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    What a terrible season for me! Been out many evenings on ponds, but not even a shot fired. Went to my mate's "guaranteed" pond. He's been feeding them all season and watching them arrive every evening, and still nothing. He thinks I'm cursed!


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    My night shoot ponds haven't been flash lately.Day time stalk shud get a few bfore our seasoin ends!
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    First parry for the season
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    Bo retrieving mallard drake from the creek
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Got another mallard drake,sky full of feathers.
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    Drake was munted.But good feed off yesterdays birds.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Took Bo over to the big pond,shot a double on the eel infested pond.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Finished work early Bo and I made it to the big pond before dark.He retrieved another drake just on dark.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Redemption!

    Last night of the season with my duck hunting buddy. We planned to walk up a creek, then sit and wait on a puddle at sunset.

    After a quad bike ride and a long walk, we got to the creek. Not much happened for a while, then I saw my mate shoulder his shotgun and got ready. He took a shot at a fast moving duck 50 metres away. He's a good shot, but it was a bit ambitious and he missed. Strangely the duck came around a second time. I got two shots off, the first missed, the second resulted in a puff of feathers, but the bird kept on going. Always annoying, but at least we had some action.

    After that, we settled by the puddle. There were a lot of birds in the sky and mate did a great job of calling them in without a caller. First bird came in hard and fast and I got him, a fat mallard drake, my first. A little while later, a pair of greys came in, I took the hen and my mate took the drake.

    We had plenty of opportunities to shoot paradise shelducks, but we agreed to leave them alone and concentrate on our target species. Good end to the season!

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    What a blast! The end of 2018 duck season has finished.New pup Bo joined me for the last week.Next year he will be fully trained.
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    My youngest son and I were out for the final frontier.
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    Another drake for the table.
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    Dog on the quad is "Ace"
    Think there were only three birds this season that went to the eels.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    Finished the last weekend of the north canterbury duck season as i started it with my 5yr old side kick, our peg close to home has been queit so far this year but a bit of action turned up for the last morning in a flurry, downed 3 in two separate flights but regrettably lost a woundy ( never a nice feeling), kept the boy interested with snacks and assigning him jerk line duty, also explaining why you don't shoot birds on the water led to a long description of his up in the air decoy set up , (entertaining)
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    Dog has come on good and was impressive last weekend on a couple of longer retrieves with bigger bird on my one trip to Ellesmere for the season pretty happy.
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    Bring on next season, although i still have a month to crack the Quail code ( the fast little feckers)

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    15 mallards on saturday and thats all she wrote for this year . Average season

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    pretty crap i gave it away without a dog.
    i on;y hunted places i was 100 % sure i could recover any shot birds from.
    which left out most places but a new dog will nbe on the cards in september october and like mcarthur we will return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    Finished the last weekend of the north canterbury duck season as i started it with my 5yr old side kick, our peg close to home has been queit so far this year but a bit of action turned up for the last morning in a flurry, downed 3 in two separate flights but regrettably lost a woundy ( never a nice feeling), kept the boy interested with snacks and assigning him jerk line duty, also explaining why you don't shoot birds on the water led to a long description of his up in the air decoy set up , (entertaining)
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    Dog has come on good and was impressive last weekend on a couple of longer retrieves with bigger bird on my one trip to Ellesmere for the season pretty happy.
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    Bring on next season, although i still have a month to crack the Quail code ( the fast little feckers)
    Awesome!
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    ...amitie, respect mutuel et amour...

    ...le beau et le bon, cela rime avec Breton!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    Well bugger me. Bloody gidday Eeebees
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    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
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Looks like you got a double happy there @EeeBees good work not long till next season.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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