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    Recent rain in Ruahines?

    Hey lads, we have been getting a bit of rain the last 2 days here in Napier.

    We're looking at getting out for a hunt tomorrow as there's a little window in the weather on Tuesday.

    How much rain has there been in the hills from say Dannervirke to Ashley Clinton area?

    @Dundee @BRADS

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    We have had 20mm down here,there must of been more upstream as the Manawatu River is high since yesterday.
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    40 odd mls here go hard mate.
    Creek will be up a bit

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    Thanks boys, will head somewhere else up this way where i wont have any creeks to cross getting in or out ;-)

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    I must have looked pretty strange yesterday walking along Guppy road then along the stop bank in the pouring rain just to see if the new gear and boots I had bought was waterproof, came home after and hour in the rain warm and dry!
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    Was up at rangi hut today. Wind and snow. Started on my way to triangle but turned back as the snow was getting close to my knees in some spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltic_Kiwi View Post
    I must have looked pretty strange yesterday walking along Guppy road then along the stop bank in the pouring rain just to see if the new gear and boots I had bought was waterproof, came home after and hour in the rain warm and dry!
    That's in Taradale isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    That's in Taradale isn't it?

    Yes just down from Tareha park
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltic_Kiwi View Post
    Yes just down from Tareha park
    That is where my nana lived before she kicked the bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltic_Kiwi View Post
    I must have looked pretty strange yesterday walking along Guppy road then along the stop bank in the pouring rain just to see if the new gear and boots I had bought was waterproof, came home after and hour in the rain warm and dry!
    I didn't see you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    I didn't see you.
    It must be camo then.
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    How did you get on @GWH ? Looked like a beaut day up there today with a slight westerlie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    How did you get on @GWH ? Looked like a beaut day up there today with a slight westerlie.
    It was a bloody beautiful day up the hill @Dundee. I went to catch up with this sika stag i have captured a few times on the game camera. Finally worked out where he is hanging out over the winter.

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    I was in super stealth stalking mode, dropping down this steep gully following very fresh stag prints, then i could smell deer, more fresh shit and prints, wind coming up the gully in my face, beautiful. I was dropping down through some thick shit to try and break out into a more open area, i lose my footing and slip and make a bit of noise, instantly a sika warning squeal at all of 10m breaks the morning silence, god it was loud too. I squealed back in an attempt to stop him long enough to get eyes on him, unfortunately didnt work this time. Didnt even get a glimpse, the following squeals getting further and further away had that gnarly raspy end to them (like the end of a sika stags roar). Awesome.

    I hung my top on a tree, and walked off as far away as i could and still see back to it, in the hope he may come back to check it out, waiting for 15 mins, that didnt work either. I guess Sika stags dont get old by being stupid eh.

    Oh well, it was nice being out there doing it, making the most of a short gap in the weather. Beats working any day!
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    Cheers for the update
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    It was a bloody beautiful day up the hill @Dundee. I went to catch up with this sika stag i have captured a few times on the game camera. Finally worked out where he is hanging out over the winter.

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    I was in super stealth stalking mode, dropping down this steep gully following very fresh stag prints, then i could smell deer, more fresh shit and prints, wind coming up the gully in my face, beautiful. I was dropping down through some thick shit to try and break out into a more open area, i lose my footing and slip and make a bit of noise, instantly a sika warning squeal at all of 10m breaks the morning silence, god it was loud too. I squealed back in an attempt to stop him long enough to get eyes on him, unfortunately didnt work this time. Didnt even get a glimpse, the following squeals getting further and further away had that gnarly raspy end to them (like the end of a sika stags roar). Awesome.

    I hung my top on a tree, and walked off as far away as i could and still see back to it, in the hope he may come back to check it out, waiting for 15 mins, that didnt work either. I guess Sika stags dont get old by being stupid eh.

    Oh well, it was nice being out there doing it, making the most of a short gap in the weather. Beats working any day!
    GWH

    Your onto him alright.

    Sounds like spine tingling stuff............ but I'm not surprised he gapped it.

    Don't Squeal back..... that's their fuck of your gonna get hammered by what ever made that noise signal.

    Try a soft Mew instead.

    He might mistake you for a fawn long enough for you to drop your cross hairs on him.

    Better luck next time.

    BTW he might be a good 8 next year.

    Cheers
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