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Jan 3rd, 2016 at 7:57am
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Hi guys, i've got a block of land that has goats on it and im thinking about releasing some pigs. My question is.....are there any bow hunters in the waikato (land is in otorohonga) that would be interested in hunting the block and if so what is an acceptable fee for access to the property?
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 4th, 2016 at 4:26am
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I would say $50/day/person plus a price on each animal would be fair. If there is accommodation then a fair charge for that is appropriate plus extra if use of quads etc is available.

I sure there would be plenty of interest...

I'm not sure its legal to release pigs though? anyone know?
  
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Thanks for that, the pigs would be free range but confined to the property with a couple of hot wires
  
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Manager1 wrote on Jan 4th, 2016 at 7:19am:
Thanks for that, the pigs would be free range but confined to the property with a couple of hot wires


Manager1 that would be considered 'behind the wire' hunting
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 4th, 2016 at 6:32pm
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FYI GoBush hunting at Taumaranui charge about $100/ night  to stay, goats are free but deer and pigs are $100/ animal
DOC has hammered the goat population down Kingcountry way and will continue to do so.
I'd be keen to chase goats with a bow - open country or bush?
  

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Reply #5 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 11:53pm
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Mixture of open country, native and pines. I'll put a post up when I've checked animal numbers. Want to make sure there's good numbers and that they come onto the property regularly
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 24th, 2016 at 2:40am
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i should have went to you and practice there.
Just started to learn hunting. Hardly got a chance to find goats.

But i've move back to Wellington Area now. Really hard to take two days off to the Rimutaka and the Greater Wellington Hunting area only accept experienced hunters.
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 26th, 2016 at 5:24am
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Release so Fallow in there 👍👍
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 28th, 2016 at 8:31am
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Dave m..... You deer fence the boundary and I'll release the fallow! I have some deer netting.

I've had the block for a while now. I have seen numerous hares, plenty of possum sign, a resident population of 10-20 turkeys, a couple of pheasants and a mob of 20-30 goats. I'm willing to offer weekend hunts to bow hunters for a fee. I'm happy for people to camp on the block. I'm thinking along the lines of father son trips. Feel free to pm me if you are interested
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 29th, 2016 at 12:45am
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How big is it?
  
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Reply #10 - Mar 29th, 2016 at 1:55am
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100ha
  
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Would you also be allowing just single day hunting passes too?
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 29th, 2016 at 5:51am
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Yeah, I'm open to all options. My main aim is to keep numbers at around 15-20 so I'll open the property accordingly
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 16th, 2016 at 7:31am
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Met up with forum member bowhunter81 at the block today. Another good bugger I've met on here and stoked that he bagged his first kills. Enjoy the salami mate. See you next time.
  
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Reply #14 - Apr 18th, 2016 at 1:05am
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Hi All,

Had a great day down at Manager1s block in the Waikato on Saturday. Just thought I would follow it up with a couple of Pics etc.

My first report and only second time out with the Bow, Im a bit of a late starter on the hunting scene in Nz but keen to get our more and fill the freezer to keep the wife happy.


After a good few months honing my target skills I have finally moved on to some live game. The block is 100 Has of mixed land, Native Bush, Pine etc with Manager 1 being a great and very knowledgeable host. Even giving me a lift on the quad to save on the walk in, Legend!




After 30 mins I had spotted my first mob of Goats and tried my stalking skills for the first time, taking in some advice from a few forum members etc managed to get within 20ms of a few nice looking nannies and a small Billy, unfortunately I could not get a decent shot in so thought I would be patience and let these ones go. Back up to the top of the ridge we spotted around 20 of them grazing on a grassy face at the other side of the bush.



After a small hike and a little stalk downhill managed to get to 30ms, I am comfy shooting at over this range but wanted to get even closer. Finally I got to around 20ms or so and picked a small one out. The shot was a little higher than I had anticipated but dropped it on the spot. This one was heavier than I had expected but managed to carry it back out.



Manager1 Kindly showed me how to gut the animal, and make carrying out a little lighter ha ha


Appreciate a goat is nothing big in some eyes , especially seeing the size of the pigs and stags that some forum members shoot. But hey got to start somewhere. This one wont be going to waste and the wife is already planning a couple of curries and slow cooked roasts.


At the end of the day a great experience and will be heading out somewhere in the next couple of weeks. Was great just to be out there doing it.

The block is a great area for honing your skills and would be great to take out your kids for an experience.

Appreciate your help Mangager1.




  
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