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Thread: Any locals willing take a couple guys hunting?

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    Any locals willing take a couple guys hunting?

    My brother and I are on the South Island from the United States for a couple weeks. Flying through Australia made it difficult to get permits, licenses, and clearances for our rifles, so we elected to bring our bows. Weve been up through Doubtless Hut in Lewis Pass, Wairau Valley near Nelson, and a couple forests outside of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, tramping in at times up to 15-20km one direction. Even attempted for feral goats near Pelarus and Okiwi Bay in Marlborough, but had no success spotting any. Really would love to hear a stag roar on our trip (we are aware it may be getting late for that), or even just a chance to lay eyes on one. Killing isnt our main goal, just the enjoyment of the pursuit. But its been tough going out and not seeing evidence of a single animal, save for tracks or droppings. We know we could just pay a fee and get into the same pen as a deer, but that idea to us is ceremoniously revolting and devoid of gritty sportsmanship. Were both in great shape willing to shoulder a 16kg or so pack all day. Just was curious if any kind stranger would be generously willing to aid our search or allow us to tag along in theirs. Weve got energy, willing to travel, its just our creativity is running low!
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    Where are you now? You boys sound pretty decent so I'm sure you will get an offer from some of the locals if theres someone in your neck of the woods.
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    How long are you guys in NZ? - Im busy working until about 29th, but will have a few days to spare before duckshooting and keen for a hunt, Central South Island
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    Could possibly sort something out, pm me your dates and plans
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    Id offer but have spent the last 3 weekends away from family and the next two are booked with birthdays etc
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    Are you coming my way at all?

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    What is your itinerary?
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    Our flights leave Christchurch early on the 29th, but our plans are wide open and completely adjustable until then. Right now were in Canterbury near Geraldine, but mobility is no issue. Weve got a car so we can get anywhere within the amount of time the speed limit allows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikeandhunt View Post
    Our flights leave Christchurch early on the 29th, but our plans are wide open and completely adjustable until then. Right now were in Canterbury near Geraldine, but mobility is no issue. Weve got a car so we can get anywhere within the amount of time the speed limit allows!
    Hey it sounds like you guys have the right attitude and are mobile so I am sure someone on here will put you onto some free range animals....bow hunting anything is a big ask tho and maybe you may end up using a locals rifle under supervision.


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    Bugger, I finish up on the 29th. You are in the right place, pretty much at the right time, so it should all come together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Hey it sounds like you guys have the right attitude and are mobile so I am sure someone on here will put you onto some free range animals....bow hunting anything is a big ask tho and maybe you may end up using a locals rifle under supervision.


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    maybe someone from down there could help with tahr hunt maybe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    maybe someone from down there could help with tahr hunt maybe ?
    A few forum members handles came to mind but I thought it a bit cheeky to tag them in
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    A few forum members handles came to mind but I thought it a bit cheeky to tag them in
    Same here

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    Where you guys from in the states? What do you hunt there?
    Do you have a few pics? If so would love to see them. I’m sure someone here will help you out and if they head your way latter I’m sure you would reciprocate
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    Hello Boys. I'm doing a fly in trip with another forumite and a cobber going in on Thurs 20th out 25th or 26th from near Geraldine. You are welcome to join us as there is plenty of country as well as room in the hut, we'll see Tahr and probably Red Deer, possibly Chamois. You'l have to pay for your own lift in the chopper and food but otherwise we'll look after you. I've pm'd you my contact details. Cheers Foster

 

 

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