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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:35 am 
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Ranger B5S...sounds great!! :clap: :clap:

Go for your dream B5S! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:52 am 
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I am seriously considering it TheunsH :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:07 am 
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big5spotter wrote:
I am seriously considering it TheunsH :thumbs_up:


Then go for it B5S! If I could have had my life over, I would have done something else instead of studying to be a pen-pusher! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:10 am 
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TheunsH, I can't agree wiht you more! If I could do it over, wiht the knowldge I've got now, I'll make a number of different decisions. Just yesterday I thought that I actuallly need a career change, but at 45 with a wife and kids... :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:38 pm 
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Marius. Don't talk "twak".
You are never to old to do something different with your life.
Regardless that your married and have kids one is never to "old" to do something else and especially something that you really like doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Becoming a ranger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:48 pm 
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I agree with Michel
there is never a better time than the present. Even if you cant work in a park full time get involved. Join Honorary rangers or something. Being a Hr is something great to do as a family. Just an idea. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:50 pm 
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Hi everyone! I'm new here. I've always wanted to be a game ranger. And I thinks its time I make that dream come true! I'm currently working in I.T and plan on studying part time toward a Diploma in Nature Conservation through Unisa. Will this be sufficient? What else would I need? :hmz:

Any help whatsoever will be appreciated!

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Hi Kaveen,

I am at Unisa and suggest that you call the Unisa Contact Centre on 086 167 0411 for all the info on registration etc. You can also call the Head of Department on 011-471-2348. Best of luck with your studies! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:19 pm 
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Welcome to the Forum, Kaveen.

What a wonderful dream you have.

If you want to act as a Field Guide (i.e. taking people on drives/walks etc.), rather than just working with the animals and performing Wildlife Management, you would probably also have to have a FGASA (Field Guides' Association of SA) qualification and Public Driver's Permit.

I'm sure other Forumites will have more info. for you.

Good luck!!

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Welcome Kaveen,

Your dream is mine too...I'm also working and also looking to study it part time.

I hope both of us can do our dream real soon :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys! Already made this forum my homepage! When do you plan on studying Fanta? Where? Diploma in Nature Conservation?


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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Mostly Field Guide since it combines all the things I love, driving in nature, meeting people of all walks of live with one thing in common and just being outside and not stuck in an office. :D

Still need to have the talk with the SO about it but it's going to happen soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
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Have a look here:Game ranger

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Thanks Imberbe :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:

Helps me also that my eldest brother is also a game ranger in Limpopo :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Game Rangers
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:01 pm 
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hi.
I studied Nat Con through Unisa,FGASA etc. worked for Sanparks for almost 7years. doing my B-tech this year then going back to the sticks. It is defnitely not as glamorous or romantics as in the movies but Iwon't do anything else.Good luck. nothing is impossible!i did it you can too. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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