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Thread: Waimate wallaby assistance

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    Waimate wallaby assistance

    So I've just recently picked up a new 223 Ruger American Ranch and she needs her first blood, so i was thinking of heading up to try my hand at putting a wee dent in the wallaby population.

    I have permits in hand for DOC blocks around Waimate, but as I'm new to the area I'm not sure which one to try first. I was thinking either Mt Studholme or Kelceys. Took a look at Giggle earth and Studholme looks like the better of the two, terrain-wise. Can anyone offer some advice on this please, or perhaps suggest a better alternative? I'm not looking to step on anyone's toes, steal their favourite spots or anything...just keen to get out and snot a few wallabies.

    Cheers fellas

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    Mt Studholm should be ok,you might be tempted by the dozens you will see on the way up the track but the only Doc land is right at the top and over the back as far as I know.

    The track gets extremely slick after a but of rain,so bring your chains if the weather looks gash.

    If it's windy,forget hunting because the Wallies stay in cover.Keep on spurs above the native fringes in the gullies and sidle along.A warm still summer's evening is best but early morning is good too.

    There are pigs and Deer in the Hunter Hills too.Its a shame the forests are gated down there now because it was good fun spotlighting them.
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    I have not been wobbly shooting in years. Went to a station a couple times that let you use its hut. Problem was were past other hunters coming out both times as well as a team of pest control passing through while we were there. did a lot of hnting and saw bugger all. They were there, but very cagey and timid from being shot at almost every day..

    Would love to go again some day, just for one trip, but not sure when I will ever get around to it.
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    @timattalon me too. Maybe sort out a field trip?

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    Studholme all the way, but try to find out how many others will be in the area first. last time i went it sounded like ww3 had started

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    Just hunt at the "right time of day" i.e. first and last light, you'll see wallabies anywhere and 99% of the numpties will be either in bed or have a beer in hand. When I lived at Makikihi and was doing a lot of Wallaby shooting I quickly found hunting in full daylight was pretty slim pickings so unless you like walking on the hill "being out there" (which is a perfectly good way to spend time if thats your thing, I enjoy that in country I haven't seen much of too). . . . .

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    Are wallaby on the west coast? if so how far down

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    IF you are prepared to walk for a couple of hours and listen to advice...send me a PM. if you are like 75% of folk who have asked and go and drive up road then moan they didnt see any............

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    There is a piece on the growing wallaby pest issue on the Sunday program on TV1 this Sunday.
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    Chuck us a pm ifya like mate i go up there a lot, live in wimo. Cheers.
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