Rabbit problem in Auckland Mangawai area?

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11 years 4 months ago #26313 by GrantM
Hi Everyone.

If you have rabbits on your property between Auckland and Mangawai (where friend has a batch that I visit most weekends) please contact me and I will come and help. I use low noise Norica Air Rifle with Scope. Im 52 and have been hunting (originally in Sth Island) since 15BC. Getting back into up here as way of getting outdoor exercise and for the pot. Thanks my ph is 021 547102 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Im very carefull about hunting and where and what I shoot at.

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11 years 4 months ago #365868 by stephclark
PUKEKOS PUKEKOS PUKEKOS and a possum.. havent seen a bunny in years..sorry.. used to be watership downs out my way.. dont know where they are now

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11 years 4 months ago #365961 by terralee

stephclark;357078 wrote: PUKEKOS PUKEKOS PUKEKOS and a possum.. havent seen a bunny in years..sorry.. used to be watership downs out my way.. dont know where they are now

Currently residing here[:(!] shame you are not closer Grant :( am sure you will get a few takers for a clean up.
Cheers

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:

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11 years 4 months ago #366222 by Kaninchen
Hi Grant

You seem to have a bit more experience with rabbit hunting than me ( I wasn't even born in 15 BC [;)]), what's a good way to approach people about this? At least someone is offering you pukekos, my thread just seems to be going for the record of lowest number of answers...

Regards,
Hanna

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11 years 4 months ago #367291 by minnow
Do hares count? Seen a few here and I'm in Hakaru (between Kaiwaka and Mangawhai) also pukekos and possums and possibly some NASTY feral cats [:(!]

Little fish, big pond [^]

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11 years 3 months ago #369326 by Chris-HB
You'd need far more than an air rifle for hares and feral cats. I'm a keen small game shooter with all the toys, and believe me, a .22 rimfire is the minimum for those two pests. I have shot the odd rabbit and possum with a high-powered air rifle but it's extremely marginal for the job, esp possums which are very tough animals. Hares are virtually never within 50m and often 100m+, and even high powered air rifles have a maximum -effective- range of 35-40m. Nothing worse than a wounded animal limping away..

I sorted four hares on a farm yesterday with a .223 ( a high powered calibre), closest about 80yds and the farthest at a laser-measured 217yds. I'll be checking out another farm today

Chris-HB

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11 years 3 months ago #369343 by KiplingAngel
we're in Franklin/Bombay area

We have a few white and brown spotted bunnies who are insistant on digging up my garden and bulbs, they are semi tame too - you can get within about 15 feet before they'll move unless they see the dog...lol

If you want some easy pickings, let me know

Cheers

T

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11 years 3 months ago #369361 by PalmyCol
Hi Leonie, if you do have a bunny problem I have been known to pot the odd one. I would be keen to come over and give them the message. Of course if you wanted the back legs or whole animal that would be fine. I have a couple of friends who are keen to have some rabbit for the pot and I don't have any here, just possums.

terralee;357178 wrote: Currently residing here[:(!] shame you are not closer Grant :( am sure you will get a few takers for a clean up.
Cheers



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11 years 3 months ago #370505 by as
Hi Kipling
I'm in Papakura and always looking for places to go shooting (I've held a firearms license for 22years). if you'd like me to come and have a look, my number is 021856550.
Alan.
We have a few white and brown spotted bunnies who are insistant on digging up my garden and bulbs, they are semi tame too - you can get within about 15 feet before they'll move unless they see the dog...lol

If you want some easy pickings, let me know

Cheers

T[/QUOTE]

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9 years 11 months ago #432557 by steve1234
Hey kiplingangel. How are you? im a keen rabbit hunter. Are you still having rabbit problems? mind if i borrow your land to shoot them?

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