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    Te kopia reserve

    Does anybody have any info on hunting te kopia reserve , just wanting to know where
    Best access is thanks

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    Hunted it for years, actually was up there on the Reporoa side last Friday nite. There is a public access on the western side of the saddle via the thermal on Te Kopia rd, and on the Reproroa side there is access up Handcock rd. Has been smashed with 1080 so numbers aren't high at all./
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    gone up there lately @Gapped axe ? thinking of haveing a wonder going in by handcock rd got any tips?

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    nope haven't been there for around 4months, fuk all sign as well.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    numbers are very low in there and apart from the two access points mentioned by gapped axe is land locked by farms te kopia rd access is a bit dodgy must be mindful of thermal holes, I wouldn't walk it in the dark. awesome view from the top but very hit and miss

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    You ever got a deer in there

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    Whats the bush like lads ? I work in the area and have always wondered

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    You ever got a deer in there
    yes but I had direct access from the farm I was running there at the time. always above 600m and in the evening on open pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llewelyn View Post
    Whats the bush like lads ? I work in the area and have always wondered
    the parts I went to was viable tight scrubby to open tracks, very steep on the west side where you had to be mindful not to fall off a cliff

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    There's access through a farm at the waikiti valley end of te kopia road but the cocky doesn't like letting you through but as far as I know it's public, Mcnaughts farm from memory,

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    Yes Mcnaughts farm' he likes you to ask him. If anyone has gone in before you he says no as its not safe. (Remember mate shot mate a few years ago). Its also a very steep climb. I live at Waikite but always do the long walk via Handcock Rd, and if you meet the farm owner while crossing his land (I have never been so lucky and dont have a 4wd) he may give you his phone number and give you access with your 4wd. Not been in for months but last time pig sign not much deer sign

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    It's DOC land and public access so it's not his call to make

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    Quote Originally Posted by chindit View Post
    Yes Mcnaughts farm' he likes you to ask him. If anyone has gone in before you he says no as its not safe. (Remember mate shot mate a few years ago). Its also a very steep climb. I live at Waikite but always do the long walk via Handcock Rd, and if you meet the farm owner while crossing his land (I have never been so lucky and dont have a 4wd) he may give you his phone number and give you access with your 4wd. Not been in for months but last time pig sign not much deer sign
    I lived down te kopia rd at the time of the shooting, I assume you know the guy. it wasn't a easy time due to the nature of his job and the events surrounding how it happened.

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    it was sad
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