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    The little ones are back!

    First clutch of ducklings I've seen so far,and there were 13.Seen heaps of drakes at the ponds lately which means the hens are sitting
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    No matter how manly a man you are ducklings are cute
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire

    Chicken Intolerant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    No matter how manly a man you are ducklings are cute
    I agree with you you big softy. It pisses me off seeing the hawks get in among them but that is nature I guess.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Saw some baby pooks yesterday. Havent seen any ducklings yet, but unfortunately a few hens dead on the roads about the place, so they must be nesting.

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    I suppose one good thing about all this bloody rain is that ponds and rivers are full when the ducks started nesting.

    They seem too have an average of 13 eggs in a clutch
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    Jess found this nest,just hope the predators stay away.

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    if you are taking your dog to the area's they are nesting you may as well stomp on those eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawhia View Post
    if you are taking your dog to the area's they are nesting you may as well stomp on those eggs.
    Whys that Kawhai? The duck is still on her nest and dogs aren't going back near the ponds. Duck was about 1 metre away from the track when Jess smelt her.Dog was called off and duck and eggs are fine.

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    If it is the same clutch then there are already three missing Dundee. Have you got some happy looking hawks around the place?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    puke's seem to devestate them pretty well.... sadly, I wonder being that one's not allowed to shoot puke's in some area's if it would be legal to trap them in live capture traps and then just go release em in a park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    puke's seem to devestate them pretty well.... sadly, I wonder being that one's not allowed to shoot puke's in some area's if it would be legal to trap them in live capture traps and then just go release em in a park?
    Nah just shoot them and call it pest control cause you can't find any other way to stop them shitting in your water troughs..
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    New clutch Rushy,big bloody eels could be taking the young ones also.of the bloody predators!That first clutch I saw haven't seen them sinceBut the duck nest Jess found is still sitting

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    hmmm,I'll grab 100 rounds for the AR and go do my bit on the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    New clutch Rushy,big bloody eels could be taking the young ones also.of the bloody predators!That first clutch I saw haven't seen them sinceBut the duck nest Jess found is still sitting
    Agree that the eels will be taking advantage of the mobile dinner service. They are quite partial to young ducklings.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Agree that the eels will be taking advantage of the mobile dinner service. They are quite partial to young ducklings.
    I do my best too pull them out of the ponds but the ponds are full now

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