Police have named Danny Rion Jordan, aged 23, as the hunter who was shot dead yesterday in the Ruahine Ranges in Hawke's Bay.
Mr Jordan, a solider stationed at Linton Military Camp, was hunting with two Army friends when he was accidentally shot by a hunter in another group.
His body was removed today after remaining in the bush overnight.
The police said an investigation was ongoing, but a decision on whether they would lay charged would not be made for some time.
A scene examination has been completed and a post-mortem was scheduled for later today.