The Hunter’s most highly recommended New Zealand hunting books, in no particular order, are listed here. If you want to put your best foot forward when selecting your next hunting book then getting your hands on any, or all, of these titles is a good start.
Do you have a different view? Please feel free to contact us. We always want to know which books fellow hunting book readers have enjoyed above all others.
I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have.
Pack and Rifle (1971) by Philip Holden
Red Stags Calling (1974) by G. G. (George Gordon) Atkinson
The Venison Hunters (1979) by Mike Bennett
Two Dogs and a Rifle (1968) by Ken Cuthbertson
The Eye of the Hunter (1988) by John A. Anderson
The Highland Stags of Otago (1968) by D. Bruce Banwell
Great New Zealand Deer Heads series Vol. I (1986), Vol. II (1987) & Vol. III (1989) by D. Bruce Banwell
Of Mountains, Men and Deer (1993) by Brian Burdon
A Good Keen Man (1960) by Barry Crump
Call of the Wapiti (1979) by Ray Tinsley
The Golden Days of Stalking: The Hunting Diaries of Archie Kitto (2008) by D. Bruce Banwell
Deer on my Doorstep (1965) by Colin Davey
Rex Forrester’s True Hunting Adventures (1980) by Rex Forrester
The Helicopter Hunters (1987) by Rex Forrester
Hunter for Hire (1965) by Rex Forrester & Neil Illingworth
The Hunting Tales of Percy Lyes: An Original Good Keen Man (2005) by Hans Willems
Beyond the River’s Bend (1991) by Max Curtis
Classic New Zealand Game Trails (2003) by Dave McClunie
Any one of Roger Lentle and Frank Saxton’s informative guide books: Stalking the Seasons Round: A Year-round Guide to Hunting Deer in New Zealand (1993), Red Deer in New Zealand: A Complete Hunting Guide (1991), New Zealand Hunter’s Companion (1996) and Alpine Hunting in New Zealand (1994)