Big Al Lester: Stag Doo

(Review rating 6 out of 10)

Stag Doo is another great book by Big Al Lester. I initially wondered if he’d have the material up his sleeve to write a 9th book. He did, but the catch is that this book retells tales from other hunters … read more

Peter Salter: Pete the Bushman

(Review rating 6 out of 10)

Peter Salter’s first book, Pete the Bushman, Hunting Tales and Back-Country Lessons from a Wild West Coaster, is an interesting and well written autobiography and provides an insight into one of the West Coast’s infamous characters … read more

Ross Curtis: Chopper Murphy

(Review rating 5 out of 10)

Chopper Murphy is Ross Curtis’ sixth book in his “Murphy Series”. Set in the Nelson and Tasman regions of the South Island, this book focuses on Ross’ experiences in deer hunting and deer control, particularly his observations on the impact of fixed-wing planes and helicopters on hunting operations … read more



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