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    Tweed

    I have the Tweed block 3 period. MM

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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?
    What id like to know is what gives the Norf islanders the write to enter OUR south island blocks , never see any debating about north island ballots , personally feel the mainlanders should get preference in there own lands...
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    Has anyone been into Elliot stream block?

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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 only need to ask the Goose shooters what they see in areas like the Upper Awatere basin, Barefell pass, and Robinson saddle areas. All strictly off limits during the Roar........ except to a select few

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    What id like to know is what gives the Norf islanders the write to enter OUR south island blocks , never see any debating about north island ballots , personally feel the mainlanders should get preference in there own lands...
    Fine. We are happy to shut off all access for you foreigners to Sika and Sambar in return.
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    Interesting that hunters now seem happy to take up ballots in the poisoned areas - DoC couldn't give these blocks away last roar. Having spent a bit of time in these areas this year and last, it was certainly slim pickings - hopefully we hear stories of numbers rebuilding. Good luck to all those with a block.
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    You're right but poisoned areas create vacuums; always have and always will. Just a matter of how long it takes to repopulate those areas from the few remaining within, and the adjacent blocks.
    Problem with the ballot is that its not the plentiful meat animals that hunters are targetting (well not initially anyway), but something with a decent bit of bone. Its these animals that are getting harder to find.
    Stuffed up a ripper last roar, so good luck to anyone who finds him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    You're right but poisoned areas create vacuums; always have and always will. Just a matter of how long it takes to repopulate those areas from the few remaining within, and the adjacent blocks.
    Problem with the ballot is that its not the plentiful meat animals that hunters are targetting (well not initially anyway), but something with a decent bit of bone. Its these animals that are getting harder to find.
    Stuffed up a ripper last roar, so good luck to anyone who finds him.
    Good shout. I've wondered how many drops it takes to get resistant populations of deer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Fine. We are happy to shut off all access for you foreigners to Sika and Sambar in return.
    @Tahr has his poker face on , on behalf of the entire south island I decree for the time being you can keep them(at least for a short time over the roar) , we are happy enough with ...Tahr , cham , whitetail and the biggest reds & fallow heads in the land , though I am open to bribes...& no I do not work for the goverment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    @Tahr has his poker face on , on behalf of the entire south island I decree for the time being you can keep them(at least for a short time over the roar) , we are happy enough with ...Tahr , cham , whitetail and the biggest reds & fallow heads in the land , though I am open to bribes...& no I do not work for the goverment
    Hah. 10 days ago I sneaked down under the cover of darkness and disguised as a geriatric and shot 70 of your wallabies and a Tahr. So I'm replete now. You can close your border.

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    I was lucky enough to get the block I was after. Five Mile 3rd period. First time hunting in the Molesworth so pretty excited to check out new country

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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?
    @Hiawatha, Molesworth was for a long time a 'Landcorp' farm, but as we all know has been transferred to Doc and then leased back to Landcorp most likely under a grazing lease not a property lease. Have you considered asking Doc Wellington for a copy of the lease just to find out what it actually says. It would be very interesting to know if any hunting at all is permitted in the closed blocks regardless of who is doing it and who decides closing / opening
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    It will be interesting to hear how those 1080 blocks go this year? Should be a few deer reappearing in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    It will be interesting to hear how those 1080 blocks go this year? Should be a few deer reappearing in them.
    Have heard a couple of reports (one from a farmer and one from doc) of reasonable animal recovery and a couple of good heads floating about. Fingers crossed!
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    I live under the flight path from a local heli hunter who is always up in the Rainbow Molesworth area, it's not often his craft doesn't have animals slung underneath it.

 

 

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