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    Young fella and a i smacked a few down river this am , could of shot alot more if had dog

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    Best laugh of the day was Bills call of “Incomer straight going over you”! Bang! Im looking up for the bird and it hits me clean in the back of the head
    be glad it wasnt a canada goose sideshow
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    two black swan off the Waikato over the weekend....too wet for ducks (!!!??)....weather came right on dusk for swans.....gotta love those white wing flashes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    be glad it wasnt a canada goose sideshow
    @gsp follower been hit by a duck that was bad enough also side steeped a few phesant sheer in the uk. Have seen a few dropped on people usually happens when your neighbouring gun takes a crosser that then drops onto your line. People have been knocked clean out.
    On our shoot one guys stuck two partridge through the roofing tiles on a house off the back of one of our drives (idiot should have known better especially after the first one went through)
    But the class act would be a swan Now that would be like being hit by a blunt guillotine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    No bugger is shooting in our district to keep the birds moving.
    Apart from opening weekend I have only heard a couple of shots when hunting the lower half of the Kaipara during the season.

    Headed out in the boat solo sunday week ago when we had that major storm. 1.hr 45mins later I was back at the ramp with my limit. Not another shot heard anywhere.

    Got out for the final day monday. Heard 2 shots about 2 k inland . Got 4 drakes. Would have had much more but took a disabled shooter out with me to get him back into the sport. He managed to get 4 birds for the season in 2 outings after 8 years of not shooting. THAT was worth gold in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    @gsp follower been hit by a duck that was bad enough also side steeped a few phesant sheer in the uk. Have seen a few dropped on people usually happens when your neighbouring gun takes a crosser that then drops onto your line. People have been knocked clean out.
    On our shoot one guys stuck two partridge through the roofing tiles on a house off the back of one of our drives (idiot should have known better especially after the first one went through)
    But the class act would be a swan Now that would be like being hit by a blunt guillotine



    true i nearly took out a maimai at wolfs road/yarrs flat with a swan.
    didnt look that big when i killed it coming straight across the maimai south to north.jesus when it smashed into the pozzie all wings feet and bloody head i thought it knocked it off the foundations.
    also nearly killed the nephew with a 14 pound canada down the river took him a minute to realise how lucky he /i was
    that was before they fucked up the pass shooting by smashing the hell out of them.well that and changing crop plantings.
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    New spot. Tonight I hopefully break my duck. The seas rough and I can hear abit of shooting around the place to move them on....
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    Shots fired,birds in hand, shoulder still intact.
    3 came in and all dispatched. Got dark quickly, and when packing up more came in and landed right beside us. Could've reached out and grabbed its neck....let them go for another day.
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    @oraki any chance you can do some work on your new spot? Maybe change your standing so your looking into the last light? Or drop some of those trees in front to give you better flight lines
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    It's a tricky one, houses near by, and horses. Basically got to shoot that way to keep them happy, plus once birds are committed there's only one way out and that's right to left. With a westerly blowing, they drop in over the trees into us, cup up with landing gear down........
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    Got a nice fat drake from here this morning.
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    His girlfriend was lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    It's a tricky one, houses near by, and horses. Basically got to shoot that way to keep them happy, plus once birds are committed there's only one way out and that's right to left. With a westerly blowing, they drop in over the trees into us, cup up with landing gear down........
    just screams ducky nightspot oraki a beauty.
    maybe bung some peas or feed in it and encorage them in earlier??

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    Trying to teach my too neighbors the finer points of hide building for Pegion shooting.
    Guess the teaching standards have gone a miss
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    After one weeks training my pup is on the real thing.
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    Probably my last shoot for the Manawatu season, birds decoyed nicely and the dog worked well too. The blonde hen was a bit of a bonus and dropped another one on the walk out. Pretty happy with 5 for the morning.

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