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Thread: Otawa Forest hunting?. Welcome bay access.

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    Otawa Forest hunting?. Welcome bay access.

    Hi everyone,

    I live near the Otawa forest up the welcome bay end. I was just wondering if anyone has any success up there?.

    Last week I walked in there for the first time with my dad's 308. sako, 150 grain bullets. I'm sure that's enough stopping power for fallow?

    Anyway I bumped into a sleeping stag literally 3 meters from the track but I had the gun decocked and not on half bolt like I should have.
    It jumped up behind me(only woke up as I walked past it) and took off, I only had a split second to work the bolt for a un-scoped shot. I tried running after it through the supplejack and dense forest but those fallow are fast buggers lol, gave me a fright that's for sure

    I've only been up there once and ran out of daylight for a decent hunt, seems to be very dense and looks like an extremely hard area to hunt. lots of dead leaves that crunch and make too much noise in boots, I might go up there for an early morning hunt this week.

    Cheers, where's everyone going for the roar this year? Ruahines and possibly Kawekas too for me.

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    .308 is more then enough for fallow

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    If you are going to chase them around you might be better off to swap your boots for running shoes...bullets beat fast feet every time.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    There's no chasing in that area from what I've seen so far, real dense tawa and rewarewa. Lots of dead leaves and twigs so I might have to take my boots off for a proper stalk.

    Tauranga is definitely one of the hardest/shittiest places to hunt compared to other areas. Might get up early one morning this week for a look, only 5 minute drive from my house.



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