Story: Deer and deer farming

Hunting deer by helicopter

Hunting deer by helicopter

The use of helicopters for carcass recovery, from about the mid-1960s, enabled commercial hunters to reach remote regions and shoot large numbers of deer. These animals in North Canterbury around 1968 were killed in a single day.

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Photograph by Gordon Roberts

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Ken Drew. 'Deer and deer farming - Introduction and impact of deer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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