The story of John Williams & Dennis Simpson the founders of Graham Stewart & Co. Ltd, pioneers in NZ's venison industry - the people who did the hard yards: helicopter pilots, Cessna pilots, shooters, gutters, truck drivers, strip men and cooks. They were successful when many others had failed.
Dave Ratcliffe lived and worked through changing times. The transformation of the the venison industry when foot hunters were replaced by helicopters, and the timber industry as native logging ended."I had lived, hunted, eaten and drunk with some of the best there were. The skills and p... read more
In the wild there is an element that cannot be seen, tasted, heard or smelt - it can only be felt, and it is a feeling of enchantment.
After his first hunting experience in New Zealand as a young man, Richard Hall has been drawn back again and a... read more
As former prime minister Jim Bolger writes about his friend of 40 years in the book's Foreword: "You don't have to be a romantic for the land and life distant from city and town lights to find this book inspirational." The Way It Was is the down-to-ear... read more
In his first book, Chris Fraser described the symptoms of Pig Huntingitis, as owning a 4WD truck with a dog box on the back, along pointed knife, a collection of motley looking dogs and when you are talking with your mates every second sentence has the word "pig" in it at ... read more
If you were to walk into the author's trophy room and silently start counting the mounted hunting trophies you would reach a figure of forty-five animals on display. This book - the author's fourth - is simply the story of the hunt for each trophy now hanging on the walls of... read more
A hunting guide you really should read.
A century ago, a little-known, exotic animal, the Himalayan tahr, was introduced into new Zealand for big-game sporting purposes. From a few releases at Aoraki Mt cook, tahr are now permanent inhabitants of t... read more