Bruce Banwell has been involved with the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association since 1948. He has been a member of either different branhes, president of three, executive member of four and secretary and treasurer of Southland branch. He is a national judge for N.Z.D.A. and also a co-ordination tutor for the Doughlas Score, as well as a member of the Douglas Score Panel, the active arm of the Douglas Score Trust. 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 Eurasion continent to Manitoba in Canada and many parts of Asia. He has researched the origins and history of Red deer, Sika, Wapiti, Fallow deer, Rusa, Sambar and Whitetail deer in particular the various speciies, subspecies and strains that were introduced and acclimatised here in New Zealand.
His knwledge of deer has resulted in invitations to address international symposiums, be the guest of foreign research groups, particularly in Asia and visit many countreis, including Georgia and Iran shere he was invited to lecture students on the taxonomy of Red deer and work with W.W.F. Georgia and Teheran University in their projects with the Caucasian Maral. This efforts in Eastern Europe have been rewareded by the recognition of the Pannonian Red deer of the Drava/Danube region as a separate subspecies. His writing appears reglularly in journals and magazines here in New Zealand, Australia and other overseas countries, including regluar contributions to the British Deer Assocations’s journal, Deer. He is a member of the Deer Specialist Group of the I.U.C.N. (World Conservation Union). The Rusa, Sambar and Whitetail deer, is the fourth in a series of books that will eventurally form the official N.Z.D.A record series, covering the top trophies taken in New Zealand for all game animcals 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’ Assocation.
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