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    Guys and Gals I have been quietly working away on a self funded project for quite a number of months now. The site I have created, website and podcast, www.huntingarete.com.au is to do with all things associated with hunting in the South Pacific but it will not be limited to just Down Under.

    Last night I loaded it up and went live with the first podcast of the same name. At this point in time it is available on Stitcher and is awaiting approval on iTunes.

    The content is small at present but will continue growing. My focus is on quality material and trying to encourage, by example, others to portray hunting in a better light.

    So thanks for any support and constructive criticism will be willing accepted.

    Thanks Dave

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    Looks like an interesting site.

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    Good luck. I'll give it a listen. NZ tahr is probably the only sheep hunt I will ever have a chance to do.

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    Parts 1 to 3 of 4 of Hunting Arete's first reader contributed story is now up on the website. huntingarete.com.au

    I would love to host a American hunt story or report. If you interested drop me a email dave@huntingarete.com.au

    I cant pay for it at this stage but I will be getting some merchandise done in the near future and everyone that has contributed to the site will receive a token of my appreciation.

    Thanks
    Dave

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    Good luck. I have a nephew in Oz and will let him know about it, and will keep an eye on it myself.

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    Good luck!

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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
    It is well to go all out sometimes. - Elers Koch

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    Thanks for the well wishes guys. It is truly appreciated. Go and have a look at the site and share through your networks. Hunting Arete is all about improving our image as hunters both within and to outsiders, right around the world.

    And by all means I am up for constructive criticism.

    Episode 2 Deer and Dogs with Chris Rudd, an Australian Army Veteran of 25 years service who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is up now. We talk about hunting the mighty Sambar in the Victorian High Country, Chris's, and his wife's, passion for Vizslas, hunting with them and a bit about Tahr hunting in New Zealand.

    And a special thanks to Big Fin for allowing me to promote this here. OYOA is the only American forum where I have promoted Hunting Arete due to Randy's high values, which I can only continue to strive to approach.

    Randy thank you mate.

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    Episode 3 is up now. A great mate of mine talk to Craig Mearns a regular Australian country bloke that has made the leap into opening a Firearms Shop in a large provincial city, Tamworth, in Nor-west New South Wales. (Tamworth has a population of about 62 000 people.) Australia is even more orientated to coastal population than America.

    Craig is an accomplished hunter. He loves chasing Red Stags and last year hunted Cape Buffalo in Africa.

    The image below is of a Red Stag he shot in the upper Hunter Valley about two weeks ago just as the Stags commenced forming their harems.

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    It is possibly the number 1 stag in Australia.

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    Cool, ill have to check it out!
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    Good luck on the endeavor!!

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    Episode 8 is live now. Passion & Purity of Purpose. With Kiwi Hunter Jamie Carle http://huntingarete.com.au/episode-8...ty-of-purpose/

    There was a change in method for Episode 8 of the Hunting Arete podcast. I did this one over the phone. Interestingly Jamie now works in Perth Western Australia, further from my hometown than I am from New Zealand.

    Jamie rivals any hunter I know for the amount of passion he has and can capture it so eloquently in his videos. And he is a massive advocate for hunting Public Lands both here in Australia and over the ditch in New Zealand.

    Have a look at his five days of Sambar hunting videos, just recently completed and posted on YouTube. It wont disappoint.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKh...xuLbfq6dzruGPA

    I think the greater connection we have as hunters internationally the greater the impact we can have on spreading an appreciation of what we do.

    Thanks fellas.
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    Ladies and gents Episode 8 is live now.

    I talk to a Doug Read, a retired primary school teacher and extremely well respected Sambar Hunter.

    Doug has been awarded the Arthur Bentley Trophy, from the Australian Deer Association twice for the highest scoring Sambar shot in the year. Only one other hunter has achieved this in 50 years.

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    Gidday from Down Under.

    In early August I spent 8 days in the Victorain High Country - Alpine National Park - hunting Sambar Deer with a crew of blokes. On the last night we did a podcast recording. which is live now.

    You can listen to it on the Website, download it from there also, or via Stitcher and iTunes.

    http://huntingarete.com.au/episode-11-sambar-camp/

    Robbo from Bolt Action Productions also has done a series of six videos on his YouTube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuQ...3l4tfez-awVZZw

    Good luck to you all on the opening of your season, hunt safe and thanks for the support.

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    I put this on my listen list for when I drive to my camp next weekend.
    "There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." ~TR

    "He was a mighty hunter before the Lord." ~Genesis 10:9

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406LIFE View Post
    I put this on my listen list for when I drive to my camp next weekend.
    Thanks for the support 406

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    Many of you may have heard about the controversy in New Zealand with the Governement proposal to cull over 15 000 Tahr.

    A massive tragedy in my opinion that they did not speak with the hunting community before hand. But there has been a huge amount of opposition to the plan and in the last few hours it has been announced by the Ardern Government they are postponing it. So there is hope for a collaborative outcome, especially considering it is a public lands hunting issue.

    Today I recorded a interview with longtime Kiwi guide John Royle and got his opinion of the situation on this uninformed and biased decision.

    You can listen to the podcast via the website, download it from there too, or stream via iTunes or Stitcher.

    Thanks for the support, Dave

    http://huntingarete.com.au/episode-12-royle-on-tahr/

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    Ladies & Gents I got some feedback on the John Royle on NZ Tahr Podcast that the sound quality was very poor. And rightly so.

    I have re-engineered the soundtracks from the original files and greatly improved them. The new mp3 file has replaced the old on at the the same link above if you would like to give it a second go.

    Thanks for the support
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    Ladies & Gents.

    Just loaded up Hunting Arete Podcast Episode 17, Behind the Scenes, with Barry Howlett from the Australian Deer Association.

    We talk about what does and can go on behind the scenes of protecting and promoting Hunters rights.

    It doesn't matter where in the world you are from, there are lessons to be learned from doing things better to not repeating mistakes of others.

    We can all help each other, around the globe, by sharing our experiences in negotiations for, and on the behalf of Hunters and Anglers.

    You can stream or download the podcast through the Hunting Arete website, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play.

    And please go and drop a review on what ever platform you choose to listen to Hunting Arete Podcast on. It only serve to boost the visibility of the podcast and provide cause and reason to continue to get great content out to you the listeners.

    Thanks and Happy New Year
    Dave

    http://huntingarete.com.au/episode-1...nd-the-scenes/

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    Ladies and Gents

    Episode 18 is live now via the Hunting Arete website, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play.

    This time around I talk to Roy Sloan, President of the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation about the management of non-native Wapiti in the Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

    These Elk were a gift to New Zealand by the US in the early 1900s. FWF are now entrenched in the management of the Wap with a proven track record with the NZ Department of Conservation of improving the ecology, yet managing a sustainable and improving quality herd of Wapiti for hunting via a ballot, or tag draw style system. They carry out culls and pest trapping amongst monitoring of several species of rare birds.

    Without people like Roy and the FWF Elk would have been lost to the Hunters of the South Pacific.

    The balloted hunt is considered one of the toughest hunts in the world. The annual rainfall is between 32 and 39 feet, yes feet, ten to twelve metres. And the terrain goes from sea level to over 5000ft in extremely steep and densely vegetated rain forest.

    One of my previous guests, Daz Horkings has hunted the area through success in the FWF Ballot. Part One of his video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuO8SBh13s

    Thanks for the on going support.

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    Gidday All,

    Episode 19 has gone Live via the Hunting Arete website, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play

    Joining me this time is a passionate Traditional Bow Hunter Jimmy Beehag.

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