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    Goats in the bop

    Looking for a good place to shoot a few goats in the bop area, know it's a long shot - but worth a try.

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    Hey Jayden
    I used to hunt in the Western BOP while living in Tauranga and goats were pretty thin on the ground then. Did a lot of weekend trips to Gisborne and the King Country to shoot on forestry blocks and sheep stations.
    Did some bush hunting in the gorges up behind Te Puke and nailed some big goats but it was tight country and hard going.
    As you say, it`s a long shot but I`d look at the Whakatane/Opotiki areas...talk to the local forest management outfit and DoC field centre. Or fill up the tank,go for a drive and knock on some doors. If you see that 1000 acres of steep land has just been planted in pine trees find who owns it and offer him some free goat control!
    Sorry can`t be of more help.

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    As said above East Coast areas such as motu, pakahi, toatoa etc, often see them but in small numbers and normally on a slip 800 yards away.
    King country be my pick, similar driving distance.
    Heaps of deer around so just tip them over instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
    Heaps of deer around so just tip them over instead.
    You make it sounds so easy haha

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    Yeah cheers, am in Whakatane so guessed Opotiki ways would be the go. Hahah yup heaps of deer, but have never shot a goat so wanted to try something different. How helpful is doc with this kind of thing. Have only hunted on private land before..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cspence View Post
    You make it sounds so easy haha
    There's definitely a lot around having a good run in the bush at the moment, probably jinxed myself now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaydenMcN View Post
    Yeah cheers, am in Whakatane so guessed Opotiki ways would be the go. Hahah yup heaps of deer, but have never shot a goat so wanted to try something different. How helpful is doc with this kind of thing. Have only hunted on private land before..
    They should be able to point you in the right direction, that said I have never asked them.

 

 

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