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if you have the urge to get out and have a go at these wee critters,or want to try out your long range rifles and want something better than gongs well guys get out and do it....
there are plenty of them around at the moment and not hard to find....PM me if you need to but most any block is worth a look
If we had a long range guy with us this last weekend he wouldv'e gone through 50 rounds without any bother
shooting these wee peskies is the most fun you can have with your pants on,if we dont get stuck in and reduce numbers the dreaded green rain will fall.
  
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why are they all still alive.  Grin  Nice one Micky, they sure are good sport.
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Rumour has it that this pic was taken with a really good camera.
  

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Rumpy wrote on Jul 24th, 2017 at 10:11pm:
Rumour has it that this pic was taken with a really good camera.


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I read somewhere that the distance was estimated at 5 - 700 yards for this mob.
  

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Grin Grin Grin
my young fella took photo at said range...bit far for the wee .223 to clean kill
the mighty .270 will have to go for wander and stretch her legs Wink
  
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might have to go for a walk . up for a walk rumpy ? will only be a small hill this time .
  

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I have the urge to splat me some wallabies.
  

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Have to hatch a plan Hackmeat. Might be busy at work next couple of weeks though. Need more ammo too, getting low on my cheap stuff after last time up the hill. Not too keen on using the powershoks on wallies at $2.50 a shot Cry
  

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My 5 yr old girl really wants to chase hoppers just trying to find somewhere where she doesn't had to walk to far
  
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padox...PM inbound  Wink
  
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Rumpy...at least you can buy .270 ammo here in town
tried to find some .308   none in Geraldine,none in Temuka
had to go into green mafia in Timaru and pay $45 a box!!!!!!!!!!
just to get new empties for the young fella. thank goodness I reload them from now on.
  
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Micky Duck wrote on Jul 26th, 2017 at 8:37pm:
Rumpy...at least you can buy .270 ammo here in town
tried to find some .308   none in Geraldine,none in Temuka
had to go into green mafia in Timaru and pay $45 a box!!!!!!!!!!
just to get new empties for the young fella. thank goodness I reload them from now on.


45 bucks is cheap,,last time i brought a box it was 69
  

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Hopefully going out tomorrow if this rain stops. I'm glad the 222 is cheaper to shoot than that. Especially with my brother reloading.
  
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they easy to find if its raining...they dont want to be in the wet stuff anymore than you do.
  
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The first ray of light after a cold spell, they will be sunning themselves and warming up on the sunny faces
  

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I am really keen to try for a wallaby or two whilst living over here, any advice for someone who hasn't hunted them before?
  
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get out into a area where they are living and look for grey color in shape of a road cone (wallaby upright looking at you) and also for set of mickey mouse ears in tussock....once your eyes get tuned in to them they not hard to spot,a good set of binos help no end
failing that do some "landscaping" roll rocks down into scrubby gullies and watch to see what hops out.
  
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their white belly sticks out like dogs nuts , maybe we should sort out a forum giant rat hunt?
  

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Could be into this one weekend. Looks like fun  Cheesy.
  
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most places closed up now for lambing. some public land is available, but still pretty cold. Look on to sunny faces in the mornings or afternoons for them.
  

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Went out for wallabies last week. Ended up with a fallow yearling and a red stag. Got a couple of hoppers as well. Always seems to be the odd fallow deer where ever there are wallabies.
  
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Shearhuntfish wrote on Aug 8th, 2017 at 10:33pm:
Went out for wallabies last week. Ended up with a fallow yearling and a red stag. Got a couple of hoppers as well. Always seems to be the odd fallow deer where ever there are wallabies.

Good huntn,wallabys and fallow seem to like the pockets of north facing matagari at this time of the year. Wink
  

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"Landscaping" sounds interesting!! I will have a scour of the DOC website and the maps and get out and see if I can find one of the critters
  
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hi I never hunt for wallabies before and I'm still a bit green in hunting. what area I should be looking for those?
  
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bjbinev wrote on Sep 8th, 2017 at 12:12pm:
hi I never hunt for wallabies before and I'm still a bit green in hunting. what area I should be looking for those?


only DOC areas until Christmas, lambing and tailing now.
  

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Any suggestions where to look? Ive just had a knee reconstruction 6 weeks ago so not looking for too much climbing but a walk is good   Grin
  
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Mostly around the hunter hills or hakataramea valley. I only know of the DOC blocks which seem to be a bit hilly. Have a look here
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Mostly around the hunter hills or hakataramea valley. I only know of the DOC blocks which seem to be a bit hilly. Have a look here
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Any creek with a bit of scrub in it is a good spot.  Late afternoon to twilight usually produce.  Smiley
  

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There was heaps of them out on doc land around midday last week Smiley
  
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Ok so I bust my arse on the back of a two wheel motor bike to get up Mt Studholme at the crack of dawn and had a good look around, got a glimpse of one but that was it.
Does it get spotlighted a lot or something? plenty of shells on the ground beside the track.
Are any of the other DOC hills worth going up ?
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oh come on.....really????
we went up there 2 weeks back late in arvo ,cloud was down low and wind was gusting...... saw two on front face at first place we stopped.
saw two more over back in tussocks..we were out of wagon for possibly 1hr at most,before cloud closed in and ended any chance of finding others. saw others in distance earlier.
slow down/sit down and use your binos.
or get down away from track and roll rocks down into gullys. we used to make lots of noise/roll rocks and let dogs go bananas but now we seeing just as many and shooting more by using binos instead.
  
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Yep no kidding, I went right up to the summit and slowly coasted back down stopping and taking five minutes to look about every 50-100 meters or so, cloud was a bastard though.
like you say next time Ill walk a little off the track, lambing is all but over anyway.
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There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them
  
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Fair enough I didn't go too far off the track as I was a bit nervous about leaving my bike behind, so are they long range shots then ??
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There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them

  
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saw a dozen there two weeks ago only 30 min walk from the truck  , just gotta sit and glass was my first time and iwas amazed how small they could look amongst the tussock . dropped one at 400m  Grin
  
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Fair enough I didn't go too far off the track as I was a bit nervous about leaving my bike behind, so are they long range shots then ??
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There are heaps out there you just have to look and walk a bit off the track. Mickeys  advised is spot on the first time I went to his advise I shot 15 . You just have to take the time to glass them



Shots can be 5 metres to as far as you can shoot. When I went out with Micky I shot 7. 3 @ 250, 3 @ 300 and 1 @ 100.
  

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Youll find them in the  scubby creeks where its a bit swampy and watercress is growing right now.
  

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The furthest I shot one was 660 yards and the closest I one I shot was 35 yards.  As in any hunting if you willing to stalk a animal you can get real close or you can shoot them at distance it's your choice that's the beauty of hunting
  
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great to hear you got on ok Bullie...660 yards is a plurry good effort.
  
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Thanks mate I'm hoping to go for them on Sunday if weather is good then I can drop.off those beers. It's amazing once your eye is tuned in on them how you can spot them in brush. I think that's the furthest my 223 can throw the rounds at them.
  
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Wow thats some good shooting ! Must be well dialled in.
Ok thanks guys, sounds like I need to hunt a bit smarter and shoot a bit straighter  Grin
  
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yip tuning in your eye is the key....as said earlier look for grey roadcones or Mickey Mouse ears.....those two things are dead giveaways.
its amazing how many we have shot over the years while sitting down having smoko,all goes quiet and up they pop seemingly out of nowhere Grin
  
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I love the fact that alot of the times you shoot one and another will stand up to see what the helps going on then you can get a shot at that one
  
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Striker NZ and me were shooting wallabys 2 nights back and we went looking for a couple of close ones to give to the pet food bloke.

Dont usually bother myself but pick up a few sometimes to do someone a favor.

Anyway he came out from a wee clearing with a fully grown live one frimly grasped upside down. Asked me if i wanted one to take home.  Grin

Said it was hiding behind a bush and he jsut reached down and picked it up. Buggered if id do that, bloody big claws on the thing.
  

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Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin classic
  
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Damn that's how you stalk a animal Cheesy Smiley
  
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Thats probably what he did. He did have it by the tail when he appeared. Said it was the second time hed done it lately.

Meet a rather definative end though.. Roll Eyes
  

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Have never had a go at the Wallabies, might have to do a Waimate mission! Have heard they can carry a pretty knarly load of worms - true or false? some decent looking recipes floating round the interweb but might be a hard sell to the family if you have to have an Ivomec chaser afterwards Wink

  
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They are good fun Jake77!

Like with everything else - check liver,lungs and kidneys when gutting plus if you see anything odd take a picture and go ask.Most kiwis will just vomit when mentioning eating wallaby.You have to know how to cook it,if you overcook it its bloody awful.Had cooked slow roasted tail shank,broth from bones,meat patties,stew...  Cheesy Wink Its good when nothing else is around and freezer is empty  Cool

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Cheers Pete, will have to give it a go.
  
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gut bag is full of worms yes...so dont gut shoot them Roll Eyes
the steaks are ok....the tails make awesome stew,find oxtail recipe and go from there....the tendons break down and turn to jelly....very rich and oh so yumhodelishimo....
I found roasts were too bland,like lamb...
  
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I found roasts were too bland,like lamb...

Same, but cooked with rosemary and served with mint sauce is OK. Have fooled some friends into thinking they were eating hogget. Mixed with a bit of belly pork they make delicious patties. If your into corned beef try pickling the legs. Very nice.
  
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Wild pigs and deer also have worms that you can't catch unless you puncture the gut bag and eat one. I think wallabies get them worse because they normally live on farmland with stock on them.
  

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Hey Jake did you gave it a go?I will be keen to go down there in February when back from holiday.Going to try out my rebarelled Brno on few of those Ozzie Rats  Grin
  
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Hey Jake did you gave it a go?I will be keen to go down there in February when back from holiday.Going to try out my rebarelled Brno on few of those Ozzie Rats  Grin


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What calibre are you shooting.


270. Win is my only gun  Wink Yes bit overpowered, blows big holes or bits off, but I take it as a training on big game Tongue Cant see point of having gunsafe full of "toys" when you won't pull them out often enough...
  
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No problem, they are good for shooting hares.
  

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Haven't tried hare with it yet, had a itchy finger in winter at 13 Mile Bush when I saw 2 hare bucks trying to hump one doe all at once  Grin I thought that 3 hares with one shot would be good score but they were moving too fast  Cheesy
  
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270 is going to fast for them u eather haf to head shoot them or aim low and bust the hoppers
  
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270 is going to fast for them u eather haf to head shoot them or aim low and bust the hoppers


They never bounced away  Wink Aiming for upper part of body on most animals (shit haw off one pooe goat and since then never going to do headshots again) sometimest I get a short-distance runners with big animals but easy to finds them so far...  Lips Sealed
  
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It's moving to fast inside prob 150m and just goes through and through they dead just don't know it yet we thought my mate was just a muck shot until I sat down and watch a couple of shots he was using home load sst long range dead close not so much
  
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Bloody good meat boys. Veal of the Kangaroo  Wink
  

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It's moving to fast inside prob 150m and just goes through and through they dead just don't know it yet we thought my mate was just a muck shot until I sat down and watch a couple of shots he was using home load sst long range dead close not so much



shooting a wallaby thats moving at full speed is a challenge alright. In scrub even with shotgun.

  

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The old mozzy n yr 243 shot a few hundy  ah n cats. Grin
  

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Hi MIckey D
I've moved up to CHCH from Southland and my new hunting mate is a South African who is green to NZ hunting but keen as....  I've been thinking about Wallabies to get his new rifle broken in but figured they would be more across the private blocks in Waimate through McKenzie region.  If there is a DOC block we can wander across for a few wallabies can you PM me in the general direction?
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t's moving to fast inside prob 150m and just goes through and through they dead just don't know it yet we thought my mate was just a muck shot until I sat down and watch a couple of shots he was using home load sst long range dead close not so much

Very true, was cleaning up some goats and thought my mate was missing a few to many with his 270 but absolutely nailing them with the odd head shot. He wasn't but the goats were taking a while to work out they were fatally shoot with a through and through chest shot. I didn't have that problem with my 22-250 Grin
  
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ive found the perfect round for wallabys,,90 gr hollow point in 264,i shoot all in the guts and they just collapse on spot,,even better than a head shot
  

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They must have heartburn.  Cry
  

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Goodman. I went down 2 months ago from the north island. Stayed at a pub and got treated really Well!  Surprising how many gates get opened by a box of Beer!  Great fun got a heap. Thanks to the mighty South!
  
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ive found the perfect round for wallabys,,90 gr hollow point in 264,i shoot all in the guts and they just collapse on spot,,even better than a head shot




that sounds worse that it is..... using a fully fragmenting load/something with varmit on box ...a body shot will send enough bits into vitals to down these critters quickly. spine/kidneys/liver in particular are going to be hit and cause complete shutdown pretty darn quick...dont try it with fmj or your premium deer loads though as it wont end well... if wobbly is upright the vitals are in top say 25 % eg from between its furry paws up wards and that is usual point of aim.
that said in 25+ years of hunting them with dogs Ive never found a wounded one yet....eg one carrying a gun shot wound from someone else.
  
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The 308 shooting Barnaul 140 sp great round for roos.The SP just exploded,hawks get well feed. Grin
  

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I shoot a 223 and use either pmc Bronx flat nose 55gr or I use federal Powershock 64gr drops them every time.  Furthest I've shot them was 660 yards and dropped them from that distance . And the pic is real cheap with is good when you going  through 30 to 40 a hunt
  
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imho AR15 is the perfect wallaby gun as it mixes the ability to take long range shots with having a realistic chance at a running shot.
  

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to all those folks who sent PM to have a go at the wee fellas Winkgood on ya guys there are still heaps out there,saw 40+ today and tipped a few over,the track is in great shape (huge thanks to the guys who have taken loppers/slashers etc and helped keep it open) get out and get stuck in fellas...and there is more than a few pig hunks of pork wandering around up there too,well either they are big or gay going on size of the turds..plenty of them of varied age would suggest big fella living in that area.
  
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was going to ask you before MD but how do they react around dogs? do they sit and wait to bolt away in last second like hares? do you take them in close range with shotgun then? or are dogs able to successfully catch them?
  
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they bolt...but a big bugga will grab dog and give it one hell of a hiding if it isnt smart..... a good dog giving chase will poke out way more than the one its chasing by noise alone....they pop out to see what all the fuss is about and hopefully cop a lead disprin for thier trouble....we chased/hounded them for years but now sit and snipe them,if things get slow we roll a few rocks down into gullies...landscaping and dog kennel sized one to bottom is the ultimate thrill Grin Grin
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Roos getting close to home now.Driving bus last night just pass Peppers and a big wallaby bouces across the highway into the entrance of the Cairns subdivision.
Chinaman sitting opposite me in the bus nearly jumped out of his seat with excitement.ooohhhh pointing his finger at the roo. Grin Grin Grin
  

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Roos getting close to home now.Driving bus last night just pass Peppers and a big wallaby bouces across the highway into the entrance of the Cairns subdivision.
Chinaman sitting opposite me in the bus nearly jumped out of his seat with excitement.ooohhhh pointing his finger at the roo. Grin Grin Grin


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I shot one on Mt John last week Trout. You should be carrying a rifle.  Grin
  

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I shot one on Mt John last week Trout. You should be carrying a rifle.  Grin

Ye I seen yr truck lights cruzing the tussocks. Wink
  

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