Roger Lentle and Frank Saxton: Alpine Hunting in New Zealand

(Review rating 7 out of 10)

This is the first comprehensive alpine hunting guide book written for New Zealand hunters. Alpine Hunting should grace the book shelf of all aspiring and avid tahr and chamois hunters. This book, along with the other guide books by the same authors, makes The Hunter’s highly recommended reading list … read more


Gerard Abrams: Gone Hunting (Book 1)

(Review rating 6.5 out of 10)

Gerard Abrams has spent years “out there” chasing the ‘Pacific big 15’ game animals and has written about these adventures in a trilogy, with his first book (‘Book 1: Lessons’) just released. I can’t wait to read books 2 and 3 … read more

D. Bruce Banwell & Marcus Pinney: The Himalayan Tahr

(Review rating 8 out of 10)

The Himalayan Tahr is the 8th and final book which completes the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association “big game records series”. It is the great author, D. Bruce Banwell’s final and fitting contribution to New Zealand’s hunting literature … read more


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


D. Bruce Banwell: The Golden Days of Stalking

(Review rating 9 out of 10)

Bruce Banwell has complied and edited the diaries written by great deerstalker, Archie Kitto, to produce this work about stalking trophy red deer heads of the Otago and South Westland herds during the 1920s and 1930s  … read more