Solo hunting

There is something special about being the hills alone. Being self sufficient, managing risk, making your own decisions and refreshing the mind are all key components that makes solo hunting so therapeutic and gives one the sense of accomplishment.

Teenage girls are taking up arms, and proving a better shot than the boys

An interesting article about young woman in hunting and shooting sports.

Hunter dies on tahr hunt

21 year old man dies while hunting for tahr on the West Coast of New Zealand.

Predator Free 2050: A flawed conservation policy

Wayne Linklater & Jamie Steer critical of Predator Free 2050

Victoria University Article on Predator Free 2050

Research shows that Predator Free 2050 assumptions are incorrect and that complete eradication of predators is not possible - Credit Victoria University News

Government against researching technolodgy which could eradicate pests without using toxic chemicals.

While researchers do not believe Predator Free 2050 is possible or best for diversity there is one method that cold assist in reaching this goal. However, the minister has blocked research into these methods.

Geoff Kerr reviews DOC's Tahr count and its accuracy

Worth a watch if you are interested in the Tahr population and how DOC have assessed the population. DOC's estimates are not much of a count and much more a possible range using limited data which is how such a wide range (17,348 to 53,930) is given. Something that is also worth noting is how low DOC's count of deer was.