Wild Deer Recovery from a Helicopter, West Coast, New Zealand

Wild Deer Recovery from a Helicopter, West Coast, New Zealand

Description: Commercial helicopter hunting achieves effective control in grassland and open-canopy forest, which includes large areas of the South Island.
Deer are not native to New Zealand. The first deer were brought here from England and Scotland for sport in the mid-late 19th Century, and released mainly in the Southern Alps and foothills. The environment proved ideal and feral populations grew uncontrolled. By the middle of the 20th Century feral deer were regarded as a pest because of their impact on the environment and native forests.

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Keywords: Haast River, New Zealand, West Coast, animals, deer, helicopter, hunting, wild deer recovery, mountains, pest

Exif: Exposure: 1/200, Aperture: 10.0, ISO: 200

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