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Jan 28th, 2007 at 8:00pm
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Im starting to know the valley I hunt in pretty well, but there was still one creek I had yet to explore.  I've only looked into it from a distance and wondered if there was good deer numbers up there.  This weekend was the one where I wanted to explore it I set off on friday night with stalker.
  Saturday morning we set off in the dark and got to the top with the first light breaking over us. Two other blokes were at the top, one since Thursday but they'd had no luck.
The weather had turned bad on them.  We swapped hunting info for a few moments and carried on. 
Both of us had packs on and I wanted to get a deer before lunch so that meant dropping
down through some open stuff where we would have half a chance.  Stalker and I hunted
along making heaps of noise. I'd crossed these guts before but this time I stuffed up and got to high. The bush got thicker and wetter and I couldnt hear bugger all with all our crashing, the deer were long gone.
Until right infront of me  there was a squeal and a crash, then the usual whistle from over the next ridge. Dumping the packs we snuck forward, homing in on the whistle. Right in the middle of the gut was a yearling standing in the open. ChiiiiiiiiRRRp. Stalker took the shot.

Stalker dealing to the yearling


This had taken the whole morning up so we followed a spur off into the main creek and down towards the camp spot I use when in the area.
Around 2pm we set off up the left creek to explore the heads.  This was good exploring mission but no good for stalking. As the evening wore on we climbed to the top of a ridge and got onto a hunters access track. We heard Kaka and saw those little parrot birds which i think are called kakariki.  I didn't make it to where I wanted to but it wasnt looking flash anyway, Very little sign at any hight, no sun and wet soft dirt under foot. The beech on top was awesum though, more sign, good visibility, on a good day the deer would feed right up here from the other side.

Top of ridge seperating two main vallies.


Before i left I had a cunning plan, I would just take a sleeping bag liner instead of a sleeping bag.  saves heaps of room and weight but not as warm as i'd hoped.

It made sure I got out of bed quick though, I'd had to put on full thermals and my stoneycreek shooters jacket on to keep frostbite at bay. I gulped down some oats and told stalker id have a go at getting a deer before we headed off, just a couple of hours up that gut there i said. I filled my pockets with muesli bars and gps and set off in the poring rain.  First three terraces were deer free, then i went into the gut and that was no good so i followed it back to camp. Stalker was gone with the camera by the looks so i sat down and waited. Ten minutes later he was back.
He said "I heard a deer whistle then crash off right over there when I was still in bed this morning."
I looked where he pointed. "Right over there aye, I know where he'll be theres a nice gut up there where i've shot deer before."
So i grabbed the rifle and set off across the creek, the sun now started shining down on me and the rain stopped.
The lower parts of the hills in this valley are all terraced from the water erroding the soft pumice over the centuries. Up ontop of the first terrace I had a nosy around. Nothing.
Picking my way up onto the second terrace I snuck across but no deer noises.
The third terrace was the final one, I peeked over the edge, still nothing. Have faith aye.
Have faith. Have faith. Have faith theres a deer around here somewhere. And so it was.
A young stag facing directly away browsing in the sun. Bang flop.

Me coming back to camp with a bag of meat.



Three creeks camp


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Re: Beech trees n Beach feet, Mutton cloth n maggo
Reply #1 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 8:28pm
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You call that a "Hunting Report"?!  Shocked

Ri-i-i-i-i-ght...   Cheesy



Edit: OK, there's been three more pics and a story added since I posted yesterday, in case anybody wonders what I was on about.  Cheesy

Good report, Jet.  Cool
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Let me guess somewhere in that photo there is a deer right?
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 9:44pm
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youve outdone yourself this time Huh
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 9:47pm
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i'm picking there will be more to come

jet has a habit of doing this essay's in installments  Wink
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 10:04pm
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MADNESS wrote on Jan 28th, 2007 at 9:47pm:
i'm picking there will be more to come

jet has a habit of doing this essay's in installments  Wink



That might be the theory of those slack Tahr hunters but they havent even tried to make a payment yet Wink
  
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what thar hunt  Huh

it was a f**king mith it never happened Grin
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 10:26pm
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Yeah i like to take a few breaks while posting essays its hard work
  

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Reply #8 - Jan 28th, 2007 at 11:29pm
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Oh yeah I think a heard a deer hee hawing this morning, way up valley.  Bit early isn't it?
  

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Reply #9 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 2:21am
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Nothins impossible but he hawing at this time of year is bloody close to it.

So the secret creek didnt stack up?
  
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Reply #10 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 10:06am
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good stuff guys i didn't think we had got the full story with just that one pic Wink

p.s. you will find that the aging of that deer starts with an "F" not "Y"  Grin
  
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Reply #11 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 10:20am
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Nice work guys:)
  
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Reply #12 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 10:49am
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Do you think so madness, How old would that make it be? 2 months old?
  

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Reply #13 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 11:11am
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yea mate a yearling would be much bigger than that

here is one shot in march
  
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Reply #14 - Jan 29th, 2007 at 11:44am
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alritey,
mick I didn't get right up into the head where i would of liked to but i found a hunter access track going right around which will prolly link up to the one we were on.
  

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