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    Kaimai hunt

    Saturday I was up early (3am ) and went to an area totally foreign to me. The walk in began in the dark with foggy conditions (10m vis max) which made things interesting. Thank god for the GPS. Bumped into some other hunters later in the day and had a good chat and even shared some good oil on the area (hunters I have met so far are good like that). Set up bed in the hut and ventured off for some exploration. Within 15 minutes I had spooked a deer, but not made eye contact. Sloppy work on my behalf. The bush in the Kaimais is certainly challenging and yep that supple jack in some instances had me going around in circles for a bit before admitting defeat and going back the way I had come. The day was getting on and light was fading fast. My attempts to secure venison that day was not to be. I did find a nice old wallow though. Back at the hut, another hunter had turned up who was new to the whole thing so gave him some little advice on what he should do in the morning. He was super keen to go one way for the last 30 minutes of light, even though I said he would come to a wall of supple jack. Off he went, and 10 minutes had passed and he was back. "Shit mate you weren't joking about that supple jack!" Have to say I was disgusted in the amount of rubbish around the hut (gas cylinders, toilet paper, cans etc).

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    The next day dawned foggy and a bit wet and the guy in the hut was keen and off. My plan was to slowly make my way back to the car going off the beaten track where ever looked good. This proved to be a good way of getting to know the lay of the land, and I saw plenty of deer sign. One area I could sense was super deer country and sure enough I saw 2 deer arses trotting off. No chance of a shot. The idea of chasing after them crossed my mind and in hindsight I should have as I had nothing to lose, but just seeing them made me feel like I was doing something right and would take it as a learning experience. Marked some likely looking spots on the GPS and made my way back to the car in the afternoon. Awesome place, and a challenging area to hunt (a GPS a must!)

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    Good to hear they are about.
    Great photo that Rusky (of the tree)

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    Good stuff mate.

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    Not everyday in there you see the rascals. Good stuff

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    Good stuff Rusky, top effort on getting onto a few, it can be bloody hard work up there at times.

    Surprised on your comments about rubbish around the hut. It was tidy as when I was there a few weeks ago, there are some filthy shits out there.
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    Well done Rusky. It sounds like a good trip
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    At least you're out amongst it

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    Nice effort, that tree looks pretty cool

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    Good report mate nice pic of that tree looks magic.Hey next time those deer trot off follow up but no directly behind them if they just trot off they arnt bolting so will/could be close or a stag could be close.At least have a squize at what they were up to and get a good wiff.
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    Think your right Neckshot, they could have held up long enough for me to just get a bit closer and come over the brow they dissapeared over. It was misty the whole time I was there as illustrated with the tree pic. Sometimes it would clear up for 10 minutes which was nice, then back to mist.

    Bryan, big hole behind the toilet dumped with rubbish, and cans etc around the meat safe. Cans too in a bin in the hut.

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    Good stuff:thumbup:

    Water looks muddy in that wallow, can't have been far away

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    Nice one Rusky, getting to know the area will be a big plus for your next visit....heres hoping.....
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    That last pick looks like good bush for the Kaimais. The bush in there is not bad in the few places that they didn't mill back in the day. You're doing well to have seen them. Now you just gotta go back there and get em How long have you been hunting for?
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    Ps. VC, I worked out why your thumbsup never works. Its thumbs with an s not :thumbup:
    Yeah nah bro

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