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Rabbits at Te Horo.
Jan 27th, 2019 at 9:08am
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Went for a a couple of shoots on a rabbit plagued property at Te Horo last week.

Got about 30 with the BRNO 2E and Winchester sub-sonic ammo. My cousin got a few too.

The property is basically grass covered sand dunes and is about 2.5 km from the Kapiti Coast.



The rabbits love it there. Sand is pretty easy for them to dig holes in.



Local hawks are now almost too full to fly after eating all those rabbits.
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 27th, 2019 at 9:54am
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Awww man, I'd love to find a place like that.
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 27th, 2019 at 8:27pm
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good job.  Smiley Smiley
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 28th, 2019 at 8:09pm
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Nice one Smiley
A bit of a drive for you to shoot rabbits, but go the mighty BRNO. I have one of them and it can take the ear lobes off a bumble bee at 100m ( when I do my part Smiley )

  
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Reply #4 - Jan 29th, 2019 at 6:22am
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Rugerman wrote on Jan 28th, 2019 at 8:09pm:
Nice one Smiley
A bit of a drive for you to shoot rabbits, but go the mighty BRNO. I have one of them and it can take the ear lobes off a bumble bee at 100m ( when I do my part Smiley )



I didn't drive all that way just to shoot rabbits! But I'll certainly be taking a rifle with me next time I go down.

Visited the Army Museum on the way down. Drove through the Waiouru housing area and was amazed at how many houses have been removed since I lived in Waiouru. Made the place even more dreary.

Stayed with my cousin for a few days, went to Southward Car Museum, had a walk around Fort Ballance and the Kau Point Battery at Mirimar as well as
Wrights Hill in Karori. Ran out of time to get to Fort Buckley.

Visited a few of the gun shops in the area. At least when you visit the Gunshop in Upper Hutt, the dog pays you some attention.



  
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How was the army museum? Hve driven past it. Might stop next time.
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 29th, 2019 at 9:14am
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headcase wrote on Jan 29th, 2019 at 7:02am:
How was the army museum? Hve driven past it. Might stop next time.


The museum is fantastic.

Life sized dioramas of everything from the Maori War period, Boer War, both world wars Korea and Vietnam.

Great displays of vehicles, uniforms, weapons and other equipment.

Cafe and clean toilets.

I used to help lock it up in the evenings when I was on Camp Patrol about 30 years ago. Some of the staff believed the place was haunted. They hated being in there on their own and always tried to avoid it. "You check all the doors down the back are locked, boy. I'll go outside and pull the flags down."

It was quite cool walking around the displays after hours alone with most of the lights off.

  
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2019 at 5:48pm
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Cool, nothing can beat those old Brno rifles, something to be proud of when comes to my origins... Smiley

Couple years ago I used to work in feijoa orchard in TeHoro and I see that nothing much have changed with rabbits, they are still there in good numbers...  Cheesy
  
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