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    Otupua Hunting Block Trip 2013

    Fly in trip with Blair, Paul and Jackson with Tongariro Aviation to the Otupua Hunting Block.



    To our surprise we also saw feral goats feeding on the runway, the first time I have seen them in the Kaimanawas.

    This was the last flight for Tongariro Aviation to the blocks, as HeliSika have now taken over the charter.

    Many thanks to Gerrard and Lisa from Tongariro Aviation, especially as Gerrard flew us out on his birthday.
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    Looks like great county

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    Just realised this should be in the magazine section... oops.

















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    Some great quality pics there. Did Jackson get that one for Blair or was it LR?
    I need to brush up on my video editing skills after watching that

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    Fantastic Dogmatix
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    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 sako75 View Post
    Some great quality pics there. Did Jackson get that one for Blair or was it LR?
    I need to brush up on my video editing skills after watching that
    From a lookout, took a while to find it, with all the other scent trails.
    Paul got his from the same point... I missed mine from there too.
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    Fantasic vid and pics

    Has parts of the area been burnt or native logged in the past?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Great video Dogmatix, thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Fantasic vid and pics

    Has parts of the area been burnt or native logged in the past?
    Yep, much of the valley was farmed at one stage (similar to Poronui), now reverting to scrub. In 10 years, many of the grassed areas will be manuka.
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    Bowhunters Society members have taken a lot of animals out of there over the years.
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    Anyone else heard of goats in the 'Pua?

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    Cool.

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    Nice vid.
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    Have spent months in there. Never seen any goat sign in there.
    The only thing Gerard did was balls up a good operation that Air Charter had. Gerard and his track record were never going to succeed. Thats why helisika would have been so keen to back him. The cost of flying to private blocks has now become very one sided.
    Good video though.
    Last edited by 7mmwsm; 07-03-2013 at 11:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Yep, much of the valley was farmed at one stage (similar to Poronui), now reverting to scrub. In 10 years, many of the grassed areas will be manuka.
    Needs a bit of a spray to keep some open bits then
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

 

 

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