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Thread: Places to hunt in Wellington region??

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    Places to hunt in Wellington region??

    Hey guys, i am a Wellington local and have been hunting in Akatarawa forest for a while now without succsess and am thinking about checking out a new spot. I am relativley new to hunting and Just wondering if any locals wanted to share there knowledge, feel free to PM me, Cheers Josh.

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    I have family that have quite a bit of success with reds in the Tararuas, also the Rimutakas? Might be worth looking at this if you can't get onto any private land Hunting in the Wellington/Kapiti region.
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    Its all about getting out alot and learning the area.. If you have been out 10 times at 10 different locations then you may still be as bad as being out on your first hunt.

    The animals are out their but are way too cunning as they know that we hunters exist.. lol. I asked the same question on this forum when I got my FAL and was unsuccessful after few hunts.

    Followed the advise of our seniors out here on the forum and started learning the area. As you start doing that, your unsuccessful days will slowly start turning to successful days and m very sure we will be reading your trip reports fairly soon..

    Another very handy tip if you are new to hunting.. start after animals that are less cunning to hunt (like goats on public land). Track and trace their movement, time and place they shelter, and in no time without you even realizing will hit onto your first deer..

    I can take you along for a goat hunt if you willing to. PM me

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    Quote Originally Posted by initiaz View Post
    Its all about getting out alot and learning the area.. If you have been out 10 times at 10 different locations then you may still be as bad as being out on your first hunt.

    The animals are out their but are way too cunning as they know that we hunters exist.. lol. I asked the same question on this forum when I got my FAL and was unsuccessful after few hunts.

    Followed the advise of our seniors out here on the forum and started learning the area. As you start doing that, your unsuccessful days will slowly start turning to successful days and m very sure we will be reading your trip reports fairly soon..

    Another very handy tip if you are new to hunting.. start after animals that are less cunning to hunt (like goats on public land). Track and trace their movement, time and place they shelter, and in no time without you even realizing will hit onto your first deer..

    I can take you along for a goat hunt if you willing to. PM me

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    Generous offer there slayer
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    Start at the beehive
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    heaps of deer around welly/wairarapa region broski. head up the ruahines, lots of deer up there if your prepared to walk and spend time finding out where they are. hassle the doc boys too
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    Every once in a while someone asks where are the deer at?
    The answer is they are in the fucking bush.

    What I have done is walk myself up a lot of the roadends around the Southern Tararuas and go overnighting anyplace that looked good.
    As a result of all of this time and effort I have found some spots that hold reasonably reliable numbers of deer. Am I going to tell you where they are?
    While the normal answer would be to say do you want me to give you a free beer while you fuck my sister, I will try to answer this question constructively

    1 - Take up initiaz on his generous offer of help - he may be new to hunting here but he is, as we say, out there doing it. And succeeding. Ask the goats.
    2 - and I'll give you these two for free, last time I went up Mikimiki/Kiriwhakapapa track there was precious little sign on the track between the two roadends and Mt Holdsworth Gentle Annie lookout also had no new sign last time I was in there

    So there ya go, I've saved you at least two walks

    What I want to see from you in return is an illustrative moment about how you have learned something new about game/habitat/weather


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    Akatarawa forest definitely has goats in it as I saw sign (droppings) and found a skull the one time I was up there. It's a PITA crawling around in there but it's handy to Welly and goats are easy to hunt once you get on em so have another go or two and you ought to have some success.

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    don't waste your time in the Akas, join the Hutt Valley NZDA and try the Tararuas and Haurangis. There are more deer around now than in anytime during my 30 years of hunting.

    It an't easy to get your first, second and third deer; but once you have started it keeps getting easier.

    More importantly no one ever learnt to hunt on the internet... :-)
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    More importantly no one ever learnt to hunt on the internet..

    Amen to that
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    Lots of sign about at Kaitoke this morning.
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    your best hunting area would be the haurangi ranges ,aeasy hunt would be up the pinnacles creek park at carpark walk upstream, don't go left to pinnacles,just follow main river for about half hour sidle up the r/hand side. easy going, normally plenty of deer sign.
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