Limitation: Standard Edition (Hardcover with dustjacket) & Limited Edition (Quarter bound in leather with a slipcase)
Pages: 432 pages
Photographs: 642 Colour, 37 black & white
Published by: Peter Flack Productions
Stockist: Peter Flack Productions
Date Published: 2016
Hunting the Spiral Horns – Bongo & Nyala – The Elite African Trophies, edited by Peter Flack, is the fifth and final book in a five book series covering all 30 spiral horn species and subspecies (recognized by both Rowland Ward and SCI) and is designed to be the definitive book on hunting the two bongo subspecies and two nyala species.
It is effectively three books in one and is, therefore, a big book – 432 pages long, with 679 photos of which 642 are in full colour and 37 in black and white. The 30 hunters and authors who contributed material specially written for the book read like the Who’s Who of bongo and nyala hunters and include luminaries such as Robin Hurt, Garry Kelly, Rudy Lubin, Mike Prettejohn, Jason Roussos, Tony Seth-Smith and Coenraad Vermaak to name but a few.
The book also includes the exploits of famous hunters of yesteryear such as Christy, Drummond, Du Chaillu, Ionides, Maydon, Mellon, Powell-Cotton and others as well as chapters on rifles and ammunition, clothing and equipment, field preparation and “How To” chapters by passionate and very experienced bongo and nyala hunters.
The object of the exercise has been to provide the reader with the complete book on hunting the two subspecies of bongo and the two species of nyala, including all the information it is possible to learn from reading a book on the subject. Each of the hunting stories in the book has been chosen because it is well-written, entertaining and has one or more lessons in it. Some of the lessons are subliminal, others more obvious and direct.