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THE RED STAG TIMBER HUNTERS CLUB IS BACK

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THE RED STAG TIMBER HUNTERS CLUB IS BACK

THE RED STAG TIMBER HUNTERS CLUB IS BACK

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THE RED STAG TIMBER HUNTERS CLUB IS BACK

The fifth series of the groundbreaking New Zealand outdoors adventure series 'The Red Stag Timber Hunters Club' kicks off July 1st on SKY Sport. 

Now broadcast in 25 countries around the world, series five will take viewers on ten action packed journeys into some of New Zealand’s most spectacular back country locations, on the hunt for the multitude of game species that call our mountains and native bush home.

This season’s missions include: Fiordland, Central Otago, Mount Cook, Canterbury, the Kaikoura Ranges, the Central Plateau, Te Urewera and many more iconic hunting locations. Bow hunting also features quite heavily this year, with the ‘stick and string’ providing a number of firsts for the show. 

“We're very lucky here in New Zealand to have so many challenging species to hunt in a variety of breathtakingly scenic locations” says the show’s producer, Dave Shaw.

“And given they've all been introduced, we hunters actually play a very important conservation role that is often overlooked by those not involved in the sport. The fact that they taste great too is a huge bonus!”

Like previous seasons, there’s still a strong focus on making use of the meat that’s been harvested, as well as the best ways to remain safe when venturing into our remote wilderness regions.

Along with entertainment, education is still a cornerstone of the show, and a major motivation for those involved.

As well as the amazing aerial photography and slow motion 'bullet time' shots that the show has become renown for, this season the team have begun experimenting with the use of some other high tech gadgets to better capture the action – including 360 degree cameras, motion time-lapse and infrared thermal cameras. 

Dave Shaw, says that this year there’s a slight difference in the style of the shows.
 
“In our earlier series, I think the team tended to be a little guarded, it was almost as if they were too aware of their duty to represent hunters in a good light at all times.

"As a result, we’ve perhaps been a touch too precious, and some hilarious moments have ending up on the cutting room floor. So for series five, we decided to take a more ‘warts n’ all’ approach to production, showing the good, the bad and the funny.

"There’s some pretty raw and candid moments, which I’m sure fans of the show will enjoy seeing.”

THE RED STAG TIMBER HUNTERS CLUB – SEASON FIVE PREMIERES JULY 1 - 7.30PM ON SKY SPORT