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    Another Canadian on the forum

    G'day eh!!

    Hi I'm Greg from Canada more specifically east of Toronto Ontario, avid hunter and life long fishermen.

    I'm your typical canadian love the outdoors and raised my girls too also, I'm now 55 yrs young still play ice hockey twice a week, love strumming a guitar by the camp fire and always thinking about where my next hunting or fishing adventure will be.

    I take my hat off or I should say toque off to all NZ hunters what with the 1080 drops and WARO shoting your prime stags, you pursue your passions against the odds all while getting the short end of the stick from politicians and big business..

    Kiwi's and Canuck's have a lot in common, bigger influential neighours and liberal politics aside we generally are passive in nature and seem to look on the bright side on things

    My reason to join the forums is to learn everything I need to know about hunting there as I'm planning on coming next year and would like to do it just like an everyday Kiwi would, while i guess every hunter is looking for the big head gear I've never mearsured a hunt by rack size its always been about being engaged in the pursuit, the feelings the memories!! Game calling is my passion wether it be for Bull moose or big gobbler tricking an animal with a call is a rush.

    I like reading about hunts especially during the roar and i'm a Youtube junkie for all New Zealand based hunting videos you can say I'm obsessed with roaring stags!!

    Unfortunately I'm not getting any younger so my window is short to pull this off, most of my mates at my age just can't do what I do because of their fitness level but I still do the 10k hikes mind you recovery is taking longer!

    I will answer any question about hunting in Canada thrown my way and i want to gain a broader perspective of how things are in New Zealand

    Thanks Hunt Safe Cheers
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    Nice intro. Welcome to the forum.
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    Nice to have you aboard, welcome. My son is now a Canadian citizen and has been since our last visit in 2007 when he did the official ceremony. His wife comes from Cambridge in Ontario. I have two grandsons who are starting to get into the hunting. My wife and I will be over in September this year ( hunting season)
    He is ranching in Princeton BC and has access to some great hunting, Elk, mulies, whitetails, moose etc. You live in a great place, look forward to your fall hunting stories.

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    @moosemeat welcome to the forum, a good intro goes a long way on this forum. If you get a chance love to see some hunting pics of Canada.
    It would be one place i loved to visit

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    Welcome.
    RIP Barry S. 18/01/20

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    Welcome aboard eh
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    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Welcome to here

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    I do like me some maple syrup.

    Mate, Your attitude sets you well for NZ hunting, bring that to the ground and you shouldn't have any shortage of local, ah, "elder-folk", happy to point you at an animal.

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    Welcome young fella. Check out the stories our member Tahr posts about him and his mate Brian. Inspirational to those of us that think our best years are behind us.
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    Welcome, I have family in both London and Sarnia Ontario and nearly moved there from England but came here for a visit 19 years ago and never left

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    Welcome in mate.
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    welcome aboard.
    Like your intro.
    Good idea to contact someone local as while we are a small country with good game numbers around (in spit of the 1080) finding the animals can take time and a few visits to the same area. If you are time limited having someone on the ground to help goes a long way to success.
    I'm from the far north with no deer.
    I have done a couple of SI hunts using a guide, both public land and free range private land as that suited my limited time windows.
    In the North island I do both public land and private land hunts unguided.
    Zq

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    Welcome here

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    Gday eh. When you say east of Toronto where do you mean?

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    welcome
    Im a kiwi who moved to Canada 6 months ago, if you enjoy hunting in Canada with all the restrictions you are going to love hunting in NZ
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