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John Wayne, the hunter (USA and Africa)


Dr. FM




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  • Dr. FM -

    Replied to the thread John Wayne, the hunter (USA and Africa).

    I also know he was hunting when he accidentally shot Ward Bond in the butt. But it never went into details about the hunts. What was the story about this acident? Thank you. F.
  • dukefan1 -

    Replied to the thread Introduction.

    Welcome to the board, Grannyj. Your sentiment is shared by many of us. We need more people like Duke who loved this country, warts and all. I am glad you found us. Please feel free to jump in and enjoy! Mark
  • dukefan1 -

    Replied to the thread John Wayne, the hunter (USA and Africa).

    Hello Dr. FM, and welcome to the forum. I have also read many books about Duke, but I don't remember any detailed accounts of him hunting. I know he hunted in Africa during the film Hatari. I also know he was hunting when he accidentally shot Ward Bond…
  • Dr. FM -

    Replied to the thread John Wayne, the hunter (USA and Africa).

    There are myn books/biographies about him. The most are very cheap, I have bought them and serach there... (If somebody wants to post some Infos, this will be great.) Thank you. Best wishes. THE BOOKS: Duke: Life/Times John Wayne 1,27 EUR 7% 1 The Young…
  • Grannyj -

    Posted the thread Introduction.

    I am a lifetime fan of the Duke. I grew up from Rio Bravo to the Green Berets. Loved everyone of his movies and even his guest appearances on the Johnny Carson to Laugh In. John Wayne represents a true American allegiance to this great country we live…