Peter Harker: Hunting with Harker

Review rating 8 out of 10.

Here we review Peter Harker’s first book, complied and published in 1976. This classic hunting book records the many experiences, successes, close calls and characters that Peter endured as a meat and skin hunter, trophy hunter, big game guide and live game recovery specialist in the South Westland region (affectionately referred to as the “Coast” in the book). This is a must read for all New Zealand hunting book fans… read more

Don Kiddie: The Wanderings of a Deer Hunter

Review rating 6.5 out of 10

There have been many books written about deer culling exploits in New Zealand and Don’s autobiography is a great addition on the subject.  However this book provides a welcome change with a focus on the North Island and also details early tests using 1080 poison to control deer numbers. This book is a must read for New Zealand hunting purists … read more