Allan Hampshire was an accomplished deerstalker long before he stuck his first pig and a good fisherman well before that. He has shot ducks and pheasants, dived for crayfish, caught a 57kg yellow fin tuna, shot chamois and tahr in the spectacular Southern Alps and has a nice 15 point red stag trophy on his wall but pig huntin... read more
In this fourth book by Alex Gale you'll discover how Sika came to be liberated in New Zealand and how the herd grew to become the top Sika trophy herd in the world.
|Awards:||Finalist NZ Post Childrens Non Fiction 2014.|
A highly illustrated book for budding hunters and fishermen in New Zealand How do you stalk a trout? How do you skin a rabbit? How does a bullet work? Instructional and highly illustrated, this is a beginner's book of hunting and fishing for all ages. It features the where, when, what to look for, and how of New Zealand's mos... read more
Dave Drangsholt moved to the South Island of NZ in the 1960s to further his interest in deer hunting,he eventually became a deer culler with the Forest service.A deer culler in the 1960s was required to hunt in the bush and in the high alpine regions.He has since worked for Parks Victoria and DOC in NZ. With the knowledge ga... read more
The events of life have been a great 'school teacher' to me. I never been an intellectual type but rather see myself as having been cut from that practical lump of granite called 'the experience of life'. Near death situations have taught me the preciousness of life, while helping the needy in other lands have taught me the j... read more
An epic work of outdoors adventure, humour and recorded history from the days when deer cullers were bounty hunters, shooting for reward. The Forest Service was still pushing in back country huts to cater for them. It was a time when every man was his own boss!
This book is a compilation of 25 of the best instructional bird hunting articles published over the 12-year history of the magazine 'Fish and Game in New Zealand'. It covers the nuances of hunting mallards, greys, paradies shelduck, Canada geese, quail, pheasant, pukeko and chukar. It explains decoy sets, shooting tactics, re... read more
There was a time in New Zealand's recent past, when every country town, had one or more helicopters based there involved with wild venison recovery to feed a growing export trade. As the wild deer population was reduced and deer farming became widespread, helicopter recovery operations slowly ceased in most locations. Fiordl... read more
The further adventures of Graham May. He takes the reader along on some of his more memorable trips. Altough retired and confessing to slowing down a little, Graham manages more hunting than many a fraction of his age. With the ability of a natural story teller and a bush poet this latest collection of yarns is sure to win e... read more
|Author:||The New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association|
The New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association is 75 years old. A milestone in any organisations history. To celebrate this book has been compiled to show a snapshot of the organisation today, how it has progressed in the past 25 years, since it's fiftieth anniversary when a history of the NZDA was written by Philip Holden to ma... read more
This is the life story of 'Injun Joe', born Wellwyn Harris Collins, in 1950. His mother was half-caste Maori of the Ngati Kahunanu tribe, his father a Scottish-Irish immigrant whose family had substantial holdings in Hawke's Bay. Joe became well known as an elite hunter-helicopter pilot, one of New Zealand's most dangerous oc... read more
Tony Walsh was first introduced to New Zealand's bush clad ranges, to pig hunting and some life-defining experiences by Ned Tuite, whose usual attire was a black woollen bush singlet and a pair of khaki shorts suspended from a thin leather belt. Through Ned, Tony met a band of those iconic good keen men of an era now past, an... read more
Bomb Grant author of Hunting Forever-Forever Hunting and Dances with Boars is back with this new book. What makes a pig hunter? Bomb looks back to his early days at his introduction to the sport of pig hunting, family played a big part for him. The early morning starts, the sound of the dogs on a bail, the excitement and adre... read more
Author of Fallow Deer Hunting in New Zealand and Pigs at my Doorstep, Bob Pittaway recalls some of the memorable hunts in the hills of New Zealand. A mainly North Island hunter Bob has ventured south to Stewart Island for Whitetail, the mountains of the South Island for Chamois and Tahr, as well as pursuing Red Fallow, Sambar... read more
Chamois are New Zealand's most popular mountain game. Living from Marlborough to Southland, they are widely available for hunters in the South Island. Adaptable mobile and challenging they represent the epitome of mountain game. Steuart Laing traces the origin of the New Zealand Chamois, their arrival in New Zealand, dispersa... read more
A year-round guide to hunting deer in New Zealand.
|Series:||Action Stories for Young Hunters|
Blow Me Socks Off! comes hot on the heels of the popular youth hunting book, Cor Blimey, Mate.There's even more action, more fun and fright, more blood and guts, more adventure... In this follow-up book of hunting stories, you'll dart to and from the known to the great unknown. At times all that will stand out are the whites ... read more
While based in New Zealand's stunning South Island, Peter Ryan's writing and images have been published in books and magazines around the world. In Wild South he reaches out to the great hunting and angling destinations of southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia, South America and more. These are big places and Peter Ryan cov... read more
'The mountains have a habit of bringing out the best in people, despite the hardships that rain, hail and snow often throw in. In fact, it's only after a bit of adversity comes along that a person's true character comes to the fore. Those with a love for the hills take these things on the chin and just get on with enjoying it... read more
Covers all the basics of hunting, from the preparation stages, safety and gear to the different types of hunting, i.e. Deer, Pig, Possum, Duck and more. The author shares a lifetime of hunting experiences and stories plus advice on the basic skills required to be a successful hunter.