Story: Deer and deer farming

Live deer capture

Live deer capture

Capturing live deer was much more lucrative than recovering carcasses, but required a whole new range of skills. Teamwork was also needed between the helicopter pilot and his mate, who leapt from the helicopter onto the running deer, not a job for the faint-hearted. These deer are at Criffel, the farm of helicopter-capture pioneer Tim Wallis.

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Reference: Neville Peat, Hurricane Tim: the story of Sir Tim Wallis. Dunedin: Longacre Press, 2005, p. 114

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - From deer stalking to helicopters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15803/live-deer-capture (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008