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ISSUE 43 - On Sale Mon 29th September

Spring is just round the corner now, although it won’t hit the high country until well into November

The stags have pretty much dropped their antlers but it’s still a great time to try for a trophy bull tahr or fill the freezer. It has been an easy winter by and large, and the deer will be getting fatter a little earlier than normal, especially at lower altitudes. This sets us up for a great antler growing season and next year we should see some ripper trophies being taken from our various game herds around the country.

While we welcome the new season’s growth and increased deer movement it brings with it, we are sad to see the end of an era with the death of Dinny Collings. Dinny was probably the most well-known gunsmith in New Zealand for many years, with his business Collings and Bradey in Karori servicing not only target shooters but hunters and shooters from all over the country. He has left a firearms legacy behind him with his children, Steve from Steve’s Wholesale in Wellington, Ross from Outdoor Supplies in Carterton, and NZ representative shooters Mike and Janet Collings. Dinny built a few rifles for us in our early years, before getting properly set up to build them ourselves. His many years of great service to the shooters of this country will not be forgotten.

We kick off this issue with...

  • The hunt for Julian’s massive Sambar stag! What a thumper!
  • Rob’s 327 Douglas Score big Red from this roar
  • A 13 ½ inch bull for Henry at last!
  • Willie’s spring hunting how-to
  • Chamois galore and a deer for the freezer
  • The birth of a rifle – a rifle build from start to finish
  • “Once upon a time in the West” – South Westland roar
  • Charging Cape buffalo of Zimbabwe

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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.

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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Winners of the 29th SPOT the LOGO Competion areā€¦


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Andy Fleming and Kirk Glentworth. The logos were on the Advanced Archery ad on page 57 and the Tightlines ad on page 13. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 43 - To find out how t..

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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 43 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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