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Trappers Hunters ‘n’ Co

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Trappers Hunters ‘n’ Co.
Wayne Blake

220mm x 145mm

376pp colour & b/w photos

2008

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Trappers Hunters ‘n’ Co.

Wayne Blake

 

“Looking back, these were definitely the heydays of hunting in our country. A wonderful unregulated era in which the great New Zealand adventure was firing on all cylinders - a wonderful time to live.”

 

Yes, A time when adventurers held sway in the forests, the mountains and around the rugged coasts of a wild and untamed country. Huge money could be earned in a short time from the sale of furs, the recovery of venison, the hauling of crayfish.

 

Deer cullers were bounty hunters, shooting for reward. The Forest Service was still pushing in back country huts to cater for them. Meat shooters using jet boats and pack horses were recovering thousands of tons of venison from vast river valleys. Cray fishermen were hauling ‘red gold’ from the depths of Fiordland. And fur trappers were a law unto themselves, fighting for and defending lucrative blocks of bush from trouble-makers and poachers. It was a time when every man was his own boss.

 

If you enjoyed reading the ups and downs, the laughs and true life adventures in Wayne Blake’s first book Trappers Dogs ‘n’ Deer (and other critters) then you will enjoy this epic work of outdoors adventure, humour and recorded history that Blake experienced for himself and has now so deftly inscribed in this, his second great book, Trappers Hunters ‘n’ Co.

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