By Finn & Berit Aagaard
Finn Aagaard was once a distinct guy. He used to be a hugely revered Kenya specialist hunter (1967–1977) and, later, a gun specialist and author. After the looking ban in Kenya, he and his spouse of thirty-two years, Berit, moved to the united states the place Finn grew to become a searching consultant in Texas. quickly thereafter he grew to become a author for the NRA, and his reviews on weapons, calibers, and African looking received him all over the world popularity. the 1st a part of Aagaard's African Adventures includes the whole, unique manuscript of Aagaard's Africa, which used to be released in an abridged shape in 1991. Berit, who knew him greater than someone, has accelerated on Finn's searching tales whereas supplying new, and never-before-published fabric present in Finn's meticulously saved 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 photograph of the guy. We stick to Finn during the bloody Mau Mau rebellion; we study what it took to turn into a PH;...
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I remembered every curve and bump in the road like I’d been out there just yesterday, every scraggly mesquite tree, every tall live oak, every pink granite rock, and every prickly pear cactus. We passed by the old house; other people were living in it now. We crossed the creek and parked up on the opposite bank and walked from there. I don’t know if it was by design or because he was a creature of habit, but we took the exact same route we did on my very first deer hunt some eighteen years prior.
His manuscripts were clean, his phraseology precise, and his points, based on his level of experience, could be argued but could not be dismissed. Without hesitation I published the first manuscript he sent me—and every manuscript thereafter. Like most new writers (certainly me), he and his first editor (me) had early discussions over his photo packages. Again, he had a leg up with plenty of photos from his Kenya days, but the backup photos got better fast. Finn Aagaard left the starting gate with a voice that spoke of both passion and experience.
During that period I was constantly looking for new writers. ). It seemed to me there was always room for new blood, so I was constantly on the lookout. ” This business of writing about guns and hunting seems to be a delightfully easy way to make a living. Just go hunting on somebody else’s nickel, scribble away for a bit, and giggle all the way to the bank. It is not quite as easy as it sounds. First you need to have something to write about that is worth reading, plus, of course, knowledge or experience—preferably both.