Anthony Doughty Gordon Dyer (1926 - 2018) was a Kenyan born farmer, pilot, professional hunter and in 1964 became the long time president of the EAPHA until it closed down. Tony Dyer was an apprentice hunter with Donald Ker and went on to hunt professionally with Ker & Downey Safaris for 14 years after World War II. In 1954 he became co-director of David Lunan's new company 'White Hunters (Africa) Ltd'. He was the author of several books on the history of hunting in Kenya.
Before he died, Anthony Dyer was writing another book, 'Eagles' which covered the adventures of four pilot/game wardens - David Sheldrick, Myles Turner, Bill Woodley and Peter Jenkins, who devoted their lives to the protection of wild animals in Eastern Africa. Includes information from their logbooks about flights, conflicts with poachers, wild animals in the parks, types of aircraft flown, and the dangers of their jobs and flying.
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The East African Hunters: The History Of The East African Professional Hunters' Association by Anthony Dyer (1979). Anthony Dyer had served as the president of East African Hunters' Association for several years, himself a professional hunter who guided so many big names like Robert Ruark, Charles Askins, George Parker, Russell Aitken, Warren Page, Stacey Keach and befriended most if not all professional hunters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from J A Hunter to Bunny Allen; Robert Foran to Sanchez Arino, and Andrew Holmburg to Brian Nicholson. This book is loaded with biographies and photographs of professional hunters who worked in East Africa.
Men For All Seasons And Legendary Ladies by Anthony Dyer (2008) is an account of East African hunting and the personalities who made the area so famous. This book is the story of the the hunters came into the job more by chance and evolved into professionals. From the very beginning they demonstrated qualities of enterprise and leadership far in excess of their duties as stewards to their safaris. Tony Dyer is one of these professionals. He has been involved in the wildlife industry his whole life and knew many of the people he writes about. There are chapters on Philip Percival, Bill Judd, Alan Black, Bill Ryan, Andy Anderson, the Cottars and many more.
Men For All Seasons: A Book Of Professional Hunters And Pioneers Of East Africa by Anthony Dyer (1996) is a giant revised edition of author's previously published 'East African Hunters'. It contains more stories of the men, women and warriors who created the great safari industry of East Africa, and were also the pioneer conservationists who founded the National Parks of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Classic African Animals: The Big Five by Anthony Dyer (1973) features Africa's Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard) from a sportsman's point of view and much on their natural history and habitat. A well-written and skillfully executed volume with illustrations by Bob Kuhn.
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