This book teaches the multitude of skills and trade secrets required for the reader to operate efficiently at the very highest level of the African Professional Hunting industry in the continent’s finest true wilderness areas. It could also be considered as the comprehensive training manual for an entire career in the African hunting safari industry.
If your ambition is to break into the exciting world of Professional Hunting in Africa or even if you simply want to know how the guy on the other side of the campfire makes it all work so perfectly, then this book is an absolute ‘must read’ for you.
How to Become a Professional Hunter in Africa was written by an expert in the field who has spent more than thirty years working in the safari industry in seven African countries and is possibly the most concise, comprehensive and relevant book ever written on the African Big Game hunting industry.
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Apr 26, 2011
Steve takes a great approach to starting an African guiding business from scratch. It is well written and a good read. I received my book on Thursday and finished reading the book in 2 days. I have notes and web pages to look up. There is so many thing that drive a successful safari operation, and all the little things that could turn in to big things if not addressed. Well Done. Many good topics are covered, potential PH’S will not know there importance until they are in the field. Everyone could learn a thing or two from reading the book. I purchased the book to give me an inside look at what a PH does. It is just like operating a small business. All clientele should read this to provide insight into the safari business. While all of us continue to learn as we age, the PH school would be a great step for any person who wants to go into the Safari Business.
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. Professional Hunter. If you are thinking of a career in professional hunting, then this book would be a great place to start. – John Harris. Professional Hunter. 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. Professional Hunter & author. The only problem with this book is that I didn’t have it about ten years ago. – Wikus Groenewald. Professional Hunter. 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... More > 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 colour 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. Professional Hunter. (Australia)< Less
For many shooters,hunting in Africa is just a dream, some have realised that dream and have never forgotten it. In this rather unique book Steve Robinson a professional hunter not only lives the dream but sets out in extreme detail how to go about running a big game hunting business. This is an insight in what goes on behind the scenes and the problems that have to be overcome to be a leader in the field. Dealing with the day to day work to not only satisfy fee paying clients,but ensuring safety when dealing with highly dangerous animals, requires a deep knowledge of the quarry and the land they are hunted over. Steve has put much effort into this book and provides any man who shoots, with a privilged look into his hard working, sometimes dangerous but never dull life.
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