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    Easy Fallow in Wanganui?

    Anyone have any contacts for where noobs can go shoot their first deer in Wanganui? I have a coupla neighbours that wanna go, my wife sounded keen also when the chick nek door said she wanted to shoot a deer. Dosnt mean they wanna go do any hard yards hunting tho,,,so if you know of anywhere/anyone that offers that service please pm me,

    cheers.

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    cheers Pointer, sorry forgot to put in the top post, they want to pay to be able to shoot,,,,,

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    Hi there is there any doc land down that way suitable for a day hunt im trying to help a mate bag his first deer.

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    Broadvale Hunting. Cheap as you will get deer (Pete will sort you out) look up broadvale Hunting on facebook.Our last trip there Pete got a mates 12 yr old his first two I got two and my mate got two. One at around 450 mtrs (Planned for it ) The rest various but great stalking and plenty to look at.

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    a bit further away but pete larsen up in waitotara used be cheap and was good to deal with - lots to do at his place apart from hunting aswell

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    Re: Easy Fallow in Wanganui?

    Petes good.not cheap. Look up mark leyland has a block in returuke.

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    Blue Duck Station - up at Whakahoro (ahhh jet boating)

    Free range there, just private land

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    nice accommodation too

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    Re: Easy Fallow in Wanganui?

    Also clayton robinson has some fallow blocks down the his prices are very good. Free range sleep in a tent bloody good bastard

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreepingDeath View Post
    Petes good.not cheap. Look up mark leyland has a block in returuke.

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    Marks not cheap either.

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    Re: Easy Fallow in Wanganui?

    Ok

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    well, I did the Broadvale option. Sunday Monday, two nice black fallow, plus culled a few stinkies.

    Sunday I was picked up from the airport by the lovely Sophie in a black Toyota Starlet Turbo with a lot of road dust on it. Sunday was goats day - you could hear them rooting, rooting VERY loudly, in the valley opposite us, also hear what I presume was butting of horns, although didn't get to see that. We stalked up through the native, then up through the pines, crossed a little gut, and came down on them through native bush. I hadn't shot goats in bush before, previously it was all out in much more open country.

    They were in a tight, very steep sided little valley, some up on the opposite face of the valley, but downstream of us, we couldn't get an eye or a shot on those. We working down onto a knob between two feeder valleys overlooking the valley from above.

    We could hear some in the bottom of the valley, and see ferns moving, could hear a couple browsing below us (you could hear him chew he was that close) - one probably 7 or 8m away as he fed up the bottom of the gut finally showed himself, nailed him through the lungs. The rest were trapped in this gut, and attempted to flee downstream. The need for silence was gone, so bolted to try to catch up to them to get a shot. Noisy bush, dry and crackly, supplejack, whiteywood/mahoe, some bush lawyer etc, and a 5m drop off into the stream below, to make sure you didn't go too fast and get careless..!

    Took one young one through the neck at about 5-6m, shooting uphill as he paused, another through the chest on the other side of the bank, and one more on the streambed. A couple more escaped.. A fun stalk, a good bomb-up. One taken for meat, although not for me.

    Also took a walk up in the evening up the hill to some bait piles (ie rotting goats) that on occasion attract pigs. But no pigs sighted. A very cool view with Mt Taranaki/Egmont on one side, and Ruapehu on the other, as the sun went down on a lovely day.

    Had a shot at an orange/ginger fallow basically just on dark, 9pm, unranged, but maybe 170m, lying down on a sideways slope, shot 'felt' good, but Pete called it for a liver? shot ie too far back and it ran. In fact, deer appeared and ran from all over the place.. Went back, got the old dog out "Spig" but she couldn't find a blood trail and couldn't work out which deer trail to follow/track, and we could find no trace of blood or indeed anything, so went back to the shack in the dark. I'd thought it was a red deer by the colour, but Pete said no, definitely fallow.

    Slept the night in a shack half way up a hill, big window, no curtains and in the morning Tui's on the flowers outside, about 3m from my bed. cool to watch.

    Went back Monday morning and found a patch of orange hair, and the bullet crater in the ground, and searched again for 40 minutes - still no sign of deer, no blood, felt a bit shite. Checked the sighting, it was definitely me not the rifle.

    Wanganui, Monday. (sounds grim , but was lovely down there, HOT, felt like 17-18 or more degrees at night, and as for slaving up steep hills in hot sunshine on an almost still and cloudless day.. temperature unknown, but I sweated buckets)

    A measured 251m shot (thank Tui_man2 if you're reading this)
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    He bounced down a hill, leaving bits of bone behind on the hillside, fully shattered offside shoulder.

    That was with 140gr SST factory rounds (Hornady "superformance") which I rate.

    The mob had no idea where we were, bolted, split up, and about four minutes later, some ended up coming back towards us, down round the hill through some bush on the ridge opposite and below us, so I took another, a hind/doe, through a gap in the pungas. It was a much steeper angle downwards, the bullet took her in the upper chest, and I found the empty copper jacket in her guts as I gutted her.

    I also found the lead core of the bullet in her hip area when I broke her down, but then lost it later, shame, would have liked to weigh both bits.

    I was shooting only for the black ones (being the one that have come in from the bush surrounding the farm) and so had to leave the beautiful common & menil (?) ones, bloodlines Pete's trying to build up. Beautiful to watch though.

    Thanks Soph for skinning them, (while I had a beer or two) and giving me a hand to get them boned out in the light (while she still had enough time to pot rabbits round the shed) now that's service!

    Fun trip, would certainly recommend both the hospitality from Pete & "Sophy" in a rough backblocks part of the country (no power for the first part of the weekend!) and as for the hunting, pretty certain Pete can put you onto some nice fallow and a good option for new shooters too, to help get the confidence and skills up.

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    good write up rich good to hear you are getting some deer.

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    It was good to be getting them... but now to get out more on my own is the plan.

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    Well done Speill. Good trip
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