Hope Kiwi Drive in

Trip Leader Tania Kiely

Grade Moderate

Cost 15

Date 03 Feb 23 - 06 Feb 23

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North Canterbury Deerstalkers Association will conduct this trip with all care within its control Wilderness Hunting can be a dangerous activity. Responsibility for normal safety and conduct remains the responsibility of the individuals. Do not extend beyond your capabilities.

LOCATION
NZTopo50 map sheet: BU 22
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates : E 1538209, N 5277607

TRIP SUMMARY

Forms of Hunting available

Calling all bush bucks and mountain goats,  dust off your daypacks, gather your gaiters, brush off your boots and come along on our club hunt .

Friday 3rd Feb  till mon 6th Feb.  (Waitangi weekend).

This will be a drive in drive out trip into the hope kiwi lodge .

Places will be limited to 8 people as the hunting areas are limited and suitable for around 3 to 4 parties (  the thinking is of parties of 2s but if you want to team up with more that’s entirely up to you.

We will need at least 2 capable and sturdy 4wd vehicles. There may be several river crossings and certainly off road farm tracks , if you could indicate if you could provide one please let me know.

You will obviously need to hold a current firearms license and be a member..  Also needed are a hunting permit ( go to  DOC website and have a printed copy please), plb each , some form of hi vis / blaze etc( vest , shirt ,  or hat).

A decent level of fitness is needed , most hunting areas are uphill  and capable hunting skills although this is a great trip for newbies to come and team up with an experienced hunter , fairly easy going over all .

We will be staying at the Hope Kiwi lodge which has 21 bunks ( as far as huts go this is luxury lol) but beware that this is a busy time for trampers,  families etc and the hut could be full .   DOC Serviced Huts are $15 per night.  We should be prepared to tent out for 2 reasons,  one obviously if the hut is full and two that we don’t want a big party of  hunters  making  hut users feel a little intimidated. We need to be respectful and put our club in good light. It would pay to bring tents in case needed.

If this feels right up you alley , your cup of tea ,  floats your boat  , spins your wheels   , then email me at taniakiely@gmail.com.

Or txt ,ring , on 0274694947

Required Gear: Minimum recommendations for every Hunt is Personal Location Beacon (PLB), GPS, Map, Compass, and a suitable form of communication.
Note Whether Hut or Camping, Is Vehicle Access available close to site etc

In this case Tents will be required

Meeting Point: Conntact Tania

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