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STAG PARTY

by Ron Helmer

Foreword by Barry Crump

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd
Second Impression November 1964

180 pages

h/c lacking d/j - some fading to covers - no inscriptions - book approx 22cm x 14cm - some creasing (mainly first few pages) - b/w photographs

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Here's a cracking account of the doings of 'Government Deer Shooting Party Number Six' - in the bush and in the city. Canadian Ron Helmer takes you into the Urewera country with the deer hunters, up razorbacks, across roaring streams, through back-breaking bush. You look along his rifle sights at graceful deer and savage boars and you see big rainbow trout lazing in the river pools.
You wonder at the grandeur of the New Zealand wilds, described so freshly and arrestingly. And you meet, memorably, a New Zealand bush 'character' and highly successful author, Barry Crump. Mr Helmer's account of his adventures with Crump gives this book one of its main flavours.
In the descriptions of deer killing the dialogue is simply the talk of expert men going about their work; laconic, sometimes boisterous, coarse. There is no exaggeration; Mr Helmer is 'spot on'...

Mr Helmer took a rifle and a camera into the bush and most of the pictures in this book were taken by him...

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