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    Tussock Hut

    Hay guys

    5 of us went into tussock hut in the Kaweka's The famous Harkness valley ( so im told )

    There was a vast experience with as us one of the guys was 72 and another 65 (ish) with years and years of hunting and us others 3 may as well been newbys.

    We had Chris take us in 11 in total split into two groups Tussuck Hut and the other 6 went to Ngaawapurua Hut



    But we took this one



    Wasn't really taking pic's to write up a nice report but here is a few that i took









    We found a few the coppers beat us to



    We got up at 3:30 ( partly due to my pinched nerve not allowing me to sleep)

    It got cold



    But at least we where out there trying at the right times



    We ended up seeing / spooking 4

    Didn't end up with any but had a fantastic time all the same.

    The other group had about the same luck, They watched a spiker in a creek head for a bit but couldn't get a shoot.

    They ended up with 3 trout

    Definitely heading back in there just wait a month or two

    Cheers
    Shane
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    I am encouraged that someone 72 is still hunting. Woohoo at least 12 more years of it.
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    Good on you for trying, nice ride in that lady better than the Robby.
    Off all the guns in the safe you took the tikka 708
    Neat pics as well, I'm in for December.

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    Good on ya Shane.

    You'll get them next time alright.

    Just have to perserver.

    Looks bloody cold alright.

    Not too keen to see the carcass left to rot ... I'm from the If your not going to recover it and use it then let it walk on by group of Hunters.

    Do you think this may be a result of DOC Search & Destroy Mission?

    I also believe I've shot a Hind in that patch of bush highlighted by the sunshine in your last photo.

    Love that bush scene too.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I am encouraged that someone 72 is still hunting. Woohoo at least 12 more years of it.
    He is a legend. Hunts every week and is fit as.

    Goes for solo hunts all the time around here to his many bivi's he has stashed.

    had some great stories and he is a soon to be reader of the forum at least

    This is Him Brian after a huge day on the hill about an 8hr morning hunt


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Good on you for trying, nice ride in that lady better than the Robby.
    Off all the guns in the safe you took the tikka 708
    Neat pics as well, I'm in for December.
    Fuck off i did thats pauls i took the 7-375
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Good on ya Shane.

    You'll get them next time alright.

    Just have to perserver.

    Looks bloody cold alright.

    Not too keen to see the carcass left to rot ... I'm from the If your not going to recover it and use it then let it walk on by group of Hunters.

    Do you think this may be a result of DOC Search & Destroy Mission?

    I also believe I've shot a Hind in that patch of bush highlighted by the sunshine in your last photo.

    Love that bush scene too.

    Cheers
    Pete
    It got down to 24F according to my rangefinder.

    Yeah there was a couple shot and left to rot. Looking at the open area we seen this one it would def be in the search and destroy.

    Its an awesome area cant wait to get back

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    Great spot Tussock, did ten days there a few years ago, bloody great. lots of options from there too, around into the Mangatinoka, or over the saddle and down to Jap Creek, or over to the Boyd. All good hunting.

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    One of my favourites, certainly...
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    Tussock Hut is truly one of the must go to places in the Kawekas thanks for he write up.
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    Great pics and a nice write up, dont feel so stupid at taking up hunting at 55......heeps of time on my side!!!!!!!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Great pics and a nice write up, dont feel so stupid at taking up hunting at 55......heeps of time on my side!!!!!!!
    Scouser me old mate you have decades of time left yet.
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