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    Stewart Island going predator free

    Sorry itís more potentially shit news, released while hunters are tied up with new gun laws:
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...-predator-free
    No mention of deer in that article. Brodifacoum likely the poison they will choose, the poison that killed the tuatara recently.

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    @223nut ????

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    More predator free islands the better. Yes the deer might go from stewy but they will always be on the mainland. What the island will lose in hunters will be gained in tourism (hopefully managed better than queenstown)
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    Not according to what I heard and was told when I asked while there in April.
    The islanders donít want a loss of deer as itís a good income earner. Iíve also been in touch with the hunters trust on this and they said that they would fight that tooth and nail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    More predator free islands the better. Yes the deer might go from stewy but they will always be on the mainland. What the island will lose in hunters will be gained in tourism (hopefully managed better than queenstown)
    I’m for predator free islands too but Stewart Island is very large and it’s “aspirational” to assume it can be got and then kept rodent free.
    The poisons used can do massive harm. There is real potential to make things worse with the best of intentions, i dont think it’s doable with current science (like predator free 2050)
    Whitetail deer on the mainland are under threat from poisoning and poaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    More predator free islands the better. Yes the deer might go from stewy but they will always be on the mainland. What the island will lose in hunters will be gained in tourism (hopefully managed better than queenstown)
    Managed better than Queenstown note at present they had two cruise ships in last year at the same time which was a huge influx of people out numbered the islanders traffic could not even move. One guy told me he asked some people standing in the way of his car to reach out and touch his car he said look, made of steel will hurt if it hits ya god only knows how there sewers are coping with that influx.
    Would be a great shame if we lost the most southern heard of whitetail deer gifted by a US president
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    no worse than culling an endangered species ( thar )

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    man they better get this one right...the birdlife down there is something very special....if they dont get the poison absolutely 100% correct it could be a plurry disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    More predator free islands the better. Yes the deer might go from stewy but they will always be on the mainland. What the island will lose in hunters will be gained in tourism (hopefully managed better than queenstown)
    I would argue that tourism will cause more damage and pollution than deer.

    All keen to see it free of rats, cats, possums, etc though.
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    Look, we all know they will fuck it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Would be a great shame if we lost the most southern heard of whitetail deer gifted by a US president
    Oh, dont tell psycho cindy thats where they come from, she will associate them with Trump (enemy of the UN) and mount an offensive to wipe them out.
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    If that includes the white tail it'll be a crying shame. But there's no reason why Stewart Island should have cats, dogs and the usual ones living there. It would do wonders for the bird life if they were all gone

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    i think @223nut isnt on the island so thats one predator down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    i think @223nut isnt on the island so thats one predator down.
    He isnt, I enjoyed having a brew and plenty of laughs at the pub with him and a few good buggers more today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethos View Post
    Sorry it’s more potentially shit news, released while hunters are tied up with new gun laws:
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/...-predator-free
    No mention of deer in that article. Brodifacoum likely the poison they will choose, the poison that killed the tuatara recently.
    If they stuck to predators like rats, ferrets, cats etc then fine, but they dont seem to realise seals and birds are predators (if they eat bugs, birds , fish or crabs etc) and that deer, and possums are not predators as they are vegetarians..... (possums are a pest simply not a predator)

 

 

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