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    First Kaimai hunt

    Hey all, heading for my first nosey around in the Kaimai Range tomorrow, just a day hunt and plan to enter at the Wairere Falls before dawn with hopefully a forecasted NE wind. Basically asking for any tips on a direction to head in or any productive spots in the area ?
    Any help is appreciated and I'll take the camera for some pics to report back with

    chur chur

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    i have never hunted the Kaimai ranges at all Shaneo but would be very interested to know how you go.
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    I live in the Kaimai's at Thompsons Track which is north of where you are going...the area you are going too is very flat up on top so make sure you are good with the compass and map...I don't know how well a gps works up there as you are in canopy forest most of the time...the streams will be running high with the rain we have had in the past few days...all the sign will be fresh. Plenty of animals around.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    cheers spook, I get around no sweat with the compass but still keep a garmin etrex20 in the day bag to mark good spots. Thought it looked easy going on the map so might just keep my nose in the wind and mark ideal areas to target on future missions.... get to know the area. Keen to get the new marttiini knife bloodied up
    Last edited by Shaneo; 26-12-2012 at 02:29 PM.

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    Been a while since I hunted in there but from my memory. Big grass clearings round the hut with an arm of it running south worth a look.
    If you follow the track up the creek from the top of the Falls to where it cross's the creek.This area there used to be a lot of deer sign,the supple jack is very thick & I think the deer used that as a bedding area.There is a little side creek just there too with a deer trail coming down it to the main creek. This is where I'd kick into low gear.
    The track goes up the spur on the other side of the creek & joins the North-South track from memory.
    Good luck ,trip report required too Shaneo .
    Spook you neighbors of my cuzies Dave ,Chrisie & Bob ?
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    awesome, marked on the map. chur

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    Hope you enjoy hunting in the rain ,pissing down here right now Shaneo.
    Dripping wet bush not my idea of fun .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Dripping wet bush not my idea of fun .
    No but it is quiet under foot.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    No but it is quiet under foot.
    Ankle deep water not that quiet or the driving bloody rain.Been raining since Saturday night ,meant to clear Friday late.
    What ever floats ya boat I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Ankle deep water not that quiet or the driving bloody rain.Been raining since Saturday night ,meant to clear Friday late.
    What ever floats ya boat I guess.
    I do prefer the dry Chris. I hate getting wet but for some reason don't mind it once I am wet.
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    I don't mind a bit of light rain either Rushy & on holiday would love to be up in there too but we've had a lot of rain.
    That area is fairly high ,with the low cloud ,rain ,flooded creeks & the area is flat as my lounge floor.
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    Don't know if they've improved the access ,use to be a swing bridge across the bottom of the falls & a stair case up the face to the top of the falls.Was quite a climb but may have put a new track in since those days .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Been a while since I hunted in there but from my memory. Big grass clearings round the hut with an arm of it running south worth a look.
    If you follow the track up the creek from the top of the Falls to where it cross's the creek.This area there used to be a lot of deer sign,the supple jack is very thick & I think the deer used that as a bedding area.There is a little side creek just there too with a deer trail coming down it to the main creek. This is where I'd kick into low gear.
    The track goes up the spur on the other side of the creek & joins the North-South track from memory.
    Good luck ,trip report required too Shaneo .
    Spook you neighbors of my cuzies Dave ,Chrisie & Bob ?
    I thought a profile check would have sussed that cuzzy
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneo View Post
    cheers spook, I get around no sweat with the compass but still keep a garmin etrex20 in the day bag to mark good spots. Thought it looked easy going on the map so might just keep my nose in the wind and mark ideal areas to target on future missions.... get to know the area. Keen to get the new marttiini knife bloodied up
    Rain has stopped...a bit of cloud on the peaks...streams have dropped already...probably no more than 50mm rain in the past few days...it wont be that wet underfoot...go for it...all the soft cocks will be tucked up in the dry...you will have the place to yourself.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    exactly, I'm no soft cock haha, its the rain in winter I dont like. Thanks for the heads up Chris I'm keeping a eye on it and doesnt look too bad

 

 

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