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

James Passmore: Wilderness Hunter

(Review rating 5.5 out of 10)

James Passmore has written his second book about what it means to be a “wilderness hunter”, the type of hunter which he confesses to be himself. James mixes South Island hunts for red deer, fallow deer and tahr with chapters on the challenges and ethics of hunting… read more



Chris Phillips: More than the Odd Round Mate

(Review rating 4 out of 10)

Here The Hunter reviews a collection of anecdotes by Chris Phillips spanning his hunting and shooting career, centered around pest control of rabbits, hares, pigs, stoats, possums and wallabies. The odd red deer stalking story is also recounted … read more

Kerry Butler: The Secret to Hunting

(Review rating 5.5 out of 10)

Kerry Butler’s revised book is a how-to guide for bush stalking deer in North Island conditions. As a self taught and experienced sika and red deer stalker, Kerry passes on his passion and techniques for hunting … 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