Trip Leader John Furlong

Grade Experienced

Capacity 9

Cost 270.00

Date 19 May 23 - 21 May 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.


Bettison Stream

Scone Basin

Prospectors Creek

Topo50 map sheet: BW17

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1403028, N5194481


This trip is a helicopter fly in/fly out hunt. The helicopter will depart from HeliServices Whataroa Base off State Highway 6 near the Whataroa township. Maximum load for each flight will be 400kg.

The trip will require a moderate to high level of personal fitness combined with a moderate to high level of hunting experience. For the groups not staying at Whymper Hut, you will be required to spend two nights under canvas.

The terrain will be steep alpine terrain. Crampons and ice axes are advisable.

The hunting will be a mix of subalpine forest, alpine scrub and open tops. A moderate level of navigational skills are required.

Typical shooting distances are likely to be 200+m.

Required Gear: Minimum recommendations for every Hunt are Personal Location Beacon (PLB), GPS, Map, Compass, and a suitable form of communication. Parties will be camping. Crampons and ice axes are advisable.

Meeting Point: Heliservices Whataroa River Base, Whataroa, West Coast