Hunting

From Namibia to Ngamatea

“Look at this!” said David Morris, offering his phone. The photo showed a handsome animal with long, curved horns. “Got it in Namibia,” he added. The Sable Antelope was one of several trophies he had brought back from Africa. “But I’ve always wanted to hunt Ngamatea Station and we’ve been...
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Hunting Taha

Now, I may be biased, but the greatest place I have ever been in NZ is the Macaulay river on a blue bird day. It was incredibly nippy, so cold my manhood disappeared into insignificance. Snow-drenched mountain peaks beautifully painted by the Big Guy in the sky for our optic...
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2019 Rheem Big 6 challenge review

01 Day... 02 Hours... 10 minutes When Whangaparaoa plumber Glenn Keating heard he had won the draw through Chesters Plumbing to take on the Rheem Big 6 Challenge, he thought he had a good chance of being the first to crack all six. For Glenn has a long history of...
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How to Shoot More Ducks

As an avid water fowler and a relatively successful one, a question Scott Taylor is often asked is: “How do I shoot more ducks?” Here are Scott’s five top tips to help you be more successful this season. 5. Practice makes perfect There’s almost no point arriving at your wetland...
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Ngamatea Wilderness

When 14-year-old Logan Juchnowicz visited Lake Tarawera in January with his father Stan, little did he know he was going to tick off a few ‘firsts’. A stalwart of the plumbing industry, Stan enjoys heading out onto the lake or into the hills to chase trout and deer, and being...
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Eating Meters on a Stag Hunt

When work was pulling Ant Niterl in all directions he decided to go on an adventure to his therapeutic place – the South Island wilderness mountains and bush. I packed my bags and hopped on the metallic chicken to Christchurch where I was greeted by a great rooster, Ben Tumata...
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Spring Hunting Necessities

So where did winter go? It’s already time to fill the freezer with BBQ steaks and meat patties or find a stag before they drop their antlers - although most would have done so by the time you read this. Coming into spring is one of my favourite times to...
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The sika deer come out every evening right by the hut, and are not concerned about the vehicle.

Free-Range Hunting at it’s Finest

Occasionally a trip comes along which sets new benchmarks; where achieving “firsts” takes on a whole new meaning. It all started on a very cold morning at Subway in Waiouru. Now very few people make the journey to Waiouru just to have Subway’s chunky sandwiches but in this instance it...
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Bowden’s Big Six Challenge

The first rod went off just as the second one had been set. As he grabbed the rod, Noel Bowden joked: “If it all goes like this, we’ll be finished by tonight!” “Well, fishing and hunting isn’t always like this, Noel,” Geoff Thomas replied. “But it’s a hell of a start!”...
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More to Game Birds than Ducks

With the duck seasons not getting any longer, Rheem Off-site regular Barry Sharplin decided to write an article on species other than ducks you can hunt during the game bird season.  One thing I want to make clear is that I don’t encourage people to just go and shoot game....
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