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Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Oct 1st, 2018 at 5:20pm
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #1 - Oct 1st, 2018 at 5:36pm
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Wont be good place to go now Roll Eyes
  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #2 - Oct 1st, 2018 at 6:33pm
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A very we’ll timed, deliberately published article,to justify the use of 1080.!
A very well timed artical to sayhunters aren’t doing there bit.!

The green propaganda machine in motion.

The article author, Nicholas Boyack, Green Party member , his daughter stood in election against Nick smith...
She stood for the Green Party.
  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #3 - Oct 1st, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Grin Grin Shock horror,bit like the body snatchers they're commin ti get us,,gonna eat us outa house and home.
Give that reporter a bar of chocky with the latte..
  

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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #4 - Oct 1st, 2018 at 9:02pm
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Deer were up in the beech behind those houses 40 years ago - had a mate live there and we'd often watch them from his verandah while having a beer.

I can however, understand how people can get incredibly upset when their flowers get scoffed and their nice dirt turned into mud - just not on.

Bloody good thing those dainty little deer aren't flocks of 12 ft Moa's - or Elephants, come to that.

Just looked up Eastbourne's National Flower - surprise, surprise, a f**kin Pansy.


  
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Reply #5 - Oct 2nd, 2018 at 12:39am
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The article does read as being cynical and some of the comments about the beech, forest litter and erosion are a recall from the arguments used during the the peak era of government culling 60 odd years ago. I get the feeling that the public are being primed.

On other aspects though the article is quite factual and sensible. The deer are a nuisance and there are likely too many in the area. And because of residential housing they are very difficult to control.

Rather than scoff at the article and sling insults we could be collaborating and assisting with the problem. Hunters and NZDA could be part of the solution. And this need not involve blazing away in people's back yards. We could be part of a planned, scientific and orderly approach.
  

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.......
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #6 - Oct 2nd, 2018 at 11:23am
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Those deer are an easy fix - couldn't shoot them with a 'high power' back yonder - houses all around plus the walking track to Happy Valley (?) just up behind, but all those deer I saw were uphill in the beech with a good backstop and a competent man with a bow or crossbow would deal with them quite effectively - they were close.

As for Stokes Valley, Naenae and Silverstream - I used to shoot those areas, but fairly built up now and easily dealt with using the same methods.

Interesting no one's talking about pigs - was a lot of pigs up there back then and whenever someone threw a match in the hillside gorse we'd get them running around the neighbourhood.

Nah - it's no big deal to thin them out, a bit of commonsense is all that's needed - but we don't play that game these days.

No need to turn a molehill into a mountain.

  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #7 - Oct 2nd, 2018 at 8:47pm
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BC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 12:39am:
Rather than scoff at the article and sling insults we could be collaborating and assisting with the problem.  We could be part of a planned, scientific and orderly approach.


I always love your Alice in Wonderland approach, so nice ti hear.....






  

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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #8 - Oct 2nd, 2018 at 9:53pm
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Did someone flog this for a bit, I couldn't find it earlier - and I looked.

Had some work to do this arvo and got to thinking that a deer running around the houses with an arrow sticking out of it wouldn't be a good look.

Maybe a bit trickier than I thought ................. ?

Oh hell, and I wasn't going to say this - and I decided I'm not ....... so I'm with BC on this - someone should start collaborating.

  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #9 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:31am
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Why the heck is this always happening in someone else's backyard and not mine? Grin
  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #10 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 9:24am
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EC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 8:47pm:
BC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 12:39am:
Rather than scoff at the article and sling insults we could be collaborating and assisting with the problem.  We could be part of a planned, scientific and orderly approach.


I always love your Alice in Wonderland approach, so nice ti hear.....








The approach has served Tahr hunters through the Foundation pretty well.
  

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.......
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #11 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 10:04am
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Pete82 wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:31am:
Why the heck is this always happening in someone else's backyard and not mine? Grin


Give it time, they seem to be spreading everywhere these days.

I remember going to work in the early hours in Rotorua in the '90's and got stopped by a police roadblock as a deer was running around disrupting traffic and they were waiting for their 'shooter' to arrive with his .223.
Once he'd done the job, life went back to normal.

Forty years ago there were fallow running the hills up behind my place, but got hammered and pretty much wiped out.
And now they're back again and I occasionally see them looking out my window.
I know where they're living too, but so do a few others out here and I'm wondering how long it'll be before someone can't resist it and puts them in the freezer.

Did get pointed to a Utube video a couple of years back where some guys in the States were taking some good size animals with big calibre (.45 and .50 cal) air guns.
They were shooting heavy hollow point lead bullets at subsonic velocities and were blowing those bullets completely through their target animal - very effective.

Don't know if those guns have got here, but they'd certainly do the job - very quiet.

  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #12 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 12:56pm
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BC wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 9:24am:
EC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 8:47pm:
BC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 12:39am:
Rather than scoff at the article and sling insults we could be collaborating and assisting with the problem.  We could be part of a planned, scientific and orderly approach.


I always love your Alice in Wonderland approach, so nice ti hear.....








The approach has served Tahr hunters through the Foundation pretty well.


Bless the Gods...someone give this man a beer  Smiley
  

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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #13 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 4:13pm
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Hmmm. Priming public opinion for Eugenie's next move I wonder?
  
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Re: Wellington Hunters: what are you clowns doing?
Reply #14 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:01pm
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EC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 8:47pm:
BC wrote on Oct 2nd, 2018 at 12:39am:
Rather than scoff at the article and sling insults we could be collaborating and assisting with the problem.  We could be part of a planned, scientific and orderly approach.


I always love your Alice in Wonderland approach, so nice ti hear.....


Grin Grin Grin




  
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