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Our 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 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 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...

Andy Hobbs

Guide

Andy has left the highlands of Scotland to join family here in New Zealand.  A Game Keeper for many years, Andy has extensive knowledge of flying game and deer that will make your hunt just perfect.  Andy loves to ride his motorcycle exploring the nooks and crannies of New Zealand in his spare time and is known to NEVER turn down dessert!

Cam Nicol

Guide

Cam grew up in sunny Hawkes Bay and spent his childhood following his older brothers all around New Zealand hunting - with his first kill at only 7 years old!  After 8 years as a Fabrication Engineer, he felt like a change and recently spent 3 months in the Ukon hunting stonesheep, moose, caribou and bears.  Ask him why it's always important to wear shoes when you are lifting steel...

Liam Quinn

Guide

(AKA The Spoon)  Liam was literally born into Alpine Hunting 22 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 hunting Ibex in Kyrgyzstan and learning how to speak Scottish from Andy.   

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.

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.

Janice Caldwell

Cook

Janice grew up in Hawkes Bay and moved to Taranaki where she spent most of her life 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 spending time with her Granddaughters, travelling, fishing, golf, walking and pretty much anything in the great outdoors!

Grace Hogan

Lodge Assistant

Grace grew up on a farm in Cambridge which is the same area you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Glow Worm caves.  She has completed a degree in Social Work and promptly went overseas on a 3 year OE (Overseas Experience) working on yachts, in bars, and as a property manager all over Europe!  Grace really enjoys the outdoor lifestyle and we are glad she is putting off ‘settling down’ because we get to have her lovely smile at Alpine Hunting!

Poppy Renton

Lodge Assistant

Poppy grew up on a farm in sunny Hawkes Bay.  As a little girl she used to ride horses and help her parents dock the sheep.  Poppy has just finished school and in the summer holidays worked at a winery and a brewery in the Bay - so can help you with your imbibe choices!  She took a big trip to Europe last years and says her favourite place was Soreento, Italy because of the stunning scenery.

Deanna Livingstone

Lodge Assistant

Deanna grew up on a dairy farm in Taranaki and remembers always helping feed the calves.  She is now a qualified Chartered Accountant and after completing her first contract has decided to go on her big OE (Overseas Experience) to Europe in July.  Nothing like coming back to the country before hitting London!

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