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Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Mar 20th, 2018 at 6:56pm
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Hi all.  just wondering and curious if anyone has hunted any of the molesworth blocks during this years roar periods that had been 1080'd and how they got on if any were seen
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #1 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:22pm
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Hey mate, Yes our ballot finished today. We left early.
Found dead deer,pigs and 1 possum. There were absolutly heaps of skinks,gekos,bumbles,wasps,hares and untold rabbits. Deer were very few and far between. In fact in our entire block we saw 4 deer. 2 hind and yearling pairs. This seemed to be a common theme as the deer we saw in far away blocks seemed as it was a hind and yearling pair, no mobs at all seen.
We saw a further 3 (1 stag,hind,yearling) in next block and more in the block adjacent to that.
These were NON Roar blocks near the quarters.
we saw 1 mob of 7 chamois and 3 single animals only 1 was a buck.

Disappointing was an understatement.
Our block was barren.
  

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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 5:15am
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I had a mate that went in and cane out early. They saw zilch, zero, zip, nothing on the deer front, in a reasonable block. He did say they saw a few goats but that's it.
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 7:19pm
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Hey team, we went into quite a well known deer block that should hold deer under the 1080 scheme and hunted hard. We saw sign of a single stag walking up the valley one way and that was it. We didn't lay eyes on a single deer the entire trip and was unbelievably disappointing. We saw a few chamois, goats and a lone boar. I also went into another block in February that was under the 1080 drop and saw only 6 deer and they were on the edge of our block, bordering a non poisoned block. In these two trips counted numerous carcusses and found 8 different stags all in early velvet in one head basin dead. Im hoping we either had terrible luck and couldn't find the deer but I'm not convinced.

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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 8:24pm
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I drove threw molesworth ten days ago, talked to a Doc worker on the way threw, and asked about the 1080, he commement that the figgered 3000 deer poisoned, I stoped and finished of a rabbit, that was in its death throws, poor thing.
I figgered three would be a few dissapointed hunters, and I think the timing, just prior to the roar, kinda sucks.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #5 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 5:56am
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bugger thats not what i was hoping to hear but suspected that would be the case.  could be a wasted trip for me then next week.  how did everyone get on with drinking water situation with there being dead animals in the streams or have they all rotted away completely by now
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 6:26pm
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Brother and a mate went into MaCrae block for 4 days and saw 6 deer They walked most of block heard 1 roar! An absolute shocker!!! Under normal circumstances we would have expected to see 40-50 deer and have great roaring.
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 6:42pm
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We took our own drinking water in with us and got our cooking water from the DOC hut.
The DOC guys were cagey when we asked about the deer situation when we drove in and every time they saw us they would ask what we found out there.
We also found out from a volunteer that the shepherds had been through our block  a couple of days before we got there. That probably didn't help.
  

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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #8 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 7:40pm
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And the ones that are to be poisoned next year are excluded from the roar ballot this year Sad
  

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Reply #9 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 9:15pm
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This does not sound good. It would seem that we tow the line in every way only to be slapped in the face for our efforts. I am assuming that these reports are all from 1080'd blocks? I have a block for next week that did not receive 1080 over most of it, so it will be interesting to see what we see or don't. Only one way to find out. We have had two good years prior but this might be the last year. If the place gets turned in to a Conservation Park then it will be covered in weeds and WARO will be in anyway. Buggar,
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #10 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 2:09pm
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Yeah there all 1080'd blocks.  McRae is one of them for sure.  not to sure what blocks the other guys are talking about but are 1080'd ones.  yeah you can only but try by heading in and giving it a crack. thats the only way to find out,
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 4:42pm
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Was in Blinkers block end of October for a meat animal. 1080 pellets everywhere. Saw no deer and came across three good sized freshly dead pigs within a 100m radius. Must have been within days of post drop. What a waste. Sad
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 24th, 2018 at 6:35pm
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Word on the street I have heard WARO were allowed in to clean up some deer before the drop. 500 head were the numbers I have heard.

So this combination of poison and WARO I'm not surprised that we saw fkall.
  

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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #13 - Mar 24th, 2018 at 6:45pm
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yea right havent heard that one zxreindeer. which block was it you had just out of interest sake
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar Blocks-Post 1080
Reply #14 - Mar 24th, 2018 at 6:45pm
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zxreindeer wrote on Mar 24th, 2018 at 6:35pm:
Word on the street I have heard WARO were allowed in to clean up some deer before the drop. 500 head were the numbers I have heard.

So this combination of poison and WARO I'm not surprised that we saw fkall.


Nope that's incorrect....a very small amount were shot. No where near those numbers.
  

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