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And the Prizes "Applause"
Jul 30th, 2015 at 10:43pm
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The Prizes.

Well deserved everyone. Your taking the time to enter was very much appreciated.  Smiley


Best Roar Story Cat.

1st My first roar - hairy    
a Leupold VX1 3x9 scope
Donated by HC

2nd Five Weeks Solid - Mike B      
NZ Guns and Hunting Magazine Subscription and $100 in petrol vouchers.
Donated by NZ Guns and Hunting Magazine


3rd Leo's First Stag - A Very Memorable 2015 Sika Roar   HandR
a  mercator and pouch to hold it.
Donated by 7mm08Roks


4th It's all about the adventure - Cleaky      
a Maxtoch M24 Torch. 

Best Video Cat.
I'll chuck my roar video in the mix - JoshC
a Maxtoch M24 Torch 
   


Best jnr. Cat.
My first roar - hairy
a Maxtoch M24 Torch.   
 

Best roar fail/hard luck.
Heartbreak Hunting (now with happy ending)  WAC
1 x Bahco Knife 
Donated by X-POACHER-YEAH RYT.
and a headlamp .

Best roar photo.

a stock or bluing job
Donated by TJ

Runners up.
Stu 71 first roar stag almost in his sleeping bag   
1 x Bahco Knife 
Donated by  X-POACHER-YEAH RYT

Tararua Battle of the beast - bushninja    
1 x Bahco Knife 
Donated by  X-POACHER-YEAH RYT
and a headlamp.

Scottrods also received a headlamp.
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Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2015 at 10:44pm
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Can all the prize winners message me a delivery address please.  Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 31st, 2015 at 12:39am
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Wow... The young fella is going to be buzzing about this.  He has had an amazing couple of weeks.  Thanks to all those people who donated prizes.  The hunting reports section is the engine room of the forum I reckon and the more we can encourage reports the better.  Some great stories were entered and I thought Leos first stag write up was awesome. 

Thanks again to HC for organising, HC, nik, TJ, X-poacher, 7m08 for sponsoring.... Bloody legends.  Flynns going to think its xmas.  The loopy will be going on his .243 to replace the Bushnell which is a very average scope.

My Poppa left me a couple of guns when he died... one of them "the Browning" has a fearsome reputation and I always was fascinated with it when I was growing up.  He also left me his -ex-army .303 which he was issued with when he was in the homeguard.  He was a farmer on a big lot of land so I am pretty sure the story is he tried to enlist for WW2 but they wouldn't let him go due to the big land holding?  Anyway ... I think I might send one of those two off to TJ to get a bit of TLC mainly for sentimental reason.  My Poppa was a lengend.

Thanks again.  I think I will video Flynns reply and stuck it on here.  Cool
  

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Reply #3 - Aug 1st, 2015 at 11:35am
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Bloody good. Cheers to all who voted. Much appreciated. Drive for a couple hours to go hunting most weekends so the petrol vouchers are perfect.

Cheers,

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well done to everyone involved!
some great yarns, brilliant photos and awesome memories.
special thanks to headcase for organizing it and all the good buggers who donated prizes Cool
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 2nd, 2015 at 9:48pm
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Well done everyone!

Great to hear everyones stories and a big thankyou to those who have put in time and support. Look forward to next year

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Fantastic! Thanks to everyone involved. I'll look forward to blinding some possums in the near future  Cool
  

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Thanks team.   Smiley

Surprised at the lack of interest this year, but there still seemed to be quite a few guys out getting into the roar hunting?

  
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Reply #8 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 12:25am
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Good stuff guys!

I'll pm Mike for his address details to get his sub entered into our database and fuel vouchers posted out!
  

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Re: And the Prizes "Applause"
Reply #9 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 3:52am
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JoshC wrote on Aug 5th, 2015 at 3:36am:
Thanks team.   Smiley

Surprised at the lack of interest this year, but there still seemed to be quite a few guys out getting into the roar hunting?



From a few conversations, some of the regular hunters/contributors (myself included) felt  the comp was ideal for those younger and less experienced members.

You really only needed to read some of the hunt reports  from this years various rut periods to see that many members experienced some awesome times and some wonderful results.
  
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ICEMAN wrote on Aug 6th, 2015 at 3:52am:
JoshC wrote on Aug 5th, 2015 at 3:36am:
Thanks team.   Smiley

Surprised at the lack of interest this year, but there still seemed to be quite a few guys out getting into the roar hunting?



From a few conversations, some of the regular hunters/contributors (myself included) felt  the comp was ideal for those younger and less experienced members.

You really only needed to read some of the hunt reports  from this years various rut periods to see that many members experienced some awesome times and some wonderful results.



Yeah I felt a bit the same way, but more entries would improve quality and numbers of members interested in participating or voting would it not? There's nothing stopping someone posting a report in both though  Smiley
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 9:26pm
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I chucked my report up in both, that way the majority of people get to have a gander at it in the reports section to see the interesting bits and pieces and to bump up numbers in the comp. Its pretty gloomy having just one or two entries in it, the more the better I reckon.
  
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Reply #12 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 11:05pm
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Could this mean that there are hundreds if not thousands of  joe public reading these threads, ie the  hunt reports section etc and maybe not that many actual forum members doing so?

I have no idea, but it seems strange to see hundreds if not thousands of views on some reports and only a very limited number of comments.
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 11:32pm
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Years ago I stated that members only should be able to read reports but it never happened.
  

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hairy wrote on Aug 6th, 2015 at 11:32pm:
Years ago I stated that members only should be able to read reports but it never happened.


Why would you want to limit reading of reports only to members? That is the most interesting part of the forum.

Only members can read the Roar Comp section
  
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Reply #15 - Aug 7th, 2015 at 12:31am
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To get people to become members of the forum and contribute something.  It costs nothing and benefits the advertisers.  Why would we let anyone who contributes nothing get everything for free.
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 7th, 2015 at 12:57am
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Plenty of scabs out there who give nothing back just trolling through here for info and places to hunt.

Can guarantee that every report posted where the location is given away or is able to be guessed will attract hunters to that spot that never would have gone there other wise
  

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I am of the opinion that anyone who gets useful advice or simply enjoyment from reading reports on here owes us nothing. Anything I have posted on here that I think might be of use to someone is for anyone to see not just members.

Visitors see the advertisements regardless of if they are a member or not so there is no additional benefit for advertisers and seeing the richer content on here like the reports is what made me join and start contributing in the first place.

I like it being public, nothing to hide around here.
  
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I'm all for helping guys out with info and spots in fact you would have to go a long way to find someone that has helped more people with info, tips and spots to hunt with detailed maps etc than me but.....
I'm only willing to help out those that show a bit of enthusiasm and initiative not those that just sit back and bludge everything they can get.

I've been talking to a few other members recently about starting a thread to help out a young hunter with no roll model or anyone to show them the ropes. An apprentice type thing, Watch this space
  

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Exactly madness. I have done the same. If Alan could say we have 10,000 registered members then it would make an huge difference to the forum.  Instead there is no reason to contribute.
  

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MADNESS wrote on Aug 7th, 2015 at 4:32am:
I'm all for helping guys out with info and spots in fact you would have to go a long way to find someone that has helped more people with info, tips and spots to hunt with detailed maps etc than me but.....
I'm only willing to help out those that show a bit of enthusiasm and initiative not those that just sit back and bludge everything they can get.

I've been talking to a few other members recently about starting a thread to help out a young hunter with no roll model or anyone to show them the ropes. An apprentice type thing, Watch this space


i put forward a similar idea a while back mad but it got no traction.
  
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Reply #21 - Aug 9th, 2015 at 4:37am
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Congratulations to all the winners, great stories written by all. Smiley
  

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Reply #22 - Aug 11th, 2015 at 9:57am
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bloody good to see hairy's boy getting a few prizes. that should suss him out for a while. there are a few good buggers on this forum alright!

I would have put my report up but I just put it in the reports section as it was more about my learning about sika than anything of any size being taken..didnt think it was worthy.

theres always next year though Smiley
  
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Reply #23 - Aug 13th, 2015 at 10:42pm
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Gentlemen, there are prizes on the way to all those that have sent me a mail address.

Amazingly some of you prize winners have not passed a mail address on to me. Perhaps youve not been online and have been outside actually hunting.  Shocked

No hurry but it would be nice to get it all sorted out.  Smiley
  

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Reply #24 - Aug 16th, 2015 at 11:48pm
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Torch arrived today, thanks Headcase!

So far I've blinded 2 staff. Must stop tutu-ing with it.
  

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Didnt your Mum ever tell you youll go blind if you play with it too much.  Smiley
  

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Thanks heaps hc. Scope and torch arrived today. Primo.  Where do tyou get batteries for them?
  

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Magazine and Diesel Voucher turned up last night too

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Jesus H CHrist.... I just got some batteries for that torch and nearly burnt a hole in the F'n curtains...  That is an insane bit of kit.  I feel a bit like Luke Skywalker carrying that around.  Will be far to dangerous for Flynn to have all the time.... I will need to take care of it till he is old enough.  Grin Grin Wink  
  

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MADNESS wrote on Aug 7th, 2015 at 4:32am:
I'm all for helping guys out with info and spots in fact you would have to go a long way to find someone that has helped more people with info, tips and spots to hunt with detailed maps etc than me but.....
I'm only willing to help out those that show a bit of enthusiasm and initiative not those that just sit back and bludge everything they can get.

I've been talking to a few other members recently about starting a thread to help out a young hunter with no roll model or anyone to show them the ropes. An apprentice type thing, Watch this space

Actually I have been going to set up a young hunters thread but keep forgetting to do it.... Im wondering if we make it that only a certain age and under can post and then what age would that be...
  

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I see you have set one up that only under 16s can access and post in, what percentage of our members are under that age?

It might be fairly limited on value compared to the ideas raised above of a place for younger members to ask for advice/a hunting buddy tht can be accessed by all members.

Although they obviously can do so in the other forums if they choose.
  
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yere I was thinking they can do that now in any of the sections... but I was thinking they can chat in their TXT language to their hearts content in a forum where young hunters are talking as opposed to the chatter in a main forum... maybe Im wrong but we do have a lot of young members...
  

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I was thinking more along the lines of a mentor/apprentice type thing where you take a new guy under your wing who has no one to show them the ropes and give them a running start rather than stumbling along for years making basic mistakes and getting disharted
  

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Good idea mate, I know that I could have done with one when starting off. None of my family hunted apart from birds
  
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There is a big void there for some of our urban kids madness.  We are really a semi rural town and we have heaps of kids screaming to take them out... Imagine what it would be like in large urban areas. Embarrassed
  

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