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    Taupo Reds

    Hi guys looking for areas to hunt reds i have been looking at matakuhia huts off waipunga rd anyone hunted this area ?? Not after secrect spots just want to know if the deer are around.
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    There are red deer there.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by llewelyn View Post
    Hi guys looking for areas to hunt reds i have been looking at matakuhia huts off waipunga rd anyone hunted this area ?? Not after secrect spots just want to know if the deer are around.
    cheers
    Is that private? I would not leave a vehicle unattended through most of that patch if not.
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    I've spent a bit of time on that road, if you want to spotlight it I hope you like early mornings, ie 4am. If you want to hunt it... lol good luck.

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    It's not private but one needs to be careful with vehicles especially if you are parking and heading into Matakuhia huts areas for a night or two.
    I hunt that area so pm me if you wanted someone to tag along sometime. There are some spots worthy on mention.
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    Hey guys thanks for the replies i will try and hide the truck.

    Danny thanks also i work shift work and its abit hecktic at the mo will let you know thanks alot.

    any other areas around taupo that hasnt been 1080d

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    Pumice country so prone to erosion nonmaintained tracks by DOC, contains alot of windfall. Need to have good "bush sense" navigating down the Matakuhia. Available species > reds, sika, pigs and the odd wild sheep. It is an area I like to stretch the legs as I know it quite well. I would go in off Pine Milling Rd rather than try and bush bash your way in on the Opureke Track.
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    check DOCs website it had the green rain a few weeks ago...... soooo don't take a dog and don't expect meat for the freezer

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    when parking my truck in dodge areas I empty glove box and center console and leave them open, I also disable engine. don't want to have to bloody walk home with a deer on my back.

 

 

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