JOIN TRAD GANG




INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters



Trad Gang.com Post New Topic  Post A Reply
MY PROFILE | directory login | register | search | FAQ | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Trad Gang.com » Main Forums » Hunting Legislation & Policies » Petition against Helicopter Hunting in New Zealand

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Petition against Helicopter Hunting in New Zealand
Paul R
Member
Member # 8510

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Paul R   Email Paul R   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I want to make the good people on TradGang aware of an issue our New Zealand brothers and sisters are facing at the moment, regarding Helicopter hunting in New Zealand's wilderness areas. I also want to ask for TradGangs support with a petition against legalizing this practice.

The petition can be found here:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-guided-helicopter-hunting.html

Heli Hunting is the shooting of Tahr, Chamois, Whitetail and other species from helicopters by paying 'hunters'. A helicopter flys into the hunting area where a suitable trophy is selected by the guide and client, who then shoots the animal from the hovering helicopter. It may also involve dropping 'hunters' off and herding the animals towards them with helicopters so they can be shot. At the moment it is illegal to Heli Hunt in New Zealand.

This is what the Chris, the guy who started this petition has to say:

The New Zealand Department of Conservation(DOC) come September are going to make guided heli-hunting on public land a legal activity.

Heli-hunting destroys the natural quiet of the NZ backcountry and more importantly destroys the cream of our trophy tahr, chamois and mainland
whitetail every year. This has been happening ilegally!

With massive recent pressure from recreational hunters and some hunting guides DOC have realised they need to clear up the illegal heli-hunting issue. The easiest answer for them is to legalise the activity!!!!!

Things may already be too far gone this petition may not achieve anything but at least when you come over to NZ for a hunt in 5 years time and see nothing but female animals and juvenille males left you'll be able to say you tried to stop this.
Please take 1 minute to sign the petition, its simple and easy

Thanks
Chris.

In my personal opinion the allowing of Helicopter hunts within New Zealand's wilderness areas will have drastic negative consequences for hunting in that country and for anyone who ever planned on hunting those beautiful wilderness areas. Please show your support for our fellow hunters in New Zealand by signing the petition.

Posts: 36 | From: Brisbane Australia | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Ray Hammond
SPONSOR
Member # 607

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ray Hammond   Author's Homepage   Email Ray Hammond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Unfortunately your game department seems hell bent on removing all introduced species to NZ so their position would seem to fall in line with the desired result they are hoping for?

The state of California recently exterminated elk from one or more of its coastal islands- they wanted the island to go back to its original situation- completely barren of all life save for grasses and a few flowers.

--------------------
“Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Posts: 8803 | From: Buford GA | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Colotrad
Contributor 2017
Member # 6617

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Colotrad   Email Colotrad   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I guess I'd need to see the biological science and reasoning behind the proposal before I could sign a petition to stop it.

--------------------
TGMM Family of the Bow
60" Griffin T/D
56" Shrew C/H T/D
58" Shrew C/H T/D

Posts: 861 | From: Grand Junction, Colorado | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
tradtusker
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 8659

Icon 1 posted      Profile for tradtusker   Email tradtusker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
man hunters are so lazy
what happened to using your own legs to hunt and find your game.
happens all over the place every second guy in southern Africa hunts of the back of a pick up,
heli's in NZ
Atv here is the states
they buy every gadget to make them "more successful" like the guys on "TV"

its a shame

--------------------
There is more to the Hunt.. then the Horns

**TGMM Family of the Bow**


Andy Ivy

Posts: 4140 | From: African in Australia | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Brian Krebs
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 2800

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Brian Krebs   Email Brian Krebs   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just a friendly question: does the helicopters flying around with dead animals hanging from them- disturb the rest of the public to the point where it: is an issue in and of itself?

--------------------
THE VOICES HAVEN'T BOTHERED ME SINCE I STARTED POKING THEM WITH A Q-TIP.

Posts: 2556 | From: North Fork , Idaho | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Ray Hammond
SPONSOR
Member # 607

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ray Hammond   Author's Homepage   Email Ray Hammond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't think that's the issue, Bryan...I think its more the flying into the mountains, spotting chamois, tahr, etc, then setting down and a "hunter" shooting the game...the only thing they could do to make it more obscene is to actually shoot FROM the helicopter.

--------------------
“Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Posts: 8803 | From: Buford GA | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Brian Krebs
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 2800

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Brian Krebs   Email Brian Krebs   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well - we can be glad they don't do that Ray - there would be endless threads on which broadhead is best from a helicopter... [Big Grin]

--------------------
THE VOICES HAVEN'T BOTHERED ME SINCE I STARTED POKING THEM WITH A Q-TIP.

Posts: 2556 | From: North Fork , Idaho | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
recurvecody
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 23544

Icon 1 posted      Profile for recurvecody   Author's Homepage   Email recurvecody   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
they allowed oklahomans to hunt and shoot from a heli in oklahoma for hogs. didn't really help reduce the hog population b/c the average hunter aint got a heli setting in there back yard to go out and shoot them.

--------------------
pick a spot stupid!

Posts: 286 | From: oklahoma | Registered: Apr 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
SveinD
Contributor 2011
Member # 21557

Icon 1 posted      Profile for SveinD   Author's Homepage   Email SveinD   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Signed.. That is not hunting, but a way for people to feel cool and shoot stuff..

--------------------
Centaur 58" Glass XTL 40@28

~Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand~ Kurt Vonnegut

Posts: 1254 | From: Norway | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Johnnylongbow
Member
Member # 19976

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Johnnylongbow   Email Johnnylongbow   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nothing Piano wire can't fix.
Posts: 57 | From: Philadelphia,Pa. | Registered: Apr 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply ~ PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU POST! - Is your post trad bowhunting related? Check the FAQ or EMAIL if you're unsure!
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Unfeature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Shoot On Over To:


Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2003 thru 2016 ~ Trad Gang.com ©

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.1