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Known as "Indian Jim" because of the tracking and survival skills I learned from Australian Aborigines. Wilderness is my passion.

Background Information

In 1965, after being released from active duty with the US Marine Corps and with a hole in my soul from the impending sale of the family ranch, I immigrated to Australia. As a natural adventurist I fell in with some of the most outrageous characters in the Northern Territory ("Crocodile Dundee" country), where I learned to excel at the dangerous game of bull catching, capturing wild bulls and buffalos on the open range wilderness. Early off-trail explorations of the wildest country in Australia, southwest Tasmania, led to a World Wildlife Fund project to determine the status of the Tasmanian Tiger, a large marsupial carnivore with stripes across its back. My favorite non-fiction authors at the time were Henry David Thoreau, Justice William O. Douglas ("My Wilderness"), and Robert Ruark. I first published in "Walkabout", an Australian geographic magazine, and then in "Animal Kingdom", the journal of the New York Zoological Society.

Birth Place
Abilene, TX USA
Additional Information

Just published my first book length project: "The Bull Catchers: a unique journey into the wild heart of Oz".

Contact Information
Jim Sayles
P.O. Box 2465 
Cedar Park TX 78641   USA
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