What I was doing last weekend

On my Facebook wall there is a lively debate going about whether or not I should have a) posted this and b) shot the goat int he first place.

Last weekend in the midst of all the Len Brown fall out I was also shooting goats…lots of them…about 80 for the weekend.

Here is one…I called him Leonard…a randy old goat with a big ball sack, but not able to withstand a 150gr ballistic tip .308.

He was one of two standing guard on a mob…we knocked them both over then got stuck into the mob.


Leonard the Goat at rest beside the Tikka T3 Lite with suppressor

Down in Taranaki, where this goat was shot, there are literally thousands of them. Every time we go down there we nail 80+ goats.

I can highly recommend goat shooting as away to increase your shooting skills. Not so much on hunting as they are dumber than a sack of hammers. You can hold them still by calling out or mimic goat calls. They just stand there wondering what is going on as you give them their copper coated lead injections. When they bolt they always run up hill so catching them in the bottom of a gully with a clear face above is much fun.

Some of the goats were hung for food for the farmer’s dogs. The rest left for the pigs to clean up…that is another story.

Anyway back to the premise of the post…is it bad to shoot goats as some loons suggest?

Ruapehu and Nguarahoe from the tops in Taranaki

Ruapehu and Nguarahoe from the tops in Taranaki

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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