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Sep 6th, 2019 at 4:24pm
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Hey guys, haven't been on here for quite some time as I moved to the dark side (facebook)...lol
Been doing plenty of fishing and hunting but easier just to post stuff on my facebook page now.
Iv popped back on here though as I need some advice from hunters.
Im thinking of planning a trip to Stewart Island next year, been a few times to the east coast blocks but thinking of a Masons Bay block this time flying in.
Not looking like getting a block for the rut but just want bucks to be in hard antler, what would our window be for this, from when to when?
Are the three main blocks there much a much?
At the moment Martins Creek is available
1st-5th March
14th-23rd April
23rd-30th May
8th-30th June
Cavalier is available 21st-30th June
Advice and any info much appreciated.
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Reply #1 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 1:55pm
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Stewart Island bucks cast there antlers from July onwards. And hard from March.
Skins are at there best in June July Aug.
  

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Cheers for that 308, any advice on the blocks and dates I mentioned?
  
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Heading to Cavalier for the 6th time on the 19th..  paradise.. good paua at the gutter and bloody good hunting.. March is a fantastic time of year.. pm if you want more information..
  

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Reply #4 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 7:59am
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I have an article in latest Rod and Rifle on advice for planning a stew island mission. I’ve lumped all these blocks together they are quite similar. martins Creek is a nice block for a couple of hunters. Cavalier is a large block and you can spread out and fly camp
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 2:16pm
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The earlier the better. We used to go annually in May but for the last 3 trips changed to Feb. Probably the biggest advantage is the daylight hunting hours. May/June the days are bloody short and thats massive especially if you have a bit of a walk to and from your hunting area. You will spend most of your time half lost in the dark😀
  

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Reply #6 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 2:36pm
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You may also get some reds on Martin s Creek tho we failed to hear any roars when  there in April
  
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Marlin708 wrote on Sep 8th, 2019 at 2:36pm:
You may also get some reds on Martin s Creek tho we failed to hear any roars when  there in April


Reds must be a bit thin aye
  
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boowacker wrote on Sep 8th, 2019 at 2:16pm:
The earlier the better. We used to go annually in May but for the last 3 trips changed to Feb. Probably the biggest advantage is the daylight hunting hours. May/June the days are bloody short and thats massive especially if you have a bit of a walk to and from your hunting area. You will spend most of your time half lost in the dark😀


No hard antler then though?
  
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Why hasn't Big Hell Fire got any bookings for March or April?
  
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Reply #10 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 8:04pm
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We’ve shot 6 or 8 bucks in feb all in velvet but hard underneath. Admittedly we go as late in the month as possible. Next year we cross into March.
  

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Reply #11 - Sep 12th, 2019 at 7:08am
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Just another thought when you book... check the moon phase.. I like as little moon as possoble..
  

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biggun708 wrote on Sep 12th, 2019 at 7:08am:
Just another thought when you book... check the moon phase.. I like as little moon as possoble..


Dont have that much choice with whats left available mate...lol
  
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