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ISSUE 52 - On Sale Monday 4th April

By the time you read this the roar will be underway, and we’ll all be enjoying one of our favourite times of the year.

Just when we thought we’d be missing out on Fiordland this year, we got a last minute cancellation (of which there were quite a few this year as parties pulled out at the last minute), and we’re heading into the Wild Natives next week for the second period. The weather has been a bit variable for the first period guys, and its looking a bit wet for us too!

If you have some success over the roar period, don’t forget to take plenty of photos and we’d love to have the story of your hunt. Don’t feel just because you weren’t good at English at school, that you can’t write an entertaining hunting yarn. I failed English, and now I write quite a lot for a living! And we can help you knock your story into shape grammar and spelling wise, so don’t let the fear of producing something readable put you off having a go! 

This issue we have...

  • Sandy’s massive Otago 16 pointer
  • The tahr rut
  • Fi’s beaut 9 point Sika!
  • The new number one chamois by bow – taken by a lady hunter!
  • So you want to be a pig hunter?
  • Clark’s 12 pointer!
  • Solo for chamois
  • See it and believe it – better bow shooting
  • The Grey Warbler
  • Age the Wapiti bull – another of Sean Mercer’s Glaisnock bulls    

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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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Winners of the 38th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Mark Gifford and Bruce Keeley. Logos were on page 35 in the Huntech ad and page 64 in the Garmin ad There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 52 - To find out how the Logo competition works..

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Latest Subscription Winners + New Draw released in Issue 52


We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw and the winners were Andrew Rowland – who won a Helisika flight to the value of $1200 Conor Carlaw – who won Lowa Tibet boots valued at $699 Willen Ikink – who won a Stoney Creek Gl..

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Recipe - AS SEEN ON TV

Crispy Duck McNuggets


Download articles from our How To's Archive 

20 Tahr rut Hunting Tips


Decoy Painting for Dummies


Tahr & Chamois Evaluation


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.  

Hunt Calendar


Hunt Calendar


Hunt Calendar


Click here to find all 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 52 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 comp39@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