Awatere Safaris Recommended gear list . Temperature averages: March April. 3570 F MaySeptember. Winter Months. 2550 F 1) Base layer: Thermal underwear. Check out the Icebreaker range http://www.icebreaker.com/site/ home.html 2) gloves: ● ●
1 pair thin polypropylene, wool, or possum/wool mix 1 pair thick insulated leather or gortex.
3) Socks: ●
Wool or wool mix.
Icebreaker or Smartwool socks https://www.smartwool.com 4) Hat: ●
Balaclava or insulated stocking cap – as well as your usual hunting cap.
5) Mid layer: We recommend Kuiu, lightweight high performance clothing. http://www.kuiu.com ● ● ● ● ● ●
2 pair hunting trousers – light/medium weight 2 medium weight shirts (fleece or wool) 1 light weight jacket 1 warm hunting jacket – windstopper fabric is recommended. Check out the Kuiu range
6) Outer layer: We recommend Kuiu http://www.kuiu.com ● ● ●
Windproof/waterproof shell Waterproof overpants and waterproof jacket – gortex or similar Gaiters (puttees) to keep snow, sticks and stones out of your boots.
7)Boots: We recommend midweight hiking boots.Kenetrek,Crispi or Meindl if you are hunting alpine species. http://www.meindl.de/english/ – there is no need to bring heavily insulated boots to New Zealand – pack boots and boots without a hiking sole are also unsuitable Ensure your boots are comfortable and “broken in” When entering the country, ensure your boots are thoroughly cleaned.They will inspect this at customs in Auckland.
Other: Medication/personal items: ●
It is recommended that you bring at least 2 times the required stay days for prescriptions and dailyrequired medicines for the duration of your trip to New Zealand. These should also NOT be packed in your luggage, but taken as carryon to avoid problems if baggage is lost or delayed. Also, it is a good idea to bring an extra pair of glasses, contacts and daily cleaner, and other ‘essential’ items for your trip Laundry facilities will be available throughout your trip.
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Good quality 810 power binoculars We can supply spotting scopes, but feel welcome to bring your own. We use Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss and Steiner Small day pack: – with hydration system. Headlamp: – or small flashlight. Camera:
We can supply you with a good quality rifle in a suitable caliber for the species you intend to hunt but if you prefer to bring your own that is no problem either.Ranges vary depending on the species and the terrain you are hunting in but typically are between 200 and 350 yards. With the tahr and chamois they can be out around 500 or beyond at times but this is less common. We recommend a minimum of 270 win. The 7mm or .30 cal wsm's and magnum calibers are a better choice for the bigger game and the longer shots. Bring at least 40 rounds of ammunition that you are familiar
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with, good quality bullets are essential we recommend Barnes bullets http://www.barnesbullets.com/catalog/ . Ensure you have spent some time familiarizing yourself with your rifle before you arrive. Zero at 200 yards. Ability to shoot accurately at longer ranges is an advantage so if you are buying a new scope consider one with a ballistic turret which you can have matched to the ammunition you are shooting. We recommend Swarovski Z5 with Ballistic turret. http://www.swarovskioptik.com/hunting/z53p518x44pc20050301/z53p518x44pbtl4 wp5006360 Be prepared for low light conditions in some circumstances Case your rifle well Check your airline’s website to find out about firearm regulations.
To import firearms into NZ for your hunt please fill out the online application form. Online Firearms
Visitors Application form .