To Hunt and Return (research document)

To Hunt and Return

This paper analyses the deaths of 33 deer hunters,
shot by other deer hunters while hunting in the New
Zealand bush. The shot is identified as the
culminating event that is preceded by a number of
contributing factors. Those factors are outlined and a
range of protective behaviours listed. These are
specific to deer hunting and, taken together with the
New Zealand Arms Code, provide suggestions for
minimizing the occurrence of these tragic incidents.