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Feb 15th, 2020 at 8:17am
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Just to give poor old NZSECRETSERVICE a bit of relief from seeing his name at the top of the Small Game Section  Grin,  we are inviting
anyone to to post any scenic photo of their workplace, or any place you spent a lot of time....   

This one ws taken at bout 7 am looking North over the airport at Tekapo toward Mt Edward and Burkes Pass. Everything was wet with dew. A cool night after an Easterly change last night.





Looking more North toward the top of Lake Tekapo.

  

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Reply #1 - Feb 15th, 2020 at 9:59am
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Sunrise at work a couple of months ago.
  

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Im using https://imgur.com/ to post these pics Rumpy. Its free to join, not much advertising, and after a little lead in time easy to use. The big advantage is the good pic quality it brings.  Smiley

It takes a couple of minutes to sign up. If you posted that pic again using Imgur ill bet you would see it sharpen up with no extra effort.

  

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Thanks HC. I will have a look. This was taken on my last phone. My new Y9 has a lot better camera.
  

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The thing is Image Hut is not reproducing the photos in the best quality possible with whatever photo its feed. Its in the programme itself and how it crunches data. Anyway moving on..  Smiley

Heres one that captures the big vistas in the Mackenzie.

  

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Am very jealous of your 'office', this is mine for the next few days ...............

And, for those with a foot fetish ....... be my guest  Smiley


  
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Here's an interesting chap who visited my 'office' a while back - worth sharing I think.
A young male according to 'raptor'.

  
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Nice pic
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Cheers mate - my wife took that one.

And there is a story attached - we were having a coffee on the verandah when my son's pet white dove took off that had been sitting on the verandah railing. It dipped below our raised verandah, then we saw (or half imagined) a brown blur and the dove didn't pop back into view.
I stood up and the dove was lying there on the ground ......... WTF ?
So I went down and as I picked up the dead dove, the above chap took a step away and that was the first I saw him - standing there on the ground four feet away.

"Hey sweetheart, have a look at this."

And she got her camera ..............

  
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Here's another ........... look at those feet - beautiful bird.



I leaned how to put a photo on here  Smiley

  
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Reply #10 - Feb 17th, 2020 at 9:16am
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You did too. Well done. Im going to post a few more too. This place has become the Gobi Dessert of color and life as shown in pictures.

A pic is worth a thousand words as they say. If youve got any old pics from the ''old days'' post them too. They are always of interest.

Same photo, different filter.  Smiley





Looking from the ''Whalesback'' toward the ''Seven Sisters'' and Mt Cook would be still taller than all of them in the background if not for the cloud.

Pity bout the pet Dove. At least it died a quick one. Something we can all aspire too.  Grin
  

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I've never hunted country you are showing, in fact I've never seen it except for in photos - remarkable place.
Where's the grass ?

That dove's death caused a bit of a ruckus .........
"What d'yer reckon sweetheart, may as well let him have it."
"What the hell are you thinking, that was your son's pet."
"Yeah .... but he's dead."

Anyway - he's in our 'pet cemetery' now ........

  
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its remarkable alright SF90.  Theres even pigs starting to appear around the fringes.   

At certain times of the years we have some unusual blooms, not just the well known Lupins.

The Riverbed. Taking some visitors for a walk with a .22 Its pretty much cowboy country down here. Lots of fishermen and campers in odd places at odd times so caution is advised.



  

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Reply #13 - Feb 27th, 2020 at 10:26am
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Hard at work in my SR5 office Smiley

  
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Finally the truth is in plain sight.
  

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headcase wrote on Feb 28th, 2020 at 7:54am:
Finally the truth is in plain sight.


Yep - waiting pays good money Smiley
  
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Ahh, so you're 'waiting' - I thought you had 'coronavirus'.

Dragged my kids up to look at that photo ........
"What's wrong with him dad ?"
"Got coronavirus mate, do you want to look like that ?"

"I got a question dad ......... ?"
"What is it mate ?"
"If I get coronavirus will you shoot me ?"
"Yep."

And now I gotta tell you were just flat out on the job ..........  Smiley

  
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Lucky for you we are immune to your warped sense of humor.

Hes harmless everyone. Pre Dementia but safe.  Grin
  

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My wife agrees with you, she's got me booked in to get my 'humour' assessed. Have got a suspicion they might try and un-warp me ............ hope they don't use a big stick  Lips Sealed

  
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Nah, but possibly rubber glove territory Shocked Shocked Shocked
  
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Oh - so that's where they look for it .................  Shocked
  
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Time for some more pics again.

Below ''The Whalesback''. The so called ''old mans beard'' flowing over the tops from the East.



We have shot 3500 Wallaby's in this general area in the last 7 months. Quite a few forum members contributed to this effort. It will continue for them as soon as the Lockdown is finished. Every tool in the toolbox is being thrown at them. I guesstimate that there will be another 3000 at least to lower our numbers to level 2, and it never stops as the neighbors are infested too. Time to get hard on them.
  

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Mmmm... dam I love that country.  If you need more shooters on the ground after lockdown, our team would be very keen. Were shooting in Waimate/Haka valley area but our wallaby blocks shot right down. Mike
  
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Remind me please beginning of May.
  

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Will do..  looks like McKenzie country?
  
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I'm beginning to wonder if you've got a scenic calendar of Canterbury  Roll Eyes
  
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mudgripz wrote on Apr 10th, 2020 at 4:38pm:
Will do..  looks like McKenzie country?


Yes and some nice country on the other side of the Haka.
  

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Reply #27 - Apr 11th, 2020 at 8:52am
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Play ground of the west. Wink
  

Shot a few deer,caugth some big trout and salmon
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Yes love exploring that country. Whether its a club 4x4 trip, shooting, or just wandering on a day and catching photos. Great pleasure to go there... and nailing heaps of bunnies or wallabies is a real added bonus.
  
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Reply #29 - Apr 13th, 2020 at 10:48am
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I have been asked how Imgur works.. and which image code one needs to copy and paste from it to your post on the forum. Anyone who previously used Photobucket can use this because the process is EXACTLY the same. It just looks a bit different in the cosmetics. Once you are familiar with it it takes about 20 seconds to place a picture into anything you post to the forum.

How to do it

When you have signed up to Imgur and have the program on your screen you will see top left a Green Button that says New Post click on that.


A box will open up which allows you to choose a pic from your computer and upload it to the Imgur program which also then generates a BB Code for you. Choose which image you want from your computer. Use the Choose Photo/Video option. A new screen will open from your computer, for Windows users it will be explorer and and you can navigate to the pic you want and choose and ''open or upload'' it.


The picture you have chosen to upload will appear on your screen inside the ''Ingur'' program.  Scroll your mouse over the picture and in the top right hand corner of the picture two small boxs side by side will appear.  The left had box says '' copy link'' Ignore that left hand box.. The right hand and smaller box says nothing except that it has 3 dots in the bottom of it. This is the one you want. click on that box with you mouse and a drop down menu will appear with four choices. Click on choice 2. ''Get share links''

When your click on Get share links the box below will appear. Your almost there.

Choose this option ''copy''BB Code (message boards and forums).   

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Voila Copy and paste this link into your post you are writing on the forum.  Below an example of the wonderful clarity obtained by using Imgur as your storage place and BB Code generator.


Two dogs in all their doggy glory. lol.

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Some early morning pics.

Toward Tekapo Saddle


Toward the Seven Sisters


RIP An overly fat wild cat. Makes me wonder what its been eating. Should of had a look.


  

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Will be chokka full of native skinks Angry
  
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might have been belly full of arms n legs of feline variety.... so a timely shot. natures beauty on display ,you have captured it well.
  
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Nice... its a big part of the reason we go hunting - being out in nature in beautiful environments.
  
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And to 'get away' from all the bullshit  Smiley

"Melanie's having a birthday on Saturday."
"Wot ...... she had one last year !"
"So, you're gonna have to wash."

"f**k off ........ I'm going hunting."

Or sitting, or hiding .......... or just avoiding the bloody dishes  Smiley

  
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Hmm, thanks for the replys. Theres a bit of an afterstory to that cat pic. I thought when I shot her she looked damm healthy for a wild cat which her markings point to. Wild cats round here all look pretty much the same in color and patterning.

Anyway I spied on the local facebook page a day later someone reporting a lost cat since a few days with the pic of a younger version of the cat I shot... so I went out and picked up the carcass and had the lost cat owner come around to identify it.  Just to be clear that cat was about 2km outside the town and had been missing several days. Turns out to be their pet which was indeed adopted from a wild cat litter.  Sad for the owner but I pointed out it,  like its markings indicated it would have a strong hunt drive in its genes and had probably decided to go for a very long hike....

Two questions to those of you that know wild cats.. do they all look similar through the whole of NZ, they certainly do in this part of the world, and do adopted wild cats tend to wander back to the wild more than the more domesticated varieties.
  

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Two questions to those of you that know wild cats.. do they all look similar through the whole of NZ, they certainly do in this part of the world, and do adopted wild cats tend to wander back to the wild more than the more domesticated varieties.

To be honest HC, havn't shoot 1 in a while, but when I was shooting around Culverden regularly yes seem to be all tabbies.
But few years later was shooting around Wamaik Gorge regularly and they were a mixed bag and were id'ed by their body condition (or lack there of) and duly dispatched.
I put it down to more people dumping their pets around the wamaik gorge and the poor domestic kittycat having no idea how to survive ??
Only problem with this conversation is we are making Gareth Morgan sound like a conservationist.
  
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Have shot lots of them at farmers' request in north canterbury and they can vary markedly. Alot are abandoned house cats with all the variety that entails, some are wild, but all are pests and deadly to local native wildlife
  
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The announcement of the death of this cat on Facebook caused quite a few angry comments such as ''f**king hunters'' and this person needs to be reported to the police etc... Its rather disappointing but indicative of just how removed from reality some members of the public are , after they have relocated themselves to live in the Mackenzie Basin.

There where also quite a few comments supporting the owner for stating she had recently removed the pesky collier and bell it had on its neck, ''so it could hunt better''. WTF are these people thinking.

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For clarity: The cat was not shot by a ''hunter''. It was shot some distance from the town , about 3 km from the town boundary, during  lawful and necessary pest control work on Private Land.  Wilding cats are one of New Zealand's introduced predators and cats outside in the wild are a danger to New Zealands endangered small species such as skinks, frogs and birds. A single cat will eat or kill up to 20 native lizards in a day. No Problem. We endeavor to reduce the number of wild cats in the Mackenzie. All cats hunt. It is the bent of their nature. All cats can at times return to the wild and some stay there, as food is often plentiful. Cats that are adopted from litters of wild cats are possibly more prone to wandering and making long journeys. It is part of their genetic make up. Just as their markings are passed from generation to generation so too their strong hunt drive. I do not recommend adopting wild cats. It can end in tears. They are trapped and shot through all areas of the Mackenzie, where YOU are now living, and the pressure on wild cats will only increase as New Zealand moves toward its stated goal of being predator free by 2050.  If anyone is wanting to discuss the circumstances further txt or call me on 021......  Stephen.  RIP Daisy.
  

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Get a lot of litters dumped out here and they have quite an impact on wild life.
When I came here forty years ago the place was full of quail and pheasant, I actually postponed the tractor to put my drive in as I had a hen nesting on the section.
Was bugger all people lived here then, just 12 families along quite a few miles of road.
Over the next ten years, young couples arrived and brought their pets - and the birds disappeared. From seeing mobs of a dozen pheasants on the section - it went to zero.
So I shot the neighbour's cat from along the road when I saw it sneaking over to where the pheasants used to nest.

Was a family cat and they loved it, put up posters and walked the neighbourhood looking and asking after it ............ and I felt rotten.
"No, haven't seen it mate."

Only cat I ever shot - was hard to do.

Almost everyone has a cat out here these days, even us and I'm always scooping up bird carcasses ............ "Your f**king cat's killed another goldie."
I don't like our cat, I wont let him sit on me - and he loves me for it. The ginger bastard has trained me to feed him ten times a day and to wipe all the crap off him when he falls in the effluent hole, which he does when he's scrapping with next doors cat. And the bastard thing laxes out in the sun and sleepily watches me swearing over the car.

Might cover that hole over I think - but cats are here and here to stay I think.

  
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The announcement of the death of this cat on Facebook caused quite a few angry comments such as ''f**king hunters'' and this person needs to be reported to the police etc... Its rather disappointing but indicative of just how removed from reality some members of the public are , after they have relocated themselves to live in the Mackenzie Basin.

There where also quite a few comments supporting the owner for stating she had recently removed the pesky collier and bell it had on its neck, ''so it could hunt better''. WTF are these people thinking.

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For clarity: The cat was not shot by a ''hunter''. It was shot some distance from the town , about 3 km from the town boundary, during  lawful and necessary pest control work on Private Land.  Wilding cats are one of New Zealand's introduced predators and cats outside in the wild are a danger to New Zealands endangered small species such as skinks, frogs and birds. A single cat will eat or kill up to 20 native lizards in a day. No Problem. We endeavor to reduce the number of wild cats in the Mackenzie. All cats hunt. It is the bent of their nature. All cats can at times return to the wild and some stay there, as food is often plentiful. Cats that are adopted from litters of wild cats are possibly more prone to wandering and making long journeys. It is part of their genetic make up. Just as their markings are passed from generation to generation so too their strong hunt drive. I do not recommend adopting wild cats. It can end in tears. They are trapped and shot through all areas of the Mackenzie, where YOU are now living, and the pressure on wild cats will only increase as New Zealand moves toward its stated goal of being predator free by 2050.  If anyone is wanting to discuss the circumstances further txt or call me on 021......  Stephen.  RIP Daisy.


Well said.
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You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
Sounds like a typical hunting trip !
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+1 frogfeature's comment.
  
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The owner of the cat posted a rather nice reply saying he agreed with everything I said except one should not adopt them and saying he had just had it spayed. Also recieved two rather nasty but not threatening txt messages.  They were not unexpected..  Smiley
  

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Should have shot all her wild cousins too Wink.All these newcomers coming to town think their poofy cats and dogs are bullet proof.Wild inbreds always wild and go wandering.3ks out of town,they are on their own.
























  

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We could form a pussy posse trout.
  

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Just another early morning pic.

  

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Ha, after logging in I go straight to the bottom and see who's posted what. I scroll from the bottom up and when I saw the pasture, then mountains - I knew who it was from.
Would like to have seen the 'colours' with the sun a bit higher - your 'task' for next time  Smiley
  
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