South Island, NZ
At the end of 2018 I decided that I was going to donate a veteran trip. The routes of Metanoia Ventures go back to where I started as a rifleman. I was finally in a position to be able to give back since the end of my service, to be able to show another soldier the peace of the mountains and give them a break from their normal week let them vent and relax.
The 2019 trip went for 15 days and we hunted across both the North and the South island. From a mix of native forest filled with bird songs and roars from the Stags and croaking Fallow Bucks through to the snow capped mountains of the south island with glacial streams feeding the river systems in the valley. The veteran ended up taking home a beautiful Red stag and a Fallow buck with the desire to return to try for a Tahr.
The 2022 trip went for a solid week in the hills hunting Tahr. The veteran tagged out up high on the mountain. Another fantastic trip.
I hope to continue delivering these trips each year as a way to give back to a community that gives so much and asks of nothing in return.
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