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ISSUE 65 - On Sale Monday 4th June

Another roar has been and gone and what a shocking autumn it has been weather wise on the West Coast or anywhere near the main divide of the South Island. Continual disturbed Westerly weather systems with severe gale force winds and torrential rain. I have heard of more tents wrecked this year than ever before. The North Island fared a little better at times, but it was still a wet and windy April up there as well. The Wapiti bugle started the run of bad weather with comparatively few huntable days. The only upside should have been the saving of some promising 3 to 6 year old bulls. Unfortunately, there was still a disappointing number shot particularly in the central Wapiti area. Following on from the debacle of what happened in January this year with some Aussie hunters in particular shooting several young 12+ pointers (in some cases aided and abetted by Kiwi hunters) , again it was Aussies who were noticeably some of the worst culprits this bugle (the Kiwi hunters may just have hidden their indiscretions better!) I’m hearing the same old excuses, “I won’t shoot another one now unless it’s a real big trophy” etc etc, but the result is the same – the herd is losing the very animals essential for its survival.....

This issue we have... 

  • Main divide Red stags
  • A season in Canada
  • Tahr rut tips
  • Preparing for your mountain hunt – Part II
  • The road to Wapiti utopia
  • West Coast tahr
  • Alpine hunting tips
  • Other camera features – Matt Winter
  • A 4x4 wishlist
  • Johnny continues the Trapping series
  • The Frisco Hut – the next in the remote huts series
  • Corey Carston makes the right call

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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.



Recipe - AS SEEN ON TV

Crispy Duck McNuggets


Winners of the 50th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…


The winners of last issues Spot the Logo were Laurie Bliss and Alison Walters. logos were on page 29, AJ Productions and page 39, Hunters Element. There’s a new logo competition in ISSUE 64 - To find out how the Logo competition..

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Latest Subscription Winners & New Draw released in Issue 61


We’ve drawn the latest subscription prize draw on the 12th of September and the winners were John Hunger – East Kaweka Helicopter flight Timothy McLanachan – Doughboy Safaris meat hunt Peter Storn – DPT centrefire suppressor and f..

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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


Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 2


Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 3


Gun Dog Training for Busy People - Part 4


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: 

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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