Wapiti Ballot 2010

kiwi3006

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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.
 

trophymad

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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.
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.
 

kiwi3006

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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 [email protected] <[email protected]>.
Good luck for the hunt, might see at the briefing.

Stu.
 

trophymad

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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
 

Steve7mm08

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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
 

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.
 

kiwi3006

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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.




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.



Rob on the main ridge.



Rob with Hook Peak, it was easy to get around by traversing below on the south side.


Back at Te Anau downs.

 
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