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BBC News: UK needs to cull deer population

BBC News: UK needs to cull deer population

It seems that the UK is suffering from a deer overpopulation today, just as New Zealand did in the middle of the 20th century.  BBC News is reporting that 50% to 60% of the deer need to be culled in order to keep their numbers under control.  Read the full story here. … Read entire article »

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Donate your deer to the hungry

Donate your deer to the hungry

From Guns.com comes this story about how hunters donate their game to hungry families–over 11 million meals worth in 2010. … Read entire article »

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Glen Dene Station hosts HUNTS course

Glen Dene Station hosts HUNTS course

Glen Dene Station recently hosted the Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS) course, run by the New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association. Designed to allow novice and inexperienced hunters to become competent in basic hunting and bushcraft skills, the course includes camping for two nights in the bush and hunt red deer. You can read Stephen Jaquiery’s article in the Otago Times. Photo courtesy Stephen Jaquiery of the Otago Times. … Read entire article »

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NZ Backcountry Spring Newsletter

NZ Backcountry Spring Newsletter

Allan Kircher, of NZ Backcountry Guides, sent us his latest newsletter. Read it here, and find out how you can win a 4-day fishing trip! … Read entire article »

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Sunspots Safaris in The Hunting Report

Sunspots Safaris in The Hunting Report

In the February 2011 issue of The Hunting Report, they write: “Kiwi correspondent Greg Morton recently tipped us off to a North American booking agent who has somehow escaped our notice but is shaking up the hunting scene in New Zealand in a big way…..Sunspots is racking up the New Zealand hunting operations (particularly free-range ones) one by one, and now represents a large chunk of New Zealand’s hunting industry, particularly on the South Island. … Read entire article »

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Glen Dene Participates in HUNTS Course

Glen Dene Participates in HUNTS Course

The Wanaka-based Upper Clutha branch of the New Zealand Deer Stalkers’ Association delivered a Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS) course which included an overnight camp and a hunting experience on Glen Dene Station, above Lake Hawea. Kevin Gingell-Kent and wife Sharyn (pictured above) were part of a group of nine trainees and five instructors, supervised by NZDA National Hunts coordinator Bill O’Leary. The event was written up in November in the Wanaka Sun newspaper. … Read entire article »

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Air New Zealand: Best Long-haul Leisure Airline

Air New Zealand: Best Long-haul Leisure Airline

Our partners at Air New Zealand were proud to announce that the readers of the UK’s leading luxury travel magazine, Conde Nast, have voted Air New Zealand the Best Long-haul Leisure Airline in the Conde Nast Traveler Awards 2010. The announcement has just been made at the Readers’ Travel Awards 2010 in London, which acknowledges the very best the travel world has to offer. The category they have won is highly coveted and their score of … Read entire article »

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The Hunting Report

The Hunting Report

Gary Lewis writes about his New Zealand hunting trip with Rodney to Glen Dene, one of our newest hunting partners in New Zealand. “Glen Dene is located, 21km from Wanaka and 125km from Queenstown. The 20,000-acre property runs north and south between Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, and has access to another 25,000 acres between the lakes. This is a working ranch with cattle and flocks of sheep in fenced paddocks in the low country near … Read entire article »

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The Bend Bulletin – Gary Lewis

The Bend Bulletin – Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis, from Gary Lewis Outdoors, an outdoor writer, speaker and photographer from central Oregon, reports on his recent hunting trip with Rodney in New Zealand. See the full article here from the Bend Bulletin newspaper. … Read entire article »

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Oregon Hunter Magazine

Oregon Hunter Magazine

Sunspots’ customer Amanda Nelson wrote this story for Oregon Hunter magazine. … Read entire article »

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