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The importance of a work placement

The importance of a work placement

You have just left your family and friends behind, even potentially relocated to South Africa, to live and breathe the intensive six month training that Bushwise has to offer. Then you make it, you are now a fully qualified FGASA Level 1 Field Guide. It feels amazing...

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The focus is slowly shifting

The focus is slowly shifting

When the course started just over 3 months ago now, all of us were overwhelmed by the amount of information we had to take in. Every week new lectures, three new subjects, hundred new species and thousands new things to learn. Every Monday three test, about those...

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The hot seat

The hot seat

During my stay at Bushwise for the past 3 months I have noticed change in the majority of peoples’ behavior. There were many who did not think that they would be successful in their studies and their own evolution of becoming a Field Guide. The first couple tests in...

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Another egg-ceptional week!

Another egg-ceptional week!

Happy Easter blog-followers! Another week down and time seems to be flying past. With Easter weekend already upon us, the prospect of being set free in to the real guiding world is looming and with every day we grow more attached to the cosy buffer that is our...

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The Steady Onset of Nostophobia

The Steady Onset of Nostophobia

Monday rolls around and we are all looking at each other with disbelief. How is it possible that the third semester is already here? We are gradually realising that within a mere couple of weeks we will be halfway through the course and from there it seems to be the...

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Field Guide

Quality of life A field guide will never be rich in the financial sense of the word but in terms of life enrichment, there is no better job one can do.  Yes, the hours and long and the conditions hard, but the feeling that it leaves in your heart is one that no money...

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The Luck of the Magic Guarri Tree

The Luck of the Magic Guarri Tree

This week we had the same schedule as the week before but the two groups switched activities. The exhaustion had taken its toll on everyone but every single one of us would say it was worth it.  One group spent the week attending rifle competency courses and having a...

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