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Summer Sika

By Harry Stam
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As you may have read in my earlier sika hunting article in NZGUNS (NZG&H), Zac and I had narrowly missed getting a sika deer on our first trip into the Kaimanawas. However, if anything we were even more keen to give it another go. We now knew the topography and remembered the spots we’d seen deer in last time.

 

It was early January, and after recharging from New Years, we both had time to head into the Kaimanawas for a few nights to explore the country we been into the previous year. We left Tauranga at 10am, aiming to be at a campsite on the tops before dark. My car had other plans though and decided to over-charge the battery just outside Taupo, putting a halt to our ambitions!

 

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