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Thread: New Guy from Wellington

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    New Guy from Wellington

    Hi guys, new to rifle shooting but have been bowhunting off and on not as often as Id like for a about 6 years on a private block. Had success on a pig and a goat but not deer, have had to let a few deer wander off over the years due to the limitations of my bow. While I still enjoy it, some meat in the freezer would be good and Id like to be able to take those longer shots and have a go on public land.
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    There is a very healthy population of Deer throughout the Wellington region, avoid 1080 areas and you will have a very good chance, 99% of my deer hunting is public land and I have no problems getting what I need. Did you have any areas in mind to explore?
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    Rimutakas and the Tararuas are what Im thinking. I also have family up at Kuratau on lake Taupo but believe it is mostly Maori trust land around there and I dont have any contacts, plenty of rabbits to shoot though, Im taking my bow up there over xmas as my firearms license hasnt arrived yet.

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    Nothing wrong with the Tararuas and Rimutakas, both areas get hammered extremely hard by hunters but there are still good numbers around if your keen enough. Il have a brain storm as to some reasonable spots and send yah a PM.
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    Cheers man, thats very nice of you.

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    +1 had most of my success in both those places. just be prepared to walk more than an hour or two.. ( just my opinion to keep away from the goons)
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    Yeah, one of my concerns is how safe my vehicle will be, Im planning on buying a crappy little run about just for the purpose of taking up there. Currently I only have the work van with about 5k of tools so dont want to take that up.

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    depends where your going as to how safe the ride will be. empty the stuff out!?

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    Welcome to the forum mate.....
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    Welcome and enjoy the forum.
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