James Morris: Student Hunter, The Hunting Tales of a University Student

(Review rating 4 out of 10)

The Hunter takes a look at James Morris’ first book about his university days hunting in the Southern Alps for red deer, tahr and chamois. In this book James recounts his time as a novice big game hunter clocking up tallies to fill his freezer … read more


D. Bruce Banwell: The Red Stags of the Rakaia

(Review rating 8.5 out of 10)

In his third book, The Red Stags of the Rakaia, Bruce Banwell records the history of the trophy red deer herd released among the Southern Alps at Manuka Point station in the Rakaia gorge. Again, he has added an invaluable work on New Zealand’s deerstalking heritage … read more


Peter Harker: Protectors of Our Environment

(Review rating 7.5 out of 10)

Prepared on behalf of the Otago Acclimatisation Society, Peter Harker records the history of the introduction of deer to Otago in this profusely illustrated book. With a focus on red deer and their famous trophy heads, there are also interesting chapters about fallow deer, sika and chital … read more