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    I haven't had the chance to get out of Auckland recently so haven't tried calling DOC yet because if they say yep I want to get the licence there and then and not have to call back and explain the whole rigmarole a second time.. However I have had a great time harvesting possum skins on my local permission.

    Two of these were with the slingshot. 10mm lead right to the noggin. The other three were out of range of the slingshot so my buddy snagged them with an air rifle. Heart and lung shots. They die within a minute and drop like rocks.

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    My pesty air rifle with thermo clip on.Compact Doctor scope ,thermo is a Guide TA 435 clip on,no zeroing required,screw on adaptor and shoot,runs off batterys or power pack.See rabbits clearly out to 100yds.Great for my back yard forest.Name:  20210601_174720.jpg
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    Thats a sweet setup. Is that full thermal or infrared imaging? Difference is about 3k. The scope could cost more than the rifle.

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    Post in wrong place,sorry .Full thermo clip on,if yr rifle scopes have similar objective bell diameter You can move from rifle to rifle easy as.No zeroing required either,works just like a viewer or camera.

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    Iím 49 and have lived here all my life. Wtf is schedule 5 ???
    Actually donít answer that. I donít really care. Iím sure itís some stupid piece of legislation put together by even stupider politicians.
    Legally I canít help with any of your questions but Iím keen to here what game you take so an update at some point would be awesome.
    Good luck
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    I had the same thought, WTF is a Schedule 5 animal? Never heard that before.

    Edit, ahhhh:. https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/...DLM278571.html

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    These two were delicious.

    Yeah, legislation about what animals are protected and what aren't. I looked it all up because I am new to hunting and didn't want to give the sport a bad name by killing the wrong thing in the wrong place without the right licence. Turns out rabbits are protected...who knew?
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    I don't think that rabbits are protected per sey, more to the point that some rabbits are bred for reasons such as show/competition, pets and medicine. They are controlled under Regional Council inlaws or outlaws or maybe bylaws or some such.

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    Dinner for Gucci.10 minuts out the back of my place,theres a few 20 rabbits about,but they are aware of me.So i walk in the dark shadows till i see one close by.Get within 10-15yds,if i cant get a head shot,i got for the back hip,they dont go anywhere and i knockn on the head.Try to get one every nigth.Name:  20210614_194249.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Dinner for Gucci.10 minuts out the back of my place,theres a few 20 rabbits about,but they are aware of me.So i walk in the dark shadows till i see one close by.Get within 10-15yds,if i cant get a head shot,i got for the back hip,they dont go anywhere and i knockn on the head.Try to get one every nigth.Attachment 170297
    Bloody priceless Trout..great team

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    FeralPhilosopher ..you obviously know how to use that slingshot,unreal considering the only thing I recall hitting with a shang-i (spelling ) as they were called was the neighbours window lol,I was in deep shit after that.
    Something totally different eh,,well done for sure.

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    Thats a happy cat Might have to find some rabbits around here then. I guess it is best after dark? I have tried for a few with the slingshot and a torch but kept missing, or the buggers ran off because of the light. Will try in the darkness next time. Thanks for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by doinit View Post
    FeralPhilosopher ..you obviously know how to use that slingshot,unreal considering the only thing I recall hitting with a shang-i (spelling ) as they were called was the neighbours window lol,I was in deep shit after that.
    Something totally different eh,,well done for sure.
    Thanks mate It took a couple of months practise but they can sling 1/4oz lead balls close to 90 mps (approx 300kph!!). I would love to measure the speed I can get the 1/2 oz balls to, they really pack a punch. The fellas on the slingshot forum were pretty impressed too because the biggest thing most of them can get with a slingshot are squirrels (seeing how they are mostly in the US or UK)

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    Slingshots are fantastic - with the right bands and ~10mm lead projectiles you can get pass through on animals hare and possum sized - easily kill larger with head shots. They've really evolved in the UK because sport hunting for average blokes has been reduced to rats/pigeons/squirrels with slingshots so they've had to really get good with them.

    Good on you FeralPhilosopher for actually digging through the rules and looking for the law and facts rather than going with "common" "knowledge". Odds are you've found that what is enforced is not really the same as what is the law.


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    Hunting any animal it needs to killed humanly.
    As for hunting Doc land i would say that would be a No but you would need to check. To easy for a person to start killing native birds
    The "could kill a bird" thing has always rubbed me the wrong way. It's already illegal to kill native birds... if someone doesn't care about breaking the law to kill a bird why would they follow the law on what they used to do it. It's like they think carrying a .22 or shotgun will suddenly cause people to go deranged and decide their purpose in life is to vaporize fantails. Don't think I've met anyone who would happily scare off all the game in a valley to blow away a bird for fun, and those that would are generally the kind of people who violate more laws on their way to buy booze on a Tuesday morning than most of us do in a lifetime.

    I know I would certainly have shot a lot of hares and rabbits in my wanderings if I'd been allowed to bring a nice little suppressed .22 with me. Just can't be bothered getting a special permit from the local office for every new place I decide to try hunting, so the bunnies are free to gnaw the native plants in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeralPhilosopher View Post
    Thanks mate It took a couple of months practise but they can sling 1/4oz lead balls close to 90 mps (approx 300kph!!). I would love to measure the speed I can get the 1/2 oz balls to, they really pack a punch. The fellas on the slingshot forum were pretty impressed too because the biggest thing most of them can get with a slingshot are squirrels (seeing how they are mostly in the US or UK)
    Somebody get this man a chronograph! I'm bloody interested. And we can even do up some drop charts
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