I started hunting with my grandfather at a very young age. From small game I slowly progressed to larger game to now spending a majority of my time in the mountains of Australia and New Zealand. I am passionate about hunting all of the mountain dwelling species. It gives a huge sense of adventure when setting out to hunt them. I also enjoy introducing friends and new hunters to the lifestyle and adventures these hunts bring. I enjoy the big game hunting the Top end of Australia offers and have managed to secure both scrub bull and buffalo with the bow on these adventures.
My last 11day backpack hunt in NZ saw me cover 170kms. We managed to secure three very good trophies on this trip along with gaining valuable experience on the animals and terrain for return trips into this system. On Australian soil I love taking on extended Sambar backpack hunts into the Alpine National Park. These wary deer offer a mountain style hunt with all boxes ticked.
I have 2 daughters who also enjoy the hunting and fishing adventures. They have both now hunted with me and are showing the skill sets in both hunting and fishing. Photography and video play a huge part in my hunting adventures. I try my best to share my journeys through these photos and online videos. I have taken all of my South Pacific animals unpaid and unguided. I have three species remaining but in no rush to get there. I write and am currently web editor and writer for Australian Sporting Shooter.
I have helped many mates secure their first tahr, chamois and many Australian deer species. I’ve successfully hunted 12 South Pacific animals unpaid and unguided – Buffalo, Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer, Red Deer, Fallow, Rusa, Goat, Boar, Tahr, Chamois and Whitetail. I still have Sika, Wapiti and Banteng remaining. I’ve taken several record book Red Stags, all born and bred 100% wild and free ranging.
I took 1st Place in the Worldwide Swarovski Digiscoper of the year with a photo of a wild Rusa stag and I’ve had six cover shots printed from field shots I have taken.
This changes trip to trip for me but the gear I have become most reliant on is my Elite Hunter Shell Jacket and my Element jacket. My day pack is always loaded heavy with camera gear and for this I have chosen the contour pack. These items have seen me through some fierce West Coast conditions and have never let me down.
Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.
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WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your trousers would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our trousers, to the base of the inner leg.
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OVERTORUSER (OUTER LAYER) SIZE
The outer layer trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular trousers. The sizing is, therefore, larger than our regular trousers. Below are the dimensions of the overtrousers. These are trousers such as the Odyssey and Downpour Elite.
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All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe.
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|7||9.6 in / 24.4 cm|
|8||9.9 in / 25.2 cm|
|9||10.25 in / 26 cm|
|10||10.6 in / 26.8 cm|
|11||10.9 in / 27.8 cm|
|12||11.25 in / 28.6 cm|
|13||11.6 in / 29.4 cm|