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Stag Doo by Al Lester, the master of the hunting genre, is full of rip-roaring yarns for those with a good keen sense of humour and a love for New Zealand's wild outdoors.

Stag Doo by Al Lester, the master of the hunting genre, is full of rip-roaring yarns for those with a good keen sense of humour and a love for New Zealand's wild outdoors.

Once described as 'Barry Crump meets Fred Dagg', 'Big Al' Lester is the modern-day master of the hunting genre. His books are for those with a good keen sense of humour and a love for New Zealand's wild outdoors.

'Many times I have sat by a campfire with its coarse smoke etching into my eyes and tears streaming down my face. The tears not caused by the smoke, though, but by laughing so hard at the oddball, strange, hilarious or simply outright bizarre yarns told by my hunting mates.

It never ceases to amaze me how readily my hunting colleagues and others dob in their mates to disclose their mishaps, balls-ups, cunning plans and frequent disasters. Each story is told with great relish, and often, I suspect, with liberal helpings of embellishment. For every story recounted, the often embarrassed subject gets a right of reply, and in turn dobs in his cobber with an equally or more embarrassing yarn, and so it goes. As the evenings pass and the tide-line in the whisky bottle drops, the yarns get increasingly more hilarious. This book contains a number of yarns gleaned from these fireside sessions, and a few from other interesting characters I have had the good fortune to encounter.'
—'Big Al' Lester

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143574064

    August 1, 2016

    Penguin

    240 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • EBook

    9781743487235

    August 1, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)

    240 pages

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Article
Stag Doo Review

“…a collection of narratives around recreational and commercial hunting in the NZ high country bush.”

Also by Al Lester

It's a Bit Rugged, Mate
It's A Bit Rugged, Mate (ePub)
Mad Men of the Mountains
Arse-Up Creek
A Bum in the Bush
Off The Track: More Tales from the New Zealand Bush
Off The Track

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Pete the Bushman
The Cleaner
John Key: Portrait of a Prime Minister
The Whale Rider
The Denniston Rose
Green Hills Of Africa
Once Were Warriors
Gabriel's Bay
Catch Me When You Fall
Sleeps Standing
Maori at Home
Decline and Fall on Savage Street
The Suicide Club
Flight Path
The Earth Cries Out
The Severed Land
Billy Bird
The Kiwi Pair
The Flying Doctor
All Day at the Movies