A review of weights and objective sizes of popular spotting scopes to determine the best light gathering ability vs weight.
Follow the process of making the first carbon fibre spotting scope lens protector prototype.
Hunting rutting tahr in New Zealand's mountains. Lizzie shoots a nice bull tahr for the floor.
Hunting for roaring red stags in New Zealand's mountains. Matt finds a nice public land stag and another hunter. Check it out for the full story.
How to use a refill adaptor to top up your partially used gas canister.
In this video Fraser and I hunt red deer in the mountains of New Zealand. Got within 15m on two deer but could not make it happen on either. Always tough coming away empty handed when it we had such great opportunities but that's all part of the experience. Check it out for the full story.
In this video Coco and I hunt red deer in the mountains of New Zealand. Numerous animals seen with a young stag taken on the way out. Check it out for the full story.
In this video I tagged along with Blair for a hunt in the high country. Numerous animals and a good stag seen. Check it out for the full story.
Getting out hunting in the high country with my mother. Getting the chopper in and walking out. Deer and chamois seen with nothing taken.
If you want to see how to breakdown a Tikka T3 bolt to clean and oil the inside or to install the mtn.co.nz titanium bolt handle.
Follow Matt on a multi night hunt looking for old velvety stags. Lots of deer, goats and pigs seen. South Island of New Zealand.
Video #2 - Overnight hunt looking for old stags. Lots of animals seen, none taken. Canterbury, New Zealand.
Follow Matt and Coco on a overnight hunt looking for old velvety stags. Lots of deer, goats and chamois seen. South Island of New Zealand Date: 18 - 19 Jan 2019 To follow Matt on Instagram search @the.real.country or go to https://www.instagram.com/the.real.com
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.
Follow Matt on a weekend chamois hunt in the South Island of New Zealand. Date: 23 - 25 Nov 2018. Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe. The chamois has also been introduced to the South Island of New Zealand where it is a treasured animal for its inquisitive nature, meat, skin and unusual shaped horns.