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    Free Range

    Was wondering what guys thoughts are on the meaning of 'Free Range'.

    Reason I ask is that one of the rules to enter a head in the Sika Show Comp is that the animal must be taken Free range.

    There was a huge head that was not taken in what I would call free range, in fact it was bought and then shot in a deer fenced paddock.

    A bit of a kick in the arse to other entries I reackon. Not hard to find the add on tarde me either.

    Peoples thoughts?
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    I wouldn't call that free range. It's not even hunting in the slightest. I have nothing against anyone doing that. But it shouldn't be in a comp for free range animals that's for sure
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    Thats not free range or proper hunting in my books

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    Not free range. Its arm chair hunting.

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    That happens in pig hunting comps each and every year mate. I don't enter comps any more. Same thing.
    Egos.
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    To me Free Range means strictly public land or land anyone is allowed to hunt.
    Private land animals of any sort only have a select few that can chase them at the best of times. A lot of private land is seeded like a bed of scallops when it comes to trophy class animals.



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    If that what someone thought they had to do to win one has to ask what the victory really means to them.

    IMHO not free range, not really hunting, just killing.

    Feel sorry for other competitors.
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    Free range eggs: the chooks are running around but they are still inside a pen.

    In hunting that is an "American notion" of game free to move even in large paddock .
    I think we have discussed the topic multiple times when there was that big trophy head shot in South Island.
    If you shoot an animal on public land you should be able to enter.
    I think if you pay a guide to take you onto DOC land to shoot a wild animal you should be able to enter.
    If your paying for your trophy head with or with out the guide fee on private land that is borderline : if the animal was coming from nearby public bush and never had human interaction that could ok but anything else and specially animal raised on a farm for their heads is a no no.
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    We agree then. Public land equals free range.
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    how about making hunting a non-competitive personal pursuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Free range eggs: the chooks are running around but they are still inside a pen.

    In hunting that is an "American notion" of game free to move even in large paddock .
    I think we have discussed the topic multiple times when there was that big trophy head shot in South Island.
    If you shoot an animal on public land you should be able to enter.
    I think if you pay a guide to take you onto DOC land to shoot a wild animal you should be able to enter.
    If your paying for your trophy head with or with out the guide fee on private land that is borderline : if the animal was coming from nearby public bush and never had human interaction that could ok but anything else and specially animal raised on a farm for their heads is a no no.
    Hmmmmm......yes, I had quite a lot to say about that 'free range' trophy on that South Island hunt, claimed by the American lady......world record too......she claimed!!!!!!!!
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    I think the accepted definition is not contained by fences.
    So bred in captivity let out a day before being shot would qualify I think.
    Don't agree with it tho myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    how about making hunting a non-competitive personal pursuit?
    Can't do that! Be all out of a fat cunts sport😂

    But I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    That happens in pig hunting comps each and every year mate. I don't enter comps any more. Same thing.
    Egos.
    Now the prize goes to average weight not biggest pig.. But egos's abound my dogs better than your dogs, must be a farmed pig.
    Personally I love the kids carrying a pig through an bit of an obstacle course. The possoms, hares the simple stuff that everyone can enjoy plus a few hogs deer fish etc ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    how about making hunting a non-competitive personal pursuit?
    Some people can't do anything at all without making it competitive unfortunately! You know, the sort of people who speed up on passing lanes...

 

 

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