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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:42 am 
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I bought it in Satara. Lovely short stories, some of them hilarious, others very insightful.

A must read when in Kruger. :D


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Freda wrote:
Aceman, I found it here


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MM and Frieda -- thanks for the info

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I also like his style of writing and I think the book gives you a good view of the life and work of a ranger. But, without judging, for me too many stories are about killing/culling animals.


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I managed to get hold of Harry Wolhuter's Memories of a Game Ranger while I was waiting for Bruce Bryden's book to arrive, so I ended up reading them back-to-back. Very interesting to look at the similarities and contrasts in the lifestyles of game ranging in KNP from inception to the present day.

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I really njoyed Bruces book - I also felt that there was a lot of shooting and killing of things in the first few chapters, and I told him so when l met him. However l think it is a dam fine read and tells it like it is!!
Also found a book called "The Silent Heroes of the African Bush" by Jan Rodersgues. This is his second book (l think) and a good read aswell. Telling rangers stories from not only Kruger but other national parks aswell. The sort of book one can pick up and put down, if you can.................
"The Game Rangers" 78 authentic stories from the African Bush, is the name of his other book.
Any other books????

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Also found a book called "The Silent Heroes of the African Bush" by Jan Rodersgues.

It's original title is Veltwagters vertel verder. A great book indeed!
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Any other books????

Oh, just a few... That will keep you busy for a while... :wink:

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I have just finished reading Zululand Wilderness Shadow and Soul by Ian Player for the third or forth time. It is his tribute to Makhubu Ntombela.

I love the descriptions of their time doing foot patrols and planning what was to become the Wilderness Trails and Leadership School.

Published by David Philip Publishers
ISBN 0 86486 340 3

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I know this is an old thread, but bought " A Game Ranger Remembers" for my daughter (who is studying Game Ranging" )in July, I only read it now...and must say,with the new debate about culling of elephants find it very interesting about how, where, and when it is done..."Bruce" gives us an insight to that and also warns us in his book that if not done will lead to great and serious problems in the KNP...

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Well I have to be honest...I bought the book A Game Ranger Remembers ...and I have not enjoyed it at all. Too much of the same thing...I didn't even bother to finish it.
Sorry but that is my opinion

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 Post subject: Roots of a game ranger
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Hey has anyone read ROOTS by Graham Root. Its about his journey from a trial ranger to head of a game reserve ranger. Its a must read. I dont read but found it difficult to put down.
He worked in a whole lot of game reserves.

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Hi Timbo

Which reserve did he work? Thanks in advance :)

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See above posts

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Timbo, can you give us the ISBN of the book?

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Um this may sound stupid but whats a ISBN

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