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Molesworth Roar blocks
Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:15pm
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Congratulations to those who drew a block. Very noticeable that a large area is not in the ballot system this year. Most of the area that is in has been poisoned with a few blocks adjacent. Can't help but think that they are using hunters to prevent deer reinfesting the previously poisoned blocks....then maybe I'm just being a bit cynical and it's because of stock movement.

Has anyone seen the report prepared re post poison deer count?
  

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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:17am
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Cantyguy, will be because of stock movements. Blocks are the same as last year but with some out east that are out for the last period.
The report isnít out as far as I know but we all know what happened in there. Will take a while to come right again.
Do you know of any Waro in there lately?
The Marlborough deerstalkers have done a good job so far, no drops in there until a repellant option is avaliable. I would say OSPRI will want to avoid what happened last time in case of media coverage.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:50am
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I don't know if its been drawn yet Cantyguy? I only put in the application yesterday. Will be interested to see the numbers etc.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Interesting process this year..... DoC website tells you to check the website on October the10th then you find it's a first in first served from 10:30am on the 10th. So not really a ballot. Wonder how many people (other than DoC staff) knew that would be the process before hand??
Looks like the blocks are starting to fill fast, will be interesting to see how much deer have moved back into some of their favoured areas following the possum control.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 4:18pm
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Interesting process that's not in line with other Doc "ballots". Not saying it has been but a process like that is possible to abuse.
Deer numbers are way less than the skint days in the 80's in the poison block, and certainly won't be filtering back from across from the other side of most of the Clarence because the poison in there slaughtered them this last winter. Possums probably flocking into the Molesworth 2017 poison block though.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:59pm
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wasn't overly impressed with the first in first serve system. feel potentially favouritism could come into it and myself and another hunter both put in for different blocks at 10.32 and I was denied as blocks were full and his wasn't even received.

poor from DoC I think and needs attention
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:18pm
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Last roar period(2017)was meant to be run by Marlborough NZDA in a true fair ballot form but DOC decided not to run with it for some reason.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Yep it was first in first served. Had to keep refreshing the DOC page until a apply now button popped up. My application was done and dusted within 4 minutes of application going live and did manage to get the block I wanted and was advised the same day. My mate tried to get the same block for Feb but pretty much all blocks have gone except for non exclusive ones down the Clarence. Had to be quick!
  

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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:46pm
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Crikey! Every other year we got a heads up. Early this year and no warning I saw, Guess I missed out. Buggar!
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #9 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 9:09pm
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Details were listed on DOC Molesworth website prior to opening for applications.
  

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Reply #10 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 11:43am
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I was lucky enough to nab a block. Will be interesting - period 5  Undecided
  
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Reply #11 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 1:28pm
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They will be pretty  wary by then!
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #12 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 1:40pm
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Driving through there for work regularly last roar I noticed one lot hanging round their camp most of the time so wouldnít let period 5 worry you, might be crap weather until then or even worse closed to fire risk!
Also some people just donít know how to hunt that open country properly, one thing is for sure those deer in there have the best long range hunter spotting eyes I have come across, and will vacate into the next door block. Handy if you are the next door block.
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #13 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:04pm
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I missed out on a block as I couldnít get the application form to load Sad if anyone has a block that they donít end up needing please let me know Smiley
  
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Re: Molesworth Roar blocks
Reply #14 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 7:35am
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Yes I had the same problem. I completed the application but couldn't submit it.
I don't think this is a good way to run a ballot. To have any chance of success you must be sitting at a computer with a good connection. Not everyone can do this.
  
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