Story: Deer and deer farming

The first venison recovery by helicopter

The first venison recovery by helicopter

Robert Wilson and Wattie Cameron load a deer carcass onto the side rack of a helicopter piloted by Milt Sills (right), in 1964. This was the very first venison recovery flight.

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Reference: New Zealand Journal of Agriculture, April 1964

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - From deer stalking to helicopters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008