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.

DPT Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Seagers
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    CAMBRIDGE
    Posts
    24

    Walking our rifles

    Hi all.
    Been out trying some new spots and hunting up in tonagrio national park. Been walking around here and there. Found heaps of sign. Sat for ages watching clearings. Nothing. Changed places. Same again. Over last two weekends I have seen a heap of sign but no deer. Now I don't usually hunt this high up. So I'm after a bit of advice on where the reds are or what they are doing at this time of year and over next couple months. I know they are in the area but buggered if I know what they are upto.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Seagers

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Dannevirke, southern Ruahines
    Posts
    5,072
    They will be doing fuckall and sitting tight to warmth and food using as little energy as possible.Down my way I will be close close to the ridges were they can get morning and arvo sun without walking to far.Last winter I got two by getting into the areas I mentioned at the crack of dawn and I found them moving about.you will still nail the odd one on the clearings.

    Good luck mate.
    Last edited by Neckshot; 06-07-2014 at 09:29 PM.

  3. #3
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    27,983
    Welcome to the forum Seagers.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  4. #4
    Member stug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oxford, Canterbury
    Posts
    3,506
    We had good luck in spring/summer in Tongariro out in the open areas.

  5. #5
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    3,771
    Quote Originally Posted by seagers View Post
    Hi all.
    Been out trying some new spots and hunting up in tonagrio national park. Been walking around here and there. Found heaps of sign. Sat for ages watching clearings. Nothing. Changed places. Same again. Over last two weekends I have seen a heap of sign but no deer. Now I don't usually hunt this high up. So I'm after a bit of advice on where the reds are or what they are doing at this time of year and over next couple months. I know they are in the area but buggered if I know what they are upto.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Seagers
    Late December/early Jan.
    Hard to hunt that dense bush, so take it easy and hunt dawn and dusk on the mountain bush line, ie get up there.
    Even use the round the mountain track (be nice to the tourists, some of them are shocked to see guns), then cut off it to a suitable area.
    Welcome to Sako club.

  6. #6
    Seagers
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    CAMBRIDGE
    Posts
    24
    thanks for the help. so dogmatix i should be up near the edge of bush slash snow line this time of year? i thought it be too cold.
    cheers

  7. #7
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    3,771
    Sorry I didn't make that clear.
    I only hunt National Park in late spring/summer, when you hunt the bush edge as above.
    They aren't that high this time of year, too cold.
    They will be down low, but that bush is too tight.
    Welcome to Sako club.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wallacetown
    Posts
    300
    Neckshot hit the nail on the head, not enough heat in the sun to make things grow, so they conserve their energy and stay warm, to high an altitude means a lot colder (need more food to keep warm) valley floors- same thing (a lot colder on the valley floor after a good frost) so the warmest places are about the middle of a hill face, easier to divide it into thirds, top third of hill- cold, bottom third- cold and the middle third is the warmest, this is only a rough guide for when the weather is cold and miserable, they will drift up and down to catch the sun.
    hunty
    6.5x55AI

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Savage 17 Hornet Model: 25 Walking Varminter
    By 45SOUTH in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-06-2014, 08:50 PM
  2. Hardened Steel Walking/Jumping Targets
    By myke in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17-02-2014, 09:42 PM
  3. Old rifles
    By petree in forum Hunting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-01-2014, 09:37 AM
  4. My embarrassing sleep walking episode
    By Ryan in forum Off topic
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 18-12-2013, 05:27 PM
  5. Dog Walking
    By Dougie in forum Off topic
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 25-10-2012, 09:16 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!!