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    old kaimai rd, any good?

    New to the forum , hi all
    looking to have crack at a kaimai red but have no hunting experance in the area , any advise would be appreciated.
    ive recently moved to te puke and was thinking about heading in from old kaimai rd but am open to suggestions.

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    I was up there yesterday/today, mostly old sign. Not a bad area, but it would appear it’s not a summer spot.
    More meplat, more better.

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    They were a couple of guys in 4wd having a play on the car park today as I passed nearby. I hate leaving my car there, too many idiots hanging around that car park.

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    If your new to it you really need compass/map/GPS and know how to use them! It’s rolling country in there and with all the old tram lines easy to get miss placed. The sign in there used to start livening up towards the roar as the stags in the bush fight it out with the ones on the Farm
    I’ve shot two off the old slip at the start/top of the road before otherwise go for it. Keep it nice and slow! If your sweating your going to fast. Move your head as much as possible bend down look round trees look for shape not the whole deer. Once you see one they just start to stick out, like a penny dropping.
    Just be 110% in identifying and your firing zone. As it can get busy in there and you don’t want to fire back towards the highway
    If you can get someone to drop and pick you up then that saves on the car pack trouble.
    If I had my choice I’d mountain bike into Mountfords road. Think it’s the next access down the range. Then fly camp in there. But you need to go to the tarseal road end as the first one on the right is No access and they will slash your tires also last time I was there they had a P lab going cops have closed that but you have been warned.
    True road end is best and the farmer with the house up on the right is a good guy. He won’t give you permission to shoot on his land but knock on his door anyway and ask for any advice on do don’ts. Hope this helps and good luck.
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    Thank for the advise, doe anyone know a safe place nearby to park

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    I have never had a problem parking there, must be good luck on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    I have never had a problem parking there, must be good luck on my part.
    Ive never had trouble parking anywhere in the kaimais, including Henderson’s.
    More meplat, more better.

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    Locals can be feral up at Whaka "Site of the old Blade "on occasions I have seen a Hilux with three rounds put through the bonnet out through the dash odd tyre slashed too

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    il try my luck at the car park, got a trail cam i will try and set up looking back at the ute

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    Never had issues parking anywhere up there.

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    Usually go for a hunt at the old blade, Ngamuwahine or further along towards Katikati, when visiting my family in Tauranga. These days I tend to leave the glovebox & console lid open to show there's nothing worth stealing.
    To be fair, have never had a problem parking in that area.
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    Going to have a crack at the Hendersons Tramline area next weekend ,get a feel for the place , il let you know how i get on.

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    Good stuff @muka88 go slow and wear the new blaze a rainbow Afro
    Nar just kidding about the Afro
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    Quote Originally Posted by muka88 View Post
    Going to have a crack at the Hendersons Tramline area next weekend ,get a feel for the place , il let you know how i get on.
    go in early. its about 45mins to a hour before first tram clearing, you would want to be there when its just light enough to see.

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    45 minutes which direction clockwise or anticlockwise as there are two entrances on the map . Thanks

 

 

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