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    Wow - culler training. Didnt we do that in the middle of last century?
    Be more involved and less impressed.

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    Smart move, get lots more people into hunting, then sit back and watch the GST roll in from all the rifles, clothing, reloading gear, binos, utes, etc they buy

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    Why so many cynics????
    If nothing else, it legitimises recreational hunting to the public. The Govt are saying "recreational hunting is a good thing and should be encouraged".
    The programs that have run in the past are in a different time and a very different political landscape. @Micky Duck. I am sure Rex Forrester could have slung his rifle over his shoulder and walked into parliament to ask for money. We live in a different world now.
    With the govt doing so many other stupid things, I for one am not going to poo poo a minister that is saying recreational hunting should be encouraged and they are willing to help fund it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    Smart move, get lots more people into hunting, then sit back and watch the GST roll in from all the rifles, clothing, reloading gear, binos, utes, etc they buy
    I dought joe public is going to join at all with the firearms lic waiting times and conditions. Its obviously young fellas who are all ready to go just need some guidance from nzda to get into it.
    I think its only a tokin gesture but im glad NZDA is getting some funding but i think if they wanted to do something that will have results improve access its beyond frustrating going down a
    paper road and hitting a private land/gate bullshit when there is suppose to be public access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Why so many cynics????
    It's been years since there has been anything positive for hunters. 1080; firearms laws; FAL relicensing; helicopter culls; negativity in the media etc. This does sound like good news, but it's hard not to be cynical.
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    Hats off to NZDA and the Game Council.
    This is an initiative for our times and in a quite different context to anything in the past.

    Supported by Gov
    Putting our sport in front of the public
    Introducing new hunters
    Hunters as conservationists
    Attracting metros to clean/green product and our way of life
    Legitimising gun ownership
    Will highlight new license application problems
    Might open up more DOC access

    Its easy not to be cynical. You just need to step back.
    Last edited by Tahr; 15-07-2021 at 11:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Hats off to NZDA and the Game Council.
    This is an initiative for our times and in a quite different context to anything in the past.

    Supported by Gov
    Putting our sport in front of the public
    Introducing new hunters
    Hunters as conservationists
    Attracting metros to clean/green product and our way of life
    Legitimising gun ownership
    Will highlight new license application problems
    Might open up more DOC access

    Its easy not to be cynical. You just need to step back.
    So, because I'm distrustful of this governments behavior towards me and alot of others , I've got my head up my arse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidmac42 View Post
    So, because I'm distrustful of this governments behavior towards me and alot of others , I've got my head up my arse?
    I guess that's a rhetoric question?? (I had edited my post at the same time as you responded)

    No, nothing wrong with a healthy cynicism. But Im suggesting that its also ok to step back and see the good in something. I see a lot of good in this and I also know that the people who initiated/negotiated this are smart.
    Last edited by Tahr; 15-07-2021 at 11:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    It's been years since there has been anything positive for hunters. 1080; firearms laws; FAL relicensing; helicopter culls; negativity in the media etc. This does sound like good news, but it's hard not to be cynical.
    Yes im sure thats how a lot of us feel but im trying to keep an open mind at this stage but its a case of once bitten i think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidmac42 View Post
    So, because I'm distrustful of this governments behavior towards me and alot of others , I've got my head up my arse?
    It's all good to criticise the things that govt do that you don't like or agree with (I do it all the time) but why be critical when they actually do something worthwhile?? Makes it look like people are just impossible to please whiners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I guess that's a rhetoric question?? (I had edited my post at the same time as you responded)

    No, nothing wrong with a healthy cynicism. But Im suggesting that its also ok to step back and see the good in something. I see a lot of good in this and I also know that the people who initiated/negotiated this are smart.
    I don't think they're dumb. But I know 'a leopard never changes it's spots', just it's technique
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Why so many cynics????
    If nothing else, it legitimises recreational hunting to the public. The Govt are saying "recreational hunting is a good thing and should be encouraged".
    The programs that have run in the past are in a different time and a very different political landscape. @Micky Duck. I am sure Rex Forrester could have slung his rifle over his shoulder and walked into parliament to ask for money. We live in a different world now.
    With the govt doing so many other stupid things, I for one am not going to poo poo a minister that is saying recreational hunting should be encouraged and they are willing to help fund it.
    Agree looks like half the forum have to get out in nature again and enjoy some time spend away from the keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Agree looks like half the forum have to get out in nature again and enjoy some time spend away from the keyboard
    Don't think many of them would make it without there keyboard mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Don't think many of them would make it without there keyboard mate

    Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk
    Next thread: what's the lightest most packable keyboard........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Don't think many of them would make it without there keyboard mate

    Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk
    Wheres some good hunting spots that have free wifi
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