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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Something to cook and eat perhaps. ? :>) Apart from that your list is very good_
    Just chew on a bit of supplejack, plenty of it to chose from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordo View Post
    Had quite a bit of water but those meals just seemed to suck it up. Had easily enough for normal day hunting and some extra for coffee and cup a soup type of thing.
    Compared to having a bit of steak and some potatoes and baked beans which gave more energy and not use any water.
    Find dehy meals warm you up and fill a bit of a gap they are low in energy for what you are doing. With the weight carried with the water you carry far more calories in the other food.
    Not a criticism just an observation from recent experience.
    Yeah especially with an overnighter, just take some real food, leave the soggy cardboard(back country) for when space is tight on longer trips.

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    I once saw a deer on the track into mangamuka so keep your eyes open. Also open for people- there will besome about.

    Wear orange.

    Take a quiet day bag. Also some survival and first aid gear. You will only need 5 roundsof ammo max. Small binos could bevworthwhile to identify stuff without using your scope but you wont be scanning big areas far away . Would be fine without binos!there. No need for rangefinder or gizmos.

    Take 2 sorts of nav eg map plus gos ir smartphone withtopo 50 series and small powerbank. Also take 2 torches so you can change batts in the dark.

    Its all bush up there so you need a raincoat but not full storm gear. No spare shoes. Plenty of water all over there too and the huts near a creek but have a waterbottle. There was a big water bucket there. Firewoid is difficult to find there. Take a candle or inner yube rubber to light the fire but youll need a stove to cook on. Dont take the immodium.

    It wont becthat cold so hunting in linjohns will be ok but you wil get wet. 2 pairs of light polypro gloves will be enough.

    Take a pillowcase.
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    Thanks for all the info guys,

    I have a good trip and need up walking +- 35kms in total. Going up Wairere falls track was not a good idea, I was shattered after going up, and coming down.

    I managed to call a stag in pretty close but could not get a shot on him, bush was just way too thick. also had a call ring out while I was at the hut on the first arvo, but got winded and the animal took off as well.

    I reckon I need to learn some bush stalking skills from a local, I am close to putting an animal on the ground, but I am just lacking that last 10% that is required. the bush is thick and noisy, and I found maybe 3 places that were nice and open.

    I guess the fact that 12 school-aged girls turned up as well doing The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, and made a huge noise, I slept there that night and was gone before they woke up the next morning and hunted my way back to the car.

    Keen to try some open hil top shooting ( clearing to clearing ) now

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    Keep at it. Next time go up The Te Tuhi track. You will save a few hours walk. Rather than stay in huts. Bush hunting is hard but persevere. Eventually you will have success.

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    Summer time cashmores clearing is good. There was a post on here about it a while ago. I would email doc offices about spots with higher Numbers of deer. They're very helpful
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