Story: Deer and deer farming

Licensed to kill (2nd of 3)

Licensed to kill

The first hunting licences were issued by the Nelson Acclimatisation Society in 1882 and cost £1. This 1918 licence shows a fee of £1 1s (one guinea) for up to six bucks or stags with no less than four ‘points’ (on the antlers) each.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Introduction and impact of deer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/15794/licensed-to-kill (accessed 24 July 2018)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008