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NZG&H MAGAZINE ISSUE #167
 
 

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Hey team,

We have an awesome spread on all things hunting and shooting, including some great articles on reloading from shotshell to centerfire to reloading tips.

The review side of things is also well covered with rimfire, shotguns, optics, hunting equipment and firearm accessories evaluations all covered in this issue.

We also feature an informative hunting how-to for anyone looking to head over-the-ditch to hunt pigs.

And, there is even an article form yours truly about a very memorable red deer hunt in the Kaimais!

On another note, as of this issue my wife Amanda and I officially take over NGZ&H Magazine!

We are really excited by this and look forward to continuing to produce a top quality hunting and shooting publication.

Cheers,

Nik - Editor

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HUNTING & SHOOTING ARTICLES/RESOURCES - ALL NEWS

Intro Column #167: Skin in the game...

As we wrap up our 167th issue, New Zealand Guns & Hunting magazine enters a new phase as my wife Amanda and I take over the business from Peter and Lesley at the end of June.  Peter (Dad) and Lesley look to begin their retirement and I have somehow managed to coax the magazine from them! Both Amanda and I are looking forward to beco... read more

Kaimanawa Ranges: Thunderbolt Stream

31st March – 2nd April 2017 At last! Work was out of the way, there was a clear weather window (well, for the first couple of days anyway...) and I was finally able to head down to the Southern Kaimanawas for a jaunt over to Thunderbolt Stream. After having to postpone this trip a couple of times, it was third time lucky and I couldn’t wait ... read more

Kaweka Ranges: Studholme, Kiwi Saddle & Kiwi Mouth

27th – 30th January 2017 Even the best laid plans can fall though and unfortunately that is what happened with our Thunderbolt/Rangitikei trip. Due to circumstances beyond my control, our flight into the Thunderbolt Tops had to be cancelled! I was pretty gutted as it was an opportunity for Scotty and Phill to come along for a fly-in hunt. S... read more

Kaweka Ranges: Back Ridge

4th – 7th November 2016 One of the main attractions for me when I’m chasing sika is the exploration of the country they live in, Nothing beats it. since I first began hunting sika, I have always wanted to cover as much of the Kaimanawas and Kawekas as possible and visiting every established public hut and bivvy is part of this attraction. ... read more

Savage Model 16 Lightweight Hunter in 7mm-08

Nik reviews Savage Arms’ latest hunting rifle... Lightweight rifles are all the rage these days – most hunters are looking at ways to reduce the amount of weight they carry. A kilo here or there can make a measurable difference to how your body copes on an extended trip, or even a day hunt. When it comes to rifle weight this kilo can equa... read more

Kaweka Ranges: Te Pukeohikarua, Harkness & Tussock Huts

6th – 9th September 2015 Over the last five issues of NZG&H we have hunted and traversed some of the most iconic sika hunting areas in the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks, including the Southern Kaimanawa Access Poled Route, Ruatea (Jap Creek) Stream, Middle Hill, Ballard & Makino Huts, Waipakihi Hut, and Oamaru, Tussock & Boyd H... read more
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