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    From the other side!

    Yes, from England, south west, in the county of Devon
    I'm a full-time deer stalker/fly fishing guide, although I'm semi-retired now in my 60's
    Thinking, just thinking, about a visit to NZ, mainly sight seeing as the non hunting/fishing wife would be coming along.
    But, I was thinking about a Tahr, and visiting late November/early December, and of course fly fishing.
    Just not sure about logistics of bringing a rifle with me and your rules and regs.
    I assume they can't be loaned out/hired?
    I visited Montana 4 times and each and every time I had hassle leaving England with a rifle.
    Any advice welcomed.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    Welcome. I lived in Exeter for a while. St Leonards. Nice city!
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    Welcome Richard. Can't help much with any of your queries but there is some very knowledgeable and helpful fellas on here that can. Best of luck.
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    A visitor can obtain a visitors firearms licence and you could loan a firearm or use a guides rifle I believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Welcome. I lived in Exeter for a while. St Leonards. Nice city!
    Coincidence, I was born in Exeter, Heavitree

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    Liked Exeter a lot lived briefly in Sidmouth and spent a bit of time around Bigbury. Used to race sailboats all along the South coast.
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    Welcome. There's a few threads on here that go into this subject deeply, Depending on your travel:hunting ratio you may be better off with a guide that supplies the rifle or there has been some good buggers on here that have offered their time to take people out.
    Search the threads and you'll get a great amount of background info to help you start to plan things.
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    Welcome Richard.

    Im in Robertsbridge (East Sussex) early August. Far from you?
    Would be happy to host you on a deer hunt here in NZ (they wont have antlers when you are thinking of coming). You wouldn't need to bring any hunting kit-between my sons and I we have several of everything I live in the southern NI.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Deer Stalker View Post
    Coincidence, I was born in Exeter, Heavitree
    I worked at Heavitree Hospital briefly. Small world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No good names left View Post
    Welcome. There's a few threads on here that go into this subject deeply, Depending on your travel:hunting ratio you may be better off with a guide that supplies the rifle or there has been some good buggers on here that have offered their time to take people out.
    Search the threads and you'll get a great amount of background info to help you start to plan things.
    Thank you, I'll do a search

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I worked at Heavitree Hospital briefly. Small world!
    OK, this is getting a bit spooky, I met my wife in Heavitree hospital in the early 80's she was a nurse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Welcome Richard.

    Im in Robertsbridge (East Sussex) early August. Far from you?
    Would be happy to host you on a deer hunt here in NZ (they wont have antlers when you are thinking of coming). You wouldn't need to bring any hunting kit-between my sons and I we have several of everything I live in the southern NI.

    Cheers
    Thanks very much, really appreciated.
    I know it's miles from Devon, but if you can make it down my way I'll take you out and return the offer, red/fallow/roe although the first 2 will be in velvet as you probably know.
    If I did make the trip down to NZ I think I would have to pass on the deer, my wife has enough of me chasing them home here, but if I said I was after a Tahr she would understand.

    Cheers

    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Welcome Richard.

    Im in Robertsbridge (East Sussex) early August. Far from you?
    Would be happy to host you on a deer hunt here in NZ (they wont have antlers when you are thinking of coming). You wouldn't need to bring any hunting kit-between my sons and I we have several of everything I live in the southern NI.

    Cheers
    Quite a distance between East Sussex and Devon. East Sussex is next to my old home ground in Kent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jack View Post
    Quite a distance between East Sussex and Devon. East Sussex is next to my old home ground in Kent
    It is a long way, but that didn't stop a chap visiting me, first time failed, engine on his VW Amorok blew up, told him he should of bought a Toyota
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    It's not that far in NZ driving terms, go for it @Tahr!

 

 

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