All game animals move about for food, reproduction, from hunting pressure; and many other reasons. Knowing why they move, when they move and where they move to is one of the keys to becoming a successful hunter. You can spend a lifetime in the bush finding out for yourself or you can read this book. This new look at the subject of hunting smarter for big game examines the techniques and knowledge required for the safe and successful hunting of all New Zealand big game species. It looks at their preferred habitats, methods of hunting and how to deal with the animal once successful.
Author of eight previous books on the outdoors, from back country huts to cooking in the bush. Hans Willems has hunted, tramped and fished in Europe, Australia, Papua New Guinea and – of course – New Zealand. He has made his living at different times as a meat hunter, guide, possum trapper and white water rafting. He still spends as much time as he can in the bush and is an honorary ranger for the Department of Conservation.
This book is based on a lifetime of hunting and bush experience. The author’s opinions are based on his observations in the field, and his suggestions are the result of his success on his hunting trips over many years throughout New Zealand.