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    New to Nelson

    Hi Everyone.

    Ive just moved to nelson for work and would like to get out for a
    hunt here. Ive been looking on the doc site and it is just mind boggling
    how many places there are to go.
    I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction.
    Not after spot x but a starting point would be awesome.
    If someone is keen to go for a walk sometime i would be more than
    happy to organize something or tag along

    Thanks
    Tony

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    A good start would be look at past pesticide summerys and work backwards from there
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    Thanks thats something i didnt consider. Although im having trouble finding that...

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    Nelson is a great area, I loved living there, used to work at goughs, on three brothers corner, lots of thing to do, and fishing and hunting options.
    Haven't been there for years, but I can say that nelson lakes, head of either lake, is worth the effert, fishing, deer and chammy, the cob valley and the table lands is a nice bit of country. go explore, there is deer, pigs goats and chammy all over the place, trout is all rivers, and golden bay, the sounds, for something different.
    I am working my way back to the top of the south or central.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    Nelson is a great area, I loved living there, used to work at goughs, on three brothers corner, lots of thing to do, and fishing and hunting options.
    Haven't been there for years, but I can say that nelson lakes, head of either lake, is worth the effert, fishing, deer and chammy, the cob valley and the table lands is a nice bit of country. go explore, there is deer, pigs goats and chammy all over the place, trout is all rivers, and golden bay, the sounds, for something different.
    I am working my way back to the top of the south or central.
    Things have changed a little see post #2

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    still plenty of animals - just get out there - not many places barren of animals just need to be smart at what times to hunt them. also don't go slow until you actually find some fresh sign or youll be dicking round for ages. and go where people are common
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    Join the local Deer Stalkers Branch, you will have access to a great range facility, (and meet other hunters)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Things have changed a little see post #2
    I am sure they have, but, there are still animals in the hills, for those that put in the effert, there is thousands of KM of land around Nelson, I started hunting it in the late 80's and it was pretty skinny in places, others spots not so much, Just a matter of putting in the time and learning the area, surely still chammy around nelson lakes,
    Spent sum time over the years in 1080 zones, still a few animals about.

    I do have one question about 1080, is it hard on fallow deer, I know about reds, sika, pigs and goats, always wondered about fallow deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    I am sure they have, but, there are still animals in the hills, for those that put in the effert, there is thousands of KM of land around Nelson, I started hunting it in the late 80's and it was pretty skinny in places, others spots not so much, Just a matter of putting in the time and learning the area, surely still chammy around nelson lakes,
    Spent sum time over the years in 1080 zones, still a few animals about.

    I do have one question about 1080, is it hard on fallow deer, I know about reds, sika, pigs and goats, always wondered about fallow deer.
    Seems it hasn't done the fallow any good up the cobb way from all reports. Still animals around the region thou, some effort is required and numbers are on the low side but if you know the areas you find something. Last 3 trips out in DOC around here got a deer, then a pig, then shot and lost a deer and saw a 6 pointer as well and that's in 3 totally different areas . Might go tomorrow maybe in the wind and see if I can track something down 4 trips in a row

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    Thanks for everyones responses. Im gonna head out for a wander tomorrow and see how it goes.
    Beats sitting at home thinking about it anyway.
    When do the deer stalkers meet and where

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    What are you wanting to hunt? Don't know about animal numbers been low? Seen 7 red skins last night before dark bit far for the wife to have a smack


    Shit loads of goats most places to

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1toeknee1 View Post
    Thanks for everyones responses. Im gonna head out for a wander tomorrow and see how it goes.
    Beats sitting at home thinking about it anyway.
    When do the deer stalkers meet and where
    Next Meeting is Monday night 5th October, 7.30 Fish & Game club rooms on Champion Road.

    Greg Caigou is talking about Going Lighter for Hunters

    Normally its on a Tuesday night.

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    Sounds good ill try get thrre on monday.
    Im interested in hunting majority of things, deer, chamois, pig, goats.
    Anything to get me out at the moment.
    Cheers for all the replys.

 

 

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