Author(s): Frank Saxton & Roger Lentle
The New Zealand Hunters' Companion, written by two of NZ's most respected hunting authors is a comprehensive guide to the practical aspects of bushcraft and hunting in New Zealand. The authors' earlier books have concentrated on the habits and biology of big game animals; this book aims to provide New Zealand outdoorsmen with the information needed to travel and hunt safely in New Zealand's extremely variable terrain. There are sections on bushcraft, including navigation, camp skills, crossing rivers, safety, bush foods; equipment - boots, clothing, tents, camp gear - and rifles and bows, ballistics, buying and selling up a suitable rifle, tracking; how to cope with New Zealand's capricious weather; medical problems and first aid in the bush; the quarry, general information on deer species, tahr, chamois, goats and pigs, hunting techniques, plus an introduction to the pleasures of wildlife photography. Fully cross-referenced and indexed, this book is designed to be used asaready reference on a variety of bushcraft and hunting questions. Though much will be familiar to those experienced in the outdoors, discussion of new technology such as GPS compasses and night vision equipment will interest the expert. An essential companion for all who enjoy New Zealand's wilderness.