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    Kaimai shooters on target

    This sign was originally put up after someone drove off the end of the track over a 80 metre bluff but now seems to be used by all and sundry as something to blow their frustrations off at after finding there are "no deer in the Kaimai's"...for those that worry about hunters 'image' this is a prime example of what is not needed...DoC would have been better off to have put up a bulls-eye target with safe backdrop, at least the general public would understand...in a perfect world all those bullet holes would have been made by owners of a FAL.

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    Seeing things like that really depress me. I feel I should go and start packing my guns now for the inevitable "Final Gun Grab" because the example above is the view that the public get of firearm owners......and this demonstrates that there seems to enough FAL holders - or Non-FAL holders - out there ready to reinforce their assumptions.

    Sad as it is to say, we have example of this down south around where I live as well, the most blatant one being a shotgun blast into a 100km/hr at the exit of a quaint sedate village about 5 km from where I live.

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    Bloody tossers.
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    Game / surveillance cams. Sign shooting has been common for a century.
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    I was in the Kaimanawa's a couple of weeks ago and seen the dunny had a few holes in it from dickheads shooting it...one can but hope they head count their mates before opening fire...this was in a block where the operators check firearm licenses before flying in.

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    The only thing that I find encouraging in that picture is the number of rounds that, over the years, these idiots couldn't even put in the red. I don't think there will be much competition from them when it comes to bagging deer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    The only thing that I find encouraging in that picture is the number of rounds that, over the years, these idiots couldn't even put in the red. I don't think there will be much competition from them when it comes to bagging deer....

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    That sign is within view of anyone walking the North/South Kaimai track at the summit of Thompson's Track, it must send a shudder down the spine of the hundreds, if not thousands who walk the track...as well as the many off roaders who use it as a destination point, although most off roaders are a bit of a red-neck crew so probably wouldn't worry them too much.
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    Just nail up a finger sign next to it pointing west, with "To Ettamooga Pub" written on it.
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    Looks well "aged" from the days when everyone could own a semi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Just nail up a finger sign next to it pointing west, with "To Ettamooga Pub" written on it.
    I think the best joke I ever seen with that pub cartoon was the two Swedish back-packers wanting their photo taken outside of it and the Aussie in his black singlet holding and looking down at the camera and the caption was "Focus...yes yes...just as soon as you take the photo"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Looks well "aged" from the days when everyone could own a semi.
    Imagine the 'thrill' of walking the North-South Track and someone up ahead is rattling off a thirty round mag around where you are about to step out of the bush.
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    Shit like this irritates me no end, it doesn't take much for doc to decide that FAL are not responsible enough to be trusted with a firearm in doc hunting areas and just close off hunting these areas due to negligence and endangering the public, then it's a loss for all. Some people must have a extremely small IQ.
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    I believe DoC are working on making the North-South Track into a Great Walks Track which will limit the distance from the track to hunt or discharge a firearm, my guess is that goes for bow hunters as well...of course this area will then have to be 1080'd to clear any animals from it...DoC will look at it from a public safety and their liability angle, one can thank the dickheads for this happening.
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    Staying at at hut midway down the kaimais and noticed the sign marking the nearest tracks and directions had 2 bullet holes in it. The kicker was the shooter was could've only done it from inside the hut
    What the fuuuuuuuuuck is all I could think

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    It's gone on for the 60 odd years I've frequented the bush, wouldn't have a clue if it's become more obvious or that social media has made the problem more aware. One thing that has become more obvious are empty RTD cans that liter our bush roads.
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