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Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Aug 20th, 2018 at 8:35am
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A vid of a trip in to woodhill forest - block 3 (balloted). Plenty of does seen (around 15-20) but any luck with the bucks?

Not a great deal of animal filming but hopefully it provides a good layout view of the block for others who may be heading in.
Very easy terrain and not far to walk on this trip!  Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATJcERXHxpo&t=12s
  

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Re: Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 12:55pm
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Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 6:10am
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Cheers for posting. I had no idea that something like Woodhill Forest exist until now  Smiley Cool area but is it worth paying $160?
  
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Re: Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Reply #3 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 8:14am
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Pete82 wrote on Aug 21st, 2018 at 6:10am:
Cheers for posting. I had no idea that something like Woodhill Forest exist until now  Smiley Cool area but is it worth paying $160?

Not really but we keep applying anyway 😂
Big problem with having a fee that high is that you have to take meat home just to break even. Makes hunters inclined to shoot any buck they see.
Be better off letting hunters take more does.
The committee reckons that if they did that the herd would be extinct in no time, but I dont agree. The herd covers the area all the way down to Muriwai (about 50k) and there’s a lot of deer in there. The hunting blocks are just a very small portion of the area.
Still pretty cool to have a deer population like this beside a big city though.
  
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Re: Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Reply #4 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 12:39pm
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especially after theyve 1080ied all the coast to nil mammals and private lands will hold most of our quarry
  

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Re: Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Reply #5 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 1:36pm
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I think the hunting opportunities there serve a great purpose for people who are unlikely to intentionally plan a multi day hunting trip on to DOC land for example. People who may like to experience a glimpse of hunting (or the younger generation) would find this type of hunting appealing and encouraging in that they would see a few animals and they aren't having to slog up hills with heavy packs etc.

Given that it is so close to Auckland it's a winner for many people that like the proximity, at an hours drive you can park at the gate, walk 20minutes and you are hunting.

I think it serves its purpose for those who would like a 'warm' introduction to hunting but being a fairly easy hunt it doesn't tick everyone's boxes.

I don't apply for the ballot personally but as above - my mates were headed in and the freezer needed some filling.  Grin
  

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Re: Woodhill Block 3 wander for some fallow with some fellows
Reply #6 - Aug 23rd, 2018 at 9:17am
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Yes very good point. I would probably give it a go couple years back when starting afresh Smiley
  
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