Author(s): D.Bruce Banwell
Bruce Banwell has been involved with the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association since 1948. He has been a member of eight different branches, president of three, executive member of four, and secretary and treasurer of Southland branch. His hunting and interest has found him in almost every corner of New Zealand where deer are found. His research into this animal as a species has taken him to the majority of deer ranges of the northern hemisphere from the Hebrides, across the Eurasian continent to the Rocky Mountains of North America. He has researched the origins of the Red deer, Sika, Wapiti, and Fallow and in particular those which influenced the various races and strains of deer that found their way here to New Zealand. His knowledge of deer has resulted in invitations to address international symposiums, be the guest of foreign research groups, particularly in Asia and visit many countries, including Georgia and Iran in 2002 while researching this book. His writing appears regularly in journals and magazines here in New Zealand, Australia and other overseas countries, including regular contritbutions to the British Deer Association's journal Deer. The Fallow Deer, is the third in a series of books that will eventually form the official N.Z.D.A. record series, covering the top trophies taken in New Zealand for all game animals recognised by that organisation. Each work will look at the origin, liberation, spread and establishment, present status, location and how to hunt information, as well as listing all known trophies and their Douglas Score statistics as recorded by the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association.