Fiordland: A Photographic EssayBy Hayden Sturgeon
- 18th Mar, 2020 Mar 18, 2020, 2:28 PM
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The wapiti bugle is considered by many to be the pinnacle of hunting and adventure in New Zealand.
Every year, enthusiastic hunters head south to pit themselves against not only the animals but also the weather and terrain, both of which are formidable opponents in their own right.
Keen hunter and shooter Hayden Sturgeon has spent many years in the wilderness that is Fiordland in pursuit of a record book bull.
The following images showcase just what it is that draws Hayden, and hundreds of other hunters, every year to hunt one of the most mentally demanding and physically challenging areas in New Zealand.
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