Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch Sarvo


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree11Likes
  • 2 Post By kiwijames
  • 1 Post By TLB
  • 1 Post By 7mmsaum
  • 1 Post By Slug
  • 1 Post By Nathan F
  • 5 Post By imaca

Thread: Kaweka top - too early?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    289

    Kaweka top - too early?

    I have the opportunity for a mid week hunt next week, would it be to early for the Kaweka tops do you reckon?
    Thinking maybe Studholm ish

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Lovin Facebook for hunters kiwijames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,930
    It will be brisk. The snow is all gone but I don't think the tutu will be out so little incentive for a small deer to be out up there. I will be heading into Kawekas Friday but low country.
    tetawa and imaca like this.
    The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds

  3. #3
    TLB
    TLB is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Napier
    Posts
    159
    I think Chris Crosse the local chopper pilot usually says after Christmas is best. There are still deer up there but they don't move around much and are very difficult to find.
    imaca likes this.

  4. #4
    Caretaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,832
    Too early for the tops to produce reliably

    Seeing a few all over and around Ferny Ridge and Northern Birch at the moment, they are hammering the lupins. It must be their fav food before the spring growth starts
    imaca likes this.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    65
    I was in the Kawekas last night. Highest game trails in the scree may have been about 1100m, and they were probably lonely.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Central North Island
    Posts
    1,282
    Will be skiffs of snow landing there as we speak. Labour weekend is traditionally the begining of Spring hunting, but its only successful at lower altitude. The tops really come into their own around early to mid December. Xmas time is THE time to load the freezer full of fresh Sika yearlings. Yum!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    414
    My lawn spring growth is telling me presently down here near sea level that actual spring is just getting started let alone anywhere higher up the hills. Learnt many years ago at this time of the year, not to rush to high places so soon just to sit and enjoy the view and not much else happening.
    tetawa likes this.

  8. #8
    Member Pop Shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Rangitikei
    Posts
    1,095
    I'm in there from Dec 27th for a week... according to this thread, should be spot on!

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    wellington
    Posts
    806
    I'm up manson 14th November for the week. Fingers crossed

  10. #10
    Member stagstalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    North Island, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,318
    Yes too early for spring

  11. #11
    Member Nathan F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Deep South
    Posts
    1,418
    Ask Chris Crosse about the october snowstorm that had them hutbound. Mid to Late November but really doesnt fire until december
    Danny likes this.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    289
    Thanks for the advice, I ended up going down Clements and dropped an animal about 20 mins from the car. First deer in very very long time due to being a bit shit at hunting but I don't let that stop me.
    A two night, 2.5 day hunt came to a swift but successful end.

    Might see you on the tops in December or Jan.
    Chur
    Nathan F, erniec, Danny and 2 others like this.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    1,277
    Go up the Taupo rd near Tarawera. Huge red stag [wild] shot on side of road tonight. 2 men down for work meeting and heading home. Still in work clothes.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Is it to early?
    By Dundee in forum Game Bird Hunting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 25-04-2018, 01:41 PM
  2. early .303
    By sneeze in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28-03-2017, 08:58 PM
  3. Xmas came early
    By Rock river arms hunter in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 21-12-2016, 09:14 PM
  4. too early?
    By Hooperman in forum Hunting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2014, 03:19 PM
  5. wtb - early suzuki 4wd
    By Smiddy in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-12-2013, 01:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!