This week Sally Atkinson from North Taranaki spontaneously arrived atour new Hokitika base.

She came with the desire to reminisce her father Gordan Atkinson’shistory of hunting in the Whitcombe Valley.

Gordon Atkinson + Newton McConiche shot a record holding 19 pointerin (1938), now hanged NZ Deer Stalkers Assn.

Horrace (The stag) Hang in the family home until Gordan passed away.

Gordan was the chief ranger at Egmont National park for 30 years. Thelongest serving Ranger of his time.

He wrote the book “Red Stags Calling”

Featured Picture of daughter Sally standing outside historic Prices flathut in the Whitcombe Valley.