Hunting with Ruger

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Hunting with Ruger

Post by d findley » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I came across these old (poor quality) pictures while looking through some papers. Bill Ruger in Africa, but not sure about the date. I don't think they have been published before.
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Post by gunman42782 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:31 pm

WOW! Those are awesome pics. Never seen those before, thanks for posting them.
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Post by flattop44 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:14 pm

These are grest Don, I really like the lion.
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Post by Cirrhitidae » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:50 pm

Those are AWESOME!
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Post by Charlie1022 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:34 am

Sure wish I could remember more details when I got a plant tour years ago and stood in Bills office.
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Post by Charlie1022 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 am

Sure wish I could remember more details when I got a plant tour years ago and stood in Bills office.
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Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Don
These are incredible,a young man enjoying the wilds of the the continent of Africa. I agree with Bill the photo of the Lion & Mr. Ruger as well as all of them are spectacular. But I find his stern proud facial expressions and double hand hold of the horns on the two species of African Antelope the most intriguing. In the top photo a Bushbuck (corrected my post after identification by Zebra55) by the spiral horns and smaller sleek design. In the the lower photo (possibly) a Gemsbok which are widely hunted for their spectacular horns that average 85 cm (33 in) in length. These photos if never published are really a treat. Thank you Don for sharing them. Liberty Forever

In 1969, the New Mexico State Department of Game and Fish decided to introduce Gemsbok to the Tularosa Basin in the United States. The introduction was a compromise between those who wanted to preserve nature and those who wanted to use it for profit and promotion. Ninety-three were released from 1969 to 1977, with the current population estimated to be around 3,000 specimens. They thrived because their natural predators, including the lion, are not present.
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Re: Hunting with Ruger

Post by zebra55 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 pm

the spiral horn is a bushbuck

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Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:11 pm

Thank you Zebra55, I stand corrected.
Its my favorite of all the photos with the safari clothing, the cant of his bush hat, the time era glasses, the bush background and his grip upon the horns, his direct stare into the camera combined with the black and white print make it a timeless photo.
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