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    Te Puke Fallow

    I'm going to head down and try my luck in the Te Puke area for a fallow-freezer-filler, but don't know the area at all. Can any of you local fullas suggest the best road access areas?
    Not asking for spot-x, just a productive area

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    Im sure you've got a few PM's by now as they are all closely guarded secrets. Go any where on public land, and go early is my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt4life View Post
    I'm going to head down and try my luck in the Te Puke area for a fallow-freezer-filler, but don't know the area at all. Can any of you local fullas suggest the best road access areas?
    Not asking for spot-x, just a productive area
    Go down number 3 road all the way to the end and then the road at the end on the left is called Demeter Rd follow it until the end where the carpark is then the rest is up to you.

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    When you going in mate?
    Can pm you my number to have a chat, plenty of options
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    When you going in mate?
    Can pm you my number to have a chat, plenty of options
    Gibo H4L is a top bloke so the very least you could do is guide him in to your best spot. You know you want to!
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    Depends what day Rushy

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    Sent you a PM Gibo. Cheers Camowsm

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    Camowsm is a top bloke also! Put me onto kimber rifles and found me my current one. I still owe him a beer!
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    Update boys... It appears DoC has been employing cullers (16 with dogs reportedly) to decimate the fallow population in the Te Puke hills. My cousin and I entered all three popular road ends yesterday and tramped about fifteen kms over the day, only to find one antler-bashed tree, one small patch of month old droppings and two questionable hoof prints in mud. Summary, if you don't know where there are always deer in this block, don't waste ANY time or money getting yourself there to hunt them. I don't believe they're even there this summer

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    They will still be around, cullers will never get them all. Im pretty sure that cullers that do get put into the Tepuke hills are usually employed to cull the goats too rather then the deer.

    The private land surrounding the Tepuke hills holds alot of deer over spring/summer so its possible the lack of sign is due to the animals moving off to graze on the farms.

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    I may have to get off my arse and see for myself
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    cullers went through a few years ago for goats they shot very few deer they didn't get all the goats either its heavily hunted all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes View Post
    cullers went through a few years ago for goats they shot very few deer they didn't get all the goats either its heavily hunted all the time
    Sure is, need to go more than half an hour from a road end to see them on doc land

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    Maybe. I accept that Any half sensible deer would be on the scrubby farm boundary at this time of year, but you would still see ageing sign from winter if they were there in numbers I consider worth the effort chasing. I can drive to any other DoC land in the central north island and see sign immediately from the road end car park and that to me is motivation to hunt for deer. I've never been keen on hunting for a needle in a hay stack, so anyone who is, is welcome to it Good luck

 

 

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