and hunter, Chris Klineburger grew up during the Great Depression on the Mexican border of Arizona. He devoted his life to the outdoors and went on to travel the most remote areas of the world. He almost single handedly pioneered the Asian wildlife programs that exist today including the former Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Iran and Afghanistan. He tells how he and his brothers, Bert and Gene, started their career as taxidermists in Seattle, expanded their business to Alaska and Africa, and helped bring together the hunting fraternity in the days of post World War II when sport hunting was in its infancy. He tells of their efforts to encourage hunters to join together to conserve the renewable resource of wildlife, helping to form conservation clubs. Chronicled here is how the Klineburger's teamed up with President Eisenhower's People-To-People Sports mission to bring common folks of the world together. The reader will learn how Chris lived with the Eskimos, hunted with the African natives and explored untouched areas throughout Asia. It shows how wildlife flourished following the introduction of Chris's Sportsmen Financed Wildlife Program. Included are some excerpts from the author's personal journals, exactly as written day by day on exploratory trips that opened Asia to outsiders. Those diaries will take you on the expedition; experiencing the people,