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Carrying rifle along riverbed/marginal strips
Aug 6th, 2018 at 9:03pm
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I am in search for new hunting grounds and couple of times I found places with no direct access from road other than riverbed which is not showing as public conservation area - so called DOC land but is rather Crown-owned and therefore theoretically accessible...

So have been looking through the web and found this:

https://walkingaccess.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/NZWACFactsheet1Walkingaccessintheou
tdoors-1.pdf

After reading through I am still bit confused so wandering if there is any simple answer to this? Seems than marginal strip (river wider than 3 meters has marginal strip) is freely accessible by public and therefore I can carry firearm through it to land covering my DOC permit. Is this assumption correct?
  
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Re: Carrying rifle along riverbed/marginal strips
Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 11:37pm
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yes but technicaly no.  what is mapped on wams is it and it dosent move with rivers, over the years they change course etc and some rivers I know the mapped area on wams has it about 300m off for 6km of riverbed due to survey error, I queried this and legaly I couldnt access riverbed but could walk through the station.

some private landowners are understanding and wouldnt care if the map was out and others will have a meltdown and call the pigs.
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 9:02pm
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Cheers, GH.

I had a feeling that it might be actually bit of a grey zone...  Huh

Wander how many people actually bother to check or ask...  Cheesy Grin
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 4:50pm
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Hi everyone,

There's some more detailed information about marginal strips on our website if you click on Walkways and Access, then Frequently Asked Questions, then Access along rivers, lakes and the coast (sorry, I can't post the URL here as the forum rules won't let me post links until I've made at least 5 posts).

Not all rivers wider than 3m will have a marginal strip (and some that do may not have it on both banks). Using WAMS is a great way to find which rivers have public access along their banks.

If you have specific questions about a specific place, the Walking Access Commission has a team of Regional Field Advisors who can help you. Their contact details are on our website too - click About Us then Regional Field Advisors.
  
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Brave move telling us that!
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Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 6:47pm
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gonehunting....does that method of attracting feral porkers work in all places ????? never seen a cockie standing out in a paddock going "here piggy piggy piggy" to attract game before but I guess there is a first for everything Roll Eyes
  
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Re: Carrying rifle along riverbed/marginal strips
Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 11:41pm
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Walking Access Commission wrote on Aug 13th, 2018 at 4:50pm:
Hi everyone,

There's some more detailed information about marginal strips on our website if you click on Walkways and Access, then Frequently Asked Questions, then Access along rivers, lakes and the coast (sorry, I can't post the URL here as the forum rules won't let me post links until I've made at least 5 posts).

Not all rivers wider than 3m will have a marginal strip (and some that do may not have it on both banks). Using WAMS is a great way to find which rivers have public access along their banks.

If you have specific questions about a specific place, the Walking Access Commission has a team of Regional Field Advisors who can help you. Their contact details are on our website too - click About Us then Regional Field Advisors.



Cheers for that. Couldn't wished for better answer  Smiley Cool
  
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Re: Carrying rifle along riverbed/marginal strips
Reply #7 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 11:49am
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Micky Duck wrote on Aug 13th, 2018 at 6:47pm:
gonehunting....does that method of attracting feral porkers work in all places ????? never seen a cockie standing out in a paddock going "here piggy piggy piggy" to attract game before but I guess there is a first for everything Roll Eyes


only works in places 1 could be accused of poaching/tresspass. an irrate cocky and a hunter with a firearm would be an extremely effective lure  Cheesy
  
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