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    You can only enter the ballot once as part of a party of 2,3,4 or 6 (no 5 person partys), but there are 25(?) blocks and three ballot periods so 75 chances to get a block if you put in for all. If you put in as a pair you have more chance of getting a block, but will have to share with another party. There are 6 person max per block. So if you have a party of 6 you don't share, but any of the other choices you will share, but 6 persons max in the block.
    When you put in you number the blocks in order of preference. When they pull your number out they go down your list until they find a free block.
    ie you might really want the George block so put it down as Choice 1 George 1st period Choice 2 George 2nd period, Choice 3 George 3rd period Choice 4 Edith 1st period
    Do some research, some of the blocks are mainly reds, a long way to go to shoot a red deer.
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    Fiordland tops , it still be special even if a good red stag was on offer !
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    Yep it is a pretty special place. I've only put in once, managed to draw the Mid Burn block. Didn't see too many animals but had a great time. Only problem is school holidays don't line up to well with the ballot periods.
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    Get very fit, get a good set of binos & a spotting scope (Swaro, Leica etc) this will save you walking some torrid country for naught. Buy a strong light tent (Hubba Hubba HP etc). Layered clothing system to keep you warm while you glass,glass & glass some more.
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    Cheers @Skinny,

    Have a weighted pack, currently at 15kg, going down my road I live on (gradual to steep) running every third road marker, then up it again via the surrounding paddocks to add resistance, at frequency of 3 times a week. Adds up to just over 6km over some ugly hills. Plan to up the weight and distance as time goes on, but taking it easy to start. I have been quite fit in the past due to other sports, so I have found this initial 'break in' period quite easy but don't want to over do it. Easy does it. Trying to keep the fitness reqime task-specific

    Good binos are on the cards, you would recommend a spotting scope also?

    Half way through a stack of @Gibos' mags with the Fiordland articles, quite informative pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Cheers @Skinny,

    Have a weighted pack, currently at 15kg, going down my road I live on (gradual to steep) running every third road marker, then up it again via the surrounding paddocks to add resistance, at frequency of 3 times a week. Adds up to just over 6km over some ugly hills. Plan to up the weight and distance as time goes on, but taking it easy to start. I have been quite fit in the past due to other sports, so I have found this initial 'break in' period quite easy but don't want to over do it. Easy does it. Trying to keep the fitness reqime task-specific

    Good binos are on the cards, you would recommend a spotting scope also?

    Half way through a stack of @Gibos' mags with the Fiordland articles, quite informative pieces
    Lets do some more training this weekend. Try and get something for you to carry Beers Thursday, sort out a plan.
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    Didn't I carry your last one? Lets go test your new Pengy pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Didn't I carry your last one? Lets go test your new Pengy pack
    Ha Ha! Shhhuuush!!! I was giving you the opportunity to start the training early Yip keen as.

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    Plenty of info here. Has maps of the blocks also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Didn't I carry your last one? Lets go test your new Pengy pack
    Pengy pack is it ? Then pengy should get to eat what gets carried in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Pengy pack is it ? Then pengy should get to eat what gets carried in it
    You are welcome to some 'tax'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Pengy pack is it ? Then pengy should get to eat what gets carried in it
    So Gibo shoots it, I carry it and you eat it? talk about short end of the stick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    So Gibo shoots it, I carry it and you eat it? talk about short end of the stick!
    You really lucked out Pointer.
    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 Pointer View Post
    Cheers @Skinny,



    Good binos are on the cards, you would recommend a spotting scope also?

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    Yep a good quality spotting scope is invaluable if you can afford one

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    When does the ballot close??? who are you heading in with Pointer??
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