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Old 03-28-2010, 11:31 AM
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Coming down for a hunt

I just won a hunt, thru the Friends of the NRA, with Gary Oakes for a Stag and Ram on the Central South Island.

I will be heading down next year between March and August.

I would appreciate any and all advice regarding the trip and hunt.

Thanks
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:51 PM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

You shouldn't have any problems, as I imagine it will be on a farm some where. March is autumn, possible snow on the hills but can also be cold. August is the middle of winter, cold but not as cold as America.
Have you got any more details about the hunt?

Stu.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:11 PM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

I will be flying into Dunedin.
It is to be on 60,000 private acres for free range animals, no high fences.

I can also go after Thar, Chamois, Fallow Deer and Boars for an additional fee. Also wallaby and wild goats.

This is my first hunt of this type. I have been down in your neck of the woods, Darwin, when I was in the Air Force.

So, do I need to get my rifle rebarreled with a left hand twist?

They are sending my info to Gary so I will have to wait for him to contact me to know more about it.

I am looking forward to this.

Ray
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:27 PM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

You'll find that Darwin is a wee bit different to the central South Island. No need for a left hand twist, but make sure you have good pockets so that that your money doesn't fall out seeing we stand upside down here.

Hunting tahr and chamois would be worth the extra fee, especially if you get right up into the mountains. Check out my thread Bull Tahr at 630 yards (pics and video)

Stu.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:48 PM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

I saw that thread when you originaly posted it. That is some beautiful country!
My hunt is scheduled for four days, I may extend it depending on expense.
How much would about 20 acres up near the mountains cost?
Any advise on what NOT to bring?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:45 AM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

Not sure if you could find many 20 acre blocks up near the mountains, most would be bigger than that, do a search for bayleys NZ, they are one of the bigger real estate companies, but can be pricey, another company is Harcourts.
What not to bring, jandals (flip flops), a pistol or revolver, summer clothing.

Your guide will give really good advice on what to bring. Check them out about long range shooting, they may or may not be keem on it.

Stu.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:04 AM
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Re: Coming down for a hunt

Kiwi can you think of 60k private acres of free range land in the south island?

Just as long as its not helihunting you will fit in fine

seems the chopper company they use has helihunting conessions
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