1961: Prince Philip began the year by bagging a tiger at Jaipur, in India, and ended it as head of the British branch of the newly formed World Wildlife Fund.
1923: The 71-year-old Marquess of Ripon collapsed and died doing what he liked best – slaughtering birds on a grouse moor. At the age of 70 he killed 420 grouse in a single day. Timed by stopwatch, he once bagged 28 pheasants in 60 seconds. On another occasion, he downed 11 partridges with just two shots. His lifetime tally of pheasants reached almost a quarter of a million, and in the 57 years from 1867 to 1923 he killed more than half a million head of game – 556,813, to be precise, an average of 9,768 each year.
Source: Hugh S. Gladstone, Record Bags and Shooting Records (1930), pp. 57, 72, 177–8, 205
1922: The Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII, toured India. At Gwalior, he shot seven tigers in four days.
Source: Kailash Sankhala, Tiger! The Story of the Indian Tiger (1978), p. 133