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Thread: Oh dear Wallabies are out of control.

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    Oh dear Wallabies are out of control.

    Just saw on the news that Wallabies are breeding lots and spreading into areas previously Wallaby free. They are pests as far as the government is concerned and something has to be done. Welcome to the future Eugenie. If I could use my AR15 I would give you a hand and shoot a few.
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    Nice @Rushy fair point!
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    Well 2 years ago the group I go with shot in excess of 600 over 4 days, (shooting both day and night) all 5 shooters using nasty prohibited guns,
    This year 301, most of the time spent swapping mags, shot over 30 from a single spot, would have been more if the helpers could load 5 round mags faster.
    All of us had to buy new rifles to use this year because we were "making nz communities safer" don't ya know !!
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    Do you have any articles on this @Rushy ......I have all the ones on us retaining the Bledisloe
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Well 2 years ago the group I go with shot in excess of 600 over 4 days, (shooting both day and night) all 5 shooters using nasty prohibited guns,
    This year 301, most of the time spent swapping mags, shot over 30 from a single spot, would have been more if the helpers could load 5 round mags faster.
    All of us had to buy new rifles to use this year because we were "making nz communities safer" don't ya know !!
    Heart of gold. God bless. @mikee
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    You mark my words Mikee, there will be hares and rabbits all over the Auckland Domain and Cornwall Park in the future and the government will be fucked as the rainbow buttercups that live around there will think they are cute so no one will be able to do any pest control.
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    Plenty of rabbits in the central city here. They tempt me every time I see them. Alas, I'd only be able to shoot them with the odd glance being outside the bus terminal, just down the road from the Police station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Do you have any articles on this @Rushy ......I have all the ones on us retaining the Bledisloe

    I don’t know how to do the hyper link thing but you should be able to find it by Going to the news hub website.
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    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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    If you have any sense of responsibility, shoot no pests in or near urban areas. That'll show the Green voters.
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    Stop worrying!!
    They'll put the Thar cull team in there to sort it all out …..
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    I do wonder how a lever .357mag would go, most shots at night are well under 100m but the suppressor would bugger up the balance not too mention a suppressor on a lever action is a real buggers muddle asthetically

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    Where I live wallaby signs were put up a year or two ago on track entrances, I have lived here for at least 25 years and never seen one, maybe I am not observant enough...or it is because a guy who lived a couple of kms away used to collect road kill wallabies from his travels around Rotorua and dump them as roadkill in our area to wind the local DoC up...worked well.
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    They aren’t worried about not being able to shoot them. Forest and Bird are quite happy to spread 1080 and other poisons all over the country.

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    I'not speaking for the SI wallaby issue, I started hunting the small variety in Rotorua Lakes area back in 1964 for food and dog tucker. IMHO they have sptead bugger all and have minor evnironmental impact and can be managed by recreational shooters, given the opportunity.
    This news item promoted by Twig n tweet but paid for by us is, far as BOP is concerned, a crock of green bile.
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    .204 .22mag .17wmr etc all work good...the 7.62x39mm bolt actions work very well ,at times Ive thought a semi would be fun but never got around to justifying the purchase price when the bolt gun was doing the job OK.shot a heap with the wee norinco/bisley one night in spotlight...took turns and everyone bowled a few over using the hornady sst bulk ammo. trying to get access onto farmland has always been problimatic...as long as it stays that way the numbers will keep climbing and spreading.
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