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Thread: 2018 Haast Roar Ballot, Who's In??

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    2018 Haast Roar Ballot, Who's In??

    Its that time of the year again, roar ballots close today at 4pm.
    Who's got a ballot in and where are you wanting to go?
    It has always interested me as to where the bulk of the ballots put in are for.

    With 56 "Blocks", which block gets the most selections?

    Is it the more remote blocks? What makes a block "desirable"?

    Interested to hear thoughts on this.

    BTW I already have my Ballot in, only one ballot of 4 blocks. Which, personally, think should be limited to.
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    I've applied again, but waiting on my email!!
    Closes today but when do we find out?

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    @scottrods It gets drawn on the 11th of October.
    I put in for mckerrow,creswicke flat,snowden and McArthur creek blocks.
    There must be a few in the ballot, my ballot number was in the high 2000s.

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    Depends on what you want out of the roar as to what are considered the best blocks.

    If you want to see shit loads of deer then the coastal blocks are best along with most of the open block south of the Cascade.
    If you are after trophies I know the best ones but not gunna post it on here.
    However the blocks with the major rivers in the region all have the potential to produce a trophy.
    I never go in the ballot as it is rigged. Don't care what anyone says. Same parties getting the same blocks year after year isint possible in a fair system. Same with the Thar ballot.
    I will be hunting the region tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Depends on what you want out of the roar as to what are considered the best blocks.

    If you want to see shit loads of deer then the coastal blocks are best along with most of the open block south of the Cascade.
    If you are after trophies I know the best ones but not gunna post it on here.
    However the blocks with the major rivers in the region all have the potential to produce a trophy.
    I never go in the ballot as it is rigged. Don't care what anyone says. Same parties getting the same blocks year after year isint possible in a fair system. Same with the Thar ballot.
    I will be hunting the region tho.


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    I put in for a couple of blocks.

    Lotto is rigged too. I can never win anything and my wife has won $20 twice.
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    Haha not wanting to ask what are the best blocks. I'm more interested in what blocks get the most attention and why?
    @R93 there certainly seems there is a sentiment about the ballot and its legitimacy.
    That fact that you can apply as many times has you have money to do so leaves the system open to rort.
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    you should only be able to ballot for one preferred time period with one as a back up and list up to 5 blocks in preferred order and if had a block the year before you should go down the list with any unballoted blocks being offered to those that missed out at the end.that way everyone has a chance to hunt different blocks.Haast looks a great place to hunt but probably very hard to get real info out of the locals ay @R93 luckily this coming roar going to a station that has blocks balloted by a deerstalkers club each block has its own hut and easily defined boundarys with lots of deer otherwise I don't like hunting the roar as some get to excited and shoot at anything.

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    I put in for blocks with 14 pointers in all the clearings within half an hour stroll from the hut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    I put in for blocks with 14 pointers in all the clearings within half an hour stroll from the hut.
    and which ones are they? pray do tell.

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    We'll go in again. Always apply for a ballot block, because if we draw one then that semi commits everyone to a date and place to go. We find it helps with planning alot. Have drawn blocks every year, but rarely get a shot at the same ones.
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    Yep entered the ballot. First time for us but will be interesting to see how it goes

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    First time for me last year and got a spiker, saw two young stags fighting and a couple of chammy. Best experience ever.

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    Thats a cracker shot
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    I preferred this one but not as sharp. only a compact


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    Anyone checked their emails yet? We were successful in getting the block we wanted

 

 

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