Hello. I currently live in New Zealand but I've just accepted a new job in Newbury, West Berkshire, and will be moving there with my wife and two girls in August. I know one of the things I'll miss the most when we move will be the hunting. Here in NZ we can hunt all year round on public land for no cost. I mainly hunt reds, but there are also fallow, sika, sambar, rusa, white tail, wapiti or elk (and moose if you still believe they exist in deepst, darkest Fiordland). Non deer species include goats, pigs, tahr and chamois. So, as you can see, we are spoilt for choice and access. I shoot with a 7mm Rem Mag as shots can be from point blank while bush stalking, out to as far as you are comfortable shooting across valleys at open facers and slips. My family love venison (I butcher my own animals) and I hunt for the table (i.e. I haven't shot a decent trophy yet!).
Once we are settled I would love to get out and about to see how you hunt in the UK. If you have any questions about hunting in NZ, please feel free to ask.