By Finn & Berit Aagaard
Finn Aagaard used to be a different guy. He was once a hugely revered Kenya specialist hunter (1967–1977) and, later, a gun professional and author. After the looking ban in Kenya, he and his spouse of thirty-two years, Berit, moved to the united states the place Finn grew to become a searching advisor in Texas. quickly thereafter he turned a author for the NRA, and his reviews on weapons, calibers, and African looking won him world wide acceptance. the 1st a part of Aagaard's African Adventures includes the entire, unique manuscript of Aagaard's Africa, which was once released in an abridged shape in 1991. Berit, who knew him larger than somebody, has accelerated on Finn's searching tales whereas providing new, and never-before-published fabric present in Finn's meticulously stored journals courting again to 1956. including those and the adventures and stories recorded on CDs almost immediately sooner than his demise, she paints a special photo of the fellow. We stick with Finn throughout the bloody Mau Mau rebellion; we examine what it took to turn into a PH;...
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He was definitely the right man to have beside you, rifle in hand. Moreover, this applies more to gun handling than to marksmanship. If a sportsman is going to be exposed to deadly peril in the hunting field, it will certainly come more from rifle fire than from fang or horn. The traditional hunter has always been primarily a naturalist who not only admires his prey but also loves it deeply. This personality trait seems to baffle the nonhunter, but then there are a great many things the nonhunter does not understand.
Thanks for a good hunt,” he said. I agreed and thought I understood. We returned triumphantly and took the obligatory “first deer” pictures. My mother is a very good cook, and those deer steaks were especially tasty. So much had changed since those early carefree days. I’d grown up, gone to college, joined the Marines, moved to California, got married, and started a family. I didn’t come visit as often as I used to. Far had gotten older too. I was in flight school when they discovered the cancer.
He wrote well in a simple, matter-of-fact style that I liked very much. He never, ever tooted his own horn . . but, with his experience, he didn’t have to, did he? In some ways Finn was reactionary. 30-06. He detested fast magnums, seeing little purpose for them. 458 Winchester Magnum was enough gun—and it never let him down. He was a true hunter and genuinely loved to take game, but, almost oddly to many of us, he did not believe in hunting predators for sport (for control as needed, yes, but not as sporting trophies).