Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.

Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.

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Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.

Publisher: The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1993. Reprint of the first edition. SCARCE. Very good softback, no inscriptions, some shelfwear and minor marks. Light fading to spine area. 172 pages with photos.

"Max Curtis' name and deeds are famous among hunters and Beyond the River s Bend: Tales of Reed Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand is Max s first book of a pair of autobiographies. His second book published five years later is entitled Beneath the Mountain Mist: Tales of Red Deer, Thar and Chamois in New Zealand (1996). The Curtis family name may be familiar because his brothers Arthur and Ross, who both feature in the book, were also deer cullers and trophy hunters of repute. This book tells of the author s first experiences as a professional hunter in the Spenser Mountains, of how many deer escaped because of his lack of know how and amateurish stalking efforts. It goes on to show how, through trial and many errors, he became a very skilled and professional hunter. Not a great deal has been written about deer culling in earlier times and for that reason alone this book must have some historical importance. It is also the first time that the full story has been written about the three moose hunting expeditions which culminated in Percy Lyes shooting a bull moose, only the third ever to be brought out of Fiordland, and probably the last."

Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.
Beyond the River's Bend; Tales of Red Deer, Moose and Wapiti in New Zealand. BY Max Curtis.