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Tales from the bush
Sue and I spend a lot of time up in huts as we make our living possuming. As you know you can only play so many games of solitare by candlelight before getting bored silly. So have started writing a f...

Started Feb 11th, 2017 at 8:45am by beepete
4 491 Last Post Mar 28th, 2017 at 8:31pm
By: Grandad
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Ongaonga Nettle
Found out about Ongaonga Nettle the hard way while out hunting the Mamaku's yesterday. Fell in to a plant on the rivers edge, felt like I was cover in wasp stings in the beginning, followed by a numb ...

Started Jan 31st, 2016 at 10:53pm by Willie_the_Waiter
17 3019 Last Post Jan 31st, 2017 at 7:55pm
By: sako
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How NOT to get your deer
How (not) to catch a deer.... *This is funny !! Why we shoot deer in the wild (A letter from someone who wants to remainanonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this) I had this idea that ...

Started Feb 12th, 2011 at 9:19pm by Pengy
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By: kiwikid
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Rex Forrester and Joe Keeley
We had a deercullers reunion at the Wairake hotel, Taupo about 1979 give or take a year or two..
Myself and another were in a final roar off for the roar competition, we would stand on the back o...

Started Mar 15th, 2008 at 8:53am by Alan
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By: sako
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UFO - Maybe?
This is a true story that my parents told us years ago. Happened in Wanganui,in the Mangiati Valley, up the Kaurarapaoa Road some 45-50 years ago. Deer prices were at a all time high and Dad would sho...

Started Jun 26th, 2015 at 10:16pm by Goat007
5 2442 Last Post Feb 8th, 2016 at 1:07am
By: vorno
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Bad smell in the Hut
I stayed in a hut in the Tararuas when I had just started hunting with a mate and we were late starting the walk so go to the hut in the dark and was met by 4 guys that were on there way out. They wer...

Started May 9th, 2008 at 10:32pm by autoh
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By: Canadian Mulie
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Dump shit you do as kids!
My mate and I both owned 22 slug guns and our houses faced each other across my dad's paddock approx 100 yards apart. We used to stand facing each other and allowing for the pellet drop had turns shoo...

Started Jun 30th, 2015 at 1:50am by Goat007
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By: TJ
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rifleman squad tararuas??
completed 4 day tramp in the tararuas  this cristmas and found sort of a stash along the way it ,was  a fairly large one with lock up boxes that had rifleman squad written all over it now I never tamp...

Started Jan 29th, 2013 at 10:11am by 3030
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By: Tararua Hunter
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An unpleasant mishap on a cousin’s dairy farm….
When my eldest son finished High School a few years ago he wanted to taste a bit of country life so I arranged for both of us to spend two weeks on a cousin’s dairy farm down in Victoria – milking 90 ...

Started Oct 29th, 2013 at 11:00pm by Wantok
12 5937 Last Post Apr 29th, 2015 at 4:55am
By: Prtnd Huntr
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The test continues
This is a sequel to the first yarn, found here:
Constructive criticism encouraged!
My better half and I have been togethe...

Started Nov 14th, 2014 at 12:50am by Victor
1 2608 Last Post Nov 17th, 2014 at 8:49am
By: bazz
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The Real Test
Another yarn. Feedback welcomed.
My significant other, eldest of three, is bright, fair and loyal. A couple of years ago I knew it was time to take the next step – to meet her parents. I ...

Started Feb 6th, 2013 at 3:44am by Victor
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By: timandtalon
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By: whereami
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I just mentioned this in passing on another thread a while ago and I was asked to tell about it so here goes.
The winter of ’70 had been cold.  We were in the second week of whore fro...

Started Aug 3rd, 2013 at 8:12am by Old Jack
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By: smallgamehunter
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The new apprentice
The new young guys/girls always get a bit of stick when they first get into hunting its part of the initiation.
There were three of us including a new apprentice heading into the spot x for a lo...

Started Aug 19th, 2008 at 12:44am by Kaimaikarl
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By: Tuckerbox
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WW2 Fighter aircraft wreckage in the Rimutaka foot hills
Many years while at a friend’s house in Wainuiomata I noticed a large bent propeller blade off an aircraft in the back yard. He related a story to us about a fighter plane crashing into the Rimutaka f...

Started Dec 28th, 2009 at 2:08am by Simon Gibson
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By: Flintlock
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Blackwater rafting with Drunken Duncan
I am not sure when black water rafting truly kicked off commercially, but it was in the late 1980's that myself and my flatmate at the time, Drunken Duncan and I decided that a wee excursion to the Wa...

Started May 28th, 2011 at 7:30am by Aunty
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The Hunters' Silence
Thought I'd try my hand at some writing. Criticism welcomed.
“There’s a few poking around,” he murmured. “Good spot for the roar.”
Blimmin useful information, I thought. I opted for ...

Started Jan 25th, 2013 at 4:14am by Victor
13 3794 Last Post May 27th, 2013 at 3:49am
By: toyota
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I am trying to produce a book showing recipes,quotes,yarns etc for the Waikato Air Ambulance appeal -it will take me all winter! but I need genuine yarns from as many as possible, AND ANY clean jok... willy250

Started May 14th, 2011 at 5:02am by willy250
8 3129 Last Post Mar 21st, 2013 at 7:35pm
By: Hughesy
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