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Greenstone Trapping & Working Bee - Sept.

  • 20 Sep 2024
  • 30 Sep 2024
  • Mid Greenstone Hut & Steele Creek
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  • 20Kg gear is included in the flight costs - any extra may incur an extra fee

    There is an opportunity to add children further down
  • 20Kg gear is included in the flight cost, if you want to fly your bags out please select that option further down

    There is an opportunity to add children later in the form
  • Dates are flexible as no helicopter needed, go when you like.

    $15 covers admin fees


Trap Maintenance - Working Bee - Steele Creek & Mid Greenstone Hut 

This is another great chance for new or inexperienced members to come along and learn with experienced club members. The primary focus of this working bee is to continue with the work on maintaining the trapping line in Steele Creek and do track clearance work on the Steele Creek track, which has been significantly affected by past storms. 

We will be working hard but we will also be playing hard as well and cater for all ages. This is a great chance to get to know fellow club members over a whisky/beer/wine or juice round the table at night.

These working bees are always a popular and fun event and give back to the community.

The club has the Steele Creek RHA Ballot as part of our management agreement with DOC so there is ample opportunity for hunting as well. 

No firearms licence?
You are more than welcome to come along too - these are perfect opportunities to learn more in a safe and professional environment in a relaxed learning setting.

Work planned
We plan to achieve the following during this working bee 

  • Splitting firewood 
  • Remarking and clearing the tracks either side of the hut down to the respective loop track connections
  • Re furbishing and checking/baiting the traps along the greenstone bush edge and Steele Creek valley
  • Trap - (Leg hold) for possums - so skins and fur are available if you would like to make some money. 
  • Eat, drink and be merry.....and of course some hunting!

It is pretty casual and we aim to make it social and its a great place to de-stress by working hard in the backcountry :-). 

Hunting opportunities
We have access to the RHA balloted spots available up Steele Creek during 20th - 30th September inclusive so if you are keen, we try our best to share these out among everyone helping out. So everyone gets a hunt in if they want one.

Getting there
Ideally walking in is preferred however we can arrange to fly in and out.
The club subsidises the helicopter so it's $150 per adult each way and $50 per child (under 18) each way and $30 for gear one way.
We will co-ordinate flights if there is a minimum of 4 pax per flight. This will be refined closer to the time.

Walking requires you to car pool and park at the Greenstone carpark and flying is from the Glenorchy airfield on the other side of the lake.
There is a small charge built in to the registrations costs for the cost of club administration 
system and safety equipment which we provide.


You must be a paid up current member of the club to get this pricing prior to attending the event. 

New members/guests are welcome however they will need to join up as member of the club to get this pricing. If not then the cost of Heli flights at full non discounted rate and a daily hut accommodation fee will apply and they will need to arrange their own general liability insurances prior to attending the event.  

Helicopter timings 

Suggestions of Helicopters heading in/out:- NOTE these are not confirmed yet and will be based on those attending and what works best. State your intentions in the registration form so we can see what can be arranged and works best for everyone

  • Fri 20th Sept
  • Mon 23rd Sept
  • Thu 26th or Fri 27th Sept
  • Sun 29th Sept 

What time does the heli fly?
Once we get closer to the time and have confirmed numbers we will email the times of the helicopters and further details. Again let us know if you are restricted on certain dates with work hours

What do I bring?
Your hunting gear, boots, hut shoe/slippers, gun security bits, food for you, clothes, towel, toiletries, sleeping bag/under sheet, working gloves, tools (will be advised closer to the time). A willingness to have fun, get dirty and enjoy being in the bush with like-minded people.

If someone wants to come in and be camp mother/father who sorts the dinners/ lunches/breakfasts for the team so they can not worry about it then, that would be fabulous, and we would coordinate a communal food menu.

So book your annual leave with work and register to secure your place on what will be very fun and rewarding trips.

There will be a zoom briefing session on the 18th Sept at 7.30pm, if you can't make it please let Dave Rider know before hand.

Full details will be emailed nearer the event 

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