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  • Published: 6 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775535126
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $35.00

The Beginner's Guide to Hunting and Fishing In New Zealand



A highly illustrated book for budding hunters and fishermen in New Zealand

A highly illustrated book for budding hunters and fishermen in New Zealand

Winner of the New Zealand Post Book Award for Children and Young Adults, Non-Fiction.

How do you stalk a trout? How do you skin a rabbit? How does a bullet work? Instructional and highly illustrated, this is a beginner’s book of hunting and fishing for all ages. It features the where, when, what to look for, and how of New Zealand’s most popular hunting and fishing pursuits. From rabbit hunting to duck-shooting, possuming to large game hunting, eeling to whitebaiting, The Beginner's Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand will give any budding hunter the basic skills and knowledge for a lifetime of adventure.

With an emphasis on safety throughout, this book has important information on the right firearms for the right animal, how to hunt with dogs, the essentials of mountain safety and bushcraft in New Zealand. With an accessible text, diagrams, fun facts and a glossary of hunting terms, it’s all you need to get out and start learning to hunt and fish.

  • Published: 6 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775535126
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson is the author of two non-fiction books for children, the award-winning Beginners Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand (2014) and Get Outdoors (2022), both of whichshare his enthusiasm for the great outdoors and encourage readers and their families to get active and have adventures. Paul has a BA in Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, has worked as an educator, a school principal and counsellor, and is currently Head of Guidance at Wairarapa College. He is an expert on boys in education and has spoken on the subject at several international conferences. He imparted his love of the outdoors to his sons James and Tom, and now enjoys putting in time with grandchildren Archie and Willow. Paul lives with his wife Suzie on their olive grove in Masterton with their chooks, ducks and labradors Pip and Elsie.

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