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.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BU 22
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates : E 1538209, N 5277607
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 [email protected].
Or txt ,ring , on 0274694947