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    Sika released in north Taranaki?

    Just saw a report on 3 news. anyone know anything about it?
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    Nope. I saw it as well but personally I don't see the problem.
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    This smells a little bit Fishy. Just where could you get 50 Sika from ,in one buy or many , there not a Deer that really takes to farming well . And for the rare trophy breeders it would be easy to track down the seller /buyer .
    Too many questions on the vague "evidence " ??????? .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Nope. I saw it as well but personally I don't see the problem.
    Yeah. They kept talking about predator free NZ. Didn't realise Sika were predators?
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    Maybe tv3 bought them under a false name,let them go as a public service,to show it could be done.
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    Yea I found it hard to believe someone could catch and release 50 Sika . Yes they are predators..... sexual predators, just ask the red deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Yeah. They kept talking about predator free NZ. Didn't realise Sika were predators?
    The last time I checked they were vegans.
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    Heathers latest ploy to get her old job back?
    Or maybe the greens class anything that eats their precious trees as a predator.

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    TV3 aint that quick. There's been sika in that area since the late seventies.
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    There have been sika in the southern King Country for at least 25 years, but DOC have always known about them. Numbers have never really built up, and they stayed fairly localised. My theory is the pigdogs keep the numbers down, killing or mis-mothering fawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    The last time I checked they were vegans.
    So are rabbits and possums.....But they are on the hit list for predator free NZ.

    They are as much predators in the same way that a semi auto is a machine gun.....only correct in the minds of those who have absolutely no idea. Oh wait, thats almost every one in the media....
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    Better get in quick boys then. They've already shot 5.

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    Interesting to see DOC's attitude :
    They are a pest, DOC have always had this attitude towards game animals
    They are now a "predator" ??
    They are a threat to bird life..........WTF do Sika climb trees ? no wonder I ve never shot one , I ve been looking at ground level, fuck knows how many I have walked under.
    It puts peoples lives at risk ?? How , they eat leaves , grass oh and apparently birds.

    It's ok to rain poison from the sky's though. It was always going to be a great bit of fiction though with our Media and DOC playing a part.
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    Criticise DOC as much as you like. Fill your boots - because no one particularly listens apart from like minded people.

    But the threat of releasing deer into Egmont NP is dumb. Actually doing it is dumber. Tampering with DOC employee's private vehicles is as dumb if not dumber. Sometimes we are damn clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    There have been sika in the southern King Country for at least 25 years, but DOC have always known about them. Numbers have never really built up, and they stayed fairly localised. My theory is the pigdogs keep the numbers down, killing or mis-mothering fawns.
    They had a big shoot up on them about twenty years ago when there was a TB out break in that area. The sika got the blame for a problem which wasn't theirs.

 

 

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