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ISSUE 46 - On Sale Tuesday 7th April

It's that time of year - the roar with duck opening not far behind!

We’ve never done less summer hunting than this year, as trying to get all the TV Show episodes broadcast ready as well as this edition of the magazine has kept us nose to the computers since before Christmas! The only time off was the four days in the hills to film episode two in the Ruahines screening this Wednesday night, which hopefully you will have seen by the time you read this, along with episodes three and four. Anyway there’s lots more interesting stuff to come, with the Red and Sika roar episodes, waterfowling on some of the South’s desolately beautiful big water, honkers back up North, and the tahr rut in the Landsborough Wilderness area. Don’t forget, Choice TV, Freeview 12/Sky 26, Wednesday nights at 9.30pm.

We are finally off to Fiordland to start filming season two of the Show, so fingers crossed we get some good weather. Just to make things interesting I broke my big toe three weeks ago and its only just started to mend, so that’s going to be a fun experience in the big country for the next 10 days!

This issue we have...

  • Joe Dobson’s big classic Otago herd 12 pointer from the Albert Burn
  • A Kaweka Sika 8
  • Simon’s Northwest Nelson chamois walkabout
  • Julian’s Sika roar how-to
  • West Coast tahr and chamois
  • Little Red gets a good Sika 8 at last!
  • Deer dogs part 2
  • Rob’s “After the roar”
  • Hunting on the Hinge – bull tahr by bow
  • Tahr and chamois rut how-to
  • Advanced Handloading – seating the projectile
  • Greig’s tough hunting – take a cement pill!

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NZ Hunter Adventures TV show is on Free to View CHOICE TV’s ‘The Great Outdoors’ Wednesday night at 9.30pm .

This is the first time a truly New Zealand hunting show of this quality featuring our most remote and rugged wilderness areas and the game animals that inhabit them has hit the screens in this country - and it's not on a weekend afternoon when we’re all out hunting, nor will you have to have Sky to watch it!


You can also watch the trailer here: http://adventuretvtrailer.nzhunter.co.nz/

Or search ‘NZ Hunter Adventures’ on YouTube.

If you miss a live episode you can try catch up on the Choice TV On Demand page - http://www.choicetv.co.nz/on-demand   

Latest Subscription Winners + New Draw released in Issue 46


We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw and the winners were Robert Howie from Christchurch – who won a helicopter flight with HeliSika to the value of $1200 Kerry Harland from Hornby – who won a Burris Full Fi..

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Winners of the 32nd SPOT the LOGO Competition areā€¦


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Will Maxwell and Dan Brooker. The logos were in in the Trophy Outdoors ad on page 31, and in the Southern Lakes Helicopters ad on page 84. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 46 -..

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2 ARTICLES JUST ADDED to our 'Hunting Resources' Section:

Derek Johnson's Article "20 Tahr Rut Tips" from issue 41

Click here to download the article (note: the pdf is 1.3mb)

and "tahr and Chamois Trophy Evaluation" from issue 35 - written by Tyron Southward, Marcus Pinney and Greg Duley

Click here to download the article (note: the pdf is 2mb)

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)

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 46 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 comp33@nzhunter.co.nz and tell us exactly which pages and adverts you spotted them in.

To find out how the Logo competition works click here