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ISSUE 41 - On Sale Mon 9th June

I hope the waterfowl season’s going well for you all. There have been mixed reports from around the country. We had a great time over opening weekend with no rain which always pleases the female contingent of the family shooting party!

It's tahr rut time now, and there’ll be a few good bulls on the deck by the time you read this. We’ve got a trip coming up to one of the South Westland ballot blocks, with good mate Derek Johnson which should be fun. Derek is one of the West Coast’s most experienced hunters, and accompanied us to Fiordland this year. This issue we’ve got his 20 tips, giving us the benefit of his knowledge about how to hunt trophy tahr during the rut.

After tahr the Rusa get into gear later in June, and the Sambar too. So we’ll be up and down like yoyos as usual!

We kick off this issue with...

  • Josh’s epic tahr rut ballot trip – the Buckshot Bull of Buttress Creek!
  • Clinchey’s Sika roar
  • Rob’s huge Red from the Kaikouras
  • How to read the wind!
  • Pigs without dogs
  • Pat’s trophy chamois journey
  • Namibian Drums – hunting the desert antelope
  • Godfathers, goodies, and the great outdoors – family magic
  • Derek’s 20 tahr rut tips for a trophy bull

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JUST ADDED: Paul Stennings Article "Decoy Painting for dummies" from issue 8

After many requests we have uploaded this informative article to our 'Hunting Resources' section 

Click here to download the article (note: the pdf is 3.5mb)

Winners of the 27th SPOT the LOGO Competion areā€¦


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Daniel Dawson and Nathan Young. The logos were on page 23 – Huberd’s Shoe Grease and page 85 – Target Products. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 41 - To find ..

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Issue 40 - Tightlines Photo & Video Gallery Winners


The NZ Hunter Facebook page Tightlines photo winner for last issue was Lori Bennet, and the video winner was Sean Mull. Keep sending your pics and vids through to our website or direct to Willie at the Facebook page and be in to win! Photo..

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NZ Hunter e-magazine now available on Zinio


From Issue 37 you can purchase electronic versions of the magazine over on ZINIO for viewing on the following devices : Rim, iPad, WebOS, Android, Win8, PC/MAC. Basically you have 2 purchasing options to choose from if yo..

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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.    

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

Understanding Optics


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:
GET AMONGST IT - Big Game Hunting

This is a three and a half hour film of big game hunting on public land all over New Zealand.

It follows the NZ Hunter Crew through a whole year of big game hunting, starting in Spring, then Summer, the Wapiti Bugle in Fiordland, the Red and Sika Roar, Bowhunting in the Roar, and finally Tahr hunting.

By using the latest double layer technology, we’ve been able to get the equivalent playing time of 2 DVD’s onto one disc – like getting 2 for the price of one!

Buy one!

Also still available "Rock & Roll", NZ Hunter’s Kiwi Duck and Goose Hunting DVD

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 41 we continue the popular Spot the logo competition - Simply spot the NZ Hunter Duck & Stag logo cleverly hidden in two adverts somewhere within the magazine, then email us at and tell us exactly which pages and adverts you spotted them in.

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