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    Post Hi all

    Hi everyone,

    I have done a lot of reading of this forum over the last few years and really appreciate all the helpful information gained - so I thought I’d join and make a contribution!

    My hunting journey has been a bit unusual - I started to get into it 4 years ago after joining a mate for a tramp/hunt trip on Stewart Island. 3 days sitting in a tree morning and night overlooking the coast resulted in him scoring a deer and me getting interested in hunting.

    I made a number of unsuccessful trips following - two week long trips across lake Waikeremoana (spooked a few but never got close enough - didn’t have any idea how to bush stalk) and a few days at Lake Tarawera (saw nothing). I also tagged along on a few successful trips when in CHCH visiting my mate - he always happened to be holding the rifle when a deer popped up.

    When there was another trip to Stewart Island being planned - this time to a RMLT block in early 2020 - I purchased a .243 and after two days starting to learn to bush stalk I scored my first deer.

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    Since then I’ve been making the occasional trip with a work mate to the Kaimanawa’s (Te Iringa) - after 4 weekend trips, a lot of advice (walk slower) and a ton of luck I shot my 2nd deer 2 weekends ago - a nice Sika hind.

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    Looking forward to contributing on here where I can and continuing to learn from others.

    Next plans:
    - Keep at it in the Kaimanawas
    - Try to find a good (deer about and car won’t get nicked) spot in the Te Urewera’s to have a try finding some Reds
    - Have a wonder up behind Te Puke (Otawa / Otanewainuku) to see if I can spot a Fallow
    Any suggestions on the above would be greatly appreciated.

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    Great into, Harv! A warm welcome from Wellington.

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    Great stuff @Harv. Good to have you along.

    Cheers
    Phil

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    Gday mate
    Good job on the stalk

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    Great intro. Welcome along. You’ll find us an odd bunch of mismatched antagonists and protagonists that are mostly benign and affable but every now and then a malignant fucker will raise the ire of the group until the malignancy gets cut out. Join in and speak your mind.
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    Good intro. Well done getting results from putting in the yards.
    Keep the jaws from any sika and get them to the Sika Foundation for research purposes. There is a competition called Hindsight, where if you send the jaw in and write a short story about your hunt, you go in the draw for some gear.
    Check out the Sika Foundation website. https://sikafoundation.co.nz/
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    Welcome aboard Harv. If you don’t belong already, consider joining a group like NZDA Tauranga or Te Puke Rifle club. As member of former we have regular shoots at Tect Park, tell lots of porkies and learn heaps.
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    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the deer

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    you have shot a whitetail...AND a sika...holy smoke Batman,them two would arguably be the HARDEST of all to get.....keep going out and learning,you are off to a roaring start...welcome.

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    Welcome Harv.
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    Of stalwart warriors splendid dreams
    the aftermath.

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    Off to a great start.
    Welcome to the forum.
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