Life is short and full of stuff..
SOMETIMES I QUESTION MY SANITY......OCCASIONALLY IT ANSWERS BACK .!
Looks like a Quail, plenty of them around these parts, I've seen flocks of 20-30
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Yeah well I did have a choice , camera or shot gun ( it sure does look tasty ) but I thought Id better find out what it was b4 it got the taste test , and before the Mrs sees it as it will go straight onto the protected list ( didn't do the cat any good )
That is a red leg partridge. I would be interested to no where exactly they are running around all over the place... Probably close to a game preserve?
About 3 k south east of Wakefield Nelson and there are no game reserves round here . They were about last year too , usually you can get to within 3-4 meters if your careful not to spook them ( which is what I did today ) and they come right up to the house , the Mrs has a frigging smorgasbord for the -ucking birds . I reckon they would roast up a treat , gunna watch me some road runner cartoons for some hot tips , bit of a laugh really , Im on crutches and getting outside with the shottie to nab any trespassing poultry is not a quick ( or graceful ) process , sneakin up on something is out , but youd be -ucking surprized at what Ive shot from my veranda
Go for it hamsav........then send the taste report.....
While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!
Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
Air rifle, headshots, pluck, cook, consume
How about leave the bird or birds alone so they breed up and establish themselves for the future?
Pretty sure they are managed on a seasonal licence outside preserves .
Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.
They are a game bird so out of season, fully protected.
@hamsav, get your taste buds under control You will have to wait until May next year!!! Great to have those birds in your locale...lucky beggar
...amitie, respect mutuel et amour...
...le beau et le bon, cela rime avec Breton!...
C'est plus facile de juger un juge que de juger un chien!!
the red legs(Frenchman) have it hard to establish themselves in nz. while i realise many comments are said here in jest/bravado, we love our shooting, but what is also of higher value is our sense of sportmanship, and our respect for the birds we hunt.red legs are a gamebird,but are only able to be hunted on game preserves during the licenced period. many people obtain a few birds, then release them hoping they will establish.it is doubtful on past experience whether this will be effective, however lets just enjoy the presence they bring to our landscape,and do everthing possible for their survival. kill everthing that moves has no part in our thinking?
Found out a bit more , apparently some old boy was breeding them and letting them go up till about 10 years ago and they show up every now and then but never really got established.
R93 ,kawhai and lophortyx . I am a responsible sportsman, and I do leave such beasts and buzzards alone to breed up . I did strongly suspect that it would have game bird status and as such I havn't shot (at) one yet , even tho I have bought game bird licenses every year. I have stepped up my Mustelidae patrols and I even wacked one of my own cats coz it wouldn't leave the Quail ,parrie chicks, and them Partridge things alone....... I guess what in saying is that I don't need you three telling me how to behave.
Last edited by hamsav; 28-10-2014 at 01:25 PM.