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    Newbie!

    Hi all. I'm Sniper.
    Been reading all the posts over the last few weeks and decided to get amongst it.
    I'm fairly new to hunting, have't got a deer yet, but got a couple pigs a while back.
    I see there is lots of advice on here, so I wont ask for any just yet, apart from any info on the Kaimai's and Pureora if anyone has any.

    Thanks, Sniper

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    Newbie!

    Good to see you here, and hunting Deer is great fun.
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    Welcome sniper
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    Welcome Sniper
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    Welcome Sniper. Your name implies that you can knock the nuts off of a gnat at a thousand paces. If that is true then you will fit in well here. On a good day I can hit the side of a barn with a shotgun from ten paces.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    On a good day I can hit the side of a barn with a shotgun from ten paces.
    If I ever have the pleasure of hunting with, you make sure to remind me to shoot I like venison...
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    Sup sniper, love the name. Get amongst it brother.
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    If I ever have the pleasure of hunting with, you make sure to remind me to shoot I like venison...
    I was taking the piss out of myself Toby. I can actually hit the barn from eleven
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    The bigger question is, why are you shooting the barn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    The bigger question is, why are you shooting the barn?
    Because it can't run Toby. Ha ha ha.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Because it can't run Toby. Ha ha ha.
    Thats a good point. I got asked from my uncle why I dont go over to iraq instead of shooting goats all the time I said nah I prefer goats they dont shoot back.
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    Shit just gets out of control around here doesn't it.

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    Yup sure can, sorry going off-topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    Hi all. I'm Sniper.
    Been reading all the posts over the last few weeks and decided to get amongst it.
    I'm fairly new to hunting, have't got a deer yet, but got a couple pigs a while back.
    I see there is lots of advice on here, so I wont ask for any just yet, apart from any info on the Kaimai's and Pureora if anyone has any.

    Thanks, Sniper
    I've hunted Pureora a couple of time, bush and numbers of deer were good.
    I spent a long weekend in the Waihaha Hut on the eastern side of the ranges, was a relatively easy walk and good easy bush to hunt thats hard to get lost in as theres always a track close by (never hunt with out a compass and map mind)
    Never hunted the Kaimais but from my side (Hamilton) they're pretty rough from what i've heard, yet ppl still pull deer out.
    You could also consider the Mamaku ranges west of rotovegas and i've heard there is plenty of hunting around the lakes (tawawera etc).....Plus Wallabys!
    And for a stretch there are the Kaimanawas and have a go at some sika.

    May advice is find somewhere close where you can do day trips, get a bit of stalking knowledge under your belt then venture out

    Hope this helps
    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieRich View Post
    I've hunted Pureora a couple of time, bush and numbers of deer were good.
    I spent a long weekend in the Waihaha Hut on the eastern side of the ranges, was a relatively easy walk and good easy bush to hunt thats hard to get lost in as theres always a track close by (never hunt with out a compass and map mind)
    Never hunted the Kaimais but from my side (Hamilton) they're pretty rough from what i've heard, yet ppl still pull deer out.
    You could also consider the Mamaku ranges west of rotovegas and i've heard there is plenty of hunting around the lakes (tawawera etc).....Plus Wallabys!
    And for a stretch there are the Kaimanawas and have a go at some sika.

    May advice is find somewhere close where you can do day trips, get a bit of stalking knowledge under your belt then venture out

    Hope this helps
    Rich
    Awesome Rich, thanks. Have been in the Kaimais around Aongatete a few times. Just walking and listening to the bush. Seen a bit of sign each time, some really fresh, some not. Hoping to do a bit of the N/S trail this weekend, tramping again, and will look out for sign. It seems quite thick in there off the trails.
    Trying to get my mate to venture into Pureora a bit more, but we are both quite relaxed if we get something or not, so haven't pushed too far in yet. But hope to get in further this summer. Def want to get up to a few of the huts areas.
    Def only go off track with a compass and map. Although, would just a GPS, with some spare batteries be a good idea? Not keen on getting lost.
    Also, is it ok to hunt along tracks? Dont want to get lost as above. But not too worried about it as have been a bit lost before and found our way out ok.
    Just you know, not the plan of the game.

    Cheers.

 

 

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