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Last Horizons

Last Horizons

Hunting, Fishing & Shooting On Five Continents

Peter H. Capstick

St. Martin's Press

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Peter Hathaway Capstick first earned a name as an outdoor writer in the pages of such magazines as Guns & Ammo, Petersen's Hunting, The American Hunter, and Outdoor Life. In this, the first of a two-volume collection of his hunting, fishing, and shooting tales, you'll find twenty-four examples of his keen eye and steady hand with rifle, shotgun, bow, and typewriter.

The critically acclaimed successor to Hemingway and Robert Ruark repeatedly put himself in harm's way and writes about close scrapes with his trademark wit and dash. He tells what it's like to be in the path of an express train with Horns--the Cape buffalo; describes the heart-stopping sensation of sharing the immediate bush with several sickle-clawed lions that most certainly were prone to argue; and recounts his adventures bow-fishing for exotic species in the piranha-filled rivers of Brazil. Capstick's experiences, painfully gained (and almost lost) with the most dangerous of game, are the yardsticks against which most modern exotic and hunting adventures are gauged. The finely rendered drawings by Dino Paravano do justice to the text.

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Last Horizons

HARPOONING FRESHWATER SHARKS
SAGA--SEPTEMBER 1969
AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION
In the mid-sixties, Nicaragua was, well, just Nicaragua, a remote Central American banana republic that everybody had heard...

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“This volume ... will be welcomed warmly by sportsmen and -women, safari buffs and vicarious adventurers.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Peter H. Capstick

After leaving Wall Street, the New Jersey native hunted in Central and South America before going to Africa, where he held pro hunting licenses in Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Capstick has also served in that most perilous of trades-- Elephant and Buffalo Cropping Officer.

Peter Capstick has long made his home in Africa, the source of his inspiration.

Peter Hathaway Capstick

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