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    Any hunting tips / advice

    Hi guys, been hunting for just over a year so still pretty green on it. Been putting in lots of range time and have developed loads for both my bush and long range guns

    Has anyone got any tips / advice they could share?

    I did learn lot over the last year and a bit but any advice would be great. Or any storys on what you have done but would of done differently

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    Tip number 1.

    Go hunting lots.
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    Get up early and get to your spot before sunrise.
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    Go with Thar
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    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Go with Thar
    I hadn't even considered Thar

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    I know its stating the totally obvious but get out in the hills as often as you can, more time out will mean more success, if you can don't shoot the animal right away, watch it for a bit and learn its behaviour. Where are you?
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    The deer will be where you find them...

    If that helps haha
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    Don't under estimate an animals sense of smell. Keep the wind in your face!
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    What oneshot said, the more time in the hill watching them and their patterns of behaviour eg time of day moving from food to water to shelter bedding spots in the day, interacting with other animals.
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    If it's bush your hunting, then if your sweating your going to fast. Into the wind and hunt where the sign is.
    Don't look for the whole animal look for something that's not right i.e. Ear flick, back, foot and shape. Then identify.
    If you can go out with someone who has more experience then so much the better as they can show you the finer points that you would miss by reading about it so like the above posts keep at it get out there.
    As a side note it took me three years to shoot my first one in the Kiamais but once I got my first then it all seemed to click and I was averaging 1 for every 2.5 days. That was back in the early 90's when deer numbers where a lot lower than they are today.
    Good luck

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    Put your location/where you live in your profile, provides a more personal approach when asking for help/info. Also tell us where in the country you are asking about info for.Where have you been so far? What have you been up to when there?
    People on here that live near or hunt those areas may pop outta the woodwork and be happy to help, on here or in person, you'd be surprised the difference sharing some of your info may make.
    A lot of the knowledgeable high percentage hunters have a huge amount to offer, but with little from your end they may not.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR-Bushpig View Post
    I hadn't even considered Thar
    Tahr is an old fart on here who walk harder and gets more Deer than most.
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    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Get out hunting lots

    Sometimes when you shoot something at long range the end result is not what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    Put your location/where you live in your profile, provides a more personal approach when asking for help/info. Also tell us where in the country you are asking about info for.Where have you been so far? What have you been up to when there?
    People on here that live near or hunt those areas may pop outta the woodwork and be happy to help, on here or in person, you'd be surprised the difference sharing some of your info may make.
    A lot of the knowledgeable high percentage hunters have a huge amount to offer, but with little from your end they may not.

    Good luck!
    Thanks Antsman, i didn't realise i didn't have my profile set up properly, cheers for the heads up.
    I've mostly been focusing my time in the Kaimanawa's, a mixture of bush hunting and glassing from lookouts. I've also spent some time in the Ruahines and Pureoara's North block and piropiro flats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Tahr is an old fart on here who walk harder and gets more Deer than most.
    Oh thanks for that, i was thinking Tahr hahaha

 

 

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