NZ Helicopter venison recovery. Graphic.

Don't you wish you had a more exciting day job?

Helicopter hunting of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer has occurred in the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiordland area of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand since the 1960s. As long ago as the 1920s, introduced en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe deer plagued the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiordland_National_Park to the detriment of the native New Zealand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauna. The New Zealand government placed a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounty_%28reward%29 on the deer, paying local hunters for each animal removed from the park. With the market for en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venison and deerskin, by the 1960s this had proved a lucrative enough business for several hunters to invest in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter, to travel fast through the rugged landscape.
Deer populations plummeted as a result, and competition among hunters
grew more fierce. Accusations of sabotage and the flouting of rules
became common in this unregulated industry. Combined with a growing
farm-raised deer industry, and the impact of New Zealand government's
efforts to poison the wild deer population with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_fluoroacetate, the helicopter hunting market declined steeply. However, its legacy lives on, as former hunting helicopters these days carry tourists and hunters into the New Zealand wilderness.