Lessons from New Zealand: Stalking Deer and Elk

A couple of years ago I went out to stalk deer with an experienced hunter. It was early summer in New Zealand, and we were in the southern region of the South Island hunting the Waikaia Reserve. The sun was setting at around 9pm. The reserve is beech forest bordered by grass. The fresh spring growth was drawing deer out at dawn and dusk. For the remainder of the day the deer would bed down in the beech. Our plan was to camp in the beech and stalk the edge of the grass in the evening. Continue reading “Lessons from New Zealand: Stalking Deer and Elk”

Thoughts on Planning a Hunting Website (Part one)

Iowa Slam began about a year and a half ago, and we have published about seventy blogs and twenty five videos in that time. Recently I have had some friends talk about making websites or blogs for their fishing or dirt biking hobbies. I thought I would share a few general things about the first year of running a hunting website to keep in mind when planning a page. I’ll write a second blog that is more specific about which applications to use to create a website that looks good. Continue reading “Thoughts on Planning a Hunting Website (Part one)”

Unguided: How to Hunt Free Range Tahr in New Zealand (Part 2 of 2)

In comparison to hunting whitetail in Iowa, Tahr are the most different species of game I have ever pursued. They live in high country and the challenges presented while hunting them are far from the challenge of deciding which treestand to sit in. My experiences have come down to understanding tahrs’ patterns, glassing, and determining which risks to take. Continue reading “Unguided: How to Hunt Free Range Tahr in New Zealand (Part 2 of 2)”

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