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    Deer Stalking Reads

    Hey lads and ladies,

    Do you have any recommendations for good, possibly modern, reading on deer stalking for a noob? Got my FAL in the post this morning. Lets just say I am iching to fill the freezer again I'd like to get a little bit of smarts under my belt through both tagging along on more hunts but also reading up on some tips.

    I had a great time with Cam learning about sign while we were out in the field, some more technical info in a book with pic examples etc would be helpful.

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    Red deer in New Zealand forget the author, Library should have it.
    Send me your add and il send ya Big game hunting in New Zealand by Gary Joll. Its old but still relevant
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    Dougie, also try to find some back issues of hunting magazines. Many of them have interesting tips to be found in the articles.
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    Find someone with stash of old Rod&Rifle mags, then read any of the stuff written by Graham Henry. He passed away a few years ago but he had a very common sense approach to hunting and gear so well worth the read (and effort).
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Red deer in New Zealand forget the author, Library should have it.
    Send me your add and il send ya Big game hunting in New Zealand by Gary Joll. Its old but still relevant
    Cam ,red deer in new zealand - roger lentle and frank saxton . Was going to recomend it as well . Only deer referance book I own ,Dougie you are welcome to borrow my copy, but If you can find one to buy you can always referance it . I must have read it 10 times at a guess.
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    Yea thats it, good book.
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    Yes i also have a copy and it it the best thing for learning with plenty of pics.. well worth the read Dougie.. I call it the Bible on reds

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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Another vote for Red deer in New Zealand.. Lentle, Saxton.. Very good reference..
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    Sweet thanks lads
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    Some very good E-Books on the subject now too ,worth a google .
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    "Hunting Smarter" by Hans Willlems is a good read for the beginner. Plenty of good tips and tricks.
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    That book answerd all my questions its bloody spot on.Not to scientific either easy for a layman like me.

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    Yep - "Hunting smarter for big game" by Hans Willems, and "Red Deer in NZ" by Lentle (not me) and Saxton. Both great books. Both of these books refer to the hilar region for shot placement, and since reading them, I picture my shot placement every time I look at a deer photo. It really seemed to help me be calm when it comes to the real thing - not that I get out very often!!

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    How to Hunt Sika by Alan Simmons is worth a read .Might be hard to get hold of a copy .
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