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    Whirinaki hunting

    Heading down to Whirinaki Forest Park for 3 days were staying at waione flats should be there in a couple hours has anyone got any ideas on how I should hunt there and that sorta thing. Cheers

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    Waione Flats sits between RD 88 and Rd 87 which run back into the native. Both these roads will give you walking access at least a fair way back of the main drag. There are numerous clearing throughout but make sure you have a compass or GPS as it can get a wee bit tricky in places. RD 87 goes in just past Waione Flats opposite the Old Army camp, Rd 88 goes in before you drop down to Waione maybe a couple of km's before on your left coming in from Minginui. Shot a quite a few deer throughout these areas over the years but haven't been in there for a while. Lots of other tracks to poke around on as well. Good luck post up your trip when back.
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    jeez Anthony you are close to Rushy's roost down there. I could have given you the good oil if I'd known earlier. There are both deer and pig down there.
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    Forgot to mention that RD 87 joins onto RD 88 several kms in.

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    Was there today, 1080 everywhere- still on the ground.


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    When did the drop happen? I thought it was months ago? Not enough rain to break it down maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Was there today, 1080 everywhere- still on the ground.


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    pick it up and post it back
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    pick it up and post it back
    probably not a good idea
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    How did you get on @anthony ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    When did the drop happen? I thought it was months ago? Not enough rain to break it down maybe?
    Thatís what I figured also. 19.09.17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    How did you get on @anthony ?
    Just regained cell service. So day one got our camp which was more close to the army camp. got the quad of the back of the camper and got the fire lit then I went for a quick look up some tracks before dark with the 7mm08 nothing not evin any tracks just only sine I saw was the doc signs saying they dropped 1080 4 months ago which is allways a downer any what on the way back from camp I smoked a couple rabbits for tea. Second day we decided to go way back in to the bush to a little back country hut that is a pretty well kept secret around there. Any way it ended up taking us (me and a 70 year old bush hunter (Doug) ) about 9 and a half hours to get there becouse of all the wind fall getting in our way not to mention the amount of noise it makes trying to get through it spooking all the deer. Closer to the hut the deer sine became more prominent, this was a definite moral booster for us after our journey when we got there the time had reached 5:30 and there was no way we would make it back to camp so we had to spend the night there with no sleeping bags or any food. Doug stayed at the hut that evening to get a bit of a rest so I took the gps and my rifle for a look around the place for a deer may be only ended up following some stag prints for about 300 meters then it got a bit dark so I went back to camp as we didn’t bring our head torches so I got back to camp and had a horrible night sleep. Day 3 woke up and frozen wrapped up in a survival blanket with was not nice. Anyway we headed off and found heaps of sine so the 1080 definitely hadent taken them all ! We got back to camp in about 7 hours as wen decided to follow some streams and rivers. Back at camp Doug showed me a spot on the gps we’re the army had done some training and built some strange structures he said that every time he had been there he had seen a deer or 2 do I took the bike up the road about a k and walked in down a very very run down trail and got on to something straight away I could evin smell it so I stalked it for a couple hundred meters then I heard a bark and then a another and another but couldn’t see any thing then heard the deers hooves trampling away. gurrrrr so yet another trip empty coming home handed. As for the place I thought it was awesome but so easy to get lost the country is real steep and lots of creeks and ridges but the deer sign, tracks and stag rubbings are thick further in the bush plenty of fresh shit aswell just impassable to be quiet with all the wind fall shit in your way. Cheers im definitely not a author so sorry about the spelling and that
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    Thanks for the update.
    It took me a while to get one two and a half years hunting the Kaimais back in the 90s.
    Keep at it. You will get there.
    Good to see you had a survival blanket on you.
    Maybe next time a few energy bars.
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    Sounds as if you were onto them, that hut you stayed at was it Bob Collins one back in off the end of South Rd? Used to meat hunt that country east of there back in the mid 70's great country and lots of deer back then. Still sounds not to bad at the moment, keep at it and you will be successful soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    Sounds as if you were onto them, that hut you stayed at was it Bob Collins one back in off the end of South Rd? Used to meat hunt that country east of there back in the mid 70's great country and lots of deer back then. Still sounds not to bad at the moment, keep at it and you will be successful soon enough.
    Yea mate bobs hut some one took the pen for the hut book so I had to write my name with a vivid
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    Never been to the hut myself but know about where it is, our old stamping ground was in the country to the east of the hut in the Te Tehi stream. Haven't been in there in a few years and I think the old track in will be a nightmare after the snow damage from last year. Getting a bit old to lug a big pack full of meat out of there now but we shot a lot of deer in there over the years.
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