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    Question First red

    I am trying to get onto my first red deer and are unsure of were to go
    Looking at the forum the kaimais seem to be for very experienced hunters from the harsh terrain.
    Would the pureoras be a good place to go to try get my first red deer? Not trying to steal anyone's spots but does the pureoras in general have reasonably high numbers?
    Also what areas have been 1080 recently.
    Are there doc tracks in the pureoras and is it good to base hunts off them etc..?

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    I shot my first red in the Pureora's, mind you that was before 1080. Great place. Bog Inn hut was a good place to visit. Not sure why you want an area which has "reasonably high numbers"...surely you only want to shoot one. As a novice it doesn't pay to shoot too many as it will do your back in.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Welcome to the forum Htown. @mucko will give you the low down on 1080 in Pureora as he is a local but my understanding is that it is being bombed as we speak.
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    Pureora Forest is a big block of land...surely they don't bomb it all.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Welcome @Htown north block has just been bombed south block last year numbers are not regarded as high but there are pockets of of productive areas. kaimais are just as good as anywhere and havent been 1080ed.

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    Ok thanks guys, looks like the best thing to do is just to make a few trips down and find some good places to get one
    Thanks for the help guys, highly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htown View Post
    I am trying to get onto my first red deer and are unsure of were to go
    Looking at the forum the kaimais seem to be for very experienced hunters from the harsh terrain.
    Would the pureoras be a good place to go to try get my first red deer? Not trying to steal anyone's spots but does the pureoras in general have reasonably high numbers?
    Also what areas have been 1080 recently.
    Are there doc tracks in the pureoras and is it good to base hunts off them etc..?
    The only way to become experienced in the Kaimai's is to go there...you live in Morrinsville so should be up there at every opportunity...if you are young and fit, then the terrain wont be a problem.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    I shot my first red in the Pureora's, mind you that was before 1080. Great place. Bog Inn hut was a good place to visit. Not sure why you want an area which has "reasonably high numbers"...surely you only want to shoot one. As a novice it doesn't pay to shoot too many as it will do your back in.
    1080 BC? Ha ha shit youre older than I thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    1080 BC? Ha ha shit youre older than I thought
    You have heard the saying "as old as Methuselah" Gibo? Well fuck all people know it but Spook is Methuselah.
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    Pesticide summary for the area is here
    Central North Island: Pesticide summaries
    I'm afraid you will have to wade through it to find the bits you want.
    The Biggest Room is the Room for Improvement

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    H Town id go for a wander in the Kaimais being in Morrinsville. Get some k's in on the tracks a get the lay of the land. Then slowly build up your bush bashing confidence of track and look for sign.

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    Living Morrinsville and Kaimais out your window is a no brainer.
    I shot a hind in the Kaimais the first time I went there. Bit disappointing as I was only hunting for near on 40min so didn't get to see much of the land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Living Morrinsville and Kaimais out your window is a no brainer.
    I shot a hind in the Kaimais the first time I went there. Bit disappointing as I was only hunting for near on 40min so didn't get to see much of the land.
    No one likes a show off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    No one likes a show off
    Pretty sure that was you last night 6 months was it?

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    That was another person I was telling off

    Bloddy show ponies !!!

 

 

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