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    Peacocks

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    We have a peacock problem and some times you can go out and shoot 60 to 100 and im talkin night after night easy, however the last couple of weeks they have disapared form the rossting trees, they are everywhere during the day but gone at night and because they are extreamly hard to shoot in open paddocks during the day in the numbers we need to i need to find out whats happened, Any clues would be good ie; do they have a nesting time on the ground at this time of year??

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    We have the same problem, trying to get the pheasant numbers up so the peafowl need culling.

    They will have other roosting trees in the area, scout around during the day (look for shit underneath the trees) and dirt nests.. then go back at night. From my experience, they don't move around much after dark.

    I'm considering buying a semi .223 to deal to them.

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    Im Up turakina valley we walked for miles on friday night and didnt see 1 whick is un heard of up there it was a bit windy but even in the shelterd spot there were none will keep on going tho. im in the same boat i would love to see the phesent numbers rise

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    Get an AR they work a treat!! sick of peacocks destroying our grass and crops

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    Have flicked you a pm. AR is already on the list of things to buy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by samba View Post
    Get an AR they work a treat!! sick of peacocks destroying our grass and crops
    Invite some off the forum in for a shoot. I have hunted them for years and regard them highly as a gamebird.

    We used to get a lot of overseas shooters in and they paid well for a peacock safari

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    Early days mate but depending on how summer goes could be a good idea i will try and get some more blocks to make it better

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    just go on a quiet night before dark and sit and listen.

    they usually call just as the sun is setting

    otherwise just follow them back to their roosting spot one evening.

    I have an ar but only 15 peacocks. Im letting them breed, I want the problem numbers so I have something to shoot.

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    Iv found they dont seem to be scared of my horse either, so if you have a 22Lr with subs that might be the way to get them during the day. On foot they scram faster than fast as soon as they spot me

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    Bloody good fun to shoot aye

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    Iv only ever seen one at a zoo somewhere when I was a toddeler.
    Would be cool to see numbers you could shoot.What do they taste like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    What do they taste like?
    Pretty good
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    Duck? chicken? quail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Iv only ever seen one at a zoo somewhere when I was a toddeler.
    Would be cool to see numbers you could shoot.What do they taste like?
    If you get a young hen they taste pretty good. Peacocks not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Duck? chicken? quail?
    Peacock
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