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Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Sep 23rd, 2010 at 7:09am
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I am looking at Wallaby hunting aroung the Waimate area, I have a contact in the area that says he knows the best places to go.

Anyone else had a go at Wallaby hunting , How hard are they to bring down Smiley???
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #1 - Sep 23rd, 2010 at 8:27am
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pretty easy,
you might lose a few arrows in that tussock though if they pass right through.
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 23rd, 2010 at 9:54am
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Easy to hunt. Tend to be hunted all day long but I find later in the afternoon til dusk is the best time as they tend to come out into the open more especially if hunting on edge of gullys full of motagouri etc.
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #3 - Sep 23rd, 2010 at 9:59pm
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fast little buggers, been after them twice now, once you get them they are not hard to bring down, but getting near them on some of the hills is a bugger and they seem to be able to vanish into the tussock at will. Agree that they are hunted hard and early morning and last thing at night or lamping is your best bet.
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #4 - Sep 24th, 2010 at 7:48pm
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just go nice and slow like everything they pop up when you least expect i was in waimate in Augest and nailed one in bush was only there 2 hours.
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2010 at 12:14am
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Richard Flett wrote on Sep 24th, 2010 at 7:48pm:
just go nice and slow like everything they pop up when you least expect i was in waimate in Augest and nailed one in bush was only there 2 hours.  




Though it would be a great place to go for a weekend, Stay at a Waimate pub Smiley Smiley, just a thought,,, Today I did the unspeakable a dry fire and 2 shots later the string parted, I have a string stop and I think it helped as I have no damage to the limbs, Not a good way to start a weekend Undecided
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #6 - Sep 28th, 2010 at 9:30pm
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Yea mate stay at the waimate hotel its got a circlur bar you might run into my partners dad there great place to drink lol
  

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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #7 - Oct 16th, 2010 at 7:45pm
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Waimate pub! Last time I was down there on a Wally hunt, there was a drunk stag party on the go and everybody wanted to fight. There was a few scraps, but luckily they took it outside before it got messy!
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 17th, 2011 at 11:14pm
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Miinefield: how did the wallaby hunt go? I hunted a friends property down there, we were told if we didn't shoot 20 or more we were useless...? We took two each and it was great fun, they are tasty critters too. After a shot ( with the .270) a few others would show themselves and we would watch the resting ones under bushes more closely. Noticed lots more sleeping under thick shrubs on the way out. I picked up campylobacter drinking from a stream there (or eating cold chicken on the way home), no pain I've ever experienced comes close to that.
Just recently a lot of the hunter hills has been deforested so having private property to look over is a real blessing-
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #9 - May 12th, 2020 at 6:59am
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Does anyone have an update on wallaby numbers in the Waimate region? Have to do a trip down the in next week or two and might be a good excuse to check out some of the DoC land. Have been told the block accessed of haka Pass is worth a look?
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #10 - May 12th, 2020 at 6:23pm
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There are always wallabies in that area but you might want to check if there been any 1080 on that block recently. Probably not. Right now we are finding them at all levels from high in the snow tussock to low in scrubby swampy gullies.  My guess would be if you you walk up any scrubby creek you will get an opportunity. Its been quiet on public land and no pressure the last few weeks.
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Reply #11 - May 12th, 2020 at 8:23pm
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Thanks headcase!
  
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Re: Wallaby hunting around Waimate
Reply #12 - May 19th, 2020 at 9:08pm
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Got squeezed for time so ended up taking an early morning walk up to the tussock via Gunns Creek Track - beautiful Bush on the way up but as you get to the tops the undergrowth is pretty chewed out. Saw around 6 Roos bounce away in the scrub, heard a lot more thumping out alarm from surrounding bushes. Definitely see the merit in sniping from across a valley or taking a dog and shotgun (on private land). Saw a mob of 6 goats up on the slopes below the airstrip on Mt Studholme but nothing enough time to go give them a hurry up. Will have to get back down there to have a look up the Haka valley as well.
  
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