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ISSUE 44 - On Sale Mon 1st December

It’s been a windy old spring in most of the country with some pretty late snow in places, and now it’s starting to get fairly dry

Typical El Nino conditions if we are to believe the weather forecasters. There’s been the odd lovely day in between the rubbish, and I hope you’ve all made the most of them! Now as we run down to Christmas, the deer are finally getting fatter and it’s time to fill the freezer with some good eaters.

While frantically busy trying to organise enough sponsorship to get the NZ Hunter Adventures TV Show to air, we’ve still managed to get out hunting. Don’t forget to tell all your friends to watch the Show, even if they aren’t necessarily hunters. Anyone will enjoy our mix of wonderful scenery and game animal footage, and there’s a fair bit of family fun mixed in too. If you want to see more hunting shows on mainstream TV then we need to get the ratings to show the channels that we are sizable section of their potential viewing audience. We don’t know our final time slot yet, but it will be between 7.30pm and 10.30pm, Wednesday night on free to view Choice TV, starting February 2015 - so put that on your calendars now! We’ll be running a series of competitions on Choice TV and on our website and Facebook page leading up to the series starting. Daniel McGregor recently won the Domex sleeping bag courtesy of Tightlines for guessing the correct range to a bull tahr in a screen shot from one of our episodes on our Facebook page. There’s plenty more competitions to come, so keep your eyes peeled and be in to win!

You’ll see we’re welcoming a new group of gunning writers to the fold this issue, the NZ Waterfowlers team headed up by Geoff Irvine and Hunter Morrow. Hunter cleaned up first place at the NZ Hunter Live Duck and Goose Nationals, and Geoff came second, so these guys will nicely compliment the wonderful information Paul and at times Andrew have been sharing with us since Issue 1

We kick off this edition with...

  • Andrew’s awesome story of 13, 14 and 15 pointers in the roar from the Southern Alps
  • Jesse’s 11 inch chamois
  • How to hunt summer Sika
  • King Country roars – a 12 pointer for Jonathan at last!
  • The BRB finds the last of the Mohicans – a Red deer in the Kawekas
  • How to use trail cameras to help your hunting
  • Why not the 270 part two – Johnnie’s favourite loads
  • A massive Colorado Elk by bow

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NZ Hunter Adventures TV show will be going to air on Free to View CHOICE TV on Wednesday’s Great Outdoors night in January next year.

This will be 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 won’t be 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:

Or search ‘NZ Hunter Adventures’ on YouTube.

Winners of the 30th SPOT the LOGO Competion areā€¦


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Brian Clements and George Spence. The logos were on page 61 in the Henry Rifle advert and on page 82 in the Helisika advert. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 44 - To find out h..

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Latest Subscription Winners + New Draw released in Issue 43


We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw and the winners were Evan Davis-Goff from Keri Keri – who won the East Kaweka Helicopter flight to the value of $1050 Warwick Thompson from Christchurch – who won Stoney ..

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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)

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 44 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.

To find out how the Logo competition works click here