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About Tom Z
Long term hunter, angler and cook. Owner past and present of a number of hunting dogs including: GSP (3), Jack Russell Terrier (4), and a Brittany Spaniel. Resident of Australia, visitor to New Zealand. Hunting mainly fallow deer, rusa deer, sika deer, pigs, foxes, ducks, rabbits and hares. Author of several articles in Australian Deer.
Fallow deer

Fallow buck 2017 rut

July 15, 2017 0

This is the third and best of five fallow bucks taken during the 2017 rut.               This is the scrape he was sitting on when I found him late […]

Sambar deer

Snow in April!

July 15, 2017 0

We even get snow in Australia!         Not often do we have snow on the main road in April. Made the drive home from a sambar hunt in the Victorian high country […]

dog meat

Need to be more careful labeling venison

April 26, 2016 0

A recent visitor started asking odd questions about how many dogs I currently own and it wasn’t until  I noticed the meat thawing in the kitchen that I realized the basis of the curiosity. I […]

German Shorthair Pointer

Ruby @ 14 weeks

March 17, 2016 0

At fourteen weeks Ruby has made a lot of progress. In today’s blood tracking training Ruby picked up the first track immediately and ran it off lead for the entire 300m in a couple of […]


Published a few articles in Australian Deer

January 27, 2016 0

I have published two articles in Australian Deer over the past few editions on dogs and deer.  Both articles are highlighting the use of gun dogs for deer hunting in Australia. Feedback has been positive so […]


Fallow buck caught in wire

July 5, 2015 0

It is not all that uncommon to see bucks or stags that have fencing wire caught up in their antlers. This fallow buck was particularly unlucky in that it looks like he chose a loose […]


Fallow buck for 2015 rut

July 5, 2015 0

Reasonable fallow buck for this area taken during the 2015 rut. It was quite late in the evening before the bucks started to croak. Shot was taken from 120m with the 30-06 using Norma 180grn […]


GSP supervising sausage making

December 23, 2014 0

Guess who enjoys watching the sausages being made?               Guess she is a ‘German’ breed and bratwurst was the sausage for the day. Bratwurst sausage recipe (per kg of […]


Cleaning up a few pigs

December 23, 2014 0

On a recent visit to a friend running a deer research farm the opportunity was provided to help remove a few pigs that were causing damage in the more remote areas. Over thirty pigs were […]

Hunting deer

Spring sambar hunting in the Australian alps

November 24, 2014 0

The Australia alps is such beautiful country that the sambar deer are a bonus. While there was a lot of good deer sign in this area the deer themselves were elusive. Could have been that […]

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