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ISSUE 66 - On Sale Monday 6th August

The tahr rut and the tahr ballot block hunts received the usual mix of weather over the last couple of months. In between bouts of the continued unsettled weather we experienced over the roar, the odd good day was had and one 15 inch bull was taken that we’ve seen.

Tahr have become the hot topic in the last couple of weeks with the Minister of Conservation stating she has them firmly in her sights. She was extremely vehement in her recent speech to the NZ Deerstalkers association, announcing she intends to severely reduce their numbers back to something like the arbitrary number of 10,000 mentioned in the tahr plan - without any clear understanding of how to accurately measure how many tahr there are now, or how many are left after any control regime. See the Garry Ottmann’s article on page 87.....

This issue we have... 

  • An exceptional Wapiti bull
  • A 337DS Otago Red
  • A bush Sika from the roar
  • Red stag from the Whitcombe
  • Record Rusa – 200DS
  • The Bulls of 2018 – a Wapiti synopsis from Roy Sloan
  • Matt Sims winter tahr adventure
  • Camera Accessories – Matt Winter
  • Have you ever heard of a Capercaille?
  • Johnny wraps up the Trapping series
  • The County Hut – the next in the remote huts series
  • Gary Ottmann talks Tahr Control

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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 50th SPOT the LOGO Competition are…

28-Mar-2018

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

27-Sep-2017

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

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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.  

July/August
Hunt Calendar

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September/October
Hunt Calendar

7Mb

November/December
Hunt Calendar

9.7Mb
 

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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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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