Kaweka hunting liaison group meeting Agenda for 13th September 2011.
Roydhouse Pest Management will be running a possum control operation on the contract known as Makahu Inangatahi. This contract starts at Puketitiri extending from Kaweka State Forest Park down the Mohaka River to the Inangatahi Stream and through to the Taupo Road including Pure Adventure Mountain Valley Ltd and McVicars property. All Landowners and adjacent neighbours will be notified. Weather permitting this operation’s duration is 17-7-2011 – 31-5-2012.
Mountain Safety Council Submission to the Law and Order Select committee regarding Arms amendment bill.
Important information in changes to MAF law affecting Mounted Game trophy heads, skulls and related products.
Updated photos and map information for Hamills Hastings / NZDA Sika stag tracking in Hawke’s Bay
A comprehensive information sheet relating to firearms incidents in 2010, compiled by New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.
Full range of dates and contact information for shooting events organised by New Zealand Deerstalkers’ association for 2011/2012
Land Search and rescue is a voluntary organisation that undertakes search and rescue operations from the beach to the snowline, including urban and suburban environments. A high level of physical fitness and outdoors skills are required.
This management team is responsible for all the planning, logistics and management of all Hawke’s Bay Search & Rescue Operations. It includes a number of SAR specialists, many of whom have considerable field and SAR management experience.
ER emergency food bar information from stockaid with 3600 calories per pack.
Mountain Safety Council warns duck hunters to avoid alcohol when shooting.
The duck season starts on the first Saturday of May and forty thousand passionate duck shooters will head off to their maimais on ponds and lakes to enjoy this highlight of the shooting calendar.
During last year’s duck shooting season, there were five reported non-intentional firearms incidents resulting shotgun injuries which ranges from relatively minor to quite serious.
“All five of these incidents could have been avoided,” said Mike Spray, Firearms and Hunter Training Program Manager for the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.
Fish & Game NZ is cautioning hunters against jumping the gun on Canada Goose culls.
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson earlier this month announced that Canada geese are to be moved from Schedule 1 to Schedule 5 of the Wildlife Act, which will take away the protection status of the birds.
Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson says the announcement has left hunters and landowners confused about the current status of Canada geese, and points out that they are still protected until the law comes into effect.
Notice of intention to Apply (1080) – Waitara Valley
Epro Ltd has been contracted by the Animal Health Board to undertake bovine tuberculosis (TB) vector control (possums) in the Waitara Valley area.
To comply with the Hawke’s Bay Medical Officer of Health’s request, Epro Ltd give notice of our intention to apply 1080. The toxic bait will be in the form of cereal pellets and will be dyed green in accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms act 1996.
This operation will commence as soon as practicable after 1 March 2011 and will be completed by 30 June 2011, weather permitting.
If you have any queries please contact Epro Ltd’s Taupo office (07) 378 4852
East Kaweka Helicopters, run by Chris Crosse provide an excellent helicopter service, please see the attached document for the block areas in Ahimanawa.
The responsibilities of hunters
Today the widespread availability of instant communication, of 20 second ‘sound bites’, and of ready access to information (as opposed to ‘knowledge’) empowers us all, and imposes responsibility too. Hopefully, wisdom will emerge from all this.
So it is with firearms. Owning something capable of punching as projectile clean through a target, be it living or inanimate, implies responsibilities and rights which are easily taken for granted.
Firearm misuse and motor vehicle misuse
The daily news inevitably catalogues the latest road incident, often involving “accidental” injury, or worse, and the outcomes of those incidents where people attempt to escape Police by speeding away from a scene. Media interest in such events is intense, whereas the millions of safe road users rarely rate a mention, which parallels the situation for arms owners.
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There are a number of changes to road and track access to recreational land in Hawkes Bay and Wellington.
Affected areas include
- Waiotauru Track, Tararua forest park
- Putangirua Pinnacles top track, Aorangi
- Charlie Brown road, Kaweka forest park
- Eastern Ruahine forest park
- Makahu road, Kaweka forest
To whom it may concern,
Roydhouse Pest Management Ltd will be running a possum control operation in the contract known as Tutaekuri Mohaka duration 7.2.11 – 31.7.11. This contract on Department of Conservation administered land, starts at Kaweka Road, Puketitiri extending into the Kaweka Forest Park through Middle Hill and Makino bivvy, down to the Mohaka River and along the Forest Park / farmland boundary on the east. All landowners and adjacent neighbours will be notified.
As required by our MOH and as part of our operation we are advising local hunting clubs that toxin used will be Feratox (encapsulated cyanide) contained with lure, in Biobags stapled to trees. All baits are dyed green and are deadly poison and harmful to humans.
There may also be blue Biobags containing Feracol-cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). All baits are a paste and dyed blue. These baits can be harmful to humans and are harmful to cats, dogs and domestic stock.
There will be signs erected on all access points.
An information sheet on this poison is enclosed, or may have been sent to you previously.
Should your require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
W J Roydhouse
Roydhouse Pest Management Ltd
(06) 874 2895
P.O Box 7218 Taradale