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Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Feb 24th, 2012 at 7:50am
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Hi All, I have one of these blocks for the roar, does anyone have some good info about the area? Cheers
  

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Reply #1 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 7:51am
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Lucky you, i heard last year the cullers were in before the roar.
  

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Reply #2 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:45pm
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Didnt know there was such a thing , where are these not orongos?
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:47pm
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hg wrote on Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:45pm:
Didnt know there was such a thing , where are these not orongos?


Its the water catchment area to the north that has no access for the rest of the year
  

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Reply #4 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 7:28pm
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scoped wrote on Feb 24th, 2012 at 7:51am:
Lucky you, i heard last year the cullers were in before the roar.

They always send the cullers through. I'm surprised there are any animals left there at all.
But you never know, so good luck.
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 7:42pm
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The water collection area is administered by Wellington Regional Council. It's closed to hunting year round except for the ballot period over the roar.

The area used to hold fantastic hunting until WRC took over administering it and1080'ed it several times, helicopter shot it and now regularly use cullers with dogs to keep animal numbers very low. Sending the cullers in before the ballot period has happened several times that I know of.

The area is worth a visit just to see some magnificent stands of Rimu however animal numbers are low. The hunting in the rest of the Rimutakas is much better but be quick cause the WRC are going to 1080 a lot of it in May.
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 3:51am
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20 years ago it was great in the roar,always stags roaring well in there,shot a good 14 pointer on long spur,lots of pigs around,used to see deer and pigs every day
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 5:02am
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Simons right.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:02am
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Yeah, still a good spot, plenty of pigs still around and seen lots of goats while checking my trap-lines. Rimutaka's won't be the same for a while after the buggers drop that sh!t.  Embarrassed
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:26am
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dognuts1 wrote on Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:02am:
Yeah, still a good spot, plenty of pigs still around and seen lots of goats while checking my trap-lines. Rimutaka's won't be the same for a while after the buggers drop that sh!t.  Embarrassed

Funny thing is, you talk to the conservationists, and some of them honestly believe, with their heart and sole, that 1080 is actually saving our forests from the evil possum and red deer.

I could tell you about some arguments debates I've had...  Lips Sealed
  

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Reply #10 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:00am
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Don't mention 1080. Tell them you don't think random spreading of any poison by air is good and they start agreeing with you or at least seeing your point.
  

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Reply #11 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 6:23pm
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Its a place you cant always get to so go check it out. My mate has had a block in there on two separate occasions and has shot a stag both times.
  

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Reply #12 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 11:37pm
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Once upon a time this area was simply amazing hunting, as others have said it is now far from anything special.
  
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Reply #13 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 12:02am
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Hmm this 1080ing the rimutakas isn't the best news I've ever had. Anyone know if they've lined up the Haurangis as well?
  
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Can they 1080 the haurangis? isnt it a RHA?
  

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Reply #15 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 5:05am
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scoped wrote on Feb 26th, 2012 at 3:39am:
Can they 1080 the haurangis? isnt it a RHA?


They hit them a few years ago
  
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Reply #16 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 7:03pm
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scoped wrote on Feb 26th, 2012 at 3:39am:
Can they 1080 the haurangis? isnt it a RHA?

Northern, has been done to death for years, last time in May 2009.
Southern got poisoned for the first time (as far as I'm aware), May 2006.
They used deer repellant in some areas.
  
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