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ISSUE 69 - On Sale Monday 4th February

It’s rapidly approaching that time of year that all hunters look forward to – the stag’s antlers hardening and the coming of the roar!

There are a few things to consider if you’re looking to collect some antlers you’ll be proud of. Firstly, some facts about how a stag’s antlers grow - they pump calcium rich blood up through the pedicles and into the newly forming ever enlarging “receptacle”. A calcification honeycomb progressively forms the pathway that the blood continues to flow up through to carry more calcium to fully form the shape of the stag’s antlers. This means the antlers as you see them forming and growing in girth and length are hollow pathways for blood to flow through. It is not until the full external shape is reached, that they then start to calcify and solidify the internals of the antlers. That is why the blood supply continues and they don’t start stripping and rubbing the minute they are fully formed externally, or they would end up with hollow “polystyrene” antlers that would be no good to fight off anybody – remembering that is the whole reason for the antlers in the first place, to fight off rivals for their hinds. 

This issue we have... 

  • A huge Canterbury Public Land Stag
  • Sika Success with Jacques Jacobs
  • The latest from Todd Howard and Co – Richie’s Time to Shine ... Again
  • A Tararua Roar hunt with Adam Schmidt
  • An unusual hunt for a Main Divide Stag - Dave Greig
  • Oliver Wiggins-Crowe goes on an Alpine Adventure
  • Gredos Ibex – an international hunt with Simon Warbrick-Smith
  • PointsSouth brings a Guide to Roaring Stags

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NZ Hunter Adventures Season 4 now on Duke

Hopefully if you’re not out in the hills actually hunting, you guys managed to catch the first episode of the new season of NZ Hunter Adventures on TVNZ’s Duke channel on January 31st. Part 2 of that epic adventure is on February 7th, with an episode every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. If you did miss it, don’t forget you can catch it at TVNZ On Demand.

 



 

Winners of the 55th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…

02-Feb-2019

The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Mike Ide and Sean Murphy. the logos were on page 23, Zeiss scope ad and page 92, Bushnell optics ad There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 69 - To find out how the Logo competition w..

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Latest Subscription Winners & New Draw released in Issue 67

30-Sep-2018

We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw on the 12th of September and the winners were Grant Wilson – East Kaweka Helicopter flight Stewart Bernard – AJ Productions Spypoint Force 11D trail cam Don Ranby – Points South Firs..

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Kaweka Mountain Beech Project 18 Year Summary

In issue 51 we printed an article from the Kaweka Mountain Beeach Project that provides a concise summary of the past 18 Years for the project. It is interesting reading and can now be downloaded from our Hunting Resources section.

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Download articles from our Gun Dog Training for Busy People series

You'll be happy to know that the 4 Gun Dog Training articles that ran in previous editions of the magazine (issues 55-58) are now available for download.   

 

Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 1

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 2

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 3

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 4

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Download articles from our How To's Archive 

20 Tahr rut Hunting Tips

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Decoy Painting for Dummies

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Tahr & Chamois Evaluation

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Click here to find more How To's in the 'Hunting Resources' section

NZ Hunter Hunting Calendars now available on the website

You'll be happy to know that we have started uploading the Hunting Calendars that we published in previous editions of the magazine.  

July/August
Hunt Calendar

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September/October
Hunt Calendar

7Mb

November/December
Hunt Calendar

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Click here to find all 6 calendars in the 'Hunting Resources' section

Download past recipes 

We have started uploading some of the Recipes we've published in previous editions of the magazine.  

BBQ Roasted Rabbit Galantine

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Crispy Duck McNuggets

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Ribollita - Recipe Issue 60

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Singapore Char Kway Teow

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Turkish Gosleme with Venison

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Venison or Tahr Rendang

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Wild Pork Burger - Issue 63

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Understanding Optics

09-Aug-2011

We’ve decided to put a guide to understanding optics on the website, due to room constraints in the magazine. Optics reviews by nature cover some fairly technical stuff that requires quite a bit of explanation to anyone reading one fo..

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Rock and Roll DVD

DVD Released: 

Rock & Roll - Kiwi duck and goose hunting at its best!

Hunting – It’s not a hobby for the NZHUNTER team, it’s a way of life!

Join us for 1 ¾ hours of hard out waterfowl hunting in New Zealand’s North and South Islands.Follow us on a variety of duck and goose hunts over both land and water, and have a laugh with us along the way.

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"Spot the Logo" Competition Continues!

In Issue 69 we continue the popular Spot the logo competition - Simply spot the NEW NZ Hunter logo icon cleverly hidden in two adverts somewhere within the magazine, then email us at comp56@nzhunter.co.nz and tell us exactly which pages and adverts you spotted them in.

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