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    Fiordland

    I've decided I'm not getting any younger; if I'm to do it I'm to do it now, no time like the present and what not. I look at photos of the place, the scenery, the big waps, its all so appealing. I have used my fitness as an excuse to not bother, I think that's a cop out. So here it is, I have made this a goal of mine - I want to hunt Fiordland for Wapiti during the Bugle.

    Thing is, I don't know where to start? Any old hands on here tell me about the ins and out? Gear to have, How the ballot system works, tactics for waps, the works. Hit me. I'm working on the fitness, N.I. bush hunting experience only, good navigator, have most gear I think I'd need but am open to suggestions on the things I don't.

    Lets hear it! Keen to hear from people who have actual experience there. Cheers

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    Pointer have only hunted a hybrid block before in the bugle & only shot/seen reds , so know no more than you probably . Rod and rifle had a series of articles on the bugle blocks , pretty sure I've got 1 mag you can have ,out lines a few of the blocks . I'm sure someone will have the lot . Worth a read .
    Last years ballot was put up August and closed 13 October . So plenty of time to hatch a plan . I'd be keen to help with numbers ( ute& boat ) and certainly want to enter the ballot .
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    Good luck with this Pointer. Has always been an ambition of mine and I have let far more years slip by than you have so clearly the danger of doing that is there.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Pointer I wish you well on your quest . My input is only to help hedge your bets , hopefully someone with a better offer can achieve your goal .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Pointer I wish you well on your quest . My input is only to help hedge your bets , hopefully someone with a better offer can achieve your goal .
    But you have claimed first dibs now Munsey.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    But you have claimed first dibs now Munsey.
    True ha ha . Nah Didn't want too jump on his band wagon , just making that clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    True ha ha . Nah Didn't want too jump on his band wagon , just making that clear
    Pointer is a great bloke to have sitting around a camp fire.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Pretty sure its more the inland tops blocks that hold the wap.
    went into a coastal block last year.reds lots of reds hardly sleep for the roaring :thumbup:

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    Get a copy of Wapiti Hunting in NZ by Simon Gibson
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Cheers all, I'd imagine getting on board with others putting in for the ballot would be a good start, especially seasoned wap hunters - Munsey keen if you are?

    VC inland blocks the better option for waps? Going by the spot x book looks like your right. Not fussed on the reds, we have those up here although I wouldn't pass a good one up if I saw one in there!
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    I think so, coastal Is full of reds as they cannot cull effectively bush from a chopper.
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    Jim i have the wap series of rod n rifle if you want a read.
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    @Munsey @Pointer i am keen to go in on the ballot this year. Is it more likely to get a block with a smaller group or a group of 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Jim i have the wap series of rod n rifle if you want a read.
    Cheers, next time I see ya I'll grab them

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    @Munsey @Pointer i am keen to go in on the ballot this year. Is it more likely to get a block with a smaller group or a group of 6?
    Can anyone tell us about the ballot? what are the odds, do I hedge my bets and enter a few times?

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