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ISSUE 71 - On Sale Monday 3rd June

The first real bite of winter is hitting the hills as I write this.

The roar is well and truly over, and we’re into our planning of the cold months ahead now. We had an awesome sojourn in the Greenstone after Fallow, we’ve done our first sortie after Rusa, and have tahr rut, winter Red stags and of course waterfowl to hunt and film over the next few months.

There’s been so much going on politically over the last year that had/still has the potential to seriously affect what we do. The on-going tahr cull issue and the firearms law changes are the two biggies, but Battle for the Birds, TB and pest free NZ, and the ZIP operations are also either having a significant affect, or in the case of ZIP have the potential to have a significant effect (if it begins to get extended to larger tracts of our public conservation land). For a more in-depth update on this, read the GAC column on page 94. What is becoming increasingly of concern to me talking to hunter’s who should know better around the country, is that many of you just don’t realise how pivotal a role the GAC has had in achieving the good outcomes we have managed so far on these and many other issues.. 

This issue we have... 

  • A Huge 15 Inch Tahr from the Ballot Blocks
  • Red Stag Hunting in the Otago tussock
  • Jacques Jacobs cores an East Coast Trifecta
  • Murray River Whitetail with Theo Thompson
  • Pig Hunting - Urewera Boars with Luke Care
  • The Last Adventure of Todd, Richie and Baden’s 5 Months Hunting – a 14 inch Bull!
  • Alf Semini with a Kaimanawa 8 out in the tussock

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NZ Hunter Adventures Season 4 now on Duke

Hopefully if you’re not out in the hills actually hunting, you guys managed to catch the first episode of the new season of NZ Hunter Adventures on TVNZ’s Duke channel on January 31st. Part 2 of that epic adventure is on February 7th, with an episode every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. If you did miss it, don’t forget you can catch it at TVNZ On Demand.

 



 

Winners of the 57th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…

01-Jun-2019

The winners of issue 70 Spot the Logo completion were Stuart Wright and Graham Bundle. the logos were on the DPT advert on page 12, and the Sportways advert on page 45. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 71 - To ..

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Latest Subscription Winners & New Draw released in Issue 67

30-Sep-2018

We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw on the 12th of September and the winners were Grant Wilson – East Kaweka Helicopter flight Stewart Bernard – AJ Productions Spypoint Force 11D trail cam Don Ranby – Points South Firs..

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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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Download articles from our Gun Dog Training for Busy People series

You'll be happy to know that the 4 Gun Dog Training articles that ran in previous editions of the magazine (issues 55-58) are now available for download.   

 

Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 1

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 2

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 3

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Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 4

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Download articles from our How To's Archive 

20 Tahr rut Hunting Tips

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Decoy Painting for Dummies

3.5Mb

Tahr & Chamois Evaluation

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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.  

January/February
hunt Calendar

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March/April
Hunt Calendar

4.5Mb

May/Jun
Hunt Calendar

4Mb
 

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

Download past recipes 

We have started uploading some of the Recipes we've published in previous editions of the magazine.  

BBQ Roasted Rabbit Galantine

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Crispy Duck McNuggets

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Ribollita - Recipe Issue 60

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Singapore Char Kway Teow

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Turkish Gosleme with Venison

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Venison or Tahr Rendang

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Wild Pork Burger - Issue 63

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Understanding Optics

09-Aug-2011

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

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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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