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BACKGROUND

As a two week old baby, I was carted around in the hills chasing pigs because my Mum & Dad were both mad-keen pig hunters. Once I got old enough to know what it was all about, I hated pig hunting. Adults telling stories of big old boars ripping up dogs and chasing them made me one scared little kid. I avoided going with my parents as by developing a passion for trout fishing. This love of trout fishing gave me a taste for stalking and by the age of 10 I was given a kids bow and arrow. I began to stalk and shoot small game animals any chance I got. Now, 22 years later, I am immersed in bowhunting in a personal capacity and am a full-time goat culler in a professional capacity, which I have been doing for over 14 years.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

I have been chasing a goal of securing a record book animal of each big game species in New Zealand with the bow. So far I have a 14” Bull Tahr (44 ½ DS), two 10” Chamois Bucks (27 ¼ DS) and one at 9 ½“ that has huge bases and actually scores higher than the two 10” bucks (27 ½ DS). I have four record book Boars and three Arapawa Rams (73 ½ DS, 68 DS), one which is yet to be scored officially but looks as though it will go around 80 DS. As far as deer species go I have managed to get a record Sika stag (177 ¼ DS), a Rusa stag (147 ⅞ DS) and a Red stag (304 ¼ DS). I’ve also taken a good Fallow buck and a good Sambar stag but are more representatives of the species and something to work on in the future. I have successfully hunted all big game species in New Zealand, except for Wapiti – I’m waiting for the big one.

Just as much as it is about looking for the trophy of a lifetime, it’s also a great way to fill the freezer. Bowhunting for me is enjoyable because of the challenge it brings to successfully hunting game. It tends to attract like-minded people, who become lifelong friends. Its about the comradery, the passion, the successes, the failures, the highs and the lows - it sets goals for a lifetime of hunting.


FAVOURITE GEAR

In my line of work, Hunters Element gets me to thrash gear to its limit. Then the Bowhunting side of things irons out the finer details. My go-to base layers would have to be the Blizzard top and the Crux top. The Blizzard is great as a lightweight thermal and the Crux for those big ascents on hot days. My favourite mid layer top would have to be the Edge top, it’s warm and moves with your body all while wicking moisture. The Clime insulation jacket is excellent for glassing on those cooler days. The Odyssey combo is my choice for outer-layer protection against that nasty Southerly.


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SIZE GUIDE

MEN'S JACKETS AND TOPS

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. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 
MEN'S OUTER LAYER JACKETS

 SIZE
CHEST CM
CHEST INCHES
XXS
85-90
33-35
XS
90-95
35-37
S
95-100
37-39
M
100-105
39-41
L
105-110
41-43
XL
110-115
43-45
2XL
115-120
45-47
3XL
120-125
47-49
4XL
125-130
49-51
5XL
130-135
51-53




MEN'S BASE & MID-LAYER TOPS

 SIZE
CHEST CM CHEST INCHES
XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53


MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your pants 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 pants, to the base of the inner leg.
Our over-trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular pants. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular pants. 

 

MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85

 

MEN'S OVER-TROUSERS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

Place the tape measure around the largest part of your chest, the narrowest point on your waist and the just above where your pants normally sit on your waist. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align these measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CHEST
WAIST
HIPS
6 79cm / 31" 70cm / 27.5" 102cm / 40.2"
8
 84cm / 33"
74cm / 29.1"
106cm / 41.7"
10
 89cm / 35"
78cm / 30.7"
110cm / 43.3"
12
 94cm / 37"
82cm / 32.3"
114cm / 44.9"
14
 99cm / 39"
86cm / 33.9"
118cm / 46.4"
16
104cm / 41"
90cm / 35.4"
122cm / 48"  
18
109cm / 43"
94cm / 37"  
126cm / 49.6"
20
114cm / 45"
98cm / 38.6"
130cm / 51.2"

 

BOOT SIZING

All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe. Use your foot measurement to select the closest boot size.

BOOT SIZING GUIDE

US
FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
6 9.3 in / 23.6 cm
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

 

 GAITER SIZING

Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.

GAITER SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CALF SIZE
 S
380mm
M
410mm
L
440mm
XL
470mm
2XL
500mm

 

GLOVE SIZING

SIZE
LENGTH CM WIDTH CM
S 18 9
M 19 9.5
L 20 10
XL 21 10.5
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