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    Doubtful river access

    Hi Everyone, im a long time shooter and ive always said id like to get more into actual hunting so have decided to start with the doubtful river area, not looking for any spots or anything but always open for tips... lol.
    what i am after is if i can get it is advice as to the initial access, what is the best place to park so my car is still there and in a happy state when i return, is there a swing bridge near by to get over the first river crossing? or just wade it near the boyle doubtful junction and put shoes back on afterwards.

    Thanks for any help.

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    No swing bridge, unfortunately taking a risk leaving vehicles anywhere now, during the week would be best bet


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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Also I went up there years ago and left our vehicles at the village there somewhere


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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    No swing bridge, unfortunately taking a risk leaving vehicles anywhere now, during the week would be best bet


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    Sad what the country is coming to how you can't leave a vehicle anywhere.... Makes one think that the best hunting vehicle is something cheap that you van leave the unlocked with nothing in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart165 View Post
    Hi Everyone, im a long time shooter and ive always said id like to get more into actual hunting so have decided to start with the doubtful river area, not looking for any spots or anything but always open for tips... lol.
    what i am after is if i can get it is advice as to the initial access, what is the best place to park so my car is still there and in a happy state when i return, is there a swing bridge near by to get over the first river crossing? or just wade it near the boyle doubtful junction and put shoes back on afterwards.

    Thanks for any help.
    Hope you like crowds.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Hope you like crowds.....
    I passed 12 people walking out last friday after a week in. Very busy at the moment. Also a ute was broken into and stolen about two weeks back in the carpack opposite the valley. There are lots of animals in the area but after you've knocked a few over try focus on hinds as there is way too many and everyone just leaves them and shoots any stag they can find. Each to their own ethics but if you cant find a hind in there your not looking during the right time of the day or taking note of wind direction (and the numbers are getting to the point we may have doc noticing soon and doing a S&D so killing hinds is pretty important. I saw 25 deer int the general area on sunday morning alone only two where males (young males), took a hind and a yearling for meat). If your relatively fit PM me and id be happy to take you in to find some deer in the next month as two people, carrying out meat is better than one.

 

 

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