New Zealand

Tahrmageddon

New Zealand has just come close to a cataclysmic mass cull of its tahr herd. Byron Pace uncovers how these plans came about and how they were stopped at the last minute

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The tahr before the storm

Hunting with his son, Daryl Crimp faces a race against time to get into an old tahr bull before the unforgiving weather closes in

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Life in the Bush

For some, hunting is far more than a pastime. Daryl Crimp spends some time in the company of a real, ‘fair dinkum’ Kiwi bushman…

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Slowly does it

You don’t need to hunt at the speed of light. While teaching his son about how to be a hunter, Daryl Crimp passes on some wisdom about the benefits of taking it slow

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The silent stalk

Daryl Crimp undertakes a 10-day meat hunt with two less-than-talkative companions. But who needs conversation when you have mountain scenery, regular snowfall and distant sika?

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Hunting in the grip of hunger

We were fully expecting the sika to be squawking and squealing

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Hopper Stoppers: shooting the Easter bunny

Rabbits are in New Zealand a huge problem for farmers, and every Easter, Lions Club in Alexandra on the south island runs a 24-hour shooting competition. Thomas Nissen joins in… Andrew stops the battered-beyond-recognition 4WD Mitsubishi Wan at the edge

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