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Pest hunting advice
Mar 15th, 2018 at 9:34am
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Hi folks,

I'm really struggling to find blocks to hunt pests on.  I use a .22 air rifle and have my head screwed on properly but people seem wary about letting anyone come on their land, understandably I s'pose. 

I'm in south Auckland but I'm willing to travel a few hours and have a camper I can kip in if needs be.  I'm just a bit wary of door knocking and don't want to get off on the wrong foot.

I'd appreciate any advice or any contacts.
  
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Re: Pest hunting advice
Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 9:43am
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Have a read of this link, Very good advice and just remember to be polite whatever the land owners reaction is.  I've had a few people get quite nasty but they're entitled to their opinions on guns/hunting and we need to respect that.
http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1250715839
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 11:21am
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Have you though about offering to shoot rats and pigeons in the cockys barns. They are a real pesky thing and with a good air rifle and a good bloke behind it.. one thing leads to another.  Smiley

Put it up on Faceplant somewhere in one of the rural communities/small town pages..
  

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headcase wrote on Mar 21st, 2018 at 11:21am:
Have you though about offering to shoot rats and pigeons in the cockys barns. They are a real pesky thing and with a good air rifle and a good bloke behind it.. one thing leads to another.  Smiley

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Great advice.  Pigeons are good fun at night with a torch and a air rifle.  Nobody hunts them, every shed has some and farmers hate them.

On a related subject getting permission to shoot pigeons with decoys and shotguns on crop stubble paddocks is a lot easier than getting permission to shoot ducks.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 4:10pm
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What sort of .22 is it btw.   PCP?
  

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Reply #5 - May 13th, 2018 at 2:45am
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I have started out rat shooting in chook sheds with an air rifle that after a while got me access to the rest of the farm and other properties for bigger game, maybe it gives the owner/manager a bit of time to check you out
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