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    Rusa In July

    Im after good info on Hunting rusa in july this year Up in the Galatea area,I have been asked to Orginize a hunt up there for our deerstalkers org.Any good reliable info will be very appreciated............Personaly ive never seen heard or smelt a rusa so dont know why I was asked but im gonna make it happen, thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Im after good info on Hunting rusa in july this year Up in the Galatea area,I have been asked to Orginize a hunt up there for our deerstalkers org.Any good reliable info will be very appreciated............Personaly ive never seen heard or smelt a rusa so dont know why I was asked but im gonna make it happen, thanks in advance.
    Mate keep me posted as I have never chased them either. There are some DoC huts up the Horomanga going in from Galatea that I have had an interest in visiting but have never gotten around to doing.
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    will do rushy, musnt be many rusa hunter's on here

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    Try sending a message o CreepingDeath. He lives right at Galatea and probably knows the bush around there well. Also Mucko is not far from there so he may well be in the know as well.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    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 Neckshot View Post
    will do rushy, musnt be many rusa hunter's on here
    Two of them are about to pm you
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    Sorry mate im good for f-all in that dept. May be able to help with safe parking though let me know some dates. If im not around i should be able to give you a number of someone that is.

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    i have been told that the northern side of the Horomaunga is the area to hunt for rusa. are you walking in or flying. Ring Brad at Hamills Rotorua he knows the area very well he can recomend the best hut to stay at. duckville, casino or maungamako. take a dog and check the pestiside summary.

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    Manaohou Right branch,I saw 2 vapour trails,take a strong torch when you visit the longdrop,could be some fireflys in the Budlier.
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    I have seen two rusa on a roar trip a couple of years ago. Flew into a hut called ngaheramai hut Just south of the Hanamahihi clearing

    This is the upper whakatane river if you want some local info try the guys from Lakeland choppers in Murapara
    I have also seen them shoot one with the spotlight on Hunting Aotearoa in Rua tahuna which is due south of this spot. The ruse that are in the foothills of Galatea are in some seriously steep shit and from what i have been told there are more further in by the whakatane river

    Hope this helps

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    awsome info so far guys thanks heaps.

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    I've hunted them twice now in the Galatea area Neckshot.

    Never saw any Rusa either time but I did hear plenty and I did get to see where they had been standing just seconds before

    I have a trip planned again for later this year .... My plan is to leave the rifle at home so I will at least get to see some this time

    Cheers
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    Don't think the Horomunga holds any Rusa Neckshot ,main concentration is further along the Galatea faces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Don't think the Horomunga holds any Rusa Neckshot ,main concentration is further along the Galatea faces.
    This isnt true. Although i dont hunt rusa i know guys that do and they have sucess there.

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    Which part isn't true ? To my knowledge the Horomunga only holds very small numbers of Rusa if any. There are some nicer heavy timbered reds though & none typical Te Urawera heads.
    Gun control means using both hands

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    Sorry mate not after an argument. I just kniw people pulling rusa out of the horomunga. Your original post said it held No rusa. That is all

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