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Queen Elizabeth visit to Nepal and Royal Shikar (hunt) video.




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( This post was last modified: 11-07-2016, 09:19 AM by peter )

Already posted this in the tiger extinction thread some time ago.

Welcome to the forum Jimmy! Hope you can inform us on the situation in Nepal.
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(10-03-2016, 10:18 PM)Apollo Wrote:




You're right, Apollo: it is a must watch video. Very good find an many thanks. Perhaps you can post a copy in the thread about wolf children.

For those who didn't see the video. It is about a small group of people living on an island in the Indian Ocean. They could be descendents of a group that migrated from Africa thousands of years ago. More than one tried to contact them in the last decades. Some, to a degree, succeeded, but those who followed in their footsteps often met with hostility. The question is what to do. Another question is who should answer it.

Interesting and, in a way, emotional as well. Remnants of a different time, they are. Survivors. It seems they know too.
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(11-07-2016, 10:11 AM)peter Wrote:
(10-03-2016, 10:18 PM)Apollo Wrote:




You're right, Apollo: it is a must watch video. Very good find an many thanks. Perhaps you can post a copy in the thread about wolf children.

For those who didn't see the video. It is about a small group of people living on an island in the Indian Ocean. They could be descendents of a group that migrated from Africa thousands of years ago. More than one tried to contact them in the last decades. Some, to a degree, succeeded, but those who followed in their footsteps often met with hostility. The question is what to do. Another question is who should answer it.

Interesting and, in a way, emotional as well. Remnants of a different time, they are. Survivors. It seems they know too.

Modern humans should let them go.

Why did I call us "modern humans" and not them? Because I usually associate modern humans with a negative connotation plagued by mass media, loss of survival traits, sense of entitlement, excessive dependence on money and big government, and ignorance.

On the other hand, these people lived for thousands of years without us. Just like feral, domesticated cats surviving in Australia, these people don't need modern humans: they already have happiness, physical improvement, survival traits, beautiful nature, and many valuable things all in one package. We just have money.
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Bert Klineburger (India)

India, with its huge numbers of species, has been hunted by its maharajas, the occupying British and some foreigners for several hundred years. After WWII it was about the only country in Asia with a hunting program. The famous Jim Corbett, killer of man-eating tigers and leopards and whose books are still popular today, did his hunting there before the war, but not long after the end of the war, foreign hunters arrived to go on shikar, the Klineburgers among them. Although tigers seldom came easy, there were lots of them over much of India, especially the central state of Madhya Pradesh, and we took many, along with leopard, gaur, sambar, muntjac, four-horned and axis deer, wild dogs and other game. The great hunting days of India came to a close in about 1972. My brothers Chris, Gene and I are among the few living hunters to have taken a tigers. All our efforts over the years to get hunting reopened have failed.–Bert Klineburger




Bert and famous hunter Elgin Gates with sambars taken on the same day in central India.

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India, with its may interesting species of game had hunting for over a hundred years. Bert took this tiger just before hunting closed in 1972.


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(01-31-2017, 04:18 PM)Apollo Wrote: Bert took this tiger just before hunting closed in 1972.


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It was an exceptionally awesome specimen!!! Well done, Bert...  F@ck it
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THE INDIAN DURBAR TOUR OF KING GEORGE V 1911.


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Pictures of a hunting expedition at Africa in 1920



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^^ Quality images tfs,  also this one here..... King George V and Nepali King Chandra Samshere in Chitwan after a royal tiger hunt.


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Thanks @Jimmy 

If you have more info on old hunting stories and pictures kindly share.



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King George V of Great Britain hunting with Maharajah of Gwalior, Rajputana province - India, 1906. A tally of one tiger and two leopards.

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King George V and Madho Rao Scindia, the fifth maharajah of Gwalior during an Indian shikar in 1906. The bag is one tiger and one leopard.

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Tiger hunting, Colonial India.George V, Prince of Wales in 1906

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Early settlers in Singapore were terrified of the many tigers that once inhabited the island. Tiger attacks became so commonplace in Singapore by the middle of the 19th century that a bounty was given out by the government for every tiger killed. The tiger that was shot under the billiard room of the Raffles Hotel in August 1902 was apparently a circus beast that escaped from captivity and accidentally made its way to the iconic hotel. Reputedly, the last wild tiger on the island that roamed the Choa Chu Kang area was killed in October 1930


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Members of the Straits hunting party with the tiger they had shot at Choa Chu Kang village in October 1930. From left: Tan Tian Quee, Ong
Kim Hong (the shooter) and Low Peng Hoe. Tan Tuan Khoon Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore.
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Tigers in the Himalayan foothills, filmed by famous hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett.






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