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

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

Gordon Atkinson + Newton McConiche shot a record holding 19 pointer in (1938), now hanging at the NZ Deer Stalkers Assn.

Horrace (The Stag) was displayed in the family home until Gordan passed away.

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

He wrote the book “Red Stags Calling”.

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