Tony PIzzata has made 59 hunting trips to New Zealand over the last 30 years.

Meet the team: Tony Pizzata

Name and birthplace?

Tony Pizzata, Sydney, Australia

When did you first start hunting?

I can’t remember when I didn’t hunt. It’s been over 40 years anyway…

What are your three favourite species to hunt?

Foxes, fallow deer and chamois/tahr.

What’s your favourite hunting technique?

Whistling foxes.

What’s your favourite hunting destination?

New Zealand. I’ve done 59 hunting trips to date, spanning 30 years.

Tell us about the top three favourite firearms that you own (or bows).

1. Blaser R93 Off Road in .270WIN. Probably one of the first to come into Australia.Topped with a Swarovski scope.

2. Blaser R8 Professional in 7mm Rem. Mag. Topped with a Swarovski scope.

3. Miroku 12ga Over/Under shotgun.

When did you start writing/working for Sporting Shooter?

Mid 1980s.

What do you enjoy about writing/working for a hunting magazine?

As National Sales Manager and Field Editor for the past 25 year, I enjoy working with the trade and writing for the magazine, I enjoy sharing my experiences with others.

What is the best or most satisfying article you have written for Sporting Shooter?

Anything that contained hunting with my son/ family.

What advice can you give anyone wanting to get in to hunting writing?

Take good photos, as they are what govern priority. We can doctor a poorly written article to read well, but we can’t doctor poor images.

Please supply three of your favourite hunting photos from past or present.

Tony PIzzata has made 59 hunting trips to New Zealand over the last 30 years.

 The chamois and tahr of New Zealand’s mountains are amongst Tony’s favourite species to hunt.  He has travelled across The Ditch an amazing 59 times.

Tony’s favourite hunting technique is fox whistling.  He has captured some great footage over the years and released a number of DVDs.

 Like most Aussie hunters, feral pigs feature high on Tony’s list of favourite species.




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