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ISSUE 70 - On Sale Monday 1st April

As I sit to write this it’s been just two days since the tragedy in Christchurch.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the families of the victims, and to all of those affected directly. And we are allgoing to be affected - whether directly or indirectly. New Zealand lost its innocence on March 15, 2019.

Within hours of the shootings various commentators and the Prime Minister were calling for a change in gun laws. The gunman used an MSSA bought as an A Category under our current gun laws, which means far less vetting, background checks, yearly inspections of security etc. than was required when they were an E Cat. He was then able to walk round the corner and buy high capacity magazines and other modular components and return it to full E cat spec. This is an untenable situation.

Yes, if he hadn’t been able to access these sorts of firearms legally, then he may have still been able to access them illegally, or even used some other sort of weapon. But the reason he was able to kill and injure so many people was due to the fire power available to him from the high magazine capacity MSSA. These sorts of firearms should not be available legally under a general A Cat licence. All we can hope is that common sense prevails when the government looks at our gun laws in the wake of this tragedy, and we don’t lose our legitimate semi-auto sporting firearms - especially our sporting semi-auto shotguns used for 95% of bird hunting. 

This issue we have... 

  • Todd, Richie and Baden taking on Reds, Wapiti and Sika
  • Sika in the Ngaruroro
  • Bull Gully in the Catseye by Luke Care
  • Archery tahr from an international perspective – Nick Marchiando
  • 10 point Sika with the Backridge Butcher
  • Kazakhstan Ibex
  • Greg Andersons first roaring Red – a 15pt stag
  • A 9 ½ inch first Chamois

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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 55th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…

02-Feb-2019

The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Mike Ide and Sean Murphy. the logos were on page 23, Zeiss scope ad and page 92, Bushnell optics ad There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 69 - To find out how the Logo competition w..

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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

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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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"Spot the Logo" Competition Continues!

In Issue 70 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 comp57@nzhunter.co.nz and tell us exactly which pages and adverts you spotted them in.

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