Hunting

Thank You, Tradies – It’s the End of an Era

Issue #1 of Rheem Offsite hit the shelves in June 2017. In its contents was the first tradie profile, the first of many fishing and hunting articles, and, of course, the very first Rheem double page feature – which quite fittingly focussed on that year’s Big 6 Challenge (a modernised

Hunting Equipment Guide for Beginners

You must have a firearms licence to own a firearm in New Zealand so that’s the first port of call if you’re thinking about taking up hunting. The next thing is a trip to your local retailer for some experienced advice on what firearm and equipment will best suit your

Rafts, Bulls & Backing Out

The arrival of spring every year prompts a rather bipolar move from New Zealand’s Himalayan tahr. These crazy animals move from the high, ragged peaks and bluffs of the Southern Alps to the lower tussock land and thick monkey scrub. As well as this they also merge into groups of

Deep Dropping for Swordfish

Now is the time of year that keen Kiwi anglers get ready to do battle with one of the ocean’s most formidable predators – the broadbill swordfish. The species The broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius) is a highly sought-after species inhabiting waters around New Zealand. Renowned for their distinctive appearance and

Into the Bush

When my immediate family started throwing around the idea of flying across the ditch to visit for a reunion/holiday here in New Zealand, I saw the opportunity to tag on a five-day early Sika rut hunt with my brother and old man at the tail end of the trip. I

Te Urewera Mist

The snap and pop of dry hoheria logs bounced off the old cast iron fireplace. It wasn’t cold but the hunters were tired and the warmth of fire, balanced perfectly with a cold beer left in a nearby stream, soothed weary bones on a spring Te Urewera evening. A joint

Moto Meat Mish

It had been a while since the lads had been out on a mission. So, despite the large recent snowfall and a poor weather window, we headed out anyway. Our plan was simple: we would go hunting by motorbike to cut time and spend two nights looking for a mature

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