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Reply #30 - Sep 22nd, 2017 at 10:58pm
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Rumpy wrote on Sep 22nd, 2017 at 8:31pm:
Mostly around the hunter hills or hakataramea valley. I only know of the DOC blocks which seem to be a bit hilly. Have a look here
http://maps.doc.govt.nz/mapviewer/index.html?viewer=docmaps


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Reply #31 - Sep 24th, 2017 at 6:35pm
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Any creek with a bit of scrub in it is a good spot.  Late afternoon to twilight usually produce.  Smiley
  

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Reply #32 - Sep 25th, 2017 at 7:49pm
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There was heaps of them out on doc land around midday last week Smiley
  
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Reply #33 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:03pm
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Ok so I bust my arse on the back of a two wheel motor bike to get up Mt Studholme at the crack of dawn and had a good look around, got a glimpse of one but that was it.
Does it get spotlighted a lot or something? plenty of shells on the ground beside the track.
Are any of the other DOC hills worth going up ?
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Reply #34 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:36pm
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oh come on.....really????
we went up there 2 weeks back late in arvo ,cloud was down low and wind was gusting...... saw two on front face at first place we stopped.
saw two more over back in tussocks..we were out of wagon for possibly 1hr at most,before cloud closed in and ended any chance of finding others. saw others in distance earlier.
slow down/sit down and use your binos.
or get down away from track and roll rocks down into gullys. we used to make lots of noise/roll rocks and let dogs go bananas but now we seeing just as many and shooting more by using binos instead.
  
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Reply #35 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 7:41am
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Yep no kidding, I went right up to the summit and slowly coasted back down stopping and taking five minutes to look about every 50-100 meters or so, cloud was a bastard though.
like you say next time Ill walk a little off the track, lambing is all but over anyway.
Definitely much easier spotlighting on private land.
  
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Reply #36 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 12:37pm
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There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them
  
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Reply #37 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 2:19pm
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Fair enough I didn't go too far off the track as I was a bit nervous about leaving my bike behind, so are they long range shots then ??
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There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them

  
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Reply #38 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 3:04pm
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saw a dozen there two weeks ago only 30 min walk from the truck  , just gotta sit and glass was my first time and iwas amazed how small they could look amongst the tussock . dropped one at 400m  Grin
  
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Reply #39 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 6:20pm
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Gman wrote on Nov 17th, 2017 at 2:19pm:
Fair enough I didn't go too far off the track as I was a bit nervous about leaving my bike behind, so are they long range shots then ??
Bullie wrote on Nov 17th, 2017 at 12:37pm:
There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them



Shots can be 5 metres to as far as you can shoot. When I went out with Micky I shot 7. 3 @ 250, 3 @ 300 and 1 @ 100.
  

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Reply #40 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 9:10pm
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Youll find them in the  scubby creeks where its a bit swampy and watercress is growing right now.
  

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Reply #41 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 6:17am
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The furthest I shot one was 660 yards and the closest I one I shot was 35 yards.  As in any hunting if you willing to stalk a animal you can get real close or you can shoot them at distance it's your choice that's the beauty of hunting
  
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Reply #42 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 7:04am
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great to hear you got on ok Bullie...660 yards is a plurry good effort.
  
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Reply #43 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 8:30am
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Thanks mate I'm hoping to go for them on Sunday if weather is good then I can drop.off those beers. It's amazing once your eye is tuned in on them how you can spot them in brush. I think that's the furthest my 223 can throw the rounds at them.
  
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Reply #44 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 10:00am
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Wow thats some good shooting ! Must be well dialled in.
Ok thanks guys, sounds like I need to hunt a bit smarter and shoot a bit straighter  Grin
  
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