About Ian & Nui…
I started my working life in the early 80s as a plumber.
Hunting was limited to the weekends and after work, to put meat on the table…
Until I decided to go full time Trapping for a few years, I loved the freedom of living in the bush, but it’s not the best career choice for reliable income, so back to what I know – working as a builder – building sheds.
I have worked in the building industry for most of my life – as a Plumber, Roofer, Builder, Painter… currently I combine all those skills renovating houses as an investor and house flipper.
So over time, I’ve gone full circle, as I’m now back hunting for fun in my spare time…
In the weekends Nui and I spend most of our time in the bush hunting deer or pigs, or hands-on testing the best gear we can find from hunting rifles and ammo or hunting knives through to backpacks and camping equipment or survival gear.
Not all of the equipment we review passes the grade, but even the cheaper hunting gear has a use in the right conditions.
Accurate No B.S. Reviews
Our aim with HuntingReview.net is to give you accurate buying tips along with an honest product assessment based on my 40+ years of trapping and hunting in the back-blocks of New Zealand.
I’m not so much the technical geek… I like to use the equipment and give an opinion, not just recite, B.S. from the propaganda sheet, you could find on the manufacturers’ website.
Good Value Is Subjective
Each review will highlight professional-grade gear from the not so great equipment, that is best suited to recreational use only.
Allowing you to decide whether the product you are researching is Good Value, and Fit For Purpose, or not.