The reality of living off the land wasn't quite what Matt Rilkoff expected
Even before my chickens woke up my home was clouded with the aroma of curried goat
My last day of food gathering came down to a sack of mussels from Wai Iti.
Matt Rilkoff tracks down the easiest feed he will ever have in his quest to live off the land.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsOn Alistair McColl's Ahititi farm hides a ghostly shrine to the sacrifice of New Zealand's agricultural pioneers.
Shooting deer new string to desk man's bow
© Fairfax NZ NewsIt's time for venison as Matt Rilkoff feeds his wild appetite.
© Fairfax NZ NewsMatt Rilkoff took his wild food challenge a little too far during the weekend - and his taste buds let him know about it.
Blood on his hands as he follows the way of the Wolf (graphic content)
Ukrainian-born New Zealander Alex Wolf shot at his first target as a 6-year-old at a fun park
To catch a tuna you must chase the birds.
It was hands-on for Matt Rilkoff on day three of his adventure to live off the land.
Against all expectations a pig is dead. It grubbed its last fern at about 6.27 last night.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsFive is the number of fish I caught on the first day of 12 living off the land in Taranaki.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsI've allowed myself a bag of flour, a shaker of salt and a bottle of cooking oil.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsA deer's life span is about 25 metres long after you shoot it in the heart.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsIf you know where to look there is food to be had everywhere.
THE RILKOFF FILES
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsFrom January 28 to February 8 Matt Rilkoff will travel around Taranaki in an attempt to live off the land.