Review rating 8.5 out of 10.
Fifty years since original publication, Deer on my Doorstep by Colin Davey has been re-released. It is one of New Zealand’s greatest hunting books, full of stories about trophy hunting for red deer stags and wapiti bulls, and much more. All keen readers should get their hands on it or dust off the copy sitting on their bookshelf … read more
Review rating 6.5 out of 10.
A great book for your coffee table, The Heart of Hunting is a beautifully presented photo book showcasing New Zealand’s wildlife in all its forms. The authors have undertaken the impossible task of articulating what it means to be a hunter … read more
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
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
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
Review rating 5 out of 10.
Trevor Bentley’s first book, Hunting for a Hobby, details the trials and tribulations of the self confessed average Kiwi hunter … read more
Review rating 4.5 out of 10.
Written by one of New Zealand’s most respected outdoors authors and editors, Tony delves into present day ethics, policies and politics of hunting in New Zealand in his 23rd and latest book, A Hunting Life … read more
Review rating 6 out of 10.
The Hunter takes a look at Steuart’s follow up book to his previous two how-to guides on alpine hunting in the Southern Alps for tahr and chamois. Steuart, in addition to covering some previously unpublished material on tahr and chamois, writes about his deerstalking experiences and offers insights into his way of hunting … read more