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    Default Hunting with your Jetboat, "Kiwi Style"

    I just got this set of pics from Konrad Scott who visited up here this past summer to check the suitability of his pumps for our rivers and thought you guys might enjoy to see how they do it down there.

    Here's what he wrote:
    From: Scott Design and Manufacture LTD
    Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:07 AM
    Subject: How to Shoot Tahr The easy way!
    Attached are some pics of a recent hunting trip we took Mike Harris on Mike hadn't shot a Thar before and the lucky sod shot it from the boat at 208m the ones Cody (my 12 year old son ) and I got on the same trip involved a steep climb for a couple of hours, anyway regard to all and we really look forward to our return to Alaska this summer.







    Mike Harris was one of the greatest influences in the motor we had built for my custom boat last summer, Harris Marine makes a bunch of cool custom powerplants and accessories (and boats) for Scott, and all makes of jetpumps down there in NZ


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    hey chriso..haven't seen you around these parts in a while...
    you made your return with some cool pics...
    those little boats sure seem like a good time..
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    Those boats look like a hoot. Kind of small for a moose though...

    Chriso...I still haven't called your buddy yet. I may this spring after the snow has gone, and everyone has the toys out. Ive just been so busy with school lately. Hopefully the hard work will pay off this spring/summer.

    Thanks for the pics...

    Joe

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    Those rocks look just like ours. Are you going to have another get together next year?
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    Default Pumping Water

    Sweet pics of an awesome adventure with a very nice goat!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by c-bolt View Post
    Kind of small for a moose though...
    It is all about moving water through the pump. More HP, bigger pump = more weight for more moose meat or gear.

    akjeff

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    Default Cool!

    Which river is that? Looks like on the We(s)tcoast somewhere?
    I am convinced that Kiwi hunters have some of the toughest hunting conditions imaginable, this hunt being the exception
    Rain, rain and MORE rain, serious vertical, impenetrable vegetation. Good times! One of the cool bits of knowledge i came away from NZ with is fleece shorts. Yes, fleece shorts. Great to hike in, quiet, and warm. In camo too!

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    Default Steep sounds like an appropriate description!

    I think this is the shot from "208m" back to the boat where Mike shot from:


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    AKjeff, I know there is enough boat for the moose, I was commenting more on the space factor. It looks like plenty of boat to get through some of the more difficult spots, plus the width factor of the boat would help you get through the more narrow creeks...

    I woulnd mind having one or two myself...

    That terrain reminds me of a bear hunt I did in Sadie Cove a couple years ago. Sure didnt look that steep from the boat, but whew...what a hike! Nothing like using the limbs on the bushes to climb the slope!

    Looks like they have their own fair share of steep stuff down there!

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