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, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.


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 ]





DEE Ian 
Duck Fever
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A guide to gamebird and waterfowl shooting in New Zealand. With identification 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 
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
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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
new zealand, hunting, deer, helicopter, chopper, live capture, venison

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. [#4283 ]

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]






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, a long 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 and 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.
ISBN9781877566196
hunting, pig hunting, new zealand

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





GRANT Matt and Bruce. 
The Sharp Shooter; How to Get the Best Out of Rifles and Ammunition
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Technical and common sense information for hunters on how to maximise the efficiency and accuracy of their guns by correct choice of ammo and aiming technique etc.
Approved by New Zealand Deerstalkers Association
ISBN 0589006991
stalking, hunting, firearms, accuracy, rifles

VG+ hardback with VG dust jacket.
$45 C/C
Reed 1982 Revised Edition, 284pp with photos and diagrams in the text.
[#5133 ]

G+ hardback with no jacket.
Ex-library, boards rubbed and soiled, bumped, minimal amount of stamps, closed edges fingermarked, the first edition, a few notations to the ballistics tables at rear
$25 C/C
Reed 1972 First Edition, 270pp with photos and diagrams in the text.
[#4894 ]



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.
[#4284 ]





HELMER Ron with foreword by Barry Crump 
Stag Party
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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 ]

VG+ hardback with name to free end paper in VG- dust jacket with edge wear.
$30 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 first edition, 180pp + plates. [#4736 ]



HOLDEN Philip 
Fawn

A young adult story about the first year in the life of a Red Deer in New Zealand.
The first book of the trilogy Fawn, Stag and White Patch
Illustrated by Tony Oliver
ISBN 0340342889
deer, hunting, fiction, story

VG softback.
$15 A/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1986 first edition thus, 130pp.
[#242 ]



HOLDEN Philip 
White Patch
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A young adult story about a magnificent Stag who is hunted by wild dogs, a deer farmer, and a determined deer stalker.
The finale of the trilogy Fawn, Stag and White Patch
Illustrated by Bob Kerr.
ISBN 0340279893
deer, hunting, fiction, story

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 C/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1981 first edition, 144pp.
[#5067 ]



HOLDEN Philip 
Razorback
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A young adult story about a family hunt for an East Coast wild boar.
ISBN 0340366621
pigs, pig-hunting, fiction, story

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, some rubbing and wear to book and jacket corners.
$25 C/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1984 first edition, 118pp.
[#4851 ]



JONES Colin 
Jonesy's Deer Culling Days
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Jonesy was there in the earliest days of Government deer-culling, starting in Ruatahuna in 1954, as a government shooter.
Choppers had not been invented so it was tent camps, fixed wing airdrops four months apart, run out of anything and it was a long walk out for more supplies.
Four bob a tail for deer, three shillings and sixpence for pigs, seven quid a week retainer.
He was in the thick of it, trying hard to be good enough so he would not be shipped out, like so many were, that could not make the grade.
Learning his bush craft and the ways of deer and pigs, hunting from fly camps and department huts.
Spending his days in the bush hunting the elusive deer and pigs that he was paid to kill.
ISBN 9781877256660
hunting, deer stalking, deer cullers

VG+ softback, small name to inside of front cover.
$40 C/B
The Halcyon Press 2007 First edition, 200pp.
[#5212 ]



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 and tears.
$10 B/B
Reed 1968, 112pp. [#3550 ]

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]





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]

THOMSON Joff 
Deer Hunter
The Experiences of a New Zealand Stalker
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Joff Thomson was a Government employed deer culler in remote areas of the South Island. This book focuses on his time hunting red deer, but he also tells of wild-goat hunting in Marlborough and of successful Wapiti hunting expeditions in Southland's great lakes and fiords.
hunting, big game, first edition, signed copy

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Former owner name to free end paper, and the author's signature to the title page. RARE author signed copy.
$195 C/C
AH and AW Reed November 1952 First Edition, 194pp + plates.
[#3560 ]





TINSLEY Ray 
Call of the Wapiti
cover image of Call of the Wapiti, for sale in New Zealand

Hunting wapiti in Fiordland National Park.
ISBN0589012169
big game, deer stalking

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with light curl to bottom edge.
$40 C/C
Reed 1979 first edition 145pp + plates.
[#4376 ]



TUSTIN Ken 
A Wild Moose Chase
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Tustin recounts his quest to find any remnants of moose in Fiordland. He believes he has camera footage and other evidence of their continuing prescence.
ISBN9780958372305
hunting, new zealand, fiordland, Herrick creek, Wet Jacket Arm

VG- softback with rubbed covers
$20 C/C
Wild South Books 1998, 224pp.
[#3461 ]





WILLIAMS Murray 
The Duckshooter's Bag
cover image of The Duckshooter's Bag, An Understanding of New Zealand's Wetland Gamebirds for sale in New Zealand

An Understanding of New Zealand's Wetland Gamebirds.
Gamebird hunting in New Zealand.
ISBN0959760903
keywords

VG- softback with worn wrappers.
$10 C/B
Wetland Press 1981 first edition, 123pp photo illustrations in text.
[#4279 ]

VG- softback with worn wrappers, scattered pencil annotation.
$10 C/B
Wetland Press 1981 first edition, 123pp photo illustrations in text.
[#240 ]


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