Police have named the Defence Force soldier who was killed while hunting in the Hawke's Bay yesterday.
Twenty-three-year-old Danny Rion Jordan was in the Ruahine Ranges with two army friends, when he was shot by a hunter from another party.
He was based at Linton Military Camp.
Mr Jordan's body has now been removed from the remote bushland and will undergo a post mortem examination today.
A police spokesperson says all those involved in the incident have now been formally interviewed.
A dog was also injured in the incident, and it could be some time before police make a decision on whether any charges will be laid.