01 March 2018

Helicopter Deer Hunting 1973

Thanks again to Gary Wandrey from the USA for these pictures of helicopter deer hunting up the Styx Valley near Hokitika in 1973... I remember the deer recovery using Hughes 500s rather than the Hiller UH12 as photographed

Does anyone know the name of the pilot and shooter???

Also included a couple of the local watering holes... Sadly the Red Lion is gone but the Railway is still with us...


  1. Phil Meltzer (sp?) an American pilot based out of Reefton at the time for Rosinowski (SP?)

    1. Shooter John Singer from HOKITIKA

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