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Greg Morton

Greg Morton is a New Zealand mainlander, from the South Island province of Otago. Growing up in a rural area, it is no surprise that hunting, angling, game bird shooting and wildlife photography took on a large role in his life. Since 1987 he has actively practiced outdoors writing alongside his day job as Head of Social Sciences at Hagley Community College in Christchurch. In that time, he has penned hundreds of published articles, describing the adventures awaiting outdoorsmen in the New Zealand wilderness. He writes the monthly column "Fair Chase" for The New Zealand Fishing News, a bi-monthly column called "Profile" for New Zealand Outdoor magazine, and contributes regularly to The Hunting Report, The Birdshooting Report and The Angling Report. His work has also appeared in Sports Afield and several other South Pacific publications. Research for his various stories has taken him throughout New Zealand, the Northern Territory of Australia, Cook Islands and New Caledonia.

The focus of Morton's articles are a mix of fact files and personal experience, allowing readers to get a feel for the featured destination and evaluate whether it is an adventure they want to experience for themselves. He worked with The Hunting Report to produce New Zealand: A Country Report, a definitive guide to hunting in New Zealand. He regularly hunts as both a trophy and meat hunter, and gets particular enjoyment out of wildlife photography. Many of his big game photographs are available for purchase as canvas art. They can be viewed at www.canvart.co.nz/forsale.aspx?a=22. His favourite quarry is the chamois, and he was lucky enough to climb his personal Mount Everest with this species when he shot a superb buck in 2006. Bull tahr, fallow buck and red stag are also high on his list of admired species. His personal motto is simply, "Out there doing it."


Hunting Down Under

Oct 25, 2011, A good picture is worth a 1,000 words so here is the equivalent of 3,000 words from Northern Territory, Australia. Profile article to follow.
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Australia: Big Bulls, Big Country

Oct 07, 2011, Crocodile Dundee, Eat Your Heart Out
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New Zealand Has A Game Council

Apr 22, 2011, A long time coming but the future of deer, tahr, chamois and wild pigs is management not extermination.
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6.3 Killer Quake Hits Christchurch: New Zealand

Feb 26, 2011, A Tale Of Two Cities
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Moose Remain Elusive

Jan 19, 2011, Are there moose still loose in Fiordland? Ken Tustin thinks so.
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Manslaughter Charge For Spotlighter

Nov 20, 2010, This Is As Serious As It Gets In New Zealand Hunting Terms
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Dastardly Deed Wins Contest

Nov 04, 2010, Colonel Stinky Shot And Entered In Hunting Competition
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Shooting Tragedy Shocks Country

Nov 01, 2010, Identify Your Target Message Ignored By Spotlighters
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Small Game Excitement

Oct 21, 2010, Spotlighting Safari
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New Zealand Wallaby

Oct 11, 2010, Dynamic Marsupial Quarry
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New Zealand Management Hunts

Sep 19, 2010, More Bang For your Buck
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Big Earthquake Hits Christchurch, New Zealand

Sep 11, 2010, Shaken; Stirred Up: But No Deaths
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Poronui: One Of New Zealand's Best.

May 13, 2010, Poronui equals trophy sika and red stag, trophy brown and rainbow trout, and a destination that is the perfect place to take your partner and family.
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The Hossack: A Top New Zealand High Country Hunt

Apr 09, 2010, Quality Wild Park & Free Range Hunting
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Profile Visits For 2010: Top Spots, Big Trophies

Mar 29, 2010, Free Range Red Stag, Chamois Buck, Sika Stag and Bull Tahr
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2010 Hunting News

Feb 06, 2010, Top Tahr Property Changes Hands Status Quo On Heli-Hunting Extended
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Walking The Talk

Nov 03, 2009, Testing the Bull Tahr Spring Hunt Waters
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Spring Bull Tahr Hunts

Oct 14, 2009, Think Outside The Square For A Big Trophy.
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New Free Range Hunting Opportunity

Aug 12, 2009, How do you evaluate what is a New Zealand free-range trophy? Easy - compare apples with apples.
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Wide Rusa Trophy Heralds In New Era

Aug 01, 2009, 30 inches Tip to Tip
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New Caledonia Hunting Company Changes Hands

Jul 09, 2009, Jaimie Bell's trophy rusa deer operation in New Caledonia is under new management.
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Boar Hunt In The Dark

Jul 05, 2009, It's true. These boar hunts are exciting.
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Boar Hunting Using A Knife

Jun 12, 2009, Pig Sticking Becoming a 'Must Do' With Overseas Hunting Clients
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Upsurge In Free Range Fallow Buck Trophy Quality

Jun 08, 2009, They seem to be getting bigger!
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The Nature Of Heli Hunting

Jun 07, 2009, Heli-Hunting Is No Assassination
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Legendary Boar Finally Nabbed

May 08, 2009, End of a Dynasty
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Business As Usual For Heli-Hunters

Apr 12, 2009, If you've heard rumors that some New Zealand operators would be barred from doing helicopter hunts, you can relax. At least for the 2009 season.
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Monster Chamois Buck Shot

Mar 15, 2009, A Twelve-inch trophy chamois buck has hit the ground in New Zealand. You'll want to take a look at the photo sent to me by the taxidermist preparing this incredible head.
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Bad Egg Has Day In Court

Mar 06, 2009, Hunting guide poser Richard Nunnick becomes the prey in a New Zealand courtroom.
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Bouquet for the Wapiti Foundation and DOC

Feb 25, 2009, They're On The Way Back! Free-ranging, wild wapiti, or elk, are making a comeback in New Zealand, thanks to the Wapiti Foundation.
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Big Game Hunting Council Established

Jan 05, 2009, At Last: Hunting Management In New Zealand.
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