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    Wtb bits and pieces for south island trip

    Im flying into the hamner springs tops for the first time april next year so need to start gathering a few bits and pieces.

    After a backup mag for a 7mm rem mag to fit a mdt lss chassis. Prefer plastic if possible.

    Lower end spotting scope , prefer leupold if possible around 5-600 hopefully

    Neo air sleeping mat or similar, so i dont have to take my ginormous Kathmandu roll out one

    Fly/tarp?

    Im open to suggestions if you have something i may need, its my first big trip and am used to north island bush hunting. Cheers!

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    If it is your first trip, I would come earlier. Feb is the best month to shoot a Cham and stags are stripped and in the open / bush edge. Where are you flying to ?, Bill Hales from Hanmer shoots most of that country although I dont know what the Waro venny market will do this summer
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    Bill Hales has been slaughtering Tahr though, so far I have not seen him fly any deer out lately and I usually do as I can almost see his new house from here. Besides all the Hanmer choppers went to Marlborough yesterday for frost protection, its -4 in town this morning.

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    First week of april flying in above the hurunui river i believe, been asked to go im not organizing the trip.

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    @matto1234 don't know what area you are going but just remember some of that area got hammered by 1080 this year and yes it kill a lot of deer. I looked at flying in from hammer early this year it work out cheaper to come in from west coast. Do you home work on what water is around for drinking,where we where there was enough to supple Auckland. Good tent, i find a walking pole was very good also a good pair of binos makes a huge difference in animals you pick up.The 10x40 i use up here for all my hunting i thought were great into i look through a pair of zig saucer ($1000) man what a difference. Boots are very important. 30M of paracord
    You don't have to have all the gear like on tv to enjoy your time there.

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    @matto1234 i have a Leupold 15-45 x 60 with small tripod and case for $500.00 if your interested
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    Hmmm .... would not be giving $$ to chopper operator who's cashed in on the Tahr cull. Suggestions for hunter friendly west cost side ? (sorry to hi-jack your thread)
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    Hales will flick you up into somewhere you could probably have walked to
    Because you have the luxury you will take plenty of gear
    Therefore you won't be able to keep moving

    That said I hope you have some luck.

    If I was going to do a decent fly in I would take a little more time and do it in South Westland at that time of year

    Lewis and st James is easy walking in
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Hales will flick you up into somewhere you could probably have walked to
    Because you have the luxury you will take plenty of gear
    Therefore you won't be able to keep moving

    That said I hope you have some luck.

    If I was going to do a decent fly in I would take a little more time and do it in South Westland at that time of year

    Lewis and st James is easy walking in
    As far as i know its amuri? helicopters and we are going to a waterfall creek/stream area wherever that is. Im hoping its a worthwhile trip. Cheers

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    Amuri are good buggers its who the locals use when they can
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    @matto1234 Don't forget a good camera and take heaps of pic's
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    Make sure you have a quality tent, first priority.....

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    Well talk about coincidences. Went to the library here to meet my wife so that when she closed up we could down the road and vote.

    Wife was talking to Bill Hales wife, she introduced me to Mrs Hale. Turns out their WARO operation hasn't been going since March as the buyer in Germany for all there deer closed up shop due to Covid, she mentioned that apart from a DoC contract (and we know what that is) he has done no local deer hunting at all since March.

    So hopefully there is plenty around.

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    I was hunting in South Westland last week and the helicopters were out hunting around the tops, so someone must be buying the venison.

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    Well talk about coincidences. Went to the library here to meet my wife so that when she closed up we could down the road and vote.

    Wife was talking to Bill Hales wife, she introduced me to Mrs Hale. Turns out their WARO operation hasn't been going since March as the buyer in Germany for all there deer closed up shop due to Covid, she mentioned that apart from a DoC contract (and we know what that is) he has done no local deer hunting at all since March.

    So hopefully there is plenty around.
    Someones in the shit!

 

 

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