By Hughes, Davey
As a kid in Wainuiomata he spent the weekends in the hills going after pigs and possums. Now he's hunted polar bears in the Arctic circle, grizzlies in Alaska and buffalo in Tanzania. But there's more to Davey Hughes aka Swazi Man than a remarkable hunting life and a taste for ad...venture. He and his wife Maggie have built a outdoor clothing empire on their proudly made-in-New Zealand Swazi brand, he funds a Siberian tiger conservation campaign and he's a passionate advocate for kids getting into our back country and having the roughing-it adventures that kick-started his remarkable life. In this rollicking book, Davey shares his hunting tips, his scariest adventures, his favourite camp-cooking recipes and his poems. He even tells you how to skin a mountain lion. Handy should you ever meet one.Read more
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Former possum-trapper Davey Hughes, author of Untamed: The extraordinary adventures of the Swazi man, is the founder owner of Swazi Outdoor Apparel, one of New Zealand's most respected brands, based in Levin and still proudly manufactured in this country. He is a highly successful businessman, has a high profile in the hunting /fishing /outdoor pursuits world, and has made appearances on the television show Border Control. He has hunted caribou in the Arctic Circle, grizzlies in Alaska and buffalo in Tanzania. He also funds a Siberian tiger conservation campaign, and is a passionate advocate for kids going on adventures in the back country. Swazi supplies clothing to the New Zealand army and police, St John's Ambulance and Australia's SAS, after designing a prototype five years ago for New Zealand Search and Rescue. Hughes has a website and blog: www.daveyhughes.co.nz. Young Country described Untamed as 'an inspirational read about an ordinary Kiwi bloke who has done some extraordinary things'. The Wairarapa Times-Age called it 'a real ripper' and 'not to be missed', while Countrywide said it was 'a rollicking read' with its 'eclectic mixture of personal philosophies, hunting and travelling tales, gear guide, poem collection and recipes'. Top Gear's reviewer called Davy 'a deer- and bear-killing cross between a WWE wrester and Barry Crump a very much the thinking man's Crumpy' concluding Untamed 'a great read'.
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