Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
Like Tree16Likes

Thread: Southern Ruahine

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    3

    Southern Ruahine

    New to the forum and just moved to the Manawatu area. Can anyone point me toward a spot that doesn't require too much bush hunting?
    Happy to travel up to 1 hour, currently living in Ashhurst. Tried a couple of spots (Number 2 Line and Coppermine but animals were few and far between) any info would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Caretaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,338
    Send me a pm
    madmaori likes this.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

  3. #3
    Member HNTMAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,857
    They are in there, just have to keep looking

    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
    BRADS likes this.
    Hamish
    027 5422 985
    www.hgd.co.nz

  4. #4
    Member Reindeer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Wanganui no H
    Posts
    362
    Like Hamish said, they are there. Slow down, sit and watch for a bit. You will be surprised just whats there that you may have just walked past.
    So many deer are missed by guys walking to a spot that "Has deer" that just mission past deer along the way.

    Slow down a take 5 have a good look. heaps of options in Ruahines;

    Takapari Road is a four-wheel drive only road that reaches approximately 10km into the Ruahine Forest Park. To get there, head towards Pohangina from Ashhurst and turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. Follow this past Komako, then turn right onto Takapari Road. Diggers hut can be accessed from a track approximately 6 km up Takapari Rd.

    Access Mid-Pohangina and Ngamoko huts from the Pohangina River at Piripiri Bridge (where Pohangina Valley East Road crosses the Pohangina River). This is about 1.5km north of Takapari Road. Note the river bed section of this walk is not passable when water levels are high. The outlying land parcels may also be accessed from Piripiri Bridge.

    Ruahine Forest (West) Conservation Area (part) is one of the outlying parcels, which may be accessed from the Kahikatea walk. This is located on the left approximately 1 km past Arbon's Road.

    Agreed access poled routes

    Opawe Road provides access to the Maharahara High Point track, but is closed from 15 August to 15 November for lambing. From Ashhurst, head north up the Pohangina Valley and turn onto Pohangina Valley East Road. The Opawe Road turn-off is just before the Highland Home Youth Camp. The track to Maharahara crosses farm land from the carpark sign-posted off this road.
    No. 1 Line provides access to the No. 1 line track. Head towards Pohangina from Ashhurst and turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. Follow this past Awahou School. Turn right onto No.1 Line Road and continue along this gravel road to the carpark at the end.
    No. 2 Line provides access to the Ruahine Forest Park. Head towards Pohangina from Ashhurst and turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. Follow this through Awahou then turn right onto No.2 Line Road and continue to the carpark at the end. Note there are no tracks at the bush edge.

    Access by prior arrangement

    Visitors must phone the landowners to make arrangements for access beforehand.


    To access Te Ekaou and Forks huts (from Pohangina Valley East Road), you must cross private farmland. Prior permission must be obtained from the relevant landowner.
    An alternative route to Mid-Pohangina hut that avoids walking the river is to cross private farmland. To get there, head north up the Pohangina Valley from Ashhurst and turn onto the Pohangina Valley East Road. Continue up the valley for approximately 28 km from Raumai Junction. A sign on the farm gate on the side of the road indicates the start of the track. No dogs are allowed on this land, and the access is closed during lambing. Prior permission must be obtained from the landowner.

  5. #5
    Member Tahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    5,881
    You will have as a good a chance up the Coppermine as anywhere. But sorry, you will have to bush bash a bit. Effort equals reward.
    Last edited by Tahr; 13-02-2016 at 10:51 AM.
    Pengy likes this.

  6. #6
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    @Graywhale

    Bush hunting is where it's at mate.

    This is the purest form of Deer Stalking available to us.

    Open Tops Hunting is really just shooting.

    However both methods can be very productive once you've acquired the necessary skills, although taking a Roaring Stag in the bush at 10m or less will have you buzzing for days.

    Cheers
    Pete
    Wildman and veitnamcam like this.

  7. #7
    Member Pop Shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Rangitikei
    Posts
    976
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    You will have as a good a chance up the Coppermine as anywhere. But sorry, you will have to bush bash a bit. Effort equals reward.
    Heading up there today with the mrs to do the loop walk. Not allowed to carry the rifle though

  8. #8
    Member 199p's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    3,072
    Bro head up lovedays
    Head up the river for a few hours then cut up any ridge on your left.
    Heaps of slips just start working over them
    Konus binoculars " The power to imagine"

  9. #9
    Member Driverman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    HUTT VALLEY
    Posts
    335
    A lot of hunters in Ashurst. Put the word out and you should be able to hook up with what you want

  10. #10
    Member craigc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Upper Hutt
    Posts
    1,340
    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Bro head up lovedays
    Head up the river for a few hours then cut up any ridge on your left.
    Heaps of slips just start working over them
    Yep. Theres not normally easy deer any where, but you may fluke one from time to time.

    Most of us would love to have deer one hours drive away... :-)

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    105
    Living in Ashhurst you have HEAPS of deer within far less than an hours drive. No 1 line, Opawe road, Takapari road, Whariti road, Coppermine road (as you have already suggested), Fairbrother road, Loveday road. Take your pick. Any of those and you can't go wrong, albeit most of it bush hunting. If you want open stuff then head into mid Pohangina hut, heaps of slips and clearings there. However you might have access issues at the moment as I understand the land owner has recently passed away so it is in limbo at the moment. Or head to the tops.

  12. #12
    If your not fast your last Shootm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Mighty Manawatu
    Posts
    2,726
    When for a walk last night and saw 4. There may or may not be a big TV aerial where I went
    Nesika and Puffin like this.

    I Have Sexdaily. I mean Dyslexia! Fcuk!

  13. #13
    Member HNTMAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,857
    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    When for a walk last night and saw 4. There may or may not be a big TV aerial where I went
    Snee road??

    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
    Wildman, Shootm and madjon_ like this.
    Hamish
    027 5422 985
    www.hgd.co.nz

  14. #14
    Member Tahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    5,881
    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    When for a walk last night and saw 4. There may or may not be a big TV aerial where I went
    Thanks a million Shootm. That's my secret hunting spot at Avalon ruined then.

  15. #15
    If your not fast your last Shootm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Mighty Manawatu
    Posts
    2,726
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Thanks a million Shootm. That's my secret hunting spot at Avalon ruined then.
    As long as we don't plaster it all over the Internet we should be fine
    Nesika and kiwijames like this.

    I Have Sexdaily. I mean Dyslexia! Fcuk!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Big itch for Southern hunt
    By Keenas Hunter in forum Hunting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-04-2014, 09:53 AM
  2. April Southern Trip...
    By Danny in forum Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-02-2014, 11:33 AM
  3. Southern Runners
    By Neckshot in forum Outdoor Transport
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-12-2013, 09:34 AM
  4. Southern Ruahine Hunters
    By BRADS in forum Off topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-11-2013, 06:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!