Second Hand Book
New Zealand Hunter | Philip Holden | 1998 First Edition | $20 | Softcover | Good Condition
Holden on Hunting is set against the backdrop of the 1970s, a period of huge changes on the New Zealand hunting scene. Philip Holden, an outdoors writer with an immense following, discusses these changes as he witnessed them on the ground: the emergence of the meat hunter in place of the deer culler; the advent of helicopter hunting and trapping; and the development of deer farming. The 1970s also saw a decline in the quantity and accessibility of wild game as the sport had taken on a new more rapacious character. But there were still fine 16-pointers to be stalked, and the more difficult the pursuit the better the retelling of the hunt.