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    Rabbit hunting near Auckland?

    I know it's a long shot (ahem), but I'm trying to find someone around Auckland with a bit of land and the odd rabbit in need of disposal. Would be great to head out with a group actually, make it a social thing too. Who am I? 28 yo engineer, grew up hunting, shooting, and fishing on a farm so I'm not completely clueless, or a liability ;-) Happy to meet and get to know owners first as I understand how unappealing the idea of letting armed strangers onto your property is!
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    hey bro........dster put your thread into introduction's and you,ll be in with a grin mate.Good to meet ya any way.Im neckshot and i dont have a drinking problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    .Im neckshot and i dont have a drinking problem
    First step to recovery is to admit it. Haha
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    Welcome Brodster. Neckshot is right. He doesn't have a drinking problem. He knows how to do it well and hardly ever spills a drop.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Thanks for the welcomes, gents!
    Thanks to the Playstation we have the outdoors to ourselves!

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    Im pretty new here to mate, just finished the rebuild on my Toz 17-01. Lookin for some long eard critters round Rotorua to try it out on. Name:  PC180096.jpg
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    Whoa. That is some fun looking kit. Is that a DIY suppressor?
    Thanks to the Playstation we have the outdoors to ourselves!

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    Yea its an asparagus can with little tuna cans for baffles. Does the job. Wouldnt recomend it for anything bigger than .22lr though.The whole lots a DIY special out of the scrap box.Name:  PA200593.jpg
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    Awesome, love it. Bugsy won't know what hit him.
    Thanks to the Playstation we have the outdoors to ourselves!

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    What Ive done is used google earth on the 'map' setting to identify likely property boundaries/numbers then written out a small letter saying who I am and what I want to do then in the new year gunna go do a mass pamphlet drop. not sure if Ill get any replys or not but might be worth a shot.

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    They can only say 'No', and if you're not hearing 'No' then you're not hearing 'Yes'!

    Is there an NZDA range near you? Probably a good place to try as well, nothing like meeting in person to judge character. Keen to know how the letters work out. I might knock on some doors if all else fails. "I'm interested in such and such... Do you know anyone who I could talk to?" rather than "Hi, you've never heard of me but would you mind if I wander your property frightening livestock and leaving gates open?" :-D
    Thanks to the Playstation we have the outdoors to ourselves!

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    I know it sounds a little daunting but I reckon you'd have better luck door knocking. It's easy to chuck away a pamphlet but if there's a smiling bloke on your doorstep with a couple of beers it's much harder to forget

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodster View Post
    "I'm interested in such and such... Do you know anyone who I could talk to?" rather than "Hi, you've never heard of me but would you mind if I wander your property frightening livestock and leaving gates open?" :-D
    Nail on the head right there!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Yea your right face to face is far more effective, I was going for a strength in numbers approach. I'm pretty sure we've got a NZDA range here, I'll have a look

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    Picking out farms you're interested in on G maps seems like a good idea though. Ones with a good mix of hills/pastures/bush. Also shows you've thought about it seriously too if you mention it. I expect a report some time! I'll share how I get on here in Auckland too.
    Thanks to the Playstation we have the outdoors to ourselves!

 

 

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