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Thread: anyone been around port waikato??

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    anyone been around port waikato??

    Hi all
    I have been working around port waikato/ waikaretu vally the last few days and farmers i have talked to have told me there are a few 'deer' around,any1 been huntin around this area?what deer are they speaking of?all i have seen are hundreds of goats and turkeys lol

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    Yes there are deer, pigs an goats... I've hunting a couple of blocks out that way.
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    Have you had much luck there?what are you getting?Red?Fallow?
    It looks very promising in some places there but im only new to hunting and dont know alot haha

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    Welcome to the forum rookiesniper. I would think that the deer are most likely to be reds. I know of at least one deer farm down that way that has had escapees in the past.
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    No deer there

    But seriously, if you can get legal access dont stuff it up, they have big problems with poachers and a lot of the farmers are VERY anti hunting and shooting.

    As for the type of deer, they are not the breed you would expect.....

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    We were hunting Maori land, reds mainly.

    Although, I've heard the odd Sika is seen in certain areas...

    As PerazziSC3 has said, make sure you ask/have permission. I would not like to be caught up there poaching.
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    Yep heard of Sika and Reds too. Goats have taken a pounding and not as many out there as there used to be.
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    Thanks for the info guys i do a bit of work for a guy up there,would like to get permission and go up for a look sometime,only getting into the hunting scene so first priority would be firearms licence of course haha but good to get to know areas aswell aye?what are my other options for hunting waikato region??haven't heard many good stories of the kaimai ranges

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    plenty of good stories, some people just dont tell
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    Hahaha too true sakokid i wouldn't be telling either haha

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    Hi rookiesniper. Welcome to the best sport on earth, HUNTING!
    Kaimais is a bit tough but they are def up there.
    Pureora is a good place to start to get into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookiesniper View Post
    Thanks for the info guys i do a bit of work for a guy up there,would like to get permission and go up for a look sometime,only getting into the hunting scene so first priority would be firearms licence of course haha but good to get to know areas aswell aye?what are my other options for hunting waikato region??haven't heard many good stories of the kaimai ranges
    Plenty of deer been taken from the Kaimai Ranges, and plenty still in there...great place for fringe hunting hinds, young ones and spent stags, but you need to get into the thick of it to chase good stags. There are plenty of access points into DoC land.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Thanks spook yea I've heard mixed stories bout the kaimais and it seems like they are there bout you have to do a fair bit of chasing around,have to get myself sorted and may go up for a look when work permits:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookiesniper View Post
    Thanks spook yea I've heard mixed stories bout the kaimais and it seems like they are there bout you have to do a fair bit of chasing around,have to get myself sorted and may go up for a look when work permits:-)
    If by "you have to do a fair bit of chasing around" you mean 'hunting', then yeah, you're right.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Yes spook i do mean huntin lol

 

 

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