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    my Thomas, rangiora

    So I have found myself on a nice doc site (so are better than ni).
    It looks like a popular tramping area so am wondering if it worth taking the rifle for a walk.
    Can't get doc maps or was to work on my phone so need to ask you good people.
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    If there's a chance of an animal there is no harm in having your rifle by your side or slung over your back. The 'bird watchers' will always give you a disturbed look but the way I look at it I've got just as much right to be there as them so they can stick there opinions.

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    yes definitely take your rifle, I have shot a lot of deer/caught pigs in mnt Thomas, its a very good spot. It will take a few trips for you to do some exploring but well worth it.
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    Good luck Pengy
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    The bush is pretty thick and shitty, most of the best hunting is further back 2-3 hours. Mt Richardson is also worth a look. Flick me a PM for my phone number and I can give you some other info.

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    I hunted Mt Thomas I fair bit when at Lincoln. Let me have a look at a map

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    Caught a fair few pigs there back in the day.
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    Ok we went into pinchgut hut quite a bit then hunted up towards bobs camp bivy (note the bivy may not be there anymore). The worst part about that is getting wet feet not far from the car. And the hut is popular with trampers.
    Also as stug says maybe look towards Mt Richsrdson.

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    Wasps are up it big time in there at the mo, been attacked a couple of times while cutting tracks recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Wasps are up it big time in there at the mo, been attacked a couple of times while cutting tracks recently.
    Yes I noticed that. They are massing around the trees at camp too
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    Hot barrels Pengy....cant offer any advice though mate!
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    I had a quick couple of hours in the bush last night, but lots of disturbance from noisy trappers and quads. Also plenty of fresh footprints (human) heading up all main tracks. Not productive.
    Popped out again this morning and 500 m from track start, I came across a nice steaming pile of deer pellets. Tracks led into the shotty horse filled gully and it was impossible to go quietly. Oh well.
    Interestingly, the only fresh sign I came a cross was on or close to a small cleAring with loads of very active behives. Maybe the reds down here like Honey
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    Just looked at the canterbury high country forcast , I might have to clip your flippers sorry . The tops I was taking you will be a bit breezy . It might be plan B fishing at kaiks if that ok with you ? . Will suss out tonight or morning if need be .
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    I have caught a few pigs in winter off the track just past those beehives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I had a quick couple of hours in the bush last night, but lots of disturbance from noisy trappers and quads. Also plenty of fresh footprints (human) heading up all main tracks. Not productive.
    Popped out again this morning and 500 m from track start, I came across a nice steaming pile of deer pellets. Tracks led into the shotty horse filled gully and it was impossible to go quietly. Oh well.
    Interestingly, the only fresh sign I came a cross was on or close to a small cleAring with loads of very active behives. Maybe the reds down here like Honey

    That should of course say shitty gorse filled gully. Bloody auto correct
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