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50 Years of Trophy Hunting
50 Years of Trophy Hunting
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 his trophy room, each trophy a continuing memory of so many special and sometimes remarkable days of hunting. It was while hunting in Alaska, a way back in 1963, that Gary became a confirmed trophy hunter. In the pocket of his hunting jacket were permits issued by the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game that allowed him one moose, one caribou, one grizzly bear, one black bear, one Dall ram. Before squeezing the trigger on a prospective trophy Gary had to determine that indeed the animal he had in his crosshairs was a fine aged male, for after making a mistake in selection there was no second-chance permit. Long before departing on his once-in-a-lifetime trophy hunt in Alaska Gary read extensively, teaching himself what was internationally considered a trophy of a given species. His "Alaskan Experience" carried over into his hunting for all future hunts, always seeking the outstanding aged male.
And, once a species had been secured the author seldom sought to better a trophy in hand, but instead sought different species in different places, different countries, his trophy hunting being his personal Permit to Travel, often with his wife Sue accompanying him. Gary's dedication to serious trophy hunting carried over into his professional hunting guiding career where daily he sought for his client only the very best to be found. Testimony of this dedication to quality is to be seen in Issue VI Volume 2 of the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals where nineteen of the Top Twenty-five bull Tahr and sixteen of the Red stag were guided by Gary. Today the author unequivocally supports the formation of the recently established Game Animal Council and fervently hopes that within his lifetime the day will arrive in New Zealand where the average hunter will hunt for trophies not for tally.

Title: 50 Years of Trophy Hunting
Author: JOLL GARY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2014
Price: $12.00
RRP: $12.00
Imprint: Halcyon Press
Publisher: Halcyon Press
ISBN: 9781877566691
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $12.00
An Outdoor Obsession
An Outdoor Obsession
Stories from Te Urewera, Whirinaki, Kaimanawas, the East Coast, Whanganui, Raukumaras, Mt Aspiring, the West Coast, Fiordland and Stewart Island Tales of hunting sambar, sika, red, whitetail, tahr, chamois, pigs and trapping possums - you name it, you'll read about it. Be enthralled by stories of swollen rivers, flooded huts, flying in doorless helicopters, inappropriate actions out of moving vehicles, medivacs, search and rescues, rafting, jetboating, hunting antics, the animals that got away and the trophy heads so sought after.
This is hunting how it used to be, no GPS or fancy smartphones. Just old-fashioned maps and a good amount of iron in your nose. An Outdoor Obsession is not just a book of stories about hunting, it's also about the firm friendships formed and the spirit of camaraderie only experienced when you `go bush'.

Title: An Outdoor Obsession
Author: EASON JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/06/2019
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: The Copy Press
ISBN: 9780473482275
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Price: $45.00
Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers
Title: Blood Brothers
Author: DAY MARION
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $12.00
RRP: $12.00
Imprint: Halcyon Press
ISBN: 9781877566943
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Chronic Pig Huntingitis
Chronic Pig Huntingitis
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 least once. Fortunately not a life-threatening problem, except possibly for the pigs. The progress from just infected to "chronic" is described in the stories in this book Chronic Pig Huntingitis. As it progresses it involves wives, children, friends even casual acquaintances. Rather than alarming it becomes life affirming as lots of fresh air and exercise in the pursuit of pigs improves overall health and the pigs provide nutritional food that is totally organic and as free range as it is possible to be. It provides for family oriented activity as wives, girlfriends, sons and daughters, friends and other sufferers can join in. It provides healthy exercise and vocations for dogs that might otherwise have been put down at the pound. In all, it's about as good as life can get!

Title: Chronic Pig Huntingitis
Author: FRASER CHRIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2012
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Halcyon Press
Publisher: Halcyon Press
ISBN: 9781877566196
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Price: $40.00
Dark Forest Deep Sea Reflections of a Hunter
Dark Forest Deep Sea Reflections of a Hunter
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 again, wanting to relive the feeling only this country's wilderness can give him. Dark Forest Deep Sea goes beyond recollections of one man's hunting trips. It delves into the emotions and sensations at the heart of the experience, and the reasons for doing it.
From catching eels in a river on a moonlit night to spearfishing on a single breath
in the Pacific Ocean to stalking deer in silent forests - scientist Richard Hall reflects on both solitude and mateship, our relationship with landscape and nature, and how the wilderness gives
him what he needs to live in the world. This is the human story of hunting.

Title: Dark Forest Deep Sea Reflections of a Hunter
Author: HALL RICHARD
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Submarine
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780473406318
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Price: $38.00
Deer on My Doorstep
Deer on My Doorstep
Title: Deer on My Doorstep
Author: DAVEY COLIN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Price: $10.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Halcyon Press
Publisher: Halcyon Press
ISBN: 9781877566783
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Price: $10.00
Duck Hunting in NZ
Duck Hunting in NZ
The opening of gamebird season - the first weekend of May - has been part of New Zealand's history since the early nineteenth century and still holds an attraction for thousands of enthusiasts - over 30,000 gamebird hunting licences are sold in New Zealand annually. In 2005, non-toxic shot regulations were applied throughout New Zealand (eliminating the impact to the environment by the toxicity of lead) and this signalled the beginning of a new era for duck and wildfowl hunting. Range became even more limited and the challenge correspondingly greater. Author Gary Girvan's passion for the sport expressed in a light, yet authoritative, tone appeals to both enthusiasts and newcomers alike. In Duck Hunting in New Zealand, Girvan shares experiences of hunting in a whole range of situations, gives information about the wide range of equipment available, outlines six steps to successful wildfowling, discusses the use of non-toxic shot and the need to return to the basic skills of wildfowling, and describes how to make a duck plucker.

Title: Duck Hunting in NZ
Author: GIRVAN, GARY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/04/2007
Price: $8.00
RRP: $8.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869536312
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Price: $8.00
Extra Twist in the Tail
Extra Twist in the Tail
Title: Extra Twist in the Tail
Author: IRVINE MITCH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/12/2017
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: The Copy Press
ISBN: 9780473425319
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Price: $23.00
Family of Hunters Tucker Time
Family of Hunters Tucker Time
Title: Family of Hunters Tucker Time
Author: TUCKER PHIL & JAMIESON TUCKER BARBARA
Year: 2012
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Halcyon Press
ISBN: 9781877566219
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Price: $35.00
Field & Stream the Total Gun Manual
Field & Stream the Total Gun Manual
From the most trusted brand in outdoor sports, Field & Stream, popular F&S bloggers and the hosts of the popular Gun Nuts show on the Outdoor Channel (sponsored by Smith & Wesson share insider hints, amazing stories, and hands-on guidance for the first-time gun owner and the seasoned veteran alike. The Ultimate Gun Guide - 335 Essential Shooting Tips and Techniques

Choose the Right Gun The complete guide to figuring out what you really need, and then picking the right shotgun, rifle, handgun, and ammo for whatever sport you want.

Shoot Better Increase your rifle accuracy, boost your shotgun scores, and come home with game instead of excuses.

Hunt Smarter Field-tested tips on how to make tough shots on big game, get more ducks, fool a gobbler, and much, much more.

Stay Safe The plain facts about the best hardware for home defense, and how to use it safely to protect your family, as well as solid advice on shooting safety in the field.

Title: Field & Stream the Total Gun Manual
Author: BOURJAILY PHIL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/10/2012
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Weldon Owen, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781616282196
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Price: $30.00
Final Twist in the Tail
Final Twist in the Tail
Title: Final Twist in the Tail
Author: IRVINE MITCH
Series: A Twist in the Tail
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/02/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: The Copy Press
ISBN: 9780473464042
Available stock: 2
Price: $23.00
Forgotten Years Helicopters & Hunting Stories
Forgotten Years Helicopters & Hunting Stories
Title: Forgotten Years Helicopters & Hunting Stories
Author: CONROY BRIAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473405533
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00