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    Molesworth Roar 2020

    Any success with the ballot?

    My party got the Elliot block first period. Big block and relatively remote but have never been there before. Looking forward to a new area to explore!
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    Missed out on the 5mile block for March

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Missed out on the 5mile block for March
    Bugger! Have you been in before? Any luck? I've only been into Upper acheron, which was pretty good before the 1080 drop.

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    Missed out :/

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    Missed out as did a mate. Turning in to bloody Fiordland!

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    We drew Long Gully fourth period. we struck out on all other roar ballots entered this time, so happy to get something!

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    missed out plus 3 other partys i know of
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    McGuires for first period, Not my first choice but gives us somewhere to go
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    To be frank what rips my tweeds is the huge area that is Molesworth and IMO not enough is offered during the roar in particular. This is publicly owned land. Ours. I have sat on the boundary of my block several times and watched and heard stags in adjoining blocks that were not included in the ballot and there were no stock grazing there. I know the farm manager cant be a total Chrystal ball gazer with regard to what he needs but really? What also rubs salt in to the wound is to meet friends and family of the farm manager who have travelled to and been there hunting in all the spots not opened to the public. There is very little of that type of stuff left happening in NZ now. I get that farm staff should have privileges but not so much all the hangers on. And what about some high level landing sites that people can fly in to during the winter when the road is closed? I fully understand and sympathize with the issues for farm staff around running an operation in a public domain but I think the balance might not be completely right here?

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    Missed out bugger...

    Plan B I guess?

    Good luck those who drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edunn View Post
    Bugger! Have you been in before? Any luck? I've only been into Upper acheron, which was pretty good before the 1080 drop.
    Nah, never been there but was keen for a look.

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    We drew 'Chimney' block in the ballot. Looks like a reasonable sized area with decent access from the road. Was in McGuires in April , an over nighter only and not a lot of action but a mate got some veni on the way out which rewarded a big day of walking.

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    Drop me a PM if you want the oil on hunting Chimney
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott29er View Post
    We drew 'Chimney' block in the ballot. Looks like a reasonable sized area with decent access from the road. Was in McGuires in April , an over nighter only and not a lot of action but a mate got some veni on the way out which rewarded a big day of walking.
    I'd be keen to hear what you can tell me about McGuires, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiawatha View Post
    To be frank what rips my tweeds is the huge area that is Molesworth and IMO not enough is offered during the roar in particular. This is publicly owned land. Ours. I have sat on the boundary of my block several times and watched and heard stags in adjoining blocks that were not included in the ballot and there were no stock grazing there. I know the farm manager cant be a total Chrystal ball gazer with regard to what he needs but really? What also rubs salt in to the wound is to meet friends and family of the farm manager who have travelled to and been there hunting in all the spots not opened to the public. There is very little of that type of stuff left happening in NZ now. I get that farm staff should have privileges but not so much all the hangers on. And what about some high level landing sites that people can fly in to during the winter when the road is closed? I fully understand and sympathize with the issues for farm staff around running an operation in a public domain but I think the balance might not be completely right here?
    You're probably right mate. I went into a block that backed onto an un-balloted block the year of the 1080 drop. There were plenty of animals but nothing huge, and we covered the whole block. In contrast, the block right beside that wasn't on offer (presumably farmers block) had some very impressive heads in it. I'm sure they pop over into shootable land every now and then, just not in the seven days we were there.

 

 

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