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.
An interesting article about young woman in hunting and shooting sports.
21 year old man dies while hunting for tahr on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Wayne Linklater & Jamie Steer critical of 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.
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.