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    Sika Altitude ?

    Howdy all.

    Iíve got next weekend booked in, and Iím thinking of giving sika a go (have never hunted them before). Iíd initially planned on chasing fallow but think the 14/15 probably a bit early for the rut, sika should be going?

    Iím planning on looking through the Waimarino catchment from Kiko Rd, had an old timer tell me it was great when he was last here 20 years ago, so with a bit of luck Iíll encounter something. During the roar, are sika more likely to be on the flats, in the bush, or on the tops, or is it more a case of they are where you find them? Iíve read that theyíre usually between 900-1100m asl, but not sure if this rings true for the roar.
    While Iím at it, can anyone point me in the direction of a crash course in sika vocals, I.e when to single call, heehaw, mew, and what they all mean?
    Big thanks in advance.
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    20 years ago is now judge as being an old timer shit I hit forty five yesterday and don't consider myself an old timer
    Guess I considered wrong
    Sorry never had the pleasure of hunting Sika but there was a bread going on here that might be of help I'll see if I can find it.
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    Here ya go ya young wiper snapper might find some info lurking in here.
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ka-sika-22816/
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    It`s the same as hunting all deer, they will be up high so fly camp up on the high ground and hunt the creek heads. If you get a whistle the buggers got you pegged, so see if you can spot him/her. Always check the wind drift and hunt like a leopard, slowly and stop often, like the cowboy said to the Indian, how is it you are better hunters than us, Indian said white man walk heaps, look little , Indian walk little, look heaps. That's it, the mark one eye ball, but be sure it`s a deer.

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    Thanks crew. The codger who pointed me to the Waimarino hadn’t been there for 20 years, but he would be about 70 now, so I stand by the phrase “old timer”!
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    Fallow are going now man. Had 3 cranking this morning. But I’ll be chasing sika next weekend too.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sika Seeker View Post
    Fallow are going now man. Had 3 cranking this morning. But I’ll be chasing sika next weekend too.......
    That’s interesting to note, gives me a bit of a headache! Which herd if you don’t mind me asking?
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    Waikato herd bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sika Seeker View Post
    Waikato herd bud.
    Oh, I didn’t put a ballot in so problem solved
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    Kiko rd is a bit different now, bit more over grown, many of the reds that were around and were easier to hunt have been poisoned or shot so the clearings have all but disappeared.
    Hope your bush skills are good mate, good luck

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    No deer up Kiko Rd. Better just stay home. No deer at all.

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    There was a shed load of sign just off the track when I went for a little wander in August last year but been 1080 since then

 

 

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