Hunting accounts online

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Online accounts about hunting, which was usually called sport or shikar in India.

Also including online accounts about fishing.

Many accounts include detailed observations about animals and their habitats.

External links

Hunting accounts

"Indian Game", (from Quail to Tiger) by William Rice 1884
The Spear and the Rifle; or Recollections of Sport in India by an Old Shekarree [Henry Astbury Leveson] 1860 Google Books
The Forest and the Field by H. A. L. The "Old Shekarry" 1867. India and Africa
Wrinkles; or, Hints to sportsmen and travellers on dress, equipment, and camp life by The Old Shekarry [Henry Astbury Leveson], a New Edition 1874.
Fifty years' reminiscences of India : a retrospect of travel, adventure and shikar by Colonel Pollock, [FitzWilliam Thomas Pollock] Madras Staff Corps 1896 version The author arrived in Madras in early 1849, and was posted to a Native Infantry Regiment. In 1853 he was appointed to the Sappers and Miners in Burma.
  • India and Tiger-Hunting by Colonel Julius Barras Volume I 1883; Series II 1885
The New Shikari at our Indian Stations by Julius Barras 1885 Volume 1, Volume 2
A Summer in High Asia, being a record of sport and travel in Baltisan and Ladakh by Capt F E S Adair, late Rifle Brigade 1899 2nd file, images may be marginally better.
Volume I only (although catalogued Vol. 2] 1911 edition, published in four volumes.
The author was appointed as Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1866 at Hoshangabad, C P.
  • Sport and Travel in the Far East by J C Grew 1910 The travel occurred in 1902-1903. Joseph Grew Wikipedia. He became an American diplomat, and from 1932-1941 was Ambassador to Japan.
  • Life in an Indian Outpost [Buxa Duar, North East India] by Major Gordon Casserly, Indian Army, first published c 1910. Hunting was a major activity. He was also the author of two books of fiction set in the same area:
The Elephant God by Gordon Casserly 1921
The Jungle Girl by Gordon Casserly 1922
Part 1 1933;60:5 377-392. Part 2 1933;60:6 456-461. Part 3 1933;61:1 61-70. Part 4 1933;61:2 133-144. Part 5 1933;61:4 304-309. Part 6 1933;61:5 379-393. Part 7: not online. Part 8 1934;62:2 142-150. Part 9 1934;62:3 224-233. Part 10 1934;62:5 365-376. Part 11 1934;62:6 430-440. Part 12 1934;63:2 127-134. Part 13 1934;63:3 193-206.

Fishing accounts

The Angler in India ; or, The Mighty Mahseer. Being the incorporated 3rd edition of The Angler in Northern India and The Mighty Mahseer by Skene Dhu , pseudonym for Cecil Lang 1923. With chapters on Burma and Ceylon. The University of British Colombia, Hawthorn Fly Fishing & Angling Collection
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Game Birds

Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India, with additional references to their allied species in other parts of the world by Colonel A Le Messurier, late Royal Engineers. 4th edition 1904