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Wapiti petition

Wapiti petition

Carol Quirk (left), private secretary for Wellington Central MP Ken Comber, accepts a petition from 53,811 members of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association in the 1970s. They were concerned about government programmes to shoot deer from helicopters and recover live deer for farming, which was reducing wapiti numbers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/1632/8
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Carl Walrond, 'Hunting - Hunting today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15637/wapiti-petition (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008