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Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
« on: July 29, 2016, 02:47:30 pm »
A Game Ranger Remembers
Bruce Bryden

This is by far one of the best reads I have had in the past few years, a must read for anybody who loves South Africa's nature.

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This is a collection of stories about the life of a bushveld conservationist as it is lived at the ground level by that elite band of men and woman who guard the Kruger National Park - at the cost of much sweat and, not infrequently, quite a bit of blood. Bruce Bryden's tales of 27 years in the service of our most famous park make a gripping and entertaining read, abounding with encounters with elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, whether darting for research, managing culling operations by helicopter or stalking on foot.
In the best tradition of bushveld stories, there is a great deal of shooting, and a fair amount of running away; there are meetings with extraordinary characters among the rangers; memorable gatherings; hilarious mishaps and narrow escapes; and throughout, a great love and respect for both the wilderness and the creatures that inhabit it.
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Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 02:57:57 pm »
I have a signed copy that was given to me shortly before his death.
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Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 03:28:00 pm »
Read it a few years ago, loved it   :thumleft:

Since I grew up just on the Zim side of the Kruger (by Gona re Zhou national park) I have always loved Professional Hunter and Parks Guides books.
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Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 09:43:18 pm »
Agree, bought this in the Skukuza shop many years ago and read it finished before we left. Absolutely loved it and have given this book to others as a gift a few times.
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Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 03:30:22 pm »
I met Bruce a couple of times, but have never read the book. I'll add it it to my book shopping list.
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