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    Finally got my first deer

    After hunting in piropiro flats, rotorua, kaimais, still with no luck i think i struggle still to find slips and places that arent thick bush to find them easier more learning required. But hey finally happy off my cousins farm on bush edges. Any advice for me on public land?Name:  CAA10CF4-30CC-4B11-8317-3E0CBA6F5AF9.jpeg
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    Thick bush is a good place to find them.
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    Have you been spooking them?seeing them?seeing fresh sign?if so you just need to tune your stalking,if not try and get into the right areas and go from there

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    Keep going back to those places you mentioned. It can take a while to get get to know an area and how best to hunt it. When you are in the bush take it slow and keep the wind in your face. Dawn and dusk are the best times so concentrate your hunting around those times.
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    I usually found fresh sign then wait and sit for a bit and see. I walk really slow wind in my face usually. I think im just picking shit spots on topo and never really find clearings easily.

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    Yea was thinking time to maybe invest into a game camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beginnerhunter View Post
    Yea was thinking time to maybe invest into a game camera
    Hunting has a lot of things you can invest in . LOL
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    Awesome first deer bro! Keep trying in the public land brother! It worth it in the end. These fellas know what they are talking about. I agree with Chur Bay. Choose one access point and keep going in there youll learn something new every trip. Cheers bro
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    Try sitting at one of the spots and see what happens

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    Don't worry about finding clearings, hunt the gully heads that are catching the sun and missing the wind at this time of year.

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    Congratulations on your first Deer!

    Hunt the area's that have a higher concentration of Animals,you are going to have to cover alot of ground in order to find those area's though.
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    Yeap will do mate

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    Yea im going to have to be more patient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beginnerhunter View Post
    After hunting in piropiro flats, rotorua, kaimais, still with no luck i think i struggle still to find slips and places that arent thick bush to find them easier more learning required. But hey finally happy off my cousins farm on bush edges. Any advice for me on public land?Attachment 113967
    jeez you look happy with that.............
    where in the waikato are ya? let me know when your heading down piropiro next i will put you onto some more productive spots or im going back in early spring if you can free up a weekend and i can show you
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    Maybe you need to camo up a bit!? I've never seen any sun flowers where I hunt and If I did, just like a deer, i'd probably go "WTF" !
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