Excellent forum you have here.
I am from Taranaki in the North Island in New Zealand. I most often bush hunt in the Central Plateau. It is public land so you have to be wary about meeting up with another hunter.
The Roar has just finished here. Got out a few times, saw a few but they saw me first so still vegetarian. I really like getting out in the forest even if it is just armed hiking.
thanks for the welcome.