Hawke’s Bay hunter and author Les Masters stands outside Ruahine Hut in the north-east Ruahine Range, about 1924. The outside of the hut is decorated with trophy heads. The following lines are from the poem ‘Alex’, written by Masters in 1956.
I tramp trails of my yesterdays
See Skip and Ginger scoot away
Hear them bringing a boar to bay
Hark to the red stags’ echoing roar
Stalk him as in the days of yore.
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