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    Member Bonecrusher's Avatar
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    Best duck shooting for 7 years

    SunLive - Best duck season in seven years - The Bay's News First

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    Licence sales might be a bit slow.

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    mm grain of salt time maybe??
    id be more interested in why numbers in parts of the region are down and why numbers region wide aren't better after a good spring.

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    I shoot Galatea and there wasn't too many birds sitting on Lake Aniwhenua last week

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    They all seem to be in paddocks and unshot irrigation ponds around here. Most parries I've seen for a while as well. The pond in the Ashburton Domain is starting to slowly build up as per normal. The numbers taken on opening weekend will probably be down, but should provide a steady flow throughout the season for those who shoot right through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    They all seem to be in paddocks and unshot irrigation ponds around here. Most parries I've seen for a while as well. The pond in the Ashburton Domain is starting to slowly build up as per normal. The numbers taken on opening weekend will probably be down, but should provide a steady flow throughout the season for those who shoot right through.
    true oraki and as foul as that pond gets they know where their safe.
    plenty of birds and plenty of water lets hope thr birds stay and the water shrinks a little.

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    Nothing about reporoa in there glad I don't shoot opening there but for rest of season I do (witch is 4 weeks). Mite get full limit on second weekend (4 mallards greys). I'm upset for the season length at least my runoff pond is out of reporoa area

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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    They all seem to be in paddocks and unshot irrigation ponds around here. Most parries I've seen for a while as well. The pond in the Ashburton Domain is starting to slowly build up as per normal. The numbers taken on opening weekend will probably be down, but should provide a steady flow throughout the season for those who shoot right through.
    Yes the bastards killing the new grass paddocks then they bugger off just before opening weekend.
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    you may find the worms are getting hammered not your grass

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    I' was in that area once to twice a week. saw heaps of mallards and scored some access. Just a bit far to travel for 4 ducks thou. Where abouts are you FatLabrador, next time I'm in the area I'll drop in for a cuppa.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    When we 'pegged up' the other weekend there where Mallards everywhere.....always is on pegging up day.....Opening day is a totally different thing......
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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