Kevin Thomas
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Retired PH now a writer

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Kevin Thomas

Male, 69, from Wiltshire - UK

AH Veteran

After retiring as a PH at the end of 2013 I've been focusing on writing and my books can be seen on my website at www.kevindthomas.com Aug 15, 2018

Kevin Thomas was last seen:
Nov 4, 2019
    1. Kevin Thomas
      Kevin Thomas
      After retiring as a PH at the end of 2013 I've been focusing on writing and my books can be seen on my website at www.kevindthomas.com
    2. Kevin Thomas
      Kevin Thomas
      It is only a pleasure. We glad it assisted you. Regards, Kevin.
    3. Wyohomeboy
      Wyohomeboy
      Many thanks for the instructions for the SAPS 520 form.

      Best regards,

      Scott
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 3, 1950 (Age: 69)
    Home Page:
    https://www.kevindthomas.com
    Location:
    Wiltshire - UK
    Occupation:
    Retired PH now a writer
    State/Province of residence:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Country of residence:
    United Kingdom
    How did you find AfricaHunting.com?:
    Web ad
    I am a:
    • Hunter
    • Hunting outfitter
    • PH / guide
    • Other (hunting industry)
    • Other
    Member of:
    Previously ZPHGA, PHASA, SCI, ECGMA - all now lapsed since I'm no longer active in the industry but still support it fully.
    Have you hunted in Africa?:
    Yes
    Number of times I have hunted in Africa:
    Retired safari operator and PH
    My favorite African country:
    Zimbabwe
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique.
    Species I have hunted in Africa:
    I have guided on virtually everything southern Africa has to offer.
    My best African Trophy:
    Buffalo cow - 54 1/4" - I shot her in the Zambezi Valley in 1971 while I was still a game ranger in the Rhodesia of old. There was no big deal to the hunt, she was stuck in a mud hole on the edge of the floodplain. No doubt herd weight behind her had forced her out into the mud where she'd floundered. I had the head mounted and it hung in my trophy room, irrespective of where we lived, until October 2015 when we emigrated to the UK.
    My favorite African trophies:
    Buffalo
    My preferred weapon(s):
    .458 Lott, .375 H&H, 7x57mm Mauser, Pump Action 12ga 3" Magnum
    What weapon(s) do you hunt with?:
    • Rifle
    My preferred optic(s):
    Zeiss
    Gear I cannot live without:
    Camera
    My best hunting tip:
    Stay alert & listen to your PH.
    My other interests:
    Fishing (freshwater & sea), wildlife art, photography, writing books and feature stories.
    I'm just your average Rhodesian born guy. We were privileged to have been born in the immediate aftermath of WW2 - I guess of that generation who in the US were called 'baby boomers'! Growing up during the 1950s/1960s in what was still colonial British Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) was something special. With a father who was in the conservation field we lived in the then remote Sabi (now Save) Valley. It was wild and my introduction to hunting started at a young age. By age 8 I was a pretty dab hand with an old hand me down .22 Remington, keeping monkeys at bay from my mum's vegetable patch. I also shot a lot of doves, guinea fowl and francolin - all of which we used as table fare.
    By age 11 I also had an old side by side 12ga and I'd graduated to using a .22 Hornet. It was about then when I shot my first antelope, a duiker, soon followed by impala. Having spent most of my boyhood in such a remote area, hunting, fishing and riding miles on horseback, it wasn't hard for me to decide on a career as a game ranger. In 1968, at age 17 I joined the then Rhodesian Department of National Parks & Wildlife Management, under their cadet game ranger scheme. It was an excellent in-house 2 year training scheme, big on practical, including a lot of game work by way of PAC. At that time too, it was probably the best career choice anywhere in southern & central Africa to gain dangerous game hunting exposure.

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    Kevin Thomas - Game Ranger, Special Force Soldier, Personal Security Officer, Professional Hunter and Writer
    Website www.kevindthomas.com
    MY BOOKS:
    There's Something about Buffalo: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/theres-something-about-buffalo.44888/
    The Hunting Game: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/the-hunting-game.44891/
    Tracking the Memory: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/tracking-the-memory.44892/
    Shadows in an African Twilight: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/shadows-in-an-african-twilight.44893/
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