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Hunting from Packraft
Sep 12th, 2018 at 10:40pm
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Is anyone hunting from packrafts?  There’s a series of events happened through spring and summer that provide an opportunity to meet other paxkrafters.  First one Mangaweka 3 November. Then South Island events in December culminating in a national meet up in Hanmer Springs early January.  There’s also safety training course in planning.  Check Facebook PRANZ Page.

Anyone done any epic trips and shot some animals?  Tips on carrying rifles?

https://www.facebook.com/PackraftingAssociationNZ/



  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:37pm
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I was on a very successful raft trip early on in the roar this year on the motu river. It was a hell of alot of fun thats for sure planning the next one for the spring now.

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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #2 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 6:53am
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no epic trips, but handy tool. Ive got a koaro, love it. cheers for the link
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 5:42pm
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How do you stow your rifle. Inside in a dry bag or on the bow?
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 5:47pm
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Great video Kaimai  kid
  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #5 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 6:26am
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only used it for acsessing the other side of the river for hunting so far, rifle on ma shoulder, dog on the spray deck, bought a yearling back across no worries, got a decent size stag another time that i had to cut up first. The rivers i want to float hunt/fish I can portage around the rapids, Ive got a bergara single that will fit in my dry bag.
  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 6:30am
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somebody could make u a splash/dry bag for a full size rifle, that could either be strapped on or shouldered, spose it all depends on the size of the water. Wot boat have got? marlin
  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 8:29am
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I havn't actually hunted out of one, but done a bit of pack rafting.  It can be pretty impressive how quiet deer are floating up to them, I think with the low profile of the boat they don't pick the movement up from the moving water, especially in late evening. Ran out of fingers and toes for counting one evening- fairly remote spot but was awesome watching mobs trip over each other when they finally figured out there was danger. Like all hunting, right place, right time of the year, and first and last light will up the chances.

A short bushpig type rifle clipped on at the bow would be the ticket on most rivers, probably wouldnt take your 4k sako type rig tho.

Struck me as a good adventure type hunting option, but they would get sluggish with a big load of meat, pack etc.  Its ok if the fella in front is 80k and helping paddle, bit when its literally a dead weight.....
  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 9:55am
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I am sure i have seen dry bags purpose made for rifles by Stoney Creek? In the Chch H&F shop. Orange coloured.
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 10:21am
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I've got a Incept Mohaka, 2 man inflatable kayak for sale, used ½ a dozen times on the Tongariro and Ngaruroro, half price $1,414. If anyones interested PM me.
  
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Reply #10 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 3:00pm
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http://mulvanyadventures.blogspot.com/
plenty of epic trips here from my neighbour
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 7:20am
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very,very epic!
  
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Reply #12 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 11:19am
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Some interesting footage there.
  
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Re: Hunting from Packraft
Reply #13 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 12:08pm
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Action pack vid,well done guys. Wink
  

Shot a few deer,caugth some big trout and salmon
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