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Thread: Hi all Kiwi hunters

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    Hi all Kiwi hunters

    I am a 62 year old Danish Tourist/hunter, about to set out on, what I hope to be the adventure of my life. I have never been to the southern hemisphere, and is totally unfamiliar with mountains and thick bush ( The highest point in Denmark is 180 m) My plan, so far, is to hire a campervan and explore NZ and do some hunting at the same time. I therefore hope that I can meet some NZ hunters, willing to share their knowledge and experience with a fellow hunter, or take him along on a hunt. I know from the internet that hunting parties are often flown in to various huts by helicopter. I would be very happy to go, and share the expenses, with anybody whom are going on such a trip. In general, any advice on what to do and where to hunt, will be much appreciated. I will arrive i Christchurch on march 8.
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Are you bringing your own rifle and how long are you going to be here ?

    You have chosen a good time to be here but there will be a lot of local hunters in the bush then.
    You don't want to believe too much you see on line.
    Some of it makes it look like big unfit foreign guys have climbed 1000m to shoot a tahr.
    It's just not like that.
    But if your expectations are realistic you can have a great time here.

    Cheers

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    Hi and welcome.the game here varies from the humble rabbit to Himalayan thar but the biggest challenge will be weather followed by the terrain .public land for hunting is never far away.you may be interested in the easter bunny shoot in central otago or are you just after large game. you can look up the doc website doc.govt.nz it will give you ideas where you can see the game you are after just remember that sometimes they list types of game that might be only occasionaly shot in that area. a centre fire of 6mm / 243 would be about minimum if you don't have a lot of hunting/ shooting experience and would get most game out to 350m. keep posting on here after you arrive someone will be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Hi Akaroa 1
    Yes I am bringing my own rifle (Sako 308 win) I am well aware that you dont just go out and shoot a big trophy tahr. I think that my expectations are realistic, and I realise my own limitations, especially when it comes to the terrain.

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    Hi Berg 243
    I am not only interested in big trophy game, i will just as happy go on a rabbit hunt (have never shot a rabbit as they are only found on two small islands here in Denmark) I am bringing a Sako A7 308 win, that should be fit for most hunting, maybe a bit much for rabbits
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    How long are you in the country for and around which areas will you be spending most of your time?


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    If you make your way up around Napier ish @BRADS does some guiding and is VERY well priced. Can go chase some reds.
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    If you are travelling up Auckland way , I'm sure we can sort out a goat hunt.
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    If you’re in Southland look us up. Near Invercargill. My wife’s brother lives in your part of the world.

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    Hi Nibblet Thanks for your thread. No I am on the south Island. I am staying for 2 month so maybe there will bw time to go up north as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Short Dane View Post
    Hi Berg 243
    I am not only interested in big trophy game, i will just as happy go on a rabbit hunt (have never shot a rabbit as they are only found on two small islands here in Denmark) I am bringing a Sako A7 308 win, that should be fit for most hunting, maybe a bit much for rabbits
    308 would be enough gun for bunnies but you would need several hundred rounds for the 24hr bunny shoot.
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    You are arriving just in time for our Big Bore shoot down in Kurow , 10-11 March. About 4 hrs from Christchurch. Come on down and shoot some big guns. On the saturday night we will head out after some wallabies as well.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....-2018-a-37595/
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    Hello - I've had Danish folk stay with us before (Jesper) and we went Tahr hunting, unfortunately without sucess - we had very little time and did not have good weather which was a problem. I think Jesper also found our mountains very challenging, even though we took it easy on him. More time would have changed the whole picture

    PM me, I'd be happy to try and organise something for you. I hope to be at the big bore shoot that Stug is speaking of.
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