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acolobowhunter
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Since I will be hunting in Namibia in August of 2018, can anyone recommend a good photo book of the African Game animals. Sorry, but I have been a North American bowhunter for 40 years, and sometimes I get some of the African plains animals mixed up. Don't want to be completely stupid when I get there. ha

Thanks

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jrstegner
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I highly recommend getting the African Hunter Shot Placement Pocket Field Guide. The National Geographic Field guide is also a very good with excellent photographs.
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acolobowhunter
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Thank, could you provide authors and locations where I could obtain these?

Also heard of one called - African Safari Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting - any thoughts?

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jrstegner
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The shot placement guide is published by Krieghoff, the fine gun company. Both books can usually be found on the auction site. PM your address and I will mail them to you, just return them when your safari is over.
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2wfstlhunting
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There is a small paperback version of The Perfect Shot by Kevin Robertson which is very portable.It is THE classic of what you want. You may well be able to get a used one on **** or even by advertising on a bow site. You will refer to it repeatedly.

Not all animals are present in all countries. The variety in Namibia is much smaller than in South Africa, if you are hunting a place that is not intentionally stocking non indigenous species. Once you appreciate that, there are many types that you do not have to be concerned about, and it narrows it down substantially.

Personally, I find that telling the variety of small antelopes from each other is hardest because there is so little exposure to them and they are more similar by far than the large species are.

I believe that you are going to Namibia...check out a little hard back book "Namibia Handbook by Lizzie Williams" (it appears to be part of a series called Footprint Handbooks). In addition to lots of travel info and maps there are good animal color plates

Steve

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Another vote for the Perfect Shot. Very enlightening.

Murray

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