Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24
Like Tree46Likes

Thread: Advice for Northland goat hunter going after Kaweka sika

  1. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    3,100
    Makes too much noise when you are up close. Talking bowhunting distances here.

  2. #17
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Northland
    Posts
    2,041
    Back at sea level. That was an experience! Thanks for all the advice. I got very close, but not close enough. No deer were harmed during this adventure. In short, the climate broke me first, not that it was too cold or I didn't have adequate clothing, but it was hard to get right, climbing up a big incline one moment, then sitting still for up to an hour in freezing conditions. Going to have a think about how I do it next time. Second, those sika are cunning buggers (as everyone says!). Managed to get called in successfully by another hunter. His blue camo stood out well. Had a nice chat, got some more advice and all good. I'll be sending some GPS locations to Spud1986 who was more than generous with information.

  3. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    3,146
    Keep at @MB it will all come together one day soon.

  4. #19
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Northland
    Posts
    2,041
    Thanks. One more day in the area and think I would have actually seen something
    Micky Duck likes this.

  5. #20
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Northland
    Posts
    2,041
    Some photos, not of deer (obviously!). Nice country.












  6. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    183
    Maybe a heli sika block next time mb. For the roar there's much better options that BRB.
    We got out day before yesterday after nearly 3 wks in. Let a few go but was a reasonably quiet lstart to the roar with single calling only really starting in the last 5 days.
    Only shot one on last day. Saw 70 or so deer over that time but only 10 stags between us. Caught a good one on the trail cam and got close but couldn't quite get the shot before he spooked.

    That's sika tho.
    matagouri, Chur Bay and MB like this.

  7. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Taupo
    Posts
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Back at sea level. That was an experience! Thanks for all the advice. I got very close, but not close enough. No deer were harmed during this adventure. In short, the climate broke me first, not that it was too cold or I didn't have adequate clothing, but it was hard to get right, climbing up a big incline one moment, then sitting still for up to an hour in freezing conditions. Going to have a think about how I do it next time. Second, those sika are cunning buggers (as everyone says!). Managed to get called in successfully by another hunter. His blue camo stood out well. Had a nice chat, got some more advice and all good. I'll be sending some GPS locations to Spud1986 who was more than generous with information.
    Next time try doing exactly the opposite to the above post from Micky Duck in regards to going so bloody slow. Get down into the bush and cover the country roaring as you go, don't be afraid of making a bit of noise if having to getting through some thick shit, just keep roaring as you go. Do this any time in April in bush that holds sika stags and I can assure you that you will have some close encounters with stags. Just make sure you'll ready to go as it will normally happen pretty quick...one minute you walking along letting out the odd roar and making a bit of noise pushing through some shit and next thing there's a stag standing in front of you, sometimes you will even hear them before you see them as they'll come crashing in looking for you.
    MB likes this.

  8. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    South Waikato
    Posts
    4,923
    Quote Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
    Next time try doing exactly the opposite to the above post from Micky Duck in regards to going so bloody slow. Get down into the bush and cover the country roaring as you go, don't be afraid of making a bit of noise if having to getting through some thick shit, just keep roaring as you go. Do this any time in April in bush that holds sika stags and I can assure you that you will have some close encounters with stags. Just make sure you'll ready to go as it will normally happen pretty quick...one minute you walking along letting out the odd roar and making a bit of noise pushing through some shit and next thing there's a stag standing in front of you, sometimes you will even hear them before you see them as they'll come crashing in looking for you.
    Unfortunately hunting like that you are targeting young silly stags which haven't had a chance to mature. Harvest graphs show most stags get shot at two to three years old, because they act as you say. For the good of the herd, we should be refraining from shooting them.
    A big ask for someone who hasn't shot many stags though.
    Overkill is still dead.

  9. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Taupo
    Posts
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Unfortunately hunting like that you are targeting young silly stags which haven't had a chance to mature. Harvest graphs show most stags get shot at two to three years old, because they act as you say. For the good of the herd, we should be refraining from shooting them.
    A big ask for someone who hasn't shot many stags though.
    Interesting. I find the exact opposite.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Kaweka sika
    By hillclima in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 13-06-2019, 12:18 PM
  2. Kaweka Hunting Advice
    By NZ Kayaker in forum Hunting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-10-2016, 10:01 AM
  3. Helli Sika Blocks Advice
    By Roy Lehndorf in forum Hunting
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 17-01-2016, 02:42 PM
  4. Any advice on Otupua heli sika block
    By tomo in forum Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-10-2015, 02:51 PM
  5. Sika/Red hybrid 2013 Kaweka's
    By shift14 in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 04:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!