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    aint hunting grand

    what a day
    me mate ando had to drop his daughter at dragon boat raceing in ashburton .
    ''i cant pick her up til 5 wanna go to the lake[elly] ??''
    ''yea why the hell not bit late in the morning but lets go have a look around ''
    well we jumped in the first mai mai we saw and proceded to fight the parries off .
    we could have shot our limits if we hadnt run out of ammo
    all we had out were 3 parrie shells[no stakes] 12 goose sillys and 5 goose shells minus stands which id left on ando,s bumper and are strewn from rakaia to christ knows where.
    the birds came in every 20 t0 30 minutes and by jesus i missed having a dog.
    we missed a bit at first before starting to down them.
    we chased a woundie or 2 about when we both ran out of ammo niether of us had brought more than 15 rounds or so because we eally didnt expect much due to our late arrival.[img][/img][img][/img]
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    Are they good to eat? My grandpa always told me to cook them with a stone in the pot and then eat the stone instead but he has been wrong about things before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDub View Post
    Are they good to eat? My grandpa always told me to cook them with a stone in the pot and then eat the stone instead but he has been wrong about things before.
    certainly true of older birds mdub those that have parried up
    but the young flock parries are great eating ive breasted mine for a fry up but me maTES GONNA PLUCK HIS AND ROAST them whole.
    his missus is a whiz cook tho and i bet they,l be great.
    it looks to me buggerall people have taken advantage of the liberal limits and 1st ever elly summer parrie season???
    we saw 6 lots of geese but they were pretty cagey and ofcourse decided to give us a look when there was f all we could have done to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    certainly true of older birds mdub those that have parried up
    but the young flock parries are great eating ive breasted mine for a fry up but me maTES GONNA PLUCK HIS AND ROAST them whole.
    his missus is a whiz cook tho and i bet they,l be great.
    it looks to me buggerall people have taken advantage of the liberal limits and 1st ever elly summer parrie season???
    we saw 6 lots of geese but they were pretty cagey and of course decided to give us a look when there was f all we could have done to them
    well done both of ya -particularly you oz.bang on the bloody money.set those canadas &ferals up cause i bets the goosegarden is hummin.
    righto its all on at easter -talk to you good friday fellas.

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    you,d have loved it old son more parries than ammo.
    we didnt go to the usual maimai but got out in the bay on the left

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    I miss the summer parrie season.We never had one this region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    you,d have loved it old son more parries than ammo.
    we didnt go to the usual maimai but got out in the bay on the left
    yup know exactly where ya mean.
    thats where i took my first canada of 2015,and i dropped a duck on the first outing of my windpowered spinner -before Ryan R reckoned the poor bastard failed due to a heart attack!! regardless bloody good to see neither of you cranky old farts has lost ya touch,pity same cant be said about your ammo belts or spare ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    yup know exactly where ya mean.
    thats where i took my first canada of 2015,and i dropped a duck on the first outing of my windpowered spinner -before Ryan R reckoned the poor bastard failed due to a heart attack!! regardless bloody good to see neither of you cranky old farts has lost ya touch,pity same cant be said about your ammo belts or spare ammo.
    mate elv wouldnt have been laughing his arse off from his pozzie.b
    ut me and ando came right almost at the same time and none we shot at got away once in the groove.
    b ut still i miss a dog just for the extra enjoyment good retriving adds to the hunt
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    yes, @gsp follower, hunting is grand...
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    yes, @gsp follower, hunting is grand...

    we wouldnt have shot our limits anyway we,d already decided 10 each would have been plenty.
    we ended up with 12 and still had a enjoyable 6 hours or so.
    3 inch steel in a 20,s no laughing matter and seems to mimic the bigger gauges in that lead is reduced.
    plus the bigger shot sizes do kill when your on the money ie crossing shots or head on but going away you need to get it front as much as a beak lead.
    so putting the pattern the area between the wings and melon to drop them cleanly and damn the patterns tight out of even a 1/4 choke.putting the pattern.
    conclusions
    the steel 2,s kill ok but 3.s 0r 4,s would be better to many broken wings requiring a 2nd shot with the bigger shot and less full tight patterns.
    considering the ranges the 3 inch steel was overkill nothing we shot couldnt have been cleaned up with my usual eley hi flyer or hull high pheasant lead loads.
    probably with a lot less fuss and wounding to.
    but apart from 2 totaly lost birds, one maybe dog recoverable, it wasnt as bad as i thought it was gonna be.
    solution
    not one in sight untill 20 gauge kent fast steel 2 3/4 inch loads become available or at least the black cloud 3 inch in 4,s but at 39 buks a box plus frieght ouch.
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    if elvis was rumblin,red woulda been too-cant have salt without the pepper. dont you worry laddy ,ive got one missing thats takin more than a bloody gundog to locate and I aint hopeful!
    youd love it here -had two parries having a domestic outside me kitchen window yesterday afternoon.Poked me ugly mug out and told e
    m to fuck off as they were disturbing the head on my beer and my sizzling lamb chops in the oven. that reminds me -possibility of getting a lamb too before i leave here -go ya halves if interested. just a thought re your 20gsteel ammodilemma-call barry foster at fosters outdoor equipment blenhiem rd CHCH-he may now be importing some Hull 20g steel,as hes a Hull agent.thats why i swear by those hull34gm no3 3"steel for all and sundry-mice to moose.google shooters supplies too andy mayberry /geoff??may have a stock as well.

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    last day of the summer parries
    wheather to hot water levels way down buggerall about compared to last week...
    good to be out tho did see the odd walker and son about who seemed facinated by what 2 grown men in a maimai with funny decoys out might be upto.
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    Just one error there Mdub, you're sposed to put a good bottle of red wine, in with the bird and stone, cook until the stone is tender throw away the bird and stone and enjoy the gravy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceY View Post
    Just one error there Mdub, you're sposed to put a good bottle of red wine, in with the bird and stone, cook until the stone is tender throw away the bird and stone and enjoy the gravy...
    to be honest i reckon to much good game meat is ruined with that red shite.
    not a fan of it at all might be okay to flavour tough old shit but good tender prime game meat dont need that crap.

 

 

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