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    Christmas Hunt

    My wife and kids went away at Christmas for a few weeks , so I thought I better take advantage of it and go hunting and spearfishing .
    Headed up the top of the corromandel for a week first , but unfortunately the diving was pretty average , with no decent snapper around ,and winter like dive conditions. Had an exciting experience of an Orca swimming over my head in 8m of water while I was lying on the bottom waiting for a kingi to come back for a shot ! ended up getting a couple of kingis, but not a lot going on really.
    Next , me and a couple of mates jumped on the ferry and headed down the west coast , and walked into the wilderness area for a hunt . There is nothing better than getting off the tracks and just heading up a river using your own route finding, especially in south westland.
    We spent a week in there ,shot a few thar and chamois with my mate getting a nice 9 chamois but with a forecast of 50mm of rain and crap after that we bailed out and headed over to tekapo area for a week in the dry open tussock country and a nice hut . What a massive contrast to the first week of drizzle, sandflys and daily clag . Feeling nice and fit now ,we did some large days and had a great time seeing around 150 to 200 thar for the week. Not much in the way of mature bulls in our river for some reason , but still had a great time and shot a few meat animals .
    It was great to come back from christmas holidays feeling fit and healthy rather than the usual excessive amounts of eating and drinking .














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    First rate.

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    what a great get away. Can't go wrong with a break like that.

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    Very envious !!! , cool pic,s , you've got me thinking of my own fitness now for the roar .
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    Epic

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    Up there

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    Great pictures!
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    Mint!

    I think Ill suggest my wife and kids go overseas next Christmas!!
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    You gotta love that , awesome trip alright. Excellent pics.

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    Bro wicked trip!

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    Great trip!

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    yes it was a great trip. A bit depressing going back to work after that lot !

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    Great stuff Casey, Brian said you made a new stock for the Zastava, better fof shooting prone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Great stuff Casey, Brian said you made a new stock for the Zastava, better fof shooting prone?
    It is carbon so a bit lighter, and sprayed with green truck bed liner for grip and wear. nice limbsaver on it too. very pleasant to shoot.
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