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Remote western Te Urewera questions
Jul 6th, 2018 at 4:43pm
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Hi all.
I'm looking to spend a couple of months in the bush on the Galatea side of Te Urewera. Call it a mental health break from this bloody city.

I basically just want to be left alone and I'm fine with a nasty 6-8 hour walk (pretty standard when hunting ridges in Waioeka).
I'm looking at heading somewhere completely off track between Ohutu stream and Mangawhero stream.
What are the chances of people being in there?
Don't care too much about finding the best spot or anything like that as I'm sure there are plenty of deer in the whole area for everyone.

Basically want an isolated spot I can go to and potentially return to in the future. I'm a bit antisocial as you can probably tell.

If you guys give some good advice I'm happy to tell you where I saw a big 10 pointer in Te Urewera about 3 weeks ago as a sort of trade, because there's nothing worse than people like me making threads like these right? Cheers
  
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Re: Remote western Te Urewera questions
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 5:09pm
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Or for this matter, anywhere far in on the western side of Te Urewera is fine
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 5:39pm
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Why don't you go on a big walk in there. You could start at Minginui and finish at Whakatane.  Do a bit of exploring on the way.
  

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Re: Remote western Te Urewera questions
Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 10:07pm
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What are you gonna eat for 2 months?
You need to suss a food drop off with one of the heli operators.
2 months will go by pretty fast in there. Lots of places to explore.
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 10:46pm
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Will bumb into some people in there        never alone  in there 😊
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 7:01am
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read wlid pork n watercress, Grin
  
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Talk to TJ. Wink
  

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Reply #7 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 10:15am
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hell,,talk to me
left branch bar none,,but put a sign outside for any choppers to fly on by Grin
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 1:21pm
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Magic is the man to talk to as an ex shooter in the Urewera
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 8:27pm
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Lot more traffic over the western side of Te Urewera at the mo with the Rusa roar and all that. Can be a hard time of year to live in the bush if your not well set up...
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 11:12pm
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264Magic wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 10:15am:
hell,,talk to me
left branch bar none,,but put a sign outside for any choppers to fly on by Grin

That would be kaitawa??
  
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Re: Remote western Te Urewera questions
Reply #11 - Jul 8th, 2018 at 11:59am
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Appreciate the feedback boys.

Will be carrying about 2 weeks worth of food at a time so will be returning to the vehicle.
Yeah it pretty much is a wild pork and watercress type of ordeal  Grin Grin

I've taken this feedback on board and I think I'll change location to somewhere between Ruatahuna and the lake.

Not interested in staying in a DOC hut.
Don't get me wrong they are great, but it's a bit counter-productive to walk all the way in there to get some isolation, just to stay at a hut. I have no issues carrying a heavy duty tarp in, a roll of building paper and setting up a little shelter for a few weeks.
I have only have to carry those big heavy things once in and once out anyway.
Will probably head into the southern Ruakaturi wilderness exclusion zone as I know a bit of that area and I consider it to be pretty gentle country when it comes to the hills (excluding Manuoha obviously).
I'm going back into that park of Te Urewera in a month so flick me a message if you're going in there before then and I'll point you in the direction of a stag anyone.
A 10 pointers a big deal to me  Grin
  
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Reply #12 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 10:27am
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meathunter72 wrote on Jul 6th, 2018 at 5:39pm:
Why don't you go on a big walk in there. You could start at Minginui and finish at Whakatane.  Do a bit of exploring on the way.


Done that, lots of fun
  
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Reply #13 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 12:20pm
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be a few possum trappers about as well as rusa hunters. always plenty hunters around kaitawa. check all the empty bullet cases in the trees by fire place
  
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Re: Remote western Te Urewera questions
Reply #14 - Jul 11th, 2018 at 4:38pm
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JaffaHunter wrote on Jul 8th, 2018 at 11:59am:
Appreciate the feedback boys.

Will be carrying about 2 weeks worth of food at a time so will be returning to the vehicle.
Yeah it pretty much is a wild pork and watercress type of ordeal  Grin Grin

I've taken this feedback on board and I think I'll change location to somewhere between Ruatahuna and the lake.

Not interested in staying in a DOC hut.
Don't get me wrong they are great, but it's a bit counter-productive to walk all the way in there to get some isolation, just to stay at a hut. I have no issues carrying a heavy duty tarp in, a roll of building paper and setting up a little shelter for a few weeks.
I have only have to carry those big heavy things once in and once out anyway.
Will probably head into the southern Ruakaturi wilderness exclusion zone as I know a bit of that area and I consider it to be pretty gentle country when it comes to the hills (excluding Manuoha obviously).
I'm going back into that park of Te Urewera in a month so flick me a message if you're going in there before then and I'll point you in the direction of a stag anyone.
A 10 pointers a big deal to me  Grin


Shouldn't find as much foot traffic over in the manuoha  Grin heading in from papuni?
  
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