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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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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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How big is it?
  
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100ha
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 29th, 2016 at 3:02am
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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 Manager1’s 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, I’m 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 Ha’s 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 20m’s 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 30m’s, I am comfy shooting at over this range but wanted to get even closer. Finally I got to around 20m’s 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 won’t 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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Reply #15 - Apr 18th, 2016 at 1:22am
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Nice one and some nice country for bow stalking. Good on you for getting out there. Enjoy some goat curry now Smiley
  

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congrats to you bro, no supplejack, must be nice? Grin
  
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Hi manager1
I'm in the Waikato area for 3weeks in May. Are u still keen to have bow hunters out to your block chasing goats .
  
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Reply #18 - Apr 25th, 2016 at 4:01am
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Goats are probably one of the best to hone your skills on.... Smaller targets so your accuracy needs to be on. Animal choice is important for meat so it forces you to slow down, pick your taget, pick the spot and shoot.

Stalking is fun, the herd thing can make it tough but if you have your wind and sight lines and cover sorted then yuo'll be good.

Also reinforces your back drop too..... after loosing a few $$ arrows for the sake of a goat you learn to be careful Wink

Theyre also perfect to learn how to dress and process meat (the carry out is easier too). Don't forget to check the internals for nasties, a very good habbit to get into.... hate to get brain worms or something Wink
  
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Reply #19 - Apr 28th, 2016 at 4:23am
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Dicko56 I have pm'd you.
  
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thanks manager1
can u pm me your contact number as well please??
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nice shooting bowhunter81... i bet u were pleased to get that first one on the deck Wink
  
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Reply #22 - May 3rd, 2016 at 1:52am
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Thanks Dicko, Was a great day out and always good to get some meat.

Wife has been busy making a couple of nice Pies and curries, with a couple of roasts still in the freezer.


If Anyone has any blocks/land and they would be happy to give me access to hunt please pm me. Would love to get a pig next.

A few pics of what the wifey has made: (Not the best Pictures)








Really appreciate the help and feedback.
  
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Reply #23 - May 3rd, 2016 at 7:55am
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Any more takers? I counted 32 on one hillside this afternoon and could hear more calling in the bush. At this rate I'm going to have to get the rifle out.
  
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Hey mate,

Keen to come back down in a few weeks for a couple more if that suits? will text you.

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Looks good bowhunter81 are they easy to butcher ??
Heading over soon manager1
  
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Reply #26 - May 4th, 2016 at 8:23am
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What were the costs again? Cheers
  
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No worries bowhunter81.

Look forward to meeting you Dicko56

I have pm'd you boondock
  
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Reply #28 - May 5th, 2016 at 5:47am
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Sounds great. Guess I will need to come up oneday then.
  
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Reply #29 - May 5th, 2016 at 10:46am
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Will be in touch soon to organise a date, cheers.  Smiley
  
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Had lots of PM's from interested parties but no boots on the ground yet. If there's no takers from the bow hunters soon I'll open it up to firearms
  
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Reply #31 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 12:11am
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I'm still keen as mate - but duck season is so bloody short for us, I can't pass up a weekend of it to chase goats.
  

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Reply #32 - Aug 8th, 2016 at 3:19am
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I am very keen and can come any fine weekend I am tying to get a first animal for my two teenage boys 18 and 16 both are good shots have compound bows and are very keen under my supervision of course as we all normally hunt together. Went Sika roar trip last year but only got within rifle range had fun though. Or if anyone else can help with access for a chance to get there first animal I don't mind paying but on a bit of a budget so have to be a small fee per hunter. Manager I have pm'd you as well cheers
  
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Reply #33 - Oct 5th, 2016 at 2:44pm
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Hi manager is this offer still available??
  
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Hi Manager1.
I am Keen to come out with my daughter sometime early december before  xmas if you are still allowing it.


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Hi,

I'd also be interested in knowing some costs.  I'm a new member so can't pm you yet,
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Could you Pm me some info? Thanks.
  
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Reply #37 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 9:31pm
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Hi guys, been a while. The goats have been breeding up a storm. Counted 40 last week! Block is in the otorohanga district. $100/person/day (kids free) bows only. Take as many as you want. Also have turkeys, hares and pheasants. No current bookings. Pm me or call/txt 027 321 6111
  
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Reply #38 - Apr 4th, 2018 at 3:38pm
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Hey Manager1 is this offer still up? Too new to PM sorry haha Looking to get my first goat!
  
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Sounds like a good deal if its still available.
  
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