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    I wonder if they will fire the author? You know they are not alllowed to promote guns or publish anything that the anti gun brigade doesn't like....

    It was a really positive story. True Free Range Organic. No chemicals or pollutants or hormones (Apart from the odd 1080 drop...) If there were more like that perhaps Firearms license holders would number more than 1 in every 19 New Zealanders......(just over 5% of the population)

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    Yeah it is, but its all abit B/S about fills the freezer for 2 dollars. Non Hunters might think its a cheap and easy way to get meat but we all know its not.
    Hunting costs a arm and a leg, all the gear we buy for it costs a forture when you add it all up.
    Each trip costs you in gas, supplies, shit load of hard yakka, time , in the bush and afterwards. Wear and tear and replacement boots, packs, clothes, gps, beacons, first aid gear etc.
    Shit, it costs me between 50 and 70 dollars a trip in gas, supplies,other little costs, 2-3 dollars a round you use. Replacement battieries for the gps, freezer bags etc and sheer effort.
    Hunting DOC land with low numbers of animals might be 3-4 trips before you shoot one.
    That ends up a darn costly animal, you be better of money wise buying all your meat at the supermarket.
    Of cause thats not why i hunt, theres more to hunting than getting meat., alot more.
    Some people just dont get it , i suppose in a way the article did say theres more to hunting but alot will glance at it and think its a cheap way to get meat but the average guy hunting DOC land tknows heres nothing cheap about it but we hunt for alot of different reasons than just that.
    Of cause if you dont make your own small goods, and heaps dont, that costs you a small forture as well. It meant well, but 2 dollars to fill the freezer could of worded it more fact based
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    yes and the govt odesnt see someone "filling their freezer" feeding their family and enjoying their lifestyle they see someone not paying enough tax..... they see all that gst they are missing out on by a family not buying food but rather hunt and gather farm and barter.....
    anyways stuff has trumped their good news story by following with this
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ne...chs-port-hills
    pigs and deer on a rampage...... marauding deer.... the headline sounds a bit sensationalist like they are zombies carrying semi autos out to get the fine citizens of port hills .........or doesnt everyone have a vivid imagination like me
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    Quote Originally Posted by deer243 View Post
    Yeah it is, but its all abit B/S about fills the freezer for 2 dollars.
    Even Mrs MB raised an eyebrow at that statement, and she doesn't know the true cost of my pastimes. For the money that I spend on fishing, hunting, boating, diving and associated costs, I could probably buy whatever I wanted in the supermarket, but where's the fun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Even Mrs MB raised an eyebrow at that statement, and she doesn't know the true cost of my pastimes. For the money that I spend on fishing, hunting, boating, diving and associated costs, I could probably buy whatever I wanted in the supermarket, but where's the fun?
    Food just tastes better when you earned it.
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    They should open the porthills for bowhunting. That'll solve the "a house behind every deer" problem.

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    Nice to see a positive story.

    Interesting comments regarding cost of hunting. The gear and time to go hunting is like any outdoor hobby really. Think of the cost of Mountain Climbing, Tramping, Mountain Biking or anything like that...those guys spend as much time and money on their hobby as we do, but none of them come home with food. If I wasn't hunting or fishing, those are the activities I'd be doing and I would have to buy my meat. On that basis I do consider wild meat to be a considerable reduction to my household budget. Of course I do get how someone could easily be misled by the article.

    Looking forward to the seeing the show, its ethos fits with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Food just tastes better when you earned it.
    And you tend not to waste any as you have to carry it for miles usually .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Interesting comments regarding cost of hunting. The gear and time to go hunting is like any outdoor hobby really. Think of the cost of Mountain Climbing, Tramping, Mountain Biking or anything like that...those guys spend as much time and money on their hobby as we do, but none of them come home with food. If I wasn't hunting or fishing, those are the activities I'd be doing and I would have to buy my meat. On that basis I do consider wild meat to be a considerable reduction to my household budget.
    Good point. My hobbies are now inextricably linked to harvesting food, and it I wasn't doing them, then like you, I would be doing something else and spending extra money on food. My hunting opportunities are limited (geography), but we haven't bought meat or fish in the supermarket for a long time, maybe even a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Interesting comments regarding cost of hunting. The gear and time to go hunting is like any outdoor hobby really. Think of the cost of Mountain Climbing, Tramping, Mountain Biking or anything like that...those guys spend as much time and money on their hobby as we do, but none of them come home with food. If I wasn't hunting or fishing, those are the activities I'd be doing and I would have to buy my meat. On that basis I do consider wild meat to be a considerable reduction to my household budget.
    Good point. My hobbies are now inextricably linked to harvesting food, and it I wasn't doing them, then like you, I would be doing something else and spending extra money on food. My hunting opportunities are limited (geography), but we haven't bought meat or fish in the supermarket for a long time, maybe even a few years. We eat really well and my boy is head and shoulders taller than his classmates, so we're doing something right.

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    Good stuff @MB I can pretty much provide all the red meat we need. But my fishing skills/time allocation is a work in progress....
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    Quote Originally Posted by deer243 View Post
    Yeah it is, but its all abit B/S about fills the freezer for 2 dollars. Non Hunters might think its a cheap and easy way to get meat but we all know its not.
    Hunting costs a arm and a leg, all the gear we buy for it costs a forture when you add it all up.
    Each trip costs you in gas, supplies, shit load of hard yakka, time , in the bush and afterwards. Wear and tear and replacement boots, packs, clothes, gps, beacons, first aid gear etc.
    Shit, it costs me between 50 and 70 dollars a trip in gas, supplies,other little costs, 2-3 dollars a round you use. Replacement battieries for the gps, freezer bags etc and sheer effort.
    Hunting DOC land with low numbers of animals might be 3-4 trips before you shoot one.
    That ends up a darn costly animal, you be better of money wise buying all your meat at the supermarket.
    Of cause thats not why i hunt, theres more to hunting than getting meat., alot more.
    Some people just dont get it , i suppose in a way the article did say theres more to hunting but alot will glance at it and think its a cheap way to get meat but the average guy hunting DOC land tknows heres nothing cheap about it but we hunt for alot of different reasons than just that.
    Of cause if you dont make your own small goods, and heaps dont, that costs you a small forture as well. It meant well, but 2 dollars to fill the freezer could of worded it more fact based
    3 to 4 trips is when you know what you are doing. A lot of people, myself included have gone a few years (and counting ) and not shot anything.

    But as you said. There are many different reasons why you and everyone else gets out and about.

 

 

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