As kiwi hunters if we didn’t shoot the occasional deer in a remote rugged spot then we probably wouldn’t get too many opportunities. But what are we really wasting if we can’t physically carry the whole thing out?
With chamois it can often be difficult to spot the the bucks from the does. PointsSouth in collabouration with David Jacobs the Taxidermist, have put together a few pointers to hopefully make it easier.
Tim Butcher talks trophy assessment. A must read for anyone wanting to get better at on the hoof assesment.
Join Alex Davies and crew on an epic hunt chasing roaring stags.
Half of the appeal of winter tahr is their big, shaggy capes so although they can be easier to hunt at lower elevations in spring, the real hunting challenge is that mature rutting bull in his full winter cape.
Understanding their habits better will help create more opportunities on those old bulls.
Winter hunting has it’s own unique set of challenges, and a mistake made in an alpine environment usually has a much more serious outcome.
By all means get out there, but it pays to understand the hazards.
Three farmers and a builder chasing bull tahr on the coast.
Shaun Monk makes the most of 7 fine Autumn days in Westland, dragging the pack and rifle through heaven and hell.
A few basic tips to get better photos on that next hunting trip
Massive winter walk in mission’s - Best enjoyed with good mates..
Firearms safety is all about good habits, here's a few things to think about this roar.
Learn how to cape out that trophy of a lifetime and avoid the dissapointment of stuffing it up
At what point will the Department of Conservation actually accept that our big game animals are here to stay, and manage them as the resource they are? Or have the extremist pipe dreams of Forest & Bird become more important than managing our public land for conservation and recreation?
Hunting those less travelled places with Koaro Packrafts
Jack Stevenson recounts a rather epic post rut trip. Big days hunting in big country, resulting in big stags.
Summer’s a great time to get out and explore new country. From the highway or the heli, with some good route planning you can always be looking into new country.
These days we are all short on time, here's how to maximize that short window of time. Fast and light Chamois hunting with Shaun Monk.
New to hunting Chamois? Here's 10 things you should know
Two big public land stags taken on a recent winter hunt by Alex Davies and Jarrod McLaughlan
Spring is a fantastic time to hunt, but it pays to understand a few of the hazards associated with that time of the year.
A collective of Recreational Hunters have initiated a huge trapping project to protect endangered whio (blue duck)
Pig hunters lead the way in hunting related injury statistics. Here’s Shaun Monks 10 tips for avoiding injury, so you can learn from his mistakes.
Opinion....It's about time we had a bit of a re-think with regards to WARO and sustainable game animal management.
Camouflage hunting clothing and some of the science behind it
Curious about your chances in the Haast roar ballot? Tim Butcher gives the low down as well as all the facts and figures.
Shaun Monk and Richie Williams chasing the big stags of the main divide.
Life skills - West Coast Style
An Update on the West Coast Tahr Ballot
A review of the Firstlite Vapour Stormlight Jacket - Chole King
Luke and Tom on the Westland tops hunting Chamois, filmed and edited on location and entirley on iphone.
There's not too many scenario's where a morning beer out hunting is appropriate, but here's one.