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BushBuck Bino Chest Pack – and thoughts on chest packs in general

I guess there isn't a huge amount to say about this one that isn't already included in the...

A chat with Chuck Rossi from Open Source Defence

I spoke to a few people about my upcoming interview, and the general response I got was ‘oh… who?’. Fair enough, I guess, this is a little bit of a tangential subject for me, as most people know me from talking specifically, and technically about long-range precision shooting.

PracMed Stop The Bleed Course

Hopefully, by now, I have gotten across the importance of first aid training to all of you. This is not just for shooters or hunters, or parents (I had to hook some food out of my 4 years olds choaking face last night) - but everyone - knowing what to do is 'basic dude stuff' as Patrick McNamara would say.

Backcountry Hut Etiquette for Hunters and Trampers

While the ultimate, of course, is having a remote bivy (small hut) to just yourself and your mates, for some of the more accessible and bigger huts, there is a very good chance you are going to be sharing a hut with other trampers and hunters. As ambassadors for tramping, hunting, and just being nice human beings, there are some basic principles we should all be applying A lot of this comes down to one simple principle - consideration for others. Consideration for others is the simplest and best guide for co-inhabiting a hut. It is not a bad starting point for humanity either. This article puts forward some simple considerations and pointers for the next time you find yourself in a shared hut.

A chat with Caylen Wojcik

Caylen Wojcik is a face that some of you will already know quite well. I first came across him...
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In close, should I aim high or low?

I hear the comment quite regularly - 'I got in real close to the animal - but just couldn't seem to get the bullets to go where I was aiming - I was so close, I must have had to aim lower, right?' Well, no. If you aimed lower, there is a good chance you put a round under the animal - or worse still - into a leg. But why? Oh. Maths!

Halal Hunting

Through my involvement with the Firearms Safety Training for the NZ Police, I am always reminded of the wide diversity of Firearms Owners and Hunters in New Zealand. Of particular interest to me, has been the feasibility and details surrounding Halal Hunting - what is permissible - what is achievable for Muslims wanting to hunt their own meat in Aoteroa.

Is premium hunting ammo worth it?

Depends, I guess. Do you want to miss less?

A rifle setup for a customer…

So, what exactly do we do when we set up a rifle for a custom? It's always different (like our customers) - but here is an example.

Simon Bullivant Taxidermy

Simon Bullivant has been enthusiastic and dedicated hunter since his childhood days.  Growing up, he would hunt almost every day, imagining that the rabbits...

Balnagown Hunter Education 2018

Thanks again, folks! Another great course.

Crosshairs Longrange Hunting Course

Last year, Pete from Onward Hunting got in touch to tell me about some guys he was hosting from the Crosshairs Longrange Hunting School. A longrange hunting course? Count me in!

Twilight Hunting – understanding light

It's a phenomenal time to be out, but it's also important to understand the effect on our vision.

Blaze Camouflage – Safety while hunting

As hunters, we need to be sure we are doing everything we can to both identify and be identified by each other in the bush. Sadly, with the exception of 2017, every year, we have had an incident when one hunter has failed to identify their target and shot and killed another hunter.

Choosing a Long Range Hunting Bullet

Long Range Hunting, whether you agree with it or not, has grown massively in popularity in the last couple of years. Alongside that, the development of long range hunting bullets to meet with the new, unique demands of shooting at an animal that far away.

The Humanity in Hunting

There is this idealised vision of hunting, where the hunter goes out and shoots an animal, one moment it is happily munching on a...

Firearms Safety – forming better gun handling habits.

Firearms Safety isn't just about knowing the 7 Basic Rules of Firearms Safety, nor is it about remembering just enough to pass the multi-choice questionnaire that is a requirement of getting a firearms license in New Zealand. It's about making a commitment to maintain a high standard of firearms handling and safety at all times. One of the keys to this, is learning and reinforcing good habits when handling firearms.

Lightweight Hunting: clothing

The final part in the series: part three - I discus the clothing I took out with me on my lightweight hunting trip.

Lightweight hunting: gear

In part two of the video series - I discus some of the gear I took out with me on my lightweight hunting trip.

Lightweight hunting: system review intro

Lightweight hunting was the goal - part one of the three part video series covers my initial thoughts on the matter.

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