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Hunting state forests

Post by Zagor » 29 Aug 2016, 1:38 pm

Hey guys I'm new to hunting and I'm getting my R license in NSW. I have a 2011 XR6 was wondering do I have to have a 4WD to access the national parks? Does anyone know any state forests where you can access without a 4WD? Also any other tips for a first time hunter would be appreciated. Thanks
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Post by YoungBuck » 30 Aug 2016, 5:41 pm

I'm in southern Vic so I cant really help you with NSW forests, but regarding the car, I've just recently replaced my 2006 XR6 turbo with a Subaru XV because it couldn't really go far into state forests due to mud and dips, etc... Be prepared to walk a lot!
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Post by AusTac » 30 Aug 2016, 6:59 pm

Yeah i'm in Vic also... i got lost in a state forest in a mazda 3 and ended up on a narlie " main road " the forest claimed some bits under the car that day but we lived to tell the tail, needless to say i have a jeep wrangler now lol

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Post by Zagor » 30 Aug 2016, 8:57 pm

yeah i got just under 2 years left on a novated lease deal cant wait till its over so i can get a 4wd
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Post by bladeracer » 30 Aug 2016, 10:18 pm

I've never been happy with the idea of leaving a vehicle parked unattended in the bush. I prefer to get dropped off and either arrange a time and place to be picked up, or just radio or phone when I'm ready.
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Post by albat » 31 Aug 2016, 9:20 pm

I hunt the northern nsw state forests definetly recommend a 4wd generally speaking the tracks deteriorate the further in you go especially in the high areas been stuck a few times make sure you are well equipped recovery wise if you go on your own!!
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Post by OODAH » 01 Sep 2016, 11:35 am

Unless your willing to take tracks with pace and lose mud flaps and god knows what else, I would leave the XR at home, bugger parking it there overnight you'll be lucky if it's all there when you get back! Not to mention if it rains there will be no escape.
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Post by happyhunter » 01 Sep 2016, 1:43 pm

The other option is keep the XR6 and get a dirt bike and double the fun.
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Post by Oldbloke » 01 Sep 2016, 6:44 pm

happyhunter wrote:The other option is keep the XR6 and get a dirt bike and double the fun.


Good option. BUT get a QUIET one. I hate noisy anything in the bush. Just puts all game on alert.
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Post by happyhunter » 01 Sep 2016, 7:24 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
happyhunter wrote:The other option is keep the XR6 and get a dirt bike and double the fun.


Good option. BUT get a QUIET one. I hate noisy anything in the bush. Just puts all game on alert.


Same. I don't like loud bikes. AG bikes make good hunting rigs. Low seat, carry racks and nice and quiet although I really like one of modified KLR650s. The company that builds them had plans for a civilian model but canned the idea because thhey have enough trouble keeping up supply for the military.
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Post by Supaduke » 01 Sep 2016, 10:44 pm

I used to have a KLR650, great bikes, bullet proof design and capable on road and off.
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Post by happyhunter » 02 Sep 2016, 8:17 am

The one in the pic has a 670cc diesel engine. 100MPG and top speed of 90MPH and they can run in silent mode. That engine will run on pretty much anything that burns. The used to convert the KLR650 engine to diesel but now it uses a motor built for the purpose. Be the ultimate outback touring bike.
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Post by Zagor » 05 Sep 2016, 8:54 pm

nice i used to have a riding license and a bike years ago thats a pretty good idea i have a towbar on the xr6 too so have to get a trailer and a dirtbike that would prob be a good option for a day hunt to cover some ground.
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Post by AusTac » 05 Sep 2016, 9:06 pm

Stalking down a gully, and zing zing ziiiiiiiing damn bikes
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Post by winton » 23 Nov 2018, 11:12 am

I've parked in the bush. Been lucky so far touch wood, but am I pressing my luck? Thinking about getting a new 4X4 and really don't want to leave that out unattended.

Day tripper car park means alot of walking. Like lots and lots. Unpractical for some areas of state park in VIC. What are your opinions?
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Post by TassieTiger » 23 Nov 2018, 6:31 pm

The electric dirt bike is going to change a lot of things...
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Post by bladeracer » 23 Nov 2018, 6:52 pm

TassieTiger wrote:The electric dirt bike is going to change a lot of things...


Yep, there'll soon be hundreds of the damned things littering the bush with dead batteries, but too heavy to carry out.
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Post by YoungBuck » 23 Nov 2018, 7:08 pm

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:The electric dirt bike is going to change a lot of things...


Yep, there'll soon be hundreds of the damned things littering the bush with dead batteries, but too heavy to carry out.

If they cost anything like what 36v batteries do for cordless power tools (bikes would need at least a 48v) they won't be dropping them in the forest...
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