HUNTING BOOKS

Hunting books including New Zealand and overseas.
Small game, big game, pest control etc.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars.


COLEMAN, HEINE, TAYLOR and WEBB 
Outdoor First Aid (Mountain Safety Manual 14)

Complete basic guide to all aspects of outdoors first aid and rescue of injured campers, trampers, hunters etc

VG softback
$8 B/B
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Inc.1984, 126pp.[#241 adventure sports, outdoors, tramping ]





CUTHBERTSON Ken 
Pighunting in New Zealand
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Complete guide to preparing for, and what to do during and after a successful pig-hunt. From choosing the best type of dogs and guns, to stalking and finally butchering the carcass. Ken has spent a lifetime pighunting and has a lot of practical knowledge for the beginner and experienced hunter.
ISBN0589008293
pigs, hunting, stalking, dogs, bush carbines

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with sunfading to spine.
$40 C/C
AH and AW Reed 1974 first edition, 186pp + plates.
[#3413 ]





DEE Ian 
Duck Fever
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A guide to gamebird and waterfowl shooting in New Zealand. With idenification of species, protected species, gear, choosing a gun-dog, cartridge loads etc.

VG softback
$10 C/A
A Tackle House Publication 1974, 80pp.
[#3360 ]





FORRESTER Rex and Neil Illingworth 
Hunter for Hire

Forrester recounts ten years as a hunting guide in New Zealand. Shooting deer, chamois, pigs and thar, angling for tout, and bagging any other game that passed by.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, name at front and faint foxing to edges
$20 C/B
Reed 1965, 187pp + plates. [#2842 new zealand, hunting ]





FORRESTER Rex 
Rex Forrester's True Hunting Adventures

Stories from his lifetime of recreational and commercial hunting. Illustrated with photographs in the text.
ISBN0723307377

VG softback with light soiling to covers
$25 B/C
Whitcoulls 1984 first thus edition in soft covers, 208pp [#2172 hunting ]





FORRESTER Rex 
The Helicopter Hunters

Forrester's follow up to his classic 'The Chopper Boys', the story of the helicopter riding deer hunters, both shooting and capturing them live for stocking deer farms.
ISBN072330811X

VG softback with a faint crease to cover
$35 B/C
Whitcoulls 1987 first edition stiff card covered, 185pp with colour and b&w photos throughout. [HUNT 1 ]

VG softback with a crease to front and back covers
$35 B/C
Whitcoulls 1987 first edition stiff card covered, 185pp with colour and b&w photos throughout. [#2869 new zealand, hunting, deer ]





FORRESTER Rex 
The Chopper Boys

The story of the helicopter riding deer hunters, both shooting and capturing them live for stocking deer farms.
ISBN0723307067

VG softback with faint crease to covers, light spine rubbing
$35 B/C
Whitcoulls 1984 reprint, 168pp with b&w photos throughout. [HUNT 2 ]





FRASER Chris 
Chronic Pig Huntingitis
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Chris 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. 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. Colour photographs.
ISBN9781877566196
hunting, pig hunting, new zealand

VG softback
$15 C/C
Halcyon Press 2012, 199pp.
[#3441 ]





HARKER Peter & Keith EUNSON 
Harker Hunts the Coast
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Hunting New Zealand's South Island West coast amid rugged mountains and bush. Illustrated throughout with photographs.
ISBN0589014323
deerstalking, big game, Westland

VG hardback in VG dustjacket. Short inscription to paste down.
$35 C/C
Reed 1982 first edition, viii 136pp.
[HNT4 ]





HELMER Ron with foreword by Barry Crump 
Stag Party

New Zealand Government deer cullers in the Urewera. Helmer spent time culling deer with Barry Crump in the bush, and he is mentioned. Includes photos of the cullers.

G+ hardback with sunned spine and no dust jacket.
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 second impression, 180pp + plates. [#244 hunting, Barry Crump ]

VG+ hardback with VG- dust jacket with chipped spine ends. Name and address to fep.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 FIRST EDITION, 180pp + plates. [NZ 11 hunting, Barry Crump ]





HOLDEN Philip illustrated Tony Oliver
Fawn, The First Year in the life of a Red Deer in new Zealand.

VG softback

$7 A/A [Item# 242 HNT]

Hodder 1986 first edition thus paperback, 130pp. Fiction by one of New Zealand's best known hunting authors. The first book in the trilogy about White Patch the deer. ISBN 0340342889


HOLDEN Philip  Seasons of a Hunter
VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket with some minor edge splits or wear $30 C/C Hodder 1977 first edition hard cover, 134pp + plates. ISBN 0340226188 [#1857 hunting]

JOLL Gary 
Big Game Hunting in New Zealand
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A complete guide to hunting in New Zealand. From selecting your equipment and firearm, to the various species of big game, and their habits and habitat.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some surface rubbing
$30 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1968 first edition, 218pp + plates.
[#3362 ]





JOLL Gary 
To Alaska to Hunt
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New Zealand hunter Gary Joll and friend bag big game in Alaska, including bull moose, caribou and black and grizzly bears, Also getting antelope and deer in Wyoming, Entertaining and dramatic accounts.
ISBN0908565801

VG- softback
$35 C/B
John McIndoe 1978, 148pp.
[#3409 ]





KELLY Greg 
Gun in the Hills
A sportsman's adventures, mostly in New Zealand
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Kelly was a police ballistics expert, and he has combined this knowledge with his pastime as a hunter and outdoorsman. Tales of deer, pig, geese, duck and pheasant. Illustrated by Peter McIntyre.
ISBN0340109807

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Hodder 1968 first edition, 159pp+ plates.
[#3361 ]





LANCASTER Charles  The Art of Shooting
VG salmon pink cloth, lightly soiled, long gift inscription dated 1945 to fep, Foyles bookshop label at foot of paste down, some minor spots of foxing to prelims $25 C/B Charles Lancaster, 1942 10th edition after 1889 original, salmon pink cloth, 207pp includes period adverts at rear, illustrated in line throughout, British game shooting, rabbits, hares, game birds, clay pigeons, clothes and guns, equipment, shot sizes and charges, books on shooting, ballistics etc, very tidy but shows expected mild handling wear [# 887 hunting]

MERFIELD Fred G & Harry MILLER 
Gorillas Were My Neighbours

White hunter after various big game as well as much African anthropological information from Mendjim Mey country in the French Cameroons.
Corgi GA855

G+ paperback with light creasing to covers, aged paper stock.
$15 A/B
Corgi 1960 first thus, 286pp + plates.[PB1523 ]





ROBERTS Gordon 
Game Animals in New Zealand

Descriptions and colour photography of game animals and their habitats in New Zealand. More in depth than its size and appearance would suggest.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some wear
$10 B/B
Reed 1968, 112pp. [#2714 hunting, new zealand ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Front hinge shows, a few small dots on contents page
$8 B/B
Reed 1968 first edition pictorial boards, 112pp. [#1126 hunting]





SEVERINSEN Keith 
Hunt the Far Mountain

Severinsen recounts his hunting expeditions in New Zealand, where he guides paying clients into the New Zealand back country. Includes North and South Islands, Fiordland and Southland, and Stewart Island.
ISBN0589004220

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Reed 1970 first reprint, 182pp. [#2938 new zealand, hunting ]





SLEEMAN Lt. Col. J. L.  
Tales of a Shikari or, Big Game Shooting in India.

Author was Director of Military Training for the New Zealand Forces under the Royal Sussex Regiment. Illustrated with plates by W A Bowring.Cover states proceeds from sales go to Red Cross and Ambulance Service.

G+ hardback, lacks backstrip, prize plate to fep, rubbed edges, closed page edges dusty
$30 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd 1918 first edition hardcover with pictorial boards. 154pp + plates. [#2065 hunting]












SUTHERLAND Lew   A Hunting & Tramping Guide to Westland revised second edition
VG+ $20 C/B Reed 1973 soft cover, 111pp illustrated, map emdpapers ISBN 589004220 [#2002 hunting]
TINSLEY Ray
Call of the Wapiti

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with light curl to bottom edge.

$40 C/C [HNT 8]

Reed 1979 first edition hardcover 145pp + plates. Hunting wapiti in Fiordland national Park. Deerstalking. ISBN 0589012169

WILLIAMS Murray
The Duckshooter's Bag, An Understanding of New Zealand's Wetland Gamebirds

VG- softback with worn wrappers, scattered pencil annotation.

$10 B/B [Item# 240 HNT]

Wetland Press 1981 first edition softcover, 123pp photo illustrations in text. Gamebird hunting in New Zealand. ISBN 0959760903

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