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    Arapawa Ram

    There are several species that I would rather hunt in front of the Arapawa but they are still an NZ trophy I'd like to take one day. Without giving out secret spots and all that kind of thing (if people have them for wild sheep haha). Where would one go looking for them and are they in good numbers? Are rams hard to find?, are they hard to stalk or just like a goat?
    More just curiosity for now, but thought I'd ask.
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    I am jumping on this thread.
    I have a mate who breeds them to sell to hunting operations.............
    I would like to hunt them fair chase, but the only time I have seen them is behind fences.
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    Yeh pretty sure they must have been brought to the mainland by outfitters. So most behind fences. Altho i do know a place where they have escaped but dont know about trophy sized rams tho. There is a wright up in the oct rod and rifle about a guy that went to the chatham and pitt islands for feral sheep. So not arapawa but i think they all come from the spanish marino?

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    Also the ones i have seen just act like sheep. Funny that? There are some nice looking lambs where i go. should be ready in a month or two. yum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    Also the ones i have seen just act like sheep. Funny that? There are some nice looking lambs where i go. should be ready in a month or two. yum.
    We run Arapawas on our block.

    The meat is VERY lean , and bloody awesome.

    I slow roast it in an oven bag and its fall off the bone tender.

    Would be keen to see some pics of anything you get.


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    Look in "Magazine" we shot 2 a couple weeks back "Tahr, Arapawa and a couple hinds" very tasty!

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    There is an unfenced block in Taranaki with Arapawas.
    They are very flighty and bolt into the bush in a heartbeat. You can also shoot Goats, Fallow deer and even Dawper sheep on the same block

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    Public land @Jimmy james ?


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    no its private land with a hut that you can stay in for a small fee..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy james View Post
    even Dawper sheep on the same block
    That's DORPER, a "souf efrican" breed , name comes from the original cross DORset and PERsian
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    That's DORPER, a "souf efrican" breed , name comes from the original cross DORset and PERsian
    Or "farkentasty" as they're called round these parts

    Too many probs with the feet though so out they go


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy james View Post
    no its private land with a hut that you can stay in for a small fee..
    Sounds cool ...


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