Boddington on Leopard (DVD)
BODDINGTON ON LEOPARD
DVD, running time 3 hours, 45 mins
Return to the famed Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe with noted outdoor writer Craig Boddington and professional hunter Andrew Dawson of Chifuti Safaris as they guide you through the art of hunting the African leopard. The same excellent cameraman, Dave Fulson that they used for the Boddington on Buffalo DVD filmed this DVD as well. The incredible footage features Boddington in his quest for a trophy leopard, and it also includes highlights and kills from numerous dramatic and successful other leopard safaris. Boddington’s own leopard comes as it is almost dark but fear not; all in all there are 21 (yes twenty one) leopard hunts on this video. Because the producers did not want a killing spree movie, the DVD is 3 hours and 45 minutes long, with each hunt showing a certain aspect about leopard hunting with many dos and don’ts. Learn among other things how the leopard reaction to the shot is a very good indicator as to the deadliness of the shot placed. Towards the end Boddington and crew stop is South Africa, where you'll see a hunter wounding a leopard. The PH and Boddington & crew follow the large tomcat and get charged full bore from mere feet away. The speed of the leopard attack is unbelievable and to show how dangerous this really can be it appears on film that of the three shots fired at 10 to 20 feet distance only one hits the mark. This incredible dramatic footage is all captured on camera, and it shows the deadly serious intent of the cornered tomcat! A must-see to believe. As if this were not enough, Boddington then moves to Namibia where he gets charged by a cheetah, the only such footage ever captured on film (that we are aware of). As if this is not enough yet one more full-blown leopard charge is well captured on video and makes one's hair stand on end once more. This action-packed DVD is both entertaining as well as highly informative on the art of hunting the leopard. Like the previous buffalo DVD, this film is the most complete study ever produced on hunting the African leopard...a must for any safari enthusiast! This DVD divided in handy chapters so you can go from one section to the next quickly. Chapters are: Rifles and Cartridges: Baiting: Finding a Leopard: Bait Checking: Blinds: Natural History: Distribution: Trophy Judgment: Equipment: Shot Placement: Trophy Care and Follow Up & Danger Factor.