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    Kaimanawa Reccy

    Went for a wander in the Kaimanawas in the weekend having a snoop into some new country , great weather , although I think my sleeping mat was not up to the damp cold ground (friggin freezing)
    Sika kicked my butt , they are in the tight pepperwood gullies up quite high where they can catch the sun and keep warm still , wind was light but fickle and in the end buggered me on a couple on Saturday avo and Sunday I had the same result on another ...never saw any of them .
    Still it was a great weekend in the hills .
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    on ya man- dont know if ya dont go aye
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    Frustrating animals to hunt, I was there a few weeks ago, Waipakihi river. They seem to be around 1200/1400metres.

    Got close to 3, wasn't quick enough to get shot off.
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    Man that’s high..

    Are they generally always higher than reds?

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    Sounds like Sika being Sika, they sure love those warm spots when the weather is cold.
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    They are such cool animals to hunt being so curious and vocal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    They are such cool animals to hunt being so curious and vocal.
    There awesome alright , when your in close and stuff it up and they start barking it’s frustrating but very cool at the same time

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    Great to hunt, used to find after a couple of months bush hunting them and then returning to hunt reds, the reds were so easy.

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    We used to possum the Waipakihi and struck a lot of deer on the flats midwinter,often looking as freezing as we were,a few times I couldnt pull the hammer back on my Marlin 30-30 without using whole hand or wrist as to frozen!,also anywhere after fresh snow has broken branches down is always good.
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    It gets brutally cold in the Waipakihi, coldest I have ever seen it in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    It gets brutally cold in the Waipakihi, coldest I have ever seen it in NZ
    Guess you haven’t been to my mother in laws place

    Good on you Lucky for getting out there
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