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SEASON ONE
 

EPISODE 1 - MID WINTER BULL TAHR
LOCATION - Southern Alps
HUNTERS - Dan Curley & Sam Yule

New Zealand is the only place in the world where you can hunt the majestic Himalayan Tahr, but it’s much easier said than done!

Ice axes, crampons, and an ability to withstand freezing temperatures are all necessary for anyone looking to claim a trophy bull in full Winter coat.

In this episode, Dan & Sam head deep into the Southern Alps to show viewers the skill, dedication and effort required to successfully bring home the bacon.


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EPISODE 2 - STEWART ISLAND ADVENTURE

LOCATION - Stewart Island
HUNTERS - Tim Barnett, Alan Drake & Matt Moleta

The famed Whitetail or ‘Grey Ghosts’ of Stewart Island are an extremely elusive deer, one that requires skill, stealth and a lot of patience to successfully hunt.

In this episode, we spend a week on ‘Rakiura’, capturing the minutiae of island life on this slice of untouched paradise at the bottom of New Zealand, and put in some incredibly long hours in the treestand in an attempt to nab an elusive whitetail buck on bow.

  

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EPISODE 3 – OPENING WEEKEND
LOCATION – Southland
HUNTERS - Anto Hall & Nick Geddes

The first weekend in May signals the start of the Duck Shooting season in New Zealand. This momentous occassion is an absolute religion in the deep South.

In this episode, we head to the mecca of the sport, Mossburn, to take in the colour and excitement of this quintessentially Kiwi event, and bag some stunning footage in the process.

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EPISODE 4 - LATE WINTER SIKA DEER

LOCATION – North Island Central Plateau

HUNTERS - Andre Alipate & Julian Danby

Sika Deer are the jewel of NZ’s North Island, and are regarded as providing some of the best eating venison of all the deer species. With a reputation as being one of the most cunning of all deer species, their unique behaviour makes them a prized quarry amongst hunters.

In this episode, we set out in late winter to target a few good eating animals for the barbecue season ahead. With the stags still in hard antler, the team are looking to capitalise early on the change in season which generally sees Sika migrate out of the bush and into more open spring feeding grounds.

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EPISODE 5 - STRIPPING STAGS

LOCATION – Central Otago

HUNTERS – Sam Yule & Dan Curley

The heat of Summer months in Central Otago is usually is enough to keep even the keenest hunters off the hill, but not us.

After a huge Red Stag is spotted on a mid January reconnaissance trip, the lads return 3 weeks later in the hope of a return visit, and also in the hope that the big 12 pointer will have begun to strip his velvet to reveal the prized antler beneath.

 

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EPISODE 6 – CANADA GEESE

LOCATION - Marlborough

HUNTERS - Anto Hall, Andre Alipate & Brent McConnell


Canada Geese are held in extremely high regard internationally as the king of all game birds, however, here in New Zealand they have recently been reclassified from game species to pest, mainly due to their overabundance and their destruction of farmland.

In this episode, we head to the famous Molesworth Station, New Zealand’s largest working farm, to lend a hand in reducing numbers, and have a lot of fun in the process.

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EPISODE 7 - SUMMER BULL TAHR

LOCATION - Mount Cook National Park

HUNTERS - Anto Hall & Morgan Rogers

After seeing in the New Year in Queenstown, the lads hit the road for majestic Mount Cook National Park, home of NZ’s largest mountain, to the exact same spot where 12 months earlier a gigantic bull tahr managed to give them the slip.

This time around, they’re committed to finding the big boy and will leave no stone unturned in their search. This episode provdes viewers with a great insight into the mindset and dedication required to earn a true trophy.

 

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EPISODE 8 - WHITEWATER REDS

LOCATION – Westland

HUNTERS - Dan Curley, Sam Yule & Josh James

 

Helicopters, white water rafting, jet boats, fly fishing, eeling and hunting spring red deer on the flats, this episode has a bit of everything!

We’re joined by Josh James Marcotte - AKA the Kiwi Bushman - on a colourful expedition in deepest darkest Westland. After a slow start, the pressure is on the team to deliver the goods - or face the embarrassing prospect of going home wet, cold and empty handed!

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EPISODE 9 – CHAMOIS DOUBLE WHAMMY

LOCATION - Westland & Central Otago

HUNTERS - Emma Curley, Dan Curley & Anto Hall

We are joined this week by Emma, the newly married wife of one of our regular hunters Dan.

We set out to bag Emma her first ever chamois buck, however, this roller coaster mission proves much harder than anticipated as the team bounce from the snowbound Southern Alps in the depths of winter to the scorched mountains of Central Otago before finding their prize.

A great lesson in endurance and determination!

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EPISODE 10 - FIORDLAND ADVENTURE (HOUR LONG SPECIAL)

LOCATION - Fiordland

HUNTERS - Brent McConnell, Roy Sloan, Kieran Andrews and Series Producer Dave Shaw

In this special double episode, the team head into Fiordland for the ‘Bugle’, the time of year when the prized Wapiti, the largest and most majestic of all deer species, are in full voice.

Wapiti are the holy grail of NZ hunting, but the country they inhabit has a reputation for breaking even the hardiest of hunters, with incredibly dense, steep mountains and highly unpredictable weather.

This expedition therefore becomes a true test of endurance and spirit - 10 days in New Zealand’s most inhospitable yet beautiful wilderness region, in search of the ultimate prize.


 

SEASON TWO

EPISODE 1 - SPRING TAHR

LOCATION - Mackenzie Country

HUNTERS - Andre, Dan, Tim, Sam, Anto

The entire Hunters Club team assemble in the mountains of the Mackenzie country, near Tekapo, on a mission to secure Himalayan Tahr for both the table and the trophy room.

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EPISODE 2 - HIGH TECH PIG HUNT

LOCATION - Marlborough

HUNTERS - Tim and Jake

The team head out into the hills of southern Marlborough on a pig hunt with a difference, integrating aerial filming, GPS tracking collars & remote camera dogs to showcase the sport in an entirely new light

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EPISODE 3 - DUCKSHOOTING 

LOCATION - South Canterbury

HUNTERS - Anto

After kicking things off with the classic Kiwi mai-mai based duck shoot, we change tack and adopt a style of shooting more commonly seen in North America; utilizing coffin blinds to shoot over recently harvested stubble paddocks

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EPISODE 4 - WHITETAIL BOWHUNT Part 1

LOCATION - Stewart Island

HUNTERS - Tim and Hardie

The rifles are left behind this week as bowhunter Tim is joined by good mate Hardie on a return trip to Stewart Island, with the aim of settling a little unfinished business from our first series – trying to nail an elusive Whitetail Deer on Bow.

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EPISODE 5 - WHITETAIL BOWHUNT Part 2

LOCATION - Stewart Island

HUNTERS - Tim and Hardie

More fun and games in Big Kuri Bay this week, as Tim sets himself the particularly tough task of bush stalking a Whitetail deer, before donning the neoprene to take advantage of Stewart Islands bountiful seafood stocks.

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EPISODE 6 - HARD YARD CHAMOIS

LOCATION - Fiordland & West Coast

HUNTERS - Anto & Andre

Anto and Andre battle some particular rugged conditions in the Southern Alps in an attempt to topple a trophy Chamois Buck. But, as they find out, things don’t always go according to plan…

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EPISODE 7 - HOGS & DOGS

LOCATION - Blenheim

HUNTERS - Tim and Drakey

We’re back with Tim and his dogs again this week, in pursuit of a big boar in the Blenheim backblocks. After a close encounter on the first evening, things turn a bit frantic as both pigs and dogs make life hard for hunters and crew alike!

 

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EPISODE 8 - NORTH QUEENSLAND BOWHUNT

LOCATION - Australia

HUNTERS - Dre and Adam

Temperatures soar as Andre joins up with his Aussie mate Adam and head into the remote Cape York Peninsula, on a mission to chase down some mean Aussie hogs with bow & arrow.

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EPISODE 9 - FILLING THE FREEZER

LOCATION - Kaikoura

HUNTERS - Tim and Marty

We’re joined by a few new faces this week as the Hunters Club team head out into the hills around Kaikoura in search of some tasty meat for the freezer, with Goat, Deer, Pig and Wild Ram all on the hit list.

 

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EPISODE 10 - WINTER BULL TAHR EPIC

LOCATION - West Coast

HUNTERS - Dre, Anto, Dan & Sam

In the climactic hourlong series finale, the team venture into the remote Southern Alps as part of the annual Tahr Ballot, in the midst of one of the most severe cold snaps in New Zealand’s history. Their aim - to topple a trophy Bull Tahr in full winter coat.

 

SEASON THREE

EPISODE 1 - ROARING REDS

LOCATION - Central Otago & South Westland

HUNTERS - Dan, Anto, Tim & Sam

We kick things off with a concurrent Red Stag roar hunt which sees Dan and Anto head into a South Island ballot block, whilst Tim and Sam venture into remote South Westland. Whilst early proceedings force one team to make a dramatic change, there is certainly no shortage of stag encounters.

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EPISODE 2 - CHATHAM ISLAND EXTRAVAGANZA

LOCATION - Chatham Island

HUNTER - Tim

Our man Tim heads back to his old stomping ground for a full on week of hunting with his old cronies on Chatham Island, where they encounter a feisty wild pig population, capturing footage that blows any previous hog hunting material we've ever filmed clean out of the water.

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EPISODE 3 - DEEP SOUTH DUCKSHOOT

LOCATION - Southland

HUNTERS - Anto & Dan Blair

This week’s episode boasts the most dynamic duck shooting action you'll have ever seen on NZ screens, and is sure to resonate with any New Zealander that has taken part in one of hunting’s most traditional weekends.

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EPISODE 4 - RELOADS, REELS & REBUILDS

LOCATION- West Coast & Fiordland

HUNTERS - Sam, Anto & Dan

This week sees the team on a Rod and Rifle mission to the West Coast, where they don the toolbelts to renovate a remote back country hut in need of some TLC. After completing their work, they spend a few days chasing meat for the freezer and fly fishing for giant trophy trout in pristine back country waters.

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EPISODE 5 - SNOWY RIVER SAMBAR

LOCATION - Victoria, Australia

HUNTERS - Andre & Jamie

We hop the ditch and follow Bowhunter Andre Alipate and his good mate Jamie Carle as they relive their youth on a hard yards Sambar hunt in the Victorian alps, where dense forest and snowy conditions put the lads to the test.

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EPISODE 6 - (SO MUCH FOR THE) SUMMER CHAMOIS

LOCATION - West Coast & Central Otago

HUNTERS - Anto, Sam & Andre

A species that has provided the Hunters Club with great challenges over the years, the Chamois is the focus this week. With wintry conditions in the heart of summer, the team are up against it, but as with all hunting, you’ve got to keep alert with fingers crossed right to the bitter end.

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EPISODE 7 - FIORDLAND LIVEABOARD

LOCATION - Fiordland

HUNTERS - Anto, Andre

Majestic Fiordland takes centre stage this week, as a dozen keen Hunters Club members spend a week in this hunters paradise, savouring all that this phenomenal slice of paradise has to offer, with jaw dropping footage from both above and below the water.

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EPISODE 8 - SIMPLY THE PEST

LOCATION - South Canterbury

HUNTERS - Anto, Dan Blair, Khan

 

Pest control is on the agenda this week, with the team venturing to South Canterbury to target Canada Geese and Wallaby populations which are in danger of ballooning out of control. In the process, they experience one of the most astounding afternoons of goose hunting action you'll ever see.

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EPISODE 9 - DEEP SOUTH ROAR HUNT

LOCATION - Southland

HUNTERS - Anto & Dan Blair

We wrap things up this year with a Southland based Red Roar episode in both open tussock country and tight bush. The stags are roaring and demanding attention, they certainly got ours!

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EPISODE 10 - SPEARFISHING - UNDERWATER HUNTING

LOCATION - Far North & Coromandel

HUNTERS - Tim, Andre, Julian, Dwayne

We mix things up a bit for this episode by taking viewers underwater to showcase the sport of spearfishing. Filmed in the Far North and Coromandel over a two year period with a range of NZ's greatest spearos, there’s certainly no shortage of action!

 

SEASON FOUR

EP 1 - BULLS ON PARADE

LOCATION - Southern Alps

HUNTERS - Anto, Dan & Emma


Anto, Dan and Emma return to the scene of a testing 2015 mid-winter tahr hunt. While conditions favor success, they are soon reminded that lady-luck is as fickle as ever!

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EP 2 - SOUTHERN SMACK-DOWN

LOCATION - Nth Southland & Fiordland

HUNTERS - Tim & Dwayne


Tim joins forces with his good mate Dwane on a winter mission targeting fallow deer, however, the script goes out the window as the pair encounter a monstrous boar and some unexpected visitors on a spearfishing mission out of Milford Sound.

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EP 3 - RED STAG ZIG ZAG

LOCATION - Central Otago

HUNTERS - Sam, Anto & Morgan


Anto and Sam endure extreme alpine weather in search of a trophy red stag during the Roar in Central Otago, this is an episode that is sure to resonate with many kiwi hunters.

 

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EP 4 - HARD YAKKA DUCKS

LOCATION - Otago & Southland

HUNTERS - Anto & Blair


Unlike our past duck shoots, there wont be talk of bag limits this week, as this episode, Anto and Blair are forced to overcome self-imposed restrictions in order to recapture the thrill of the hunt.

 

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EP 5 - CUTTING TEETH ON THE REEF

LOCATION - Far North Queensland

HUNTERS - Andre, Larry, Matt, Kieran & Adam


The team venture to the Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran in pursuit of hogs, giant trevally, coral trout and painted crays, all the whilst avoiding the attention of the local shark population.
 

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EP 6 - SUMMERTIME CHAMOIS

LOCATION - South Canterbury & Otago

HUNTERS - Andre, Dan & Sam


Andre takes a new approach to chamois hunting in the Canterbury foothills, whilst Sam & Dan battle the heat as they set out in pursuit of a big buck in some stunning Otago high country.

 

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EP 7 - CLOSE COUNTRY ROARING REDS 

LOCATION - Fiordland

HUNTERS - Tim & Dan


Tim and Dan endure the rain of Fiordland while on a mission to get up-close and personal with a roaring red stag.

 

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EP 8 - THREE KINGS SPEARFISHING EPIC

LOCATION - Far North 

HUNTERS - Tim, Andre, Dan, Anto, Nat, Rochelle & Kieran


The team set sail for the remote and revered Three Kings island group off the North of New Zealand, with the relatively simple aim of attempting to set a new Kingfish world record!

 

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EP 9 - SPRING BULL TAHR MEAT HUNT

LOCATION - Central South Island

HUNTERS - Sam & Anto


The Winter snows have receded and the first flush of spring sees Sam, Anto and Jess the Labrador venture in search of some ‘Lowvember’ Bull Tahr and venison for the summer season ahead.
 

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EP 10 - STEWART ISLAND RIPSNORTER

LOCATION - Rakiura East Coast

HUNTERS - Tim, Kadin, Marty, Scott


In this epic extended episode, we return to the scene of some of the best hunting captured on the show – amazing Stewart Island, and in the process, manage to surpass anything we’ve filmed there in the past.

 

SEASON 5

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