Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
270 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1916378 11-Dec-2017 09:12
Send private message

BTR:

 

Geektastic:

 

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? 


22198 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1916382 11-Dec-2017 09:15
Send private message

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!


 
 
 
 


14919 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1916388 11-Dec-2017 09:29
Send private message

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.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.


BTR

1522 posts

Uber Geek


  #1916649 11-Dec-2017 12:54
Send private message

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.


BTR

1522 posts

Uber Geek


  #1916651 11-Dec-2017 12:55
Send private message

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.


929 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1917075 12-Dec-2017 04:25
Send private message

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. 


965 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1917087 12-Dec-2017 07:49
Send private message

:

 

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

 

 

 

 





I know enough to be dangerous


 
 
 
 


1031 posts

Uber Geek


  #1917098 12-Dec-2017 08:01
Send private message

SATTV:

 

:

 

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.


6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1917102 12-Dec-2017 08:18
Send private message

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. 


5487 posts

Uber Geek


  #1917180 12-Dec-2017 09:55
Send private message

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.





Mike

250 posts

Master Geek


  #1917190 12-Dec-2017 10:05
Send private message

clevedon:

SATTV:


:


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.


1031 posts

Uber Geek


  #1917196 12-Dec-2017 10:11
Send private message

Lastman:
clevedon:

 

SATTV:

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

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.


4231 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1917199 12-Dec-2017 10:12
Send private message

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

 

 




Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


1031 posts

Uber Geek


  #1917205 12-Dec-2017 10:21
Send private message

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"


Stu

Hammered
5407 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1917208 12-Dec-2017 10:22
Send private message

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?




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


1 | 2 | 3
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.