Author(s): Dave Drangsholt
Few people know there are deer in Australia, even fewer know that there are six different types available to hunters. Dave Drangsholt knows! A lifelong hunter and former ranger for Parks Victoria, Dave has been hunting deer for most of his adult life. His time in Parks Victoria allowed him to get up close and personal with the Sambar in Victoria, as well his research project on the Hog deer has brought a new dimension to the management of this species in Australia. His experience includes time in New Zealand where he was employed as a deer culler, and more recently involved with wild game management for New Zealand's Department of Conservation. While he makes no claim to expertise on the subject his hunting experience extends to all the available species in Australia and his time as a parks ranger and deer culler allow him to bring a perspective and depth of knowledge to deer hunting in Australia that few can match.