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    Ruahine Ranges...Tamaki

    Heres a few pics

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    This peak is Takapari

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    The car park

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    The slip in the middle is Cats Paw

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    What is the hunting like in there Dundee?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Havnt hunted there for a good while Rushey. But we used to meat hunt a bit off the Takapari Road which skirts along the top of the range and is accessed from the Western side of the Range. We pulled a few deer out of the heads of the Pohongina but there is a lot of leatherleaf up there in the sub alphine belt. I guess you know what that is like. You cant go under it and you cant push through it. You can though make some progress clambering over the top of it but it costs you skin. I once took out my sleeping bag out and slept in the middle of a mountainside of it once. I never thought I was ever going to get out of the bloody stuff.
    Along the top of Dundees picture of the range was an A frame hut I presume it is still there. I think we called it Takapari Hut

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    Thanks Scribe. How is the manuscript developing?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Thanks Scribe. How is the manuscript developing?
    Last Chapter...Funs all over now I can see the end in sight...Hard and boring work to come editing and all that stuff.

    Having a few days off and kicking over the traces. Cant get out to fish....Cant hunt in all this wind. All I can do is raise the IQ of all you people.

    I dont know how to put up one of those smiley faces but that last one was not a serious comment.

    Catch ya 'Rushey'
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    Good on ya Scribe. Good to see you back in our midst.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Its good hunting up there but like everywere in the ruahines you dont shoot them close to the car park!

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    Yes its hard work unless your lucky enough to get one on the Takapari Road or the track up Holmes Ridge or a handy one on the creek would be nice.That Cats Paw slip is productive they used too fertilize the grass years ago but its a steep climb.

    I've got a mate that had there wedding photos up at the Holmes Ridge heli pad.The bride and groom stood in front of the helicopter,classic.

    I took my girl up to the Tamaki picnic area and thats where I proposed too her.Must of been good cause we still married.
    She had no idea, we went up there with KFC and a few beers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    we went up there with KFC and a few beers.
    Dundee you are a bloody romantic bugger. KFC and a few beers. How will us mere mortals live up to that sort of classy act?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Good on ya Scribe. Good to see you back in our midst.
    +1

    The forum wasn't the same without you
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    It seems that you have a taken one of these photos from our Woolshed Dundee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    It seems that you have a taken one of these photos from our Woolshed Dundee?
    Yeah I did the car park looked full. Now that the picnic areas blocked off to traffic its a bit of a cluster up there.

    By the way does Doug still have any running off the farm?

    Welcome aboard BRADS

    I can add lots off pics too this thread,I practically lived up there as a young fella. Great times!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich007 View Post
    +1

    The forum wasn't the same without you
    A heartfelt thankyou from me for the compliment. 'Rich'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    A heartfelt thankyou from me for the compliment. 'Rich'
    You have had many more compliments and respect on other threads on your short silence.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    You have had many more compliments and respect on other threads on your short silence.
    +1!

    Scribe I hope you don't take this the wrong way but in the short time of knowing you over this awesome forum, I'd like to think you are a bit of a father figure that I could always go to for advice. It's good to see you back around the place. And your little personal note inside my book was such a lovely touch, I really appreciate it!!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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