Shooting's Strangest Days

By Tom Quinn

Mad old colonels who took their trousers off before going elephant hunting, women poachers with terriers sewn into their underskirts, duck shooters chasing their quarry in helicopters – here they all in their vast and until now, long forgotten, eccentricity. Shooting’s Strangest Days is a unique collection of stories about the mad, the bad and the truly dangerous to know from more than two hundred years of sporting shooting. Covering everything from delightfully dotty Royals – like George V, who always went shooting with a gun loader deliberately chosen because he looked exactly like the king – to obscure French chamois hunters, South American crocodile stranglers, Russian secret service beaters and suicidal Himalayan goat guides.