19 Jul 2016

Stag Doo

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 19 July 2016

Christchurch-based "Big Al" Lester retells stories normally only heard around the camp fire at the end of a long day's hunting.

Described as "Fred Dagg meets Barry Crump", retired detective sergeant Lester is just about to publish his ninth book about hunting in New Zealand.

Stag Doo is a humourous collection of somewhat apocryphal hunters' tales about what went wrong on the hunt - as told to him over the years in the hut or while propping up a bar.

He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new book and shares 40 years of his own deer-hunting experiences in the South Island.