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    Ruahines

    Would like to take 2 new hunters in to the ruahines this coming weekend it's a place I wana start hunting , with no luck I'm giving up on the sika for a while.
    Thinking of staying at Longview hut this a good place to start? Is there a better starting point?


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    Quote Originally Posted by petree View Post
    Would like to take 2 new hunters in to the ruahines this coming weekend it's a place I wana start hunting , with no luck I'm giving up on the sika for a while.
    Thinking of staying at Longview hut this a good place to start? Is there a better starting point?


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    Good place two start, hut is often very busy on some weekends. Lots of animals in there at the moment, we have shot a lot from the track, @338 keeps shooting my pet ones
    Good hunting down into the gully heads two the north of the hut.


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    I'd keep going down to top gorge..some great slips and flats. Good on change of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    I'd keep going down to top gorge..some great slips and flats. Good on change of light.
    I recall that very early on in your forum and hunting life you got a couple down there with your first Sako. Yeah?
    Still got the pic to post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I recall that very early on in your forum and hunting life you got a couple down there with your first Sako. Yeah?
    Still got the pic to post?
    Yeah that's right. They were the first reds I shot in the ruahines when I moved back to Hawkes bay. I do have that pic somewhere. KK and myself did a few trips in that area. 04-05 seems an age ago now

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    Thanks guys just have to get up there and try our luck. Would u base ur self at the hut or would you go higher? Head there's a fe animals up there ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by petree View Post
    Would like to take 2 new hunters in to the ruahines this coming weekend it's a place I wana start hunting , with no luck I'm giving up on the sika for a while.
    Thinking of staying at Longview hut this a good place to start? Is there a better starting point?


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    Giving up on Sika for a while? I don't hunt them any different to reds. Admittedly, I mostly hunt the tops, my method is to get above and look back down to the bush/scrub edge, and when you think that there is nothing, look again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petree View Post
    Thanks guys just have to get up there and try our luck. Would u base ur self at the hut or would you go higher? Head there's a fe animals up there ?


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    I wouldn’t go too high at this time of the year. The wind can be an arse around Longview so pick your weather. Either hunt down the creek as Nathan says, or head along the ridge into the watershed going the other way as Brad says. Nth/East I guess it is. If you head up hill through the saddle towards the tussock there is no need to go right to the top. You can sidle along the leatherwood belt (in out, under it, or above it) after not too much of a climb. Turn Nth East (on your right) going up the main spur when you hit the scattered leatherwood and hunt the gully heads.

    You will work it all out when you get there and see it. Take your time and use your binos a lot. You will see more deer looking down than you will looking up. You can access it all from the hut.
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    Massive tahr thanks for all that .i must be in the ring place inthe kawekas I can sit there for days with the wind inmy face and I don't see a thing . I must be blind or I must stand out like sore thump or even so drink fresh up


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    Here it is Tahr

    Also this photo from in the creek running down there

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    Wow looks real good how far from the hut is this?


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    That’s it Nathan. Neat memories, eh.

    Petree, I’ve been thinking. You are going to have to think through what you are doing wrong in the Kaweka’s. Shifting location and/or species is unlikely to make any great difference unless you figure things out.

    Cheers

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    Longview hut area
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    Ive got some pics somewhere from high up on Otumore one awesome morning. Sika8 and I went for a wander.

    Bumped into a good stag up there too. See if I can find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Here it is Tahr

    Also this photo from in the creek running down there
    @Nathan F pics of Ruahine creeks are unique, I reckon they all say do you wanna a fight lol. no matter weather the weather is fine or shit they are your friend and foe all in one go.Time to get back out there.
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