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    near to Hamilton hunting suggestions

    Planning on heading out for a Waitangi weekend hunt with a good mate who has only recently started hunting. Anyone willing to suggest some reasonably successful Waikato spots that aren't too far out of Hamilton (young family and a worrying partner)? Probably wanting somewhere that won't be too congested and needs to be public land unless someone is willing to share private.

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    kaimais and Pureora if you pm @Spook he might be able to point you in the general area in the kaimais. theres also the wairere falls area in the kaimais. Pureora ring pureora area doc office they can help you there. north or east of piro piro flats thats about 2.5 hours from hamilton kaimais are your closest at under an hour.

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    there are a couple of small blocks between Morrinsville and Cambridge that you can get access to
    Te miro check with doc..

    Te Miro and Te Tapui Scenic Reserves hunting: Where to hunt in the Waikato area

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    Those blocks are balloted, so whatever you do, do not just rock up and go for a hunt. The local farmers are a bit touchy.
    I have been to Te Tapui a couple of times, without success, but did get onto plenty of sign and spooked a couple. Nice little block
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoshotkill View Post
    there are a couple of small blocks between Morrinsville and Cambridge that you can get access to
    Te miro check with doc..

    Te Miro and Te Tapui Scenic Reserves hunting: Where to hunt in the Waikato area
    these blocks are closed over summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by peril 787b View Post
    Planning on heading out for a Waitangi weekend hunt with a good mate who has only recently started hunting. Anyone willing to suggest some reasonably successful Waikato spots that aren't too far out of Hamilton (young family and a worrying partner)? Probably wanting somewhere that won't be too congested and needs to be public land unless someone is willing to share private.
    Kaimai's have plenty of deer at the moment...where there are deer there will be congestion, and you will be part of that congestion.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eve View Post
    these blocks are closed over summer
    Try telling that to the two in the ute this morning cruising with a barrel out the window in the Te Tapui
    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
    Try telling that to the two in the ute this morning cruising with a barrel out the window in the Te Tapui
    there are all ways some that think they are above the law, should of got the rego and reported them to the cops

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    Had a ballot for Te Tapui last year. Same as above, spooked a few but nothing shot. Worst part of that was the bloody possum trapper who was in there crashing around on daybreak!!! Ruined the hunt for me and my dad.
    Thought Kaimai's would be the best option, spook will be getting questioned.

    Cheers guys.

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    The Kaimais will be over run with hunters and trampers this time of the year. The bush up there is crappy. Your better of going to Murapara or Taupo. Better bush as well.

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    Get into north block pureora/ngaroma. Best numbers of animals for years and its gettin the green rain in june.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    Get into north block pureora/ngaroma. Best numbers of animals for years and its gettin the green rain in june.
    they are always dropping that shit, there will always be deer there, they will never kill them all

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    Its about a five year turn around for each block , of course they will never get them all but numbers are good right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelpop View Post
    The Kaimais will be over run with hunters and trampers this time of the year. The bush up there is crappy. Your better of going to Murapara or Taupo. Better bush as well.
    The trampers walk the tracks so you wont meet many, hunters should only be on tracks to gain access to other areas...if you are hunting in crappy bush in the Kaimai's then you are in the wrong place. I have taken more deer in the Kaimai's than any other place...helps that I live there but still the only time I hunt the thick stuff is for stags in the roar otherwise it is the fringes, clearings and slip faces. Judging by the cars in the car park at the road ends there are very few hunters or trampers in the bush today. There are plenty of deer, just not the hunters being good enough to be successful...so many are doing it all wrong... I was told yesterday of a guy, who while walking a particular track spooked six deer before he got a crack at one...and that walk was a quick after work before dark jaunt
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

 

 

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