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I Lost The Bet!

After listening to the orientation speaker at the University of Wyoming yarn on about “having your children for six to seven years for their undergraduate degree,” I offered a proposal to Miss Rosey (Sara Brandenburg). Continue reading I Lost The Bet!


We hunters are uniquely fortunate in that our travels often take us to beautiful places. I’m sure we all have our favorites, but I’m hard-pressed to think of a more magnificent setting than the valley of the Rangitata River, central South Island, flowing from the Southern Alps eastward, joining the Pacific Ocean at Timaru. Upriver, the Rangitata is a broad alluvial valley with tall ridges north and south, true Hobbit country. Of course, like so many places in New Zealand, part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed there. Continue reading ABOVE THE RANGITATA

Eavenson Brothers Take on New Zealand

While at the SCI Convention in 2016, we set out to find an outfitter who would make our New Zealand experience over the top. We were looking for a completely free-range hunt that would push our hunting and physical abilities to the test.  We always do our best to find an outfitter whose personality closely matching ours, as I believe that is important for any successful hunt. Success to us is not only the size or quantity of the game we are after, but the whole experience and the outfitter is key to that scenario.   At the end of day hunting, if you have been beaten by the terrain and the animals you’re after, it’s nice to have a good laugh, a cold beverage (when available) and reflect over any mishaps that day (and with us, there are usually quite a few!). Continue reading Eavenson Brothers Take on New Zealand

PH Spotlight – Shane Quinn

Quinn began hunting with his uncle Stuart as a young boy. After leaving school, his first job was possum trapping in the Rangitikei ranges in the North Island where he honed his outdoor skills while trapping up to 200 possums a week. In 1992, the opportunity arose to purchase a beef farm in the rugged central North Island. Quinn Continue reading PH Spotlight – Shane Quinn