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    Okay, who was it?!

    Apparently someone's been releasing pigs into the Port Hills for future shooting, although they don't comment on how the peacocks got there...

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ne...chs-port-hills

    Pretty frustrating to know there's an over-abundance of game on my doorstep but unable to access it.
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    Looks like supposition at this point.

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    If it wasn't a malicious release of pigs, ie that they have bred in the area naturally, it's an indication of what might be nationwide if nobody owned firearms, and therefore little pest control happened.

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    Sorry hands up it was ME I did it to control those Peacocks
    See the pigs rub the trees at nicght that them peacocks are sleeping in they then fall out and the deer kick em out over the fence so high that itís very sporting to shoot. There still very asleep so rather humane

    Actually there not feral....itís called re-wildling!? Now thereís soooo many we need our semis back

    Iím blaming it on all these vegans.....not eating enough bacon......more for me.....now that is a result
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Sorry hands up it was ME I did it to control those Peacocks
    See the pigs rub the trees at nicght that them peacocks are sleeping in they then fall out and the deer kick em out over the fence so high that it’s very sporting to shoot. There still very asleep so rather humane

    Actually there not feral....it’s called re-wildling!? Now there’s soooo many we need our semis back

    I’m blaming it on all these vegans.....not eating enough bacon......more for me.....now that is a result
    There're a lot of novel concepts in this confession to unpack.....

    Not least deer drop kicking peacocks over fences........

    I think one of us hasn't taken his medication lately.......

    And I'm a little concerned that it might be me.
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    not eating enough bacon...mmmmmm bacon.

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    it says the pigs have been rooting at night......guess that explains the population increase????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    it says the pigs have been rooting at night......guess that explains the population increase????
    Er, possibly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    There're a lot of novel concepts in this confession to unpack.....

    Not least deer drop kicking peacocks over fences........

    I think one of us hasn't taken his medication lately.......

    And I'm a little concerned that it might be me.
    Max if a cow can jump over the moon and a dish can run away with a spoon then I for one can believe that a deer can kick a peacock over a fence. Sideshow has offered up an entirely plausible explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Max if a cow can jump over the moon and a dish can run away with a spoon then I for one can believe that a deer can kick a peacock over a fence. Sideshow has offered up an entirely plausible explanation.
    The cow jumped over the moon, but sadly it burnt up on reentry.

    As for the dish and the spoon.... how much waikato have you had tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    The cow jumped over the moon, but sadly it burnt up on reentry.

    As for the dish and the spoon.... how much waikato have you had tonight?
    Zero but I will fix that in a flash.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    @mopheadrob why don't you just go and empty the pig traps at 5am on your way in to work. You would get in trouble if you shoot the dirty rooters in the reserve but taking one out of a trap would not be commiting an offence and would be a saving in ammunition, especially considering your last 200mtr group at the range.
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    Someone tried to set up a game park type arrangement in Landsdowne Valley around the early 90’s. I believe this turned out to be a flop so the animals were released (or fence cut) into the scrubland/gorse in the valley. I was told back then that Fallow deer and pigs were released.
    A guy I trained at work used to shoot Fallow on his girlfriends parents farm in the valley, and that would have been pre 97 as I left that job then. Pigs on the eastern faces of the Port Hills weren’t necessarily recent releases, and are more than likely descendants of those from Landsdowne Valley.
    Just another fairytale from Stuff.
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    went for interview with safari guide 20 something years back...he had fallow in port hills way back then
    looking through his photo album saw photo of big "free range " stag...... I mentioned that I had lived in house 500 yards from the paddock it was shot in...some reason interview went cold after that LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    it says the pigs have been rooting at night......guess that explains the population increase????
    @Micky Duck if you read the article properly it says the pigs are rooting the ground. Sounds pretty uncomfortable but if that's what they're into who are we to judge. Won't increase population though.

 

 

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