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    Over Nighter to Jap Creek

    I wanted to check out some new (to me) country this weekend, I tossed up a few areas, plan was to mish it in after work Friday, have a full day and walk out Sunday morning. Work turned to custard and there was no way I was leaving at 8pm so I ended up leaving at 5am the next Morning, The walk in was foggy - I couldnt see much past the barrel of my gun on the way in. As I dropped into the Oamaru River the sky was clearing.

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    I have never been to the hut before so had a quick nose around, a well appointed place with a great outlook. Plenty of trout were seen in the pools just outside the hut with my naked eye, some polarized glasses would have no doubt revealed more.


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    Pressing on to Jap Creek I arrived mid morning and had a nose around the few campsites there.


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    I stopped for an early lunch then headed up the creek and hunted the terraces on the true left, simply beautiful country in there. The wind however wasn't playing ball, plenty of fresh sign was found but nothing so much as a spooked deer.

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    Next morning it was time to walk out

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    I decided to have nosey around the flats before crossing the stream to head home, I saw this guy but Just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on a yearling (I think I've gone a bit soft in the head since the birth of my son)

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    Back at the wagon took just 2hrs 40 (from Oamaru Stream crossing)

    I did just shy of 38k's in 30 hrs so the feet are a touch sore this afternoon

    I will definitely be back.
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    Good stuff!
    If it was me that yearling would have been coming home, but I always enjoy seeing photos of live deer

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    That's a good wee walk.I found a mercator at that sign about 25 years ago.
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    Beauty @Timmay a Nice spot and a nice report. It almost felt like I wasn’t rocking a baby all weekend


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    you walked thru poronui i take it? i havent done that since before they changed the access so you didnt walk across the private block. was sitting at camp at clements last night just discussing a return trip or over the te iringa into the tikitiki

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    Good write up , great pic,s always like looking at different places especially in sika country !! must have been 20 years since I chased those little critters
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    Cheers guys.
    @scotty yeah in through the Yanks land, would be fair more of a walk in over Te Iringa but plenty of hunting opportunites on the way in.

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    Excellent recon trip nice to see animals about.

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    Awesome write and photos mate, have done a fair bit in jap creek up the top end from the kaipo side myself. Good thing about going in from te iringa is you're hunting a lot of the way up, about 6-7hrs. The deer love the jap creek tops all year round, you'd be surprised at how much warmer it is up there in the winter on fine days, get's sun straight away whereas the likes of the kaipo and valley floors are much colder. Cheers.

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    Cool pic of the deer

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    That's a bloody solid walk for an overnighter man. Lovely spot in there with some very cool country. Been a while since I was in There, must be overdue.

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    Brings back fond memories, looked the same in the seventies, just more n longer grass on the Oamaru flats. Could bee from the few gut bags Mooseman and me spread around there. Good on you Timmay and thanks for pics.

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    Is the hut still standing up Jap Creek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Is the hut still standing up Jap Creek?
    I didn't come across any huts, plenty of camp sites though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    I didn't come across any huts, plenty of camp sites though
    Ok.
    There used to be a small A frame just above the forks. It was originally DOCs but was abandoned many years ago. Was getting a bit manky when I was last there 20 odd years ago.
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