BOOK WIN­NERS

Thanks to all those who en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion to win a signed copy of Peter Ryan’s new book Hunt­ing New Zealand – Parts Un­known and con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners below for their sub­mis­sions.

Field and Game - - BOOK REVIEW AND PRIZES -

Michael Bon­nici

This photo is for­ever etched in my mem­ory and it’s so spe­cial to me be­cause it is how I re­mem­ber my loyal com­pan­ion and best mate. It was taken in North­ern Vic­to­ria dur­ing 2009 Quail Sea­son. At the time my beloved GSP Ray was 13-and-a-half years old and on point with his daugh­ter one-and-a-half year old Ally back­ing. I took three pho­tos from dif­fer­ent an­gles and then the com­mand was given to flush. A pair of quail were shot and on com­mand, both were de­liv­ered to hand while Ally stayed on ‘back’ ac­com­pa­nied by my nephew, Steve. Ray’s grand­daugh­ter 2-year-old Stef is now work­ing as a team with Ally, keep­ing the dream and tra­di­tion alive. MAGIC!

Ram Eskeif

2017 was such amaz­ing sea­son, it will be mem­o­rable for many years to come, not only for the great hunt­ing days but due to the won­der­ful scenery that can’t be re­peated, even in dreams.

Watch­ing fall­ing stars be­fore dawn, the mag­i­cal sun­rise from the far end of the lake, with breath paused in my lungs, I wished time would halt.

Those days be­came my daily story to the fam­ily and friends but those won­der­ful mo­ments are bet­ter ex­pe­ri­enced than ex­plained.

Braden Pearce

This is a pho­to­graph of my six-year-old son Tyler who in sum­mer whis­tled in his first ever fox. It sat about 3 m in front of us for a minute so Tyler could get a good look be­fore I shot it. It is a proud mo­ment in my life, and one we will both al­ways re­mem­ber.

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