How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa

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  1. shakari

    shakari AH Enthusiast

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    Just launched my book 'How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa' in hardcover!

    Thought I'd let you know that the 2nd edition of my book 'How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa' is now available in hardcover by clicking HERE or How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa

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    How To Become A Professional Hunter In Africa by Steve Robinson

    You should also be able to order it from your local bookshops fairly soon and the ISBN number is: 978-1-4475-3982-7

    The book is hardcover with dustjacket, about 62000 words. almost 90 images and chapters on:

    1 How To Get Started
    2 South African PH Training Syllabus
    3 PH Training Advice
    4 Back to School - African PH Training
    5 Getting Your First PH Licence
    6 Hunting Legalities
    7 Getting Operational
    8 Firearms & Ammunition
    9 Hunting Kit
    10 Building Camp In A Wilderness Area
    11 Fly Camps
    12 Developing A Hunting Area
    13 Hunting Trucks
    14 Hunt Marketing
    15 Hunt Management
    16 Taxidermy
    17 Health
    18 Top Tips, Handy Hints & Summary

    And I've managed to keep the price down to US$47.99 or UKP29.99.
     
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    Actually I think it's a great idea to post it. I'm sure some people would love to read it.
     
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    There have been a few questions about this subject lately. Your link does not seem to be working, you may want to update it.
     
  4. shakari

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    The lulu.com site seems to be having problems with posted links today so probably the best thing to do is go to Lulu.com and then enter 'How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa' into the search box and the book will come up.

    Sorry about that chaps!
     
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    Reviews for How to Become A Professional Hunter In Africa

    With Jerome's kind permission (what a nice man he is!), here's a few extracts from the reviews:

    What the reviewers and other Professional Hunters say about the book:
    This book will be referred to in the future as the PHs ‘bible’ - Jason van Aarde. PH.

    If you are thinking of a career in professional hunting, then this book would be a great place to start. – John Harris. PH.

    A brutally frank discourse on a profession that is as rewarding as it is challenging. – Ira Rivers. African Hunter magazine.

    This book should be compulsory reading at all PH Schools. Pierre van der Walt. PH & author.

    The only problem with this book is that I didn’t have it about ten years ago. – Wikus Groenewald. PH.

    I think you will need two copies. One for the hunting truck and another for the bookshelf. – Shaine Derrick. Director, Centrefire UK.

    The scope & depth of knowledge required to be a PH in Africa is astounding and it’s something you don’t fully realise until you’ve read this book.

    Anyone reading this book will get a most illuminating insight into the safari business, gaining an appreciation of just what goes into organising an African hunting safari and the role of the Professional Hunter. – Peter Lang. Veteran safari hunter.

    Written in a light but authoritative style the author takes you through the trials and tribulations of becoming part of (and being successful in) the African Hunting Safari industry. Well illustrated with many pictures and peppered with his experiences as an Englishman who came to Africa some thirty years ago and made a success of life as a Professional Hunter and Safari Operator, the book really is an invaluable asset to anyone thinking of a career as an African PH.

    But in truth it is more than that, it is an up to date insight into the world of Professional Hunting in Africa and will be of as much interest to clients and African hunting buffs as to prospective Professionals.

    The book is entertainingly structured featuring not only the authors work but contributions from others. From Cites to cisterns, buffalo to bullet performance all aspects of life as a PH are covered. Steve does not pull his punches and quickly dispels romantic illusions that some might have of the industry.

    If you ever wanted to know how to construct a top quality wilderness hunting camp, manage staff and clients and the thousand other things that are required of the modern African PH then this is the only readily available source.

    The author’s passionate and non-apologetic approach to African game is relevant throughout the book, as he concentrates on the subject of hunting rather than it’s continual justification. – John Wilkes. PH. (Australia)

    And I didn't have to bribe any of them! :) :) :)
     
  6. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    "Buckhunterbowen" was interested in this subject.
    I sent him a PM with the link.
    Hope he grabs the book. he sure sounded like a young man motivated to come and guide in Africa, if he could get a chance.
     
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    Steve,

    Thanks for authoring this great book , sure is going to be very very useful for the wanna be PH's in making .

    Monish
     
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    Just orderd your book online and i can't wait to read it!
     
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    Feel free to let me/us know what you think of it and also feel free to contact me with any questions. :D
     

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