Fishnhunt New Zealand hunting and Fishing Forum Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
 
| Forum 1995-2002 | Forum 2002-2006 | To Fishnhunt Mainpage |
  Home Donate Advertise HelpSearchLoginRegister Historic Photos  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks (Read 760 times)
Tikka 7mm08
Just Joined
*
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 19
Wellington
Gender: male
Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Feb 24th, 2012 at 8:50pm
 
Hi All, I have one of these blocks for the roar, does anyone have some good info about the area? Cheers
Back to top
 

If its got eyes, it dies
 
IP Logged
 
scoped
Forum Font
*****
Offline



Posts: 1417
Wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #1 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 8:51pm
 
Lucky you, i heard last year the cullers were in before the roar.
Back to top
 

Anticipation is half the fun!
scoped  
IP Logged
 
hg
Forum Senior
****
Offline



Posts: 787
Wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #2 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:45am
 
Didnt know there was such a thing , where are these not orongos?
Back to top
 
12303217  
IP Logged
 
Tikka 7mm08
Just Joined
*
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 19
Wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #3 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:47am
 
hg wrote on Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:45am:
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
Back to top
 

If its got eyes, it dies
 
IP Logged
 
Backpack
Forum Senior
****
Offline


If I wasn't hard out working
I'd be hunting

Posts: 785
Upper Hutt
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #4 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 8:28am
 
scoped wrote on Feb 24th, 2012 at 8:51pm:
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.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Simon Gibson
Donor Member
*****
Offline


Rod & Rifle Magazine

Posts: 95
Lower Hutt
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #5 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 8:42am
 
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.
Back to top
 

bnb
 
IP Logged
 
6 mm
Active Member
***
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 370
kaiapoi
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #6 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 4:51pm
 
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
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Horse
Forum Senior
****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 854
wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #7 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 6:02pm
 
Simons right.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
dognuts1
Active Member
***
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 107
Canterbury
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #8 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:02pm
 
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
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Battson
Forum Font
*****
Offline


7mm RemMag

Posts: 4217
Wanaka / Wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #9 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:26pm
 
dognuts1 wrote on Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:02pm:
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
Back to top
 

...
 
IP Logged
 
brian
Donor Member
*****
Offline


why tiptoe thru life only
to die safely

Posts: 1866
upper hutt
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #10 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 11:00pm
 
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.
Back to top
 

Never argue with an idiot anyone watching may not be able to tell the difference
 
IP Logged
 
tramper
Forum Font
*****
Offline



Posts: 1727
Upper Hutt
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #11 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 7:23am
 
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.
Back to top
 

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.  I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.  I shall use my time." -Jack London
 
IP Logged
 
The Saint
Active Member
***
Offline


I dont hunt......I survive

Posts: 147
Upper Hutt
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #12 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 12:37pm
 
Once upon a time this area was simply amazing hunting, as others have said it is now far from anything special.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
grove
Active Member
***
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 233
Queenstown
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #13 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 1:02pm
 
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?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
scoped
Forum Font
*****
Offline



Posts: 1417
Wellington
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #14 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 4:39pm
 
Can they 1080 the haurangis? isnt it a RHA?
Back to top
 

Anticipation is half the fun!
scoped  
IP Logged
 
7mm08Roks
Donor Member
*****
Offline


Leather Work 027 5422
985 www.hgd.co.nz

Posts: 2180
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #15 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 6:05pm
 
scoped wrote on Feb 26th, 2012 at 4:39pm:
Can they 1080 the haurangis? isnt it a RHA?


They hit them a few years ago
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Backpack
Forum Senior
****
Offline


If I wasn't hard out working
I'd be hunting

Posts: 785
Upper Hutt
Gender: male
Re: Wainuiomata Hunting Ballot blocks
Reply #16 - Feb 27th, 2012 at 8:03am
 
scoped wrote on Feb 26th, 2012 at 4:39pm:
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.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print