Issue 86 - Dec 2021/Jan 2022 
On Sale Mon 29th November 2021

This spring has been totally dictated to by Covid, and as I write this the Auckland outbreak is now well and truly marching its way down the country.

Those in the South Island have not been affected too much yet, but we can all see it’s only a matter of time. Auckland hunters have been locked at home for months now, and frustration is spreading throughout the community. It’s going to be a very interesting Christmas indeed! 

At the end of October lobby group Forest & Bird did another of their media beat ups, claiming that game animal numbers are at “crisis level” and our forests, our “largest living carbon sinks are on a death watch”. This is yet another case of carefully chosen language, inuendo, data misuse and manipulation to try and tell a tale. They misused DOC’s FPI plot data in whi... read more »

In this issue:

  • The Wapiti Dream – Emil’s story of his huge bull
  • Greg’s interview with the Minister of Conservation, Hon. Kiri Allan
  • Mountain Solitaire by Alex Pirouz-Schlutter
  • Pete Ryan – The Borrowed Gun
  • The Death of the Volunteer by Roy Sloan
  • ...


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