28 07, 2020

#madeinChina

By |2020-09-27T21:47:25+13:00July 28th, 2020|Gear tests, How to's|

The last couple of months have certainly rattled everyone’s cages and a number of people have come out of this with some strong views against certain countries. I'm not going to get into the geopolitical scene too much, but I think most of us would agree it is much nicer to support local brands where and if we can. Sadly, supporting local is not always easy, often we cannot find what we want locally, or the price might make things prohibitive for the average joe. Where it all began, the icon of the New Zealand outdoors, for over 100 years [...]

3 07, 2019

Hunting the weather

By |2019-10-17T20:15:08+13:00July 3rd, 2019|How to's|

Kazhym enjoying some liquid sunshine... There are always mixed opinions of hunting when the weather is not playing game. I know guys who won’t hunt if it looks like 1% rain and guys who will happily hunt in the worst of weather. I generally fall into the latter category (I am getting smarter as I get older though….) Through my work hunting and glacier guiding I have had the pleasure of witnessing some amazing weather events. As a guide, the weather is the biggest factor that we have the least control over.  We often organize hunts years in advanced and [...]

7 05, 2016

The Red Deer of New Zealand

By |2020-12-20T08:42:52+13:00May 7th, 2016|JOMH Articles|

There is probably no other species in New Zealand that has as much confusion and controversy surrounding it than the Red stag. I hope to give an overview of the history of red deer in New Zealand and help people better understand what they can expect from a stag hunt here. Red deer(Cervus elaphus) are native throughout Europe, parts of Asia and North Africa, and there are numerous sub-species. They were liberated multiple times across New Zealand during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The original liberations were from English game parks and Scottish stock. During the early days red deer were [...]

5 04, 2016

New Zealand: What’s All The Fuss About?

By |2020-12-20T08:22:08+13:00April 5th, 2016|JOMH Articles|

If you haven’t heard about hunting in New Zealand by now, you must have been living under a rock somewhere. But amidst all the hype and debates about high-fence, DIY vs guided and everything in between you’ve likely been left with more questions than answers. If you’re a serious, free-range mountain and wilderness hunter like me, NZ can be a confusing place to suss out. First off a little about myself. I grew up on a sheep and beef farm on the rural South Island of New Zealand hunting feral goats, pigs and Red deer as a small boy. By [...]

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