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Feb 5th, 2018 at 5:23pm
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Reply #1 - Feb 5th, 2018 at 6:00pm
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If every station would employ a pest contoller using a thermal they would soon be knocked back.

It just been a lack of interest or finances that have prevented this happening so far..

Conventional shooting and poisening doesnt do enough.. The combined areas are simply vast. They cant poisen everything at once, and someone shooting 50 wally over three nights spotlighting is a drop of water in a swimming pool.

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Go on give me a job bro!  I am tired of rabbits
  

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Your mission , should you decide to accept it is to night walk some of the steeper streams and shoot rabbits.  If you fail, we will disavow all knowledge of you.  Smiley
  

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as much as I have sypathy for farmers plight they have to take some responsibility for it them selves...... trying to get access to hunt wallabies on private farm land has always been hard to get,so numbers have just kept increasing.
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 6th, 2018 at 8:53am
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Micky Duck wrote on Feb 6th, 2018 at 8:39am:
as much as I have sypathy for farmers plight they have to take some responsibility for it them selves...... trying to get access to hunt wallabies on private farm land has always been hard to get,so numbers have just kept increasing.



that goes for any wild animal that ruins farmers income. pigs deer bunnies and roos, and even when the problem is getting out of hand they still remain hesitant. guess the bad eggs years ago fooked it for everyone
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 6th, 2018 at 11:44am
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In my experience casual weekend worriers miss so much they dont help much. There are exceptions, some of the forum blokes and others have been very useful, but how is a cocky to know from a phone call from a stranger.

One long range bloke I know shot 300 W., over 4 days on a block we were working on, and has done this repeatedly on other high density areas.    he just  curled up on a good vantage point and was shooting them at 600m.

I rated him top marks and very useful.

Others Ive watched miss the same tame rabbit at 60 m repeatedly from a resting position and when asked where their rifle is sighted in at, they either dont know, or say "about 100m". Well it either is or it isnt.  Grin

A common scenario is, shooter lines up on rabbit and after a 20 second pause I ask "can you see it in the scope?''

Answer is ''yes''

Me, "ok shoot it then.""

Another long pause..

Me, " you can shoot it then"

Them, '''Its run away""  Grin Grin

Having said all that im still very supportive of people getting access to shoot on farms, and encourage it at every oppurtunity.

Hi time we had another Forum shooting weekend.
  

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As HC said,50 over 3 days nothing.On a good night  you can shoot 50 in 3 hours from the one spot.If you know where to go.They just keep showing up as if its guy fawkes night to see whats going on. Shocked
  

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Reply #8 - Feb 6th, 2018 at 2:33pm
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guess youre right HC, thats why I prefer to ask in person and it also gives the cocky a chance to judge what sorta person you are.

been a while since I chased roos , used to smash 20- 40 most evenings after work 4-6 days a week off the same property. I only lived there a year and it didnt make much difference so would hate to see the place now.
  
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Forum shoot sounds good hc
  
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forum shoot sounds awesome. we used to shoot otiao gorge stn at least once a month and fed our dogs on them for period of 4 years..then 1080 hit whole area and feeding no longer an option.... then got back into it and stn changed hands and access stopped. we would get 20-30 wobblies for a weekend and spotlighting would account for that many any night we went out...lots of guys shot property so numbers never got up...hate to see what its like now.
for what its worth my best night on rabbits was about 450 RECOVERD for pet food from a brick of powerpoint .22lr
have shot 60 during daylight on more occasions than care to remember. once your eye is in it becomes easy but some guys just never get it.
  
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padox wrote on Feb 6th, 2018 at 6:36pm:
Forum shoot sounds good hc


would be great. Been maybe 3 years since the last one.
  

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Im in for a Forum shoot,  223. and away we go.
  
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Reply #13 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 1:42pm
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You have done it now Headcase  Grin
  

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Reply #14 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 1:55pm
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Was hoping someone would come up with a good station.  Grin
  

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