From January 1953:
Clark Gable’s Christmas present to the animals of Africa was that he is tired of killing and won’t shoot living creatures again, except maybe game birds for eating.
Mr. G., now on location for “Mogambo,” has decided that most of his shooting from now on will be with a camera.
Don’t know what happened because he used to be an avid big game hunter.
It’s not his health. He’s feeling fine. Occasionally, perhaps, a little homesick for his ranch in Encino, where he maintains a full staff–cook, horseman, gardener and secretary–wherever he may roam.
This is true. He gave up game hunting and the remaining years were spent mainly fishing, skeet shooting and playing golf for recreation.