Alpine Hunting Team

Since our humble beginnings, Alpine Hunting has grown immensely. First of all into New Zealand's foremost professional hunting operation but most importantly into a 'family' of long term team members where everyone from our housekeeper to our pilots and guides who take pride in what we do without forgetting to have fun along the way.

 Bruce
Bruce Rowe - Guide
Bruce (AKA Burt or Watoosie) has been guiding with Shane since before the beginning of Alpine Hunting Adventures!  He has guided many World Record red stags over the years, and you may recognise him from  some hunting shows.  He has a son and a daughter who have produced 3 gorgeous grandchildren.  Bruce's favourite saying is ....'It wasn't me'.
 

 

 Scotty

Scotty Bevins - Guide
Scotty (AKA Scooter) has been hunting since he was knee-high to a grasshopper when his Dad used to take him out for possums and rabbits.  He now hunts anything that moves and he has just taken up bow hunting.  Scotty has guided in Africa and wonders why a lion wanted to eat him when he threw rocks at it....?  In his previous life Scotty was an Industrial Sparkie (Electrician).  Ask him what his favourite Jet Plane colour is...

   
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 Liam Quinn - Guide

(AKA weedwhacker)  Liam was literally born into Alpine Hunting 18 years ago and has lived and breathed it ever since.  He knows the land like the back of his hand and has a good eye for the stags.  Being a hunting guide for his father is a dream come true.  Liam spent the last off-season in Alaska packing moose and dall sheep. 

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 Jason Carson - Guide

Jason has over 30 years of hunting experience and started guiding for Alpine Hunting over a decade ago.  Having spent 25 years in the West Coast of the South Island, his favourite animals to hunt are Tahr and Chamois, and you can be sure he knows exactly where to find them!  Jason is a qualified commercial helicopter pilot and during the off season he lives with his lovely wife in Singapore, working on his single figure golf handicap and practicing mixed martial arts.         

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 Luke McKay - Guide
Born and raised in Hawkes Bay on the family farm,  Luke started hunting possums when he was young and shot his first red deer when he was 15 and has never looked back.  He has completed a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise at Massey University and recently went to Canada for 6 months of hunting and hiking and getting himself a nice moose.  Before he joined the Alpine team he was working as ground crew with helicopters doing honey manuka recovery.   

 

 

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Daniel Meredith - Chef
Dan is from Hawke's Bay and has a 12 year cooking background in cafes, bars, restaurants and wineries.  Dedicated to bringing the best, from land to plate, Dan is passionate about cooking quality wild game and seafood matched with fresh, local produce.  He travels to the States when he's not cooking at Alpine and is making a name for himself as "The Wild Chef" from New Zealand.  Outside of cookery Dan is a natural behind the camera with his own photography business (specializing in wedding videos).  If he's not cooking or taking photos, you'll find him cruising the local lakes and rivers behind a boat wakeboarding.

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Janice Caldwell - Housekeeper

Janice grew up in Hawkes Bay and moved to Taranaki where she spent most of her live raising twin girls and working in the oil industry and local government.  She's taken on a new adventure working with us here at Alpine and we're excited to have her take care of our very special guests.  Jan enjoys travelling, fishing, golf, walking and pretty much anything in the great outdoors!

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Sophie and Nicole are from Palmerston North and both have a passion for hospitality and the outdoors - the perfect combination for us here at Alpine Hunting.  These blonde bombshells make a fantastic team and are guaranteed to make your stay an enjoyable one!