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Big hill ruahines
Nov 27th, 2018 at 8:23pm
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Kia ora,

I have a big hill permit in a couple of weeks time.  I've never been in there before.
Anyone got any tips/tricks for the area? Road conditions, areas to avoid etc.

I plan to walk a decent distance from the road and fly camp.


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Re: Big hill ruahines
Reply #1 - Nov 28th, 2018 at 8:52pm
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Hey mate there is a bit of info from google. this from a few years back. but you get the idea.  good luck young fella.


Just out of interest anyone been up through Big Hill in the last few weeks? If so what is the condition of the road? And are were there many deer spotted/shot?
Yep - was up there last weekend for three days- getting tru the station was easy - but the first run from the farm up to ruahine hut was rutted up by the rain - we where in 4wd ute to ruahine hut as we where towing a quad - the other party that followed had a 2wd hi ace van and they stuck chains on and where towing a quad - they got half way up the first bit between the farm and ruahine hut and had to leave the trailer on the zig zag bit as they snapped there chains - once they ditched the quad and trailer they got van to no mans hut

From No mans to Whites is quad bike material there's big deep ruts behind No mans hut up to the main ridge
  
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Re: Big hill ruahines
Reply #2 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 5:30am
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Seems like quite the ordeal when the Ruahine's are just down the road or am I missing something?
  

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Re: Big hill ruahines
Reply #3 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 7:01am
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You have to be going in there for the experience, as there's a whole lot of deer in the Ruahines a whole lot easier to get Grin

As you get older you will find that you have been walking past heaps of easy deer as you "get way out the back to where they really are" Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 7:54am
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Cheers for the replies guys.

Any hunt is an experience XR, I donít want to get too lazy by not doing enough walking! Freezers stacked at the moment with easy deer  Wink

Plus seeing a new area is a reward in itself.
  
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Re: Big hill ruahines
Reply #5 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 1:39pm
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Yep, know the place well. But that was when I was young and fit. Got some $25/ a skin possums off those ridges close by.....back 40 years ago now!
Good money in them hills Smiley
Pleased I took some box brownie photos to remember the place by Wink
  
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