Tiger Hunting in India 1924


THE AUTHOR'S BIGGEST TIGER—10 FEET 4 INCHES BETWEEN PEGS The great beast was shot less than 2 miles from the Maharaja's palace at Ambikapur. Beside General Mitchell stands his host, the Maharaja of Surguja. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM MITCHELL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

THE AUTHOR’S BIGGEST TIGER—10 FEET 4 INCHES BETWEEN PEGS
The great beast was shot less than 2 miles from the Maharaja’s palace at Ambikapur. Beside General Mitchell stands his host, the Maharaja of Surguja.
PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM MITCHELL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Editor’s Note: In recognition of International Tiger Day, we present the following article from our archives as a way of illustrating how attitudes toward tigers have changed in the past century. In November 1924, Brigadier General William Mitchell, who is regarded by many historians as the father of the U.S. Air Force, published this account of a three-day tiger hunt in eastern India with the maharaja of Surguja, a legendary tiger hunter.

Tiger Hunting in India 1924.

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