Rotorua man Henry Robert Worsp has admitted causing the death of James Dodds during a hunting expedition.
Worsp, 36, appeared in the Rotorua District Court this afternoon charged with causing the death of Mr Dodds by careless use of a firearm, namely a .270 calibre Sako rifle.
He has been released on bail.
Tauranga lawyer Paul Mabey, QC, appeared on his behalf.
Mr Dodds, 30, was shot dead during a hunting expedition in Waikite Valley, south of Rotorua, on September 7.
- Rotorua Daily Post