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    Anyone hunted the Gold Creek Helisika block?

    Gidday fellow hunter/gatherers,first forum post for this hunter.
    Booked the Gold Creek Helisika block for early May and wondering if any members out there have wandered around this bit of the country before?Any tips,info about block/hut etc would be much appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forum.
    My best advise would be to take warm clothes and hunt the sunny spots on the bush edge.

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    Welcome Carl243

    Yup, I have been there. Lots of open tussock and good bush edges. Right up behind the block there is some good wee guts coming out of the scrub. worth sitting and watching those.
    Upstream of the hut, you climb up and get onto the tussock. Sneak over the ridges and carefully look. We spooked a few before we worked out the best way to go about it. Some great areas the far end of the block (heading towards Boyds, in that direction.) There is a awesome valley that end.
    Lots of areas to explore.
    The hut is good, but no fire. Everything you need to cook with is there.
    The meat safe is shit! Well 2 years ago it was. We complained as for the cost of going in you should expect a decent safe. One that you can get inside to skin the deer. Take some duct tape to fix the holes incase they never repaired it. Also a portable meat safe might be an idea incase.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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    Thanks for all the info.Will have to check up on the meat safe situation.....thinking positive that we are going to need it.Bring on May!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl243 View Post
    Gidday fellow hunter/gatherers,first forum post for this hunter.
    Booked the Gold Creek Helisika block for early May and wondering if any members out there have wandered around this bit of the country before?Any tips,info about block/hut etc would be much appreciated.
    What are your dates?, we could be neighbours, I'm in Golden Hills Hut beginning of May,

    B

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    We're booked in on the 6th May to the 11th.Hope we hear shots from your way B

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    G'day Carl, we're in for a quick hunt from 2nd to the 5th. Give me a call on 0211915857 to see how we got on if you like.

    Cheers,

    Andy
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    Do you fly fish? Pack a rod if so...

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    @Rafiki how about a few words and pictures for us all to enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXXDMCXXX View Post
    Do you fly fish? Pack a rod if so...
    +1 ... There is an absolute monster in the mini gorge not far from the hut.
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    Sounds like a plan,the boys might like fish and chips for tea.

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    Need a .243 spinner???????
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    There was a massive eel in residence about 5mins downstream!Biggest one I've ever seen in the back country....made bloody sure I checked the river before having a wash

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    How did you get on hunting wise? Meat safe still shit?

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    The hunting was very lean.Weather was ok but animals pretty scarce and in spite of covering the whole block,just couldn't find them outside the monkey scrub and didn't hear any roaring either.All good,just one of those trips where things don't quite go to plan........bambi won this round,re-match needed I'm thinking!
    Yeah the meatsafe(or cupboard coz it's that small)is still crap.For the money spent on flying in you'd expect something that could actually hold a deer body but we didn't need it unfortunately
    Thanks for the info WW,hope you had a successful roar.

 

 

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