Wapiti Ballot 2010

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by kiwi3006, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Rob and I drew the Mid Burn block for the second period. Anyone else put in and have any luck?

    Also anyone been into the Mid Burn or know of anyone that could give us some info?

    Stu.
     
  2. trophymad

    trophymad New Member

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    hi stu we have the white water second period my first ballot do you no of anyone that has been in the whitewater can you offer any advice to first timmer.
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I can't help much, as this is our first time in Wapiti country. NZHunter issue 4 has a story about some guys hunting the whitewater. Rod and rifle might have written an article about the Whitewater, I was able to get a free PDF of an article about the mid burn from them, otherwise Simon Gibson might have some info for you s.gibson@irl.cri <s.gibson@irl.cri>.
    Good luck for the hunt, might see at the briefing.

    Stu.
     
  4. trophymad

    trophymad New Member

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    hi thanks stu ive read the article il'l contact simon im lucky to know roy sloan & carlos mcdonald. it might pay for u to contact them as well as they have great knowledge of wapiti blocks.
    look forward to meeting you at the briefing - maybe catching up for a beer after our hunt.
    alec
     
  5. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    That mid burn will be a nice cheap block to get to Stu.

    Whitewater block is out of the heli exclusion zone so get dropped up high I would say. The fellas that had that block when we had the George did really poorly. Mind you they were lazy barstards and spent most days being flown out of the block back to the charter boat they hired
     
  6. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Steve, I only balloted for lakeside blocks because we are going to sea kayak into the block (I regularly find moths in my wallet).

    Stu
     
  7. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    Typical bloody school teacher! The sky installer came around yesterday and he is going to Upper Glaisnock first period!! tinny bugger
     
  8. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    Must be nearly due out of the Wapiti block, progress report asap please
     
  9. kiwi3006

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    Went in on Monday 5 April. Paddled across to Mid Burn block, started walking about 10 am. We roared up and Rob shot a 9 pt red by 11 am. By 12 pm I had shot a small 12pt crossbreed, prob should have left, but he had been moaning like a red and I only saw neck and head when he came in. Came out on Sun 11th, only seeing one more animal, 10pt red. We did not hear any more roars/bugles.
    The other party we shared the block with hunted the head basin and saw 11 animals but no bulls.
    We had perfect weather, no rain, beautiful sunny weather
    Next time I put in for a ballot I will only put in for the central blocks, the outlying blocks have been heavily culled for reds, leaving not many animals at all.

    Stu.
     
  10. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    Can you post up any pics of the area and your 12pt Stu?
     
  11. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't loaded any up to photobucket yet, will do so in the next few days.

    Stu.
     
  12. striker

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    Tag for when you do:D
     
  13. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Photos as requested.

    Rob with his 9pt red, 33" x 27". We roared him in less than an hour after leaving the beach. Rob neck shot him at 20 yds with a 7mm mag and 150gr Sierras.
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    Me with my 12pt wapiti-red cross breed. Shot about 1 hour after Rob shot his. We heard a few roars and closed in. Only saw neck and head as he came in took a neck shot at 20 yds, just clipped side of neck, had to trail him a while before finishing the job. Would have left him if I had seen the whole body.
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    Rob on the main ridge.
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    Rob with Hook Peak, it was easy to get around by traversing below on the south side.
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    Back at Te Anau downs.

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  14. Steve7mm08

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    Nice Photos Stu, bet you thought you were in for a great trip when you grassed those two so soon after landing!

    Hook Peak is an impressive bit of rock