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    hunting in the kaimais

    Hey guys, just confused about the kaimais a bit, people seem to love hunting in the kaimais and get heaps of deer and highly rate it or they never see anything and think its shit.
    because i live in the waikato, pureora and kaimais are my first options so i am wondering, is the kaimais good?
    which areas are good ( not asking for personal spots ) but average areas where it woukd be good for newbie to start off at.
    should i be basing my hunts off the tracks at kaimais?
    i know kaimai heads are crappy but other than that are the deer in good nic etc
    any infomation is great


    cheers!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htown View Post
    Hey guys, just confused about the kaimais a bit, people seem to love hunting in the kaimais and get heaps of deer and highly rate it or they never see anything and think its shit.
    because i live in the waikato, pureora and kaimais are my first options so i am wondering, is the kaimais good?
    which areas are good ( not asking for personal spots ) but average areas where it woukd be good for newbie to start off at.
    should i be basing my hunts off the tracks at kaimais?
    i know kaimai heads are crappy but other than that are the deer in good nic etc
    any infomation is great


    cheers!!!!
    After a few hunt's in there by your self I feel you will have your answers Htown .you wont get the answers your after on here......after 3 or 4 hunts you will start to build up a picture of what's going on in there. Study the map looking for north faces ,benches, leading ridges pick somewhere on the map that you think looks promising and go investigate.

    Good luck

    Jasen
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    The tracks into the Kaimais' are access points only...certainly you will see sign on the tracks but the chances of actually finding one on a track are slight at best. The deer in the Kaimai Ranges are generally between where the Hamilton/Tauranga crosses to the South and Tuahu Track to the North. The slip faces on the Bay of Plenty side would have more deer on them than anywhere. Get up there and have a look for yourself, there are plenty of deer in the park.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    ok, shot guys, really appreciate it!!

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    Also take a compass and GPS if you have one. Gets tight in some places.
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    spent a day there, mainly walking on Thompson Track all the way up to the summit... it was only a walk (no expectations), looked pretty dense with supple jack everywhere, 4x4 offroad clubs were passing by and forestry guys were logging the pines...
    I didn't see a sign or anything, but then again I know shit all about deer...

    if anyone is keen to go out together... just yell... I'm keen to learn deer hunting things

    While I am at it here is a panoramic shot from the top...
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    Im walking into Hurunui hut on saturday arvo if anyone wants to tag along and see what the kaimais is like for real.
    Hey diddle diddle, aim for the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outinabout View Post
    Im walking into Hurunui hut on saturday arvo if anyone wants to tag along and see what the Kaimai is like for real.
    Sh*t....Next onwards man, gundog trial this weekend...

    Do you usually go for a day hunts or stay the night in the huts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros_mk View Post
    Sh*t....Next onwards man, gundog trial this weekend...

    Do you usually go for a day hunts or stay the night in the huts?
    both. It depends what I can get past the Mrs
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    Hey diddle diddle, aim for the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outinabout View Post
    Im walking into Hurunui hut on saturday arvo if anyone wants to tag along and see what the kaimais is like for real.
    Just remember that those long wide strips of grass tramway clearings are part of the walking track...check for trampers before you point your rifle.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Hmm would have been keen. Missus away for weekend but I'm working until 1pm Saturday and live in Bay of Islands. Don't think I'd get there before nightfall. Good luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by outinabout View Post
    Im walking into Hurunui hut on saturday arvo if anyone wants to tag along and see what the kaimais is like for real.

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    those long wide strings of clearings at the tops of kaimais that i can see on google earth, do those areas usually hold some deer in dawn and dusk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htown View Post
    those long wide strings of clearings at the tops of kaimais that i can see on google earth, do those areas usually hold some deer in dawn and dusk?
    I think post #10 went right over your head.
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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
    Just remember that those long wide strips of grass tramway clearings are part of the walking track...check for trampers before you point your rifle.
    I always Identify my target and check my firing zone. Plenty of good clearings in there, dont need to hunt the track.
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    Hey diddle diddle, aim for the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    I think post #10 went right over your head.
    possibly...
    Hey diddle diddle, aim for the middle.

 

 

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