The committee offers places on three party hunts to be conducted over the period 27 – 30 October 2017.
Hunt 2017/1 will fly from Heli Sika to Mangatainoka Hut and Tussock Hut (3 hunters at each hut) you will hunt public land surrounding the huts. Each is a 6 bunk DOC hut with wood burner on a first come first served basis ($5pp/pn) Hunters will need to obtain a hunting permit for the Kaweka Forest park available free from the DOC website, and be self contained for 3 days. A meat limit of 15kg per person is imposed on the flight out, so take plenty of onions and spices. Cost is estimated at $365 per person. Number of places available is six (6)
Hunt 2017/2 will walk on foot into the Kaimanawas from Helisika base, through Poronui station to Oamaru hut on 27 Oct. You will hunt the public land surrounding the hut and fly out from Oamaru hut on 30 Oct. Oamaru hut is a 12 bunk DOC hut which is available on a first come first served basis ($10pp/pn) Hunters will need to obtain their own hunting permit for the Kaimanawa Forest Park available from the DOC website and will need to be self contained for 4 days. A meat limit of 15kg per person is imposed on the flight out, so take plenty of onions and spices. Cost is estimated at $100 per person. Number of places available is six (6)
Hunt 2017/3 will drive to Te Iringa track car park on Clements mill road, then hunt on foot in the general area between the old Te Iringa hut site and the Tilitiki Stream, returning to their vehicles on 30 Oct. Hunters will require a good level of fitness, and appropriate camping gear. A current hunting permit for the Kaimanawa Forest Park available free from the DOC website. Cost will involve sharing transport/travel cost. Number of places available is six (6).
How to Apply:
Apply by email, (firstname.lastname@example.org), using a copy of the form below.
All positions on all there hunts are subject to ballot procedures.
An application fee of $10 per applicant applies to ALL applications and is non-refundable.
Successful applicants for any of the two fly in or out options will be required to pay 50% of the estimated trip cost to confirm their place on the hunt.
Applications open on 14 August 2017.
Applications close 25 August.
All applicants will be notified of the results of the ballot on 31 Aug. If you are unsuccessful in the ballot for your preferred hunt, you may be offered a vacancy on an alternative hunt.
Need more information?
Contact Blair Dawson or Jersey Seipel
Phone: 021 263 9581
Copy and paste the text below into your application email then complete the required details:
Application for Party Hunt
2017/1, Kaimanawa fly in and fly out, or
2017/2, Kaimanawa hunt in then fly out, or
2017/3 Kaimanawa hunt in and out on foot
(delete as necessary)
Confirm you have lodged your $10 application fee to branch account
Ensure payment details include surname and hunt (eg. Snooks party hunt 2017/2)
Email this application to: email@example.com
Applications open 14 Aug, applications close 25 Aug – notification to applicants 31 Aug.