Wild Adventure

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Derrydale Press, May 2, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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This collection of wild and woolly adventure stories from real life was first published by Stackpole Books in 1954. From roping bear and cougar in Arizona to hunting wild boar with a longbow on Santa Catalina Island in California and alligator wrestling in the Everglades, Howard Hill was the prototypical "extreme" guy. Includes outstanding photography from Hill's adventures of such animals as grizzly bear, elk, mountain sheep and moose. First published by Stackpole Books in 1954. Foreword by Errol Flynn. New preface by Jerry Hill, the author's nephew.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Foreword
11
By Way of Introduction
13
A Night in the Everglades
22
My First Motion Picture Expedition
32
Photographing Grizzly and Elk On My Own
39
Mountain Sheep
47
Surprised by a Black Bear
56
Alligator Wrestling
120
Shooting Pictures Under Water
130
Cruise on the Sirocco
140
The Psychology of African Animals
149
Encounter with Hippopotamus
158
We Meet the Pygmies
165
Maji Moto
172
One Memorable Day at Maji Moto
186

Photographing Moose
64
Suggestions for Outdoor Cameramen
73
Adventure with Cougar
84
Roping Bear Under the Tonto Rim
94
Wild Boar
108
Crocodiles on the Semliki
196
The King of Beasts
205
African Elephants
213
Epilogue
221
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Howard Hill devoted his life to the promotion of archery until his death in 1975. He is considered by many to be the greatest archer/hunter of all time. His bow work is featured in several movies, including Robin Hood, Dodge City, and They Died With Their Boots On. The list of awards he won is impressive, including 196 Field Archery tournaments in a row. He took well over 2,000 animals with his bow and arrow. He was the first white man to kill an elephant with a bow and arrow, and the only man to do it without the use of a poisoned arrow.

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