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Rivers to Ranges / Jeremy Hanaray Article

By John Herbert

Rivers to Ranges is a new name to the Hawke’s Bay outdoors person but the shop has a rich history and a well-known owner. Jeremy Hanaray has worked in the fishing and hunting industry for 22 years. He started off right where he is now at what was then Craft & Hern Sports. Jem, as he’s known to his mates, was a keen hunter and fisherman who started the traditional way as the shop junior. He learned the trade from well-respected retailers like Dave Hern, Jim Chote and Derek Ward. In later years Craft & Hern joined the Hunting & Fishing group and then in 2006 allied with Hamills. During this time Jeremy decided that he wanted to run the business and in 2003 bought a share in the shop. Continue reading Rivers to Ranges / Jeremy Hanaray Article

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Annual Duckshooters Shoot

Sunday 16th March 2014

Entry fee $45 – 80 clay targets Register by 9.30am

  • FREE tea & coffee available
  • FREE BBQ lunch provided

12 & 20 gauge target ammo available at purchase

Prize giving at the Chook & Filly

Hawkes Bay Sporting Shooters Club
Ben Lomond Station
Highway 50
Hawkes Bay

Further info call

Rivers to Ranges (06) 8787177 or Colin 068751116 / 027 6957075

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Venison Promotion

Venison Promotion Month

Purchase any pair of Grisport or Andrew footwear from Rivers to Ranges during the months of, December and January and go in the draw to win a Red Deer BBQ pack. The animal is professionally butchered and packaged by a MAF approved wild game facility. The animal itself is wild, approximately one year old and the meat is aged to ensure it’s superbly tender and absolutely delicious. Plus you will receive a Free Bonus Pack.

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Choosing the Right Calibre Hunting Rifle

Choosing the right calibre for a hunting rifle can be a hard task and the more people you ask the more confused you can become. I have put together a list of standard hunting calibres that are available in a wide range of new firearms, which you might find useful.

There is an old saying “You can’t have enough horsepower” and this is very true when it comes to hunting and one which I recommend to people that are looking to purchase a rifle in store. Have a think about the animal you are intending to hunt – whether it is small goats or big red stags in the Roar. Choose a calibre that will quickly and efficiently take care of business.  It is not nice to see any animal suffer and that is why I personally choose to use a calibre that will despatch the animal quickly.

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Welcome to Jeremy Hanaray’s Rivers to Ranges website.

We are a specialist Fishing, Hunting and Shooting retail store in Hastings – New Zealand. Our brand Rivers to Ranges reflects the surrounding landscape of Hawkes Bay – mountain ranges and wild rivers that flow directly to the sea.

Our store is equipped with a finely tuned range of Fishing, Hunting and Shooting equipment targeted at completing all of your outdoor adventures successfully.

In store we have two fishing areas dedicated to both fresh and salt water.

The freshwater section features brands like Sage, Simms, Lamson and Airflow that all offer a great selection of fly-rods, reels and fly-lines. Our huge fly-house offers some special locally tied patterns that work wonders in local waters. Simms and Riverworks are our recommended wader brands.

Want to fish from the wharf or beach, go surfcasting or boat fishing? Come and see our extensive range of Shimano rod and reel combos along with Daiwa gear that covers the range from entry level to the best you can buy. We offer shallow or deep-water boat sets and rigs along with a big range of terminal tackle and a wide selection of frozen bait.

We are hunters who love to talk to hunters as you can see in our gun department that has over 150 firearms on display. Airguns, .22’s, centerfire rifles and shotguns, our range is extensive and we offer good and well proven advice on such prestigious brands as Remington, Tikka, Sako, Kimber and Marlin.

Our optics cabinets are full of brands like Bushnell, Leupold, Kahles, Swarovski and Steiner.

Stoney Creek is our main brand of outdoor clothing along with Hunters Element and Swazi – we also have a big range of hunting and camping equipment and accessories.

Some of the specialised services we offer at Rivers to Ranges are:

  • Fishing rod repairs and guide replacement.
  • Reel repairs and servicing.
  • Braided Line and monofilament line replacement.
  • Rifle sighting in service (100 yards)
  • Gun-smithing and rifle engineering
  • Barrel threading and suppressor fitting
  • Load development
  • Rifle accurizing and glass bedding

We are passionate hunters and fishermen who enjoy helping others choose the right products for their next adventure. Come and see us at 106 Nelson Street, Hastings and share your stories. We always have stories to share with you that reflect the wonderful hunting and fishing opportunities that make Hawke’s Bay a premium sporting destination.