About Chris


A country-by-country history of the opening of the golden age of world hunting that followed WWII. Read how Chris Klineburger and his brothers teamed up with President Eisenhower’s People-To-People Sports Mission to bring people of the world together. Learn about how Chris lived with the Eskimos and trekked across parts of Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Siberia, China and the Soviet Union and befriended movie stars such as Roy Rogers, astronauts, royalty and American leaders.

The author, Chris Klineburger grew up in hard times during the Great Depression on the Mexican border of Arizona. In all probabilities, he was an unlikely candidate to progress in life to become “The Pioneer of Asian Hunting and Conservation”, a title bestowed on him by his peers. He and his brothers, Bert and Gene, built an outdoor empire that helped bring the world’s hunting fraternity together for the purpose of conserving the wildlife they so loved.

Chris was the first inductee in the Mountain Hunter of Fame, while both he and his brother Bert, were inducted into the Safari Club International Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the Weatherby Award of Special Recognition. Chris’ mission was to teach all aspects of protecting the wildlife for its sustainable use, as well as teach all attributes of fair chase and proper outfitting for hunting guides. It was only after sportsmen the world over kept after Chris to document this material, did he finally yield and produce this important chronicle that will never be repeated in world history.

The author also filmed a movie “The Great Shikar” in the mid 1960’s in Afghanistan, showing that fascinating country the way it was, never to be repeated. It chronicles a unique expedition that follows in the footsteps of the great adventurer Marco Polo in search of the fabled Marco Polo sheep through the Wakhan Corridor and Pamirs, a rare and forbidding environment. Chris’ good friend, the late, great Lowell Thomas, a famous newscaster and adventure journalist, narrated it.

Again, Chris’ peers encouraged him to do something about the increasing negative publicity hunters are receiving while they are increasingly spearheading most of the wildlife conservation efforts. So Chris complied the textbook Conservation or Preservation, which is a must-read for everyone concerned about conservation of wildlife. This educational text is illustrated with 58 photos and shows what is and what is not working to sustain and propagate wildlife populations.

About Chris

A country-by-country history of the opening of the golden age of world hunting that followed WWII. Read how Chris Klineburger and his brothers teamed up with President Eisenhower’s People-To-People Sports Mission to bring people of the world together. Learn about how Chris lived with the Eskimos and trekked across parts of Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Siberia, China and the Soviet Union and befriended movie stars such as Roy Rogers, astronauts, royalty and American leaders.

The author, Chris Klineburger grew up in hard times during the Great Depression on the Mexican border of Arizona. In all probabilities, he was an unlikely candidate to progress in life to become “The Pioneer of Asian Hunting and Conservation”, a title bestowed on him by his peers. He and his brothers, Bert and Gene, built an outdoor empire that helped bring the world’s hunting fraternity together for the purpose of conserving the wildlife they so loved.

Chris was the first inductee in the Mountain Hunter of Fame, while both he and his brother Bert, were inducted into the Safari Club International Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the Weatherby Award of Special Recognition. Chris’ mission was to teach all aspects of protecting the wildlife for its sustainable use, as well as teach all attributes of fair chase and proper outfitting for hunting guides. It was only after sportsmen the world over kept after Chris to document this material, did he finally yield and produce this important chronicle that will never be repeated in world history.

The author also filmed a movie “The Great Shikar” in the mid 1960’s in Afghanistan, showing that fascinating country the way it was, never to be repeated. It chronicles a unique expedition that follows in the footsteps of the great adventurer Marco Polo in search of the fabled Marco Polo sheep through the Wakhan Corridor and Pamirs, a rare and forbidding environment. Chris’ good friend, the late, great Lowell Thomas, a famous newscaster and adventure journalist, narrated it.

Again, Chris’ peers encouraged him to do something about the increasing negative publicity hunters are receiving while they are increasingly spearheading most of the wildlife conservation efforts. So Chris complied the textbook Conservation or Preservation, which is a must-read for everyone concerned about conservation of wildlife. This educational text is illustrated with 58 photos and shows what is and what is not working to sustain and propagate wildlife populations.