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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

Good binoculars are important

April 14, 2014 0

Good quality binoculars are a very import piece of equipment for successful deerstalking. They don’t have to be one of the ‘top’ European brands (e.g. Swarovski) but they do need to be waterproof and work well in low light […]

Hunting deer

Elk on car roof rack

April 12, 2014 0

 Never having hunted elk in what looks like North America it’s had to imagine transporting a large animail on the roof of a small car is a good plan!



April 10, 2014 0

The Hungarian smooth haired Vizsla is a beatuiful breed of dog. Used extensively by hunters thoughout the world for hunting a wide variety of game including deer. They make excellent indicator dogs for deer stalkers. […]

Hunting deer

Blaze orange day pack

April 9, 2014 0

Different hunting areas, seasons, regulations, local custom and choice of hunting companions can dictate the most appropriate use of blaze orange. This sika stag was taken on a private hunting block in the North Island […]


Deer dog training day with Guy Wallace

April 5, 2014 0

Attended a great training day organized by the Australian Deer Association (ADA). Guy Wallace author and dog trainer came all the way from the UK to Australia. Guy was really very knowledgeable as well as being […]

fallow doe with GSP
Fallow deer

Young GSP and fallow doe

April 3, 2014 0

This fallow doe was hit just before dark on a cold, wild, windy evening with a 150grn projectile from a .308. While the shot was a good one just behind the shoulder the doe ran […]

sow and boar
Game managment

Early morning sow and boar

April 3, 2014 0

This sow and boar were part of a larger group making their way down to a crop paddock before sunrise. Wild pigs in a group in the forest make quite a lot of noise. With […]

hunting stand
Gear & Accessories

Hunting stand

April 2, 2014 1

Nice new hunting stand on the forest edge in Germany. Stands offer advantages to hunters in providing a stable rifle rest with know distances. There are also safety benefits in shooting from above the animal […]

Gear & Accessories

35 Whelan shoots OK

March 29, 2014 0

Took the 35 Whelan to the range recently while I was doing a sighting session prior to going hunting. This particular 35 Whelan is built on a ex-military Mauser 98 action with a custom walnut […]

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