By Finn & Berit Aagaard
Finn Aagaard was once a distinct guy. He used to be a hugely revered Kenya expert hunter (1967–1977) and, later, a gun specialist and author. After the searching ban in Kenya, he and his spouse of thirty-two years, Berit, moved to america the place Finn turned a looking consultant in Texas. quickly thereafter he grew to become a author for the NRA, and his critiques on weapons, calibers, and African looking received him all over the world popularity. the 1st a part of Aagaard's African Adventures includes the total, unique manuscript of Aagaard's Africa, which used to be released in an abridged shape in 1991. Berit, who knew him larger than a person, has multiplied on Finn's searching tales whereas providing new, and never-before-published fabric present in Finn's meticulously stored journals relationship again to 1956. including those and the adventures and stories recorded on CDs almost immediately prior to his dying, she paints a special photo of the guy. We stick with Finn throughout the bloody Mau Mau rebellion; we research what it took to turn into a PH;...
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Finn instantly called the shot a high miss. Admittedly, that’s exactly what it looked like, and the ram showed no reaction at all. I had a lot more faith in that unusual rifle than he did, and I was certain of a good hit. But I couldn’t very well argue with Finn Aagaard, could I? I didn’t need to. Finn was the consummate professional, and he would have checked for blood regardless of what either of us thought. We clambered down the rocks, crossed a little saddle, and climbed up to the shelf where my ram had stood.
This, by the way, was his personal credo that he pretty much kept to himself unless you asked. As a professional hunter, he guided his clients to lion and leopard to the very best of his ability, but he had no such trophies of his own and did not desire them. As a writer, and as a relatively new student of North American hunting, he “participated” in several bear hunts and wrote some excellent stories, but he managed to avoid taking a bear for himself. In other ways he was revolutionary in his thinking.
Foreword by John Wootters In the early 1970s, when I was trying hard to see whatever was left of Africa as it had been in the glory days of “British East” safaris, it became my fixed intention to hunt in Kenya with a professional hunter named Finn Aagaard, of Bateleur Safaris. Several respected friends had enjoyed outstanding safaris with Finn, bringing back not only fine trophies but reports of a resourceful young PH who conducted hunts in the old-fashioned way, a man to whom honor and ethics were more important than a big tip .
Aagaard's African Adventures by Finn & Berit Aagaard