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  Reply # 1916378 11-Dec-2017 09:12
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BTR:

 

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I'll loan you my Fox Terrier. No Puke Echoes by the end of the day, guaranteed!

 

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

Just to be specific - I don't believe anything cruel and/or illegal was mentioned, neither was any mauling or death? 


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  Reply # 1916382 11-Dec-2017 09:15
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clevedon:

 

networkn:

 

BTR:

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

He could have been suggesting the dog help herd them off the property or just scare them off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herd Pukeko's? I'd love to see that.

 

 

Yeah, some days it feels like getting my kids to school is like herding cats!


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  Reply # 1916388 11-Dec-2017 09:29
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rosco62: Direct intervention is the quickest and surest method i.e. get out your silenced .22 and shoot them. They will quickly reach plague proportions if you don't. They are not endangered and once they start hanging around all their mates will turn up and then you will be under siege. My aunt used to get me to cull some of the tribe that lived in the adjoining paddock to her which I did twice a year but they always seemed to number about 15 or so regardless.


Using a rifle in a built up area is a no no and dangerous.




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  Reply # 1916649 11-Dec-2017 12:54
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networkn:

 

BTR:

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

He could have been suggesting the dog help herd them off the property or just scare them off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One would hope that is what was implied. Either way they are a protected species most of the year and can only be shot during duck hunting season and only with a shotgun. 

 

 

 

Breaking these laws will most likely end up in a court date whether they are a nuisance or not. I suggest the OP contacts DOC and seeks their help in moving them to a better place.


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  Reply # 1916651 11-Dec-2017 12:55
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rosco62: Direct intervention is the quickest and surest method i.e. get out your silenced .22 and shoot them. They will quickly reach plague proportions if you don't. They are not endangered and once they start hanging around all their mates will turn up and then you will be under siege. My aunt used to get me to cull some of the tribe that lived in the adjoining paddock to her which I did twice a year but they always seemed to number about 15 or so regardless.


Using a rifle in a built up area is a no no and dangerous.

 

 

 

You risk losing your firearms licence and firearms doing this.


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  Reply # 1917075 12-Dec-2017 04:25
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BTR:

 

MikeB4:
rosco62: Direct intervention is the quickest and surest method i.e. get out your silenced .22 and shoot them. They will quickly reach plague proportions if you don't. They are not endangered and once they start hanging around all their mates will turn up and then you will be under siege. My aunt used to get me to cull some of the tribe that lived in the adjoining paddock to her which I did twice a year but they always seemed to number about 15 or so regardless.


Using a rifle in a built up area is a no no and dangerous.

 

 

 

You risk losing your firearms licence and firearms doing this.

 

 

 

 

A high powered gas piston air rifle .22 should work these have been known to take out small pigs

 

I would suggest however calling DOC if they are no help trap them and move them elsewhere if that wont work I would guess shooting them is the only option. 


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  Reply # 1917087 12-Dec-2017 07:49
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BTR:

 

They are a protected species.

 

 

Pukeko are one of two native birds you are slowed to hunt, they are not protected. 

 

https://fishandgame.org.nz/game-bird-hunting-in-new-zealand/new-zealand-game-bird-species/pukeko/

 

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  Reply # 1917098 12-Dec-2017 08:01
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SATTV:

 

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BTR:

 

They are a protected species.

 

 

Pukeko are one of two native birds you are slowed to hunt, they are not protected. 

 

https://fishandgame.org.nz/game-bird-hunting-in-new-zealand/new-zealand-game-bird-species/pukeko/

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

  Sorry, you are wrong about them being not protected. http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/pukeko/

 

They can only be hunted in game bird season, Daily bag limits vary wherever you are in NZ.


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  Reply # 1917102 12-Dec-2017 08:18
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On the farm I grew up on we had a Puke problem, it was all solved when we had enough caught 2 of them and humanely dispatched them and hung them from the fence around where they hung out. This was on the basis we heard they do not go anywhere near other dead Pukes. It worked flawlessly. 

 

 

 

In other words, if you saw your mates head on a spike you'd also think twice about entering. 





 


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  Reply # 1917180 12-Dec-2017 09:55
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I'm not aware of any non-lethal measure that will encourage Pukeko to move on. They are gutsy little critters and will happily take on sheep that gets too close to their nest.  A dog will sort them out, but that's hardly humane and as soon as the dog is gone they will be back.  It's also a big ask for the dog to draw a line between the pukekos and the chooks.

 

I suspect DoC will tell you that they are a native species and you just have to put up with them.

 

I would have a chat to your local Fish & Game office.  They may be more help.





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  Reply # 1917190 12-Dec-2017 10:05
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clevedon:

SATTV:


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BTR:


They are a protected species.



Pukeko are one of two native birds you are slowed to hunt, they are not protected. 


https://fishandgame.org.nz/game-bird-hunting-in-new-zealand/new-zealand-game-bird-species/pukeko/


John


 


 


  Sorry, you are wrong about them being not protected. http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/pukeko/


They can only be hunted in game bird season, Daily bag limits vary wherever you are in NZ.



I believe you can also get an out of season permit to cull them, but unlikely to be granted for a domestic problem.

They have become an epidemic for crop damage as numbers continue to grow.


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Lastman:
clevedon:

 

SATTV:

 

 

 

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BTR:

 

 

 

They are a protected species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pukeko are one of two native birds you are slowed to hunt, they are not protected. 

 

 

 

https://fishandgame.org.nz/game-bird-hunting-in-new-zealand/new-zealand-game-bird-species/pukeko/

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Sorry, you are wrong about them being not protected. http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/pukeko/

 

 

 

They can only be hunted in game bird season, Daily bag limits vary wherever you are in NZ.

 



I believe you can also get an out of season permit to cull them, but unlikely to be granted for a domestic problem.

They have become an epidemic for crop damage as numbers continue to grow.

 

 

 

Yes, I mentioned that in my first post on page one.


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  Reply # 1917199 12-Dec-2017 10:12
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They are a NZ native but are not unique to NZ - a non-Maori name for them is Australasian Swamp Hen.

 

 

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  Reply # 1917205 12-Dec-2017 10:21
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eracode:

 

They are a NZ native but are not unique to NZ - a non-Maori name for them is Australasian Swamp Hen.

 

 

 

 

 

I think it was way back in the Rothmans NZ Rally they interviewed an overseas driver and asked him how the rally was going and he said something like " great, except for those goddam purple chickens I keep hitting with the car"


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  Reply # 1917208 12-Dec-2017 10:22
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It's actually believed the breed seen here came to NZ from Australia a millennium ago. So if the Purple Swamp Hen (as the Aussies call them) came from Australia, how are they native to NZ?




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