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The Nonchalant Client

A FRENCH HUNTER, coming to Tanzania to visit a missionary friend, contacted me to arrange a few days hunting while there. He needed to hire a rifle and did not want a safari or any elaborate camp, being quite happy to sleep rough for a few nights to hunt a kudu.

Michel duly arrived and, after some practice with my .30-06, we set off to hunt the Wami River area near my hometown of Morogoro. I took two one-man tents with bedding and a tarpaulin, all of which fitted into my Land Rover. It was the height of the dry season so there was little chance of rain. I also took one man to cook and look after the camp.

On the third day, Michel shot a good kudu. He wanted only the horns,

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