New Zealand’s best hunting magazine, for over 40 years.
Rod&Rifle is dedicated to hunting, fishing and related outdoor sports. We thrive on sharing stories, bringing the unique expertise of our contributors, their points of view, and humour to adventures, all told through the hunters eyes and lens in print and web. From the camaraderie to the solitude, the lows of the near misses to the highs of successes, and everything in between. We hope you find inspiration here, then take your next epic hunting adventure.
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A trip of firsts
It was a normal Tuesday at university when one of my mates asked the question, “Fancy going on a hunting trip?”
Bow Hunting for First-Timers
Every time I bow hunt, I find myself becoming better than I was on the previous hunt; no two hunts are ever the same, and because of this, I’m constantly learning.
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20-Gauge steel for Duck Hunters Is it a viable option?
If you’re a duck hunter who’s been taking advantage of the non-toxic shot exemption for sub-gauges to shoot your ducks with 20-gauge lead, you’ll be acutely aware that time is running out for this option.
Caldwell Premium Chronograph
We review the Caldwell Premium Kit. The difference in price between the Premium or G2 is several hundred dollars, so hopefully, at the end of this review, you’ll be able to choose whether the Premium or G2 best suits your needs.
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Deerhunter Pro Gamekeeper Smock
The Pro Gamekeeper series is made for professionals who know what is required of their clothing when hunting outdoors on a daily basis.