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    East Coast Bay of Plenty Pesticide Summary

    Just looking now at the DOC Pesticide summary for east coast bay of plenty region, trying to scope out places to hunt over the uni break.
    The place looks like its been pretty well slammed. Is it always this bad? Its a bloody pain.

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    Na It has got pretty bad in the last few years. there are still animals there tho. just have to work a little harder. gets frustrating when all your fav spots have been hammered
    and anywhere else seems to be covered with other hunters trying to keep away from the same thing as you!

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    Yeah man its frustrating!
    The 2km buffer zone they recommend for deer, what's your take on it? Would you take animals within that zone? Is it possible to tell by looking at the meat whether an animal is good to eat or not if you have taken it from within the 2km radius?

    A thought, the recent increase in deaths from hunters killing each other might be in part due to hunters being all crammed into the small areas that haven't been slammed? I mean, there is no excuse for not identifying your target, but in past years I guess idiots have been more spread out? Just a thought.

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    Check the liver, anything out of the ordinary I wouldn't touch it.

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    Where I was hunting in the Kaimai couple weeks ago had been done ,notice on fence at road end.
    Spooked 2 deer not 2 minutes from my wagon & total of 6 in about 4 hours.

    If it looks skinny & sick don't even shoot it.If it looks healthy check the organs for signs of anything
    suspect .
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    Oh sweet, so basically, its okay to shoot in bombed areas, just be selective about what you shoot (don't shoot skinny/sick looking animals) and be careful about the meat? I'm new to this so I don't know whether to take DOC's warnings as the law, or what. Is it common practice for hunters to shoot in bombed areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Where I was hunting in the Kaimai couple weeks ago had been done ,notice on fence at road end.
    Spooked 2 deer not 2 minutes from my wagon & total of 6 in about 4 hours.

    If it looks skinny & sick don't even shoot it.If it looks healthy check the organs for signs of anything
    suspect .
    Good to hear that things are doing well in the Kaimais, that's where I'm probably going to be heading in a couple weeks time. Just trying to get my bearings in the area from the road end at Whakamarama. A couple big clearings there that I want to see if they are productive. I've only gone for a day hunt there once, but I want to get to know the place with my mate who lives just up the road from the road-end. We are both complete rookies, are there any pointers you could give us? Anything would help, cheers.

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    They should be feeding along those tracks by then ,spring growth is well under way.
    Be on the bush edge around 5am & start moving when light enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    They should be feeding along those tracks by then ,spring growth is well under way.
    Be on the bush edge around 5am & start moving when light enough.
    Cheers Chris, will do. Can't wait. I'll post it on here if I have any luck.

 

 

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