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Kaimai hunting help needed
Dec 28th, 2017 at 3:41pm
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Hey guys I'm trying to hunt the kaimais to see if I can fill the freezer but I'm finding it pretty hard as I'm not a very good bush stalker and pretty new to deer stalking. I would like to do some shooting into slips or open river beds to try and increase my luck. Not after anyone's spot x but if someone could point me in a direction of an area where I can find some slips to glass for a few hours would be greatly appreciated for this keen young hunter. Prefer the Waihi, KatiKati or Te Aroha area as I'm living in Waihi now. Cheers
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #1 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 4:54pm
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Not really any open riverbeds in there.
Hardly anywhere you can watch slips from.
Only way round it is to walk and find spots.
If you’re finding it too noisy try wearing sneakers or just socks.
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #2 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 6:55pm
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Google earth will give you an idea of slips then go,and have a look.
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #3 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 9:02am
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south side of thomsons track up high are a few slips,,always used to be deer sign on them,,eve is best so might need to camp out up there
  

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Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 7:30pm
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Heaps of slips north of te rereatukahia hut all the way up to Cashmore’s. They’re only on the slips sometimes, and they’re in the bush most of the time!
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 30th, 2017 at 4:05pm
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Summer and deer stalking dont always go together.  On hot days the deer will be in the shade quite deep into the bush.  They will be out at night when its cool.  And remember that if you get a deer you need to cool it off quickly to avoid the meat going off.  (And that means get it into a freezer quickly.)
Spring and Autumn are better for stalking.
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 30th, 2017 at 6:38pm
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Rain forecast for later next week Deer like dressing with their salad so keep an eye on the forecast and plans your hunts around some cooler temperatures
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #7 - Jan 1st, 2018 at 9:35pm
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Ive had only a few days hunting in there. Tight bush everywhere  ! Gota walk further to find slips, and thats not a guarentee.
Im still yet to shoot a deer im the kaimais.
Hit me up for a mission some time if ya want.
  

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Reply #8 - Jan 2nd, 2018 at 8:16pm
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chris dawson wrote on Jan 1st, 2018 at 9:35pm:
Ive had only a few days hunting in there. Tight bush everywhere  ! Gota walk further to find slips, and thats not a guarentee.
Im still yet to shoot a deer im the kaimais.
Hit me up for a mission some time if ya want.

Keep at it, there’s plenty of reasonable bush in the Kaimais too. Everyone seems to complain about the supplejack, but once you work out how to hunt the place it’s not to hard to get around without venturing into the crappy bits.
  
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Reply #9 - Jan 2nd, 2018 at 9:58pm
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Although I have not seen a deer in the Kaimai's yet after having had 5 sleepover trips in there. Its a lot of fun just going and exploring it. If you don't get a deer it's nice to walk out knowing that you dont have to go through the physical punishment in having to carry out a deer.
  

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Reply #10 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 7:52am
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mitch270 wrote on Jan 2nd, 2018 at 8:16pm:
chris dawson wrote on Jan 1st, 2018 at 9:35pm:
Ive had only a few days hunting in there. Tight bush everywhere  ! Gota walk further to find slips, and thats not a guarentee.
Im still yet to shoot a deer im the kaimais.
Hit me up for a mission some time if ya want.

Keep at it, there’s plenty of reasonable bush in the Kaimais too. Everyone seems to complain about the supplejack, but once you work out how to hunt the place it’s not to hard to get around without venturing into the crappy bits.

Yeah ive spooked plenty in my travels. I know they are there. Good things take time Smiley just wish i had more time to get in there regularly. Smiley
Maybe 2018 will bring me some luck !
  

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Reply #11 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 2:56pm
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shot 1st red for the Kaimais this morning just b4 the rain shot it in the only nice piece of Bush in the area  i was in what a mish to get it back to camp through the supple jack . lucky my dog is a built in gps back tracked me out . some dickhead had shot a yearling butcherd it an left it on the doc track makes us all look shit crawling with maggots in middle of track
  
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Reply #12 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 3:01pm
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Daniel 7mmWSM wrote on Dec 28th, 2017 at 3:41pm:
Hey guys I'm trying to hunt the kaimais to see if I can fill the freezer but I'm finding it pretty hard as I'm not a very good bush stalker and pretty new to deer stalking. I would like to do some shooting into slips or open river beds to try and increase my luck. Not after anyone's spot x but if someone could point me in a direction of an area where I can find some slips to glass for a few hours would be greatly appreciated for this keen young hunter. Prefer the Waihi, KatiKati or Te Aroha area as I'm living in Waihi now. Cheers


my 10c . find a area you like with good sign and get to know it well . use cheap trail camera to see what's around and more importantly what time they moving . and keep at it . this has worked real for me in other local areas . trail cams are gold!
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #13 - Jan 4th, 2018 at 5:35am
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I've pig hunted the Coromandel for a few years and they are pretty much the same bush wise have hunted the dogs in the kaimais a few times but been to many deer and hard to keep them off them so thought deer stalking would be better in there. Just need to learn the trick to bush stalking I think. Shot 50+ deer in other places over the years so hopefully it's just a time thing cheers guys
  
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Re: Kaimai hunting help needed
Reply #14 - Jan 4th, 2018 at 8:09am
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Bush stalking is such an art that I've never come close to sorting out. There are a heap of threads and hunters on here which are packed with good tips and pointers - use the search function. Then the most important thing by far is get out there and practise and learn both from your successes and co*k ups. First step is getting reliably to areas which have plenty of sign, then starting to regularly spook them and finally bowling the odd one over.
  
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