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Deer Wars Television (Full Length) – 2007 Documentary

Deer Wars

Television (Full Length) – 2007 Documentary

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This documentary tells the epic story of helicopter deer culling in the Southern Alps. Introduced deer had become destructive environmental pests; in the 60s entrepreneurs shifted culling from ‘man alone’ to machine-driven hunting, as deer were shot then later captured alive from helicopters. Deer Wars — Top Gun in choppers, over the beech forest — revisits the heady ‘gold rush’ days, when heli-cowboys calculated often fatal pay-offs between risk and reward. It features interviews with survivors and fearsome footage of men hanging from helicopters and leaping onto deer.

Key Cast & Crew

Graeme Perkins

Composer

Sina Walker

Editor

Paul Roy

Director, Writer, Producer, Sound, Camera

There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.
– A heli-hunter pilot's saying