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This is a full-color guide to hunting in Africa for beginners and professionals alike, covering all aspects of hunting. Africa is one of the last natural frontiers for the serious hunter. Since its publication in 2000, Hunting Africa has become known as a trusted standard guide for hunters, an essential source of African hunting information, and a scientific field guide to over 130 African species. Sections include: the professional hunter, preparation, tracking, shot placement, rifles and ballistics, emergencies, trophies, measurements and records, and ethics and the law. This new edition was updated to contain the very latest information available at the time of printing.
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Dirk Jacobus Botes was born in 1940 the Western Cape, South Africa. He moved to the Northern Transvaal and started his hunting career in 1968. Botes served as board Chairman of the Bushveld Hunters and Game Convervation Association and Secretary of The Confederation of Hunting Associations of South Africa for many years. He lives in Pretoria, South Africa.
Pieter Lourens Smit was educated at an agricultural training college and was a South African big game hunter. He was a founder member of the Bushveld Hunters and Game Conservation Association in 1969. In 1978 he became a taxidermist and played an integral part in the training of junior hunters. He was instrumental in the development of a new measuring system for the South Arican Record Book and was awarded the Musgrave Award in 1969.He was a member of various professional taxidermist associations and an official member of both Rowland Ward and SCI. He died in 2005.
"An excellent guide for beginners and professionals alike." (Rowland Ward, South Africa)
"It contains everything one could require in a book on hunting in Africa” (Man Magnum Magazine)
"This book contains all about: The professional hunter, Preparation for the hunt, Tracking, Shot placement, Rifles and ballistics, Emergencies, Trophies and field preparation for trophies, Measurements and records, Ethics and the law. PLUS: Detailed information on 130 species, making this also a scientific field guide. A practical, full-colour guide for the hunting in Africa for beginners and professionals alike, covering all aspects of hunting. It is also a valuable field guide about 130 species of African species and where they are found." (Man Magnum Magazine)
“The authors were wildly successful in their goal of providing a great information source for Professional Hunters (PHs) in Africa, particularly those still in training or without much hunting experience. Indeed, PHs that I’ve talked to like Johan Seyffert and Kobus Kok were quite familiar with previous editions of the book from their early days in training and often referred to it as the “PH’s Bible.”... I cannot recommend this book highly enough as a handy reference book for men and women interested in becoming a professional hunter." (John McAdams, The Big Game Hunting Blog)
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Book Description Sunbird, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110624041905
Book Description Sunbird, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0624041905