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    Heads up re Kasmir road access to Long View, Awatere, and Daphene Huts

    Looks like they are preparing to log the pine blocks on either side of the road near the end of Kashmir road. The road has been in pretty poor shape for some time, but now it is even worse. I once got a Honda city to the road end (slowly), but now even in four wheel drive in the dry it's a chore.

    Hopefully the current state will not be the final outcome. There is roading machinery parked quite close to the road in a couple of places, and the first bridge is being worked on as well. There is a sign near the start warning of logging trucks, but I still wouldn't want to meet one on some sections of the road (lots of reversing required by the smaller vehicle in all likelihood)!

    I would suggest that any one planning on targeting this area for the next few months might want to plan for early morning or after 5pm to travel on this road, and employ a 4x4. If it ever rains this road will be porridge.

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    I was told they where going to shut the road for a week??
    It's been in the pipeline for a few years with all the new culverts that have been Going in,
    Will be some pissed of loopies if they can't get to Longview

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    Probably close the road when the roar starts!!!

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    They will all have to head down Mill road instead.

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    Spent the odd night in Kashmir Hut and have a mate that hunts there regularly.
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    There are a good few animals there at the moment . Was going for a look about this weekend if the wind drops off. Dam they loggers!

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    doesn't it mean they will grade the road and make access better when the trucks aren't on it?

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    The roads fine, they just did it up over the last couple days by the looks, but I still would avoid working hours once they start hauling I reckon. But there's no deer in there anyway so I don't kno why you'd go

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    Hey, I'd thought I'd ask you Kashmir road locals: what's the situation with the gully that runs up from the Daphne carpark - the one on the left-hand side as you grunt up the Daphne Hut track. All those grass faces on the south side and plenty of feed on the north side below the track, all threaded through with deer trails, but I watched it for 2 hours from the top on a perfect evening with a light easterly in my face late December and saw nothing. There was plenty of evidence up around the head that it's well used for long-range stake-outs. Does it get shot out every spring, and re-populates again each winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Hey, I'd thought I'd ask you Kashmir road locals: what's the situation with the gully that runs up from the Daphne carpark - the one on the left-hand side as you grunt up the Daphne Hut track. All those grass faces on the south side and plenty of feed on the north side below the track, all threaded through with deer trails, but I watched it for 2 hours from the top on a perfect evening with a light easterly in my face late December and saw nothing. There was plenty of evidence up around the head that it's well used for long-range stake-outs. Does it get shot out every spring, and re-populates again each winter?
    Sorry I simply can not help you there mate that gully is my gem and never has deer in it

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    Hay Puffin. The whole area gets a lot of hunting pressure but there are a few deer in there. I bumped into 3 coming out of the next gully south when on the top at dawn in Feb. They are there but they are very shy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POME View Post
    Hay Puffin. The whole area gets a lot of hunting pressure but there are a few deer in there. I bumped into 3 coming out of the next gully south when on the top at dawn in Feb. They are there but they are very shy.
    what did they say when you bumped into these shy deer!..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    what did they say when you bumped into these shy deer!..............
    I imagine, "whoa...we are out of here!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Hey, I'd thought I'd ask you Kashmir road locals: what's the situation with the gully that runs up from the Daphne carpark - the one on the left-hand side as you grunt up the Daphne Hut track. All those grass faces on the south side and plenty of feed on the north side below the track, all threaded through with deer trails, but I watched it for 2 hours from the top on a perfect evening with a light easterly in my face late December and saw nothing. There was plenty of evidence up around the head that it's well used for long-range stake-outs. Does it get shot out every spring, and re-populates again each winter?
    It gets hammered in winter too
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I imagine, "whoa...we are out of here!"
    ba ha ha ha ha.........."were not comming back here next winter!!".

 

 

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