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    Took the dog down to the creek we managed one mallard.
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    Jusr the one tonight, shot a few possums on tje walk out.
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    First shoot here tonight,water in it last week after six months being dry.
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    Downed another mallard.
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    And dropped a magpie on the way out.
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    8 nights left and haven't missed a night shoot all season.
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    A stumpy drake from eel infested waters.
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    Missed the first night for the season as a freezing blanket of fog rolled in on my way home from work,got home by 1708hrs,even driving thru town was dodgey with the visability.Dog was pissed off when I parked up and left him there.Name:  picture 01 3682.jpg
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    Was a beauty day here so knocked off early and went for a walk. Picked up these two, both solid points and first one held tight which was surprising but good fun when It went up about 3m in front. even though waited for it to get out wasnt much left.

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    Wellington F&G region has finished for the duck season.Had a really great season with Bo on his first maiden season. Shot 80+ birds and only missed one night shoot.Tonight we set up at a shallow puddle as the big ponds haven't had much birds coming in lately.Gave 18 birds away,3 were munted and fed the eels and the rest went in the freezer...duck for dinner tonight!Name:  picture 01 3709.jpg
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    Count down already set.lol
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    Gary The Parry

    Finished the season Sunday the way i started it, with the boy. I/We have been out more times this season than ever before but its probably my lowest success rate partly due to some average shooting on my part but mostly trying to focus on getting Arlo set up and safely onto birds we have missed ( not fired) plenty of opportunities i may of taken when alone..........but i wouldn't change a thing from him getting his first birds to seeing him starting to handle his .410 confidently when handed to him with a good understanding of safety and respect for his quarry ( loves eating it).Name:  IMG_5316.jpg
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    Some good fun and adventure along the way including my increased fitness lugging him and gear over round and through various lakes,river and ponds ( anyone have any waders for a 6/7 year old . The look on his face Jamming a spot prize at the North Canterbury duck comp, when we never entered a bird between us . And just after going through the firearm rules the 20 minute argument that "Yes i am sure you are allowed a Ginger beer"

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    Always keen to help.

    Straight away 3 parries came in just as i was making it back with the 12g unloaded i slipped a .410 shell from my pocket and into his single shot and said sorry mate i am going to have the shot, as 1 there was no time to get him set up and 2 looked like there range may be pushing the wee gun ..... no need to worry Bang splash and the dogs last retrieve of the year.

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    no further opportunities that evening just both happy to be out there with a keen lad and a good dog, good end to season bring on the next and the next.

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    Sunday saw my good lady come out for first time ever..she fired one shot (.410 through adaptor tube in my 40 year old single .12ga) and dropped TWO mallards!!!!!
    we ended up with 6 mallards,3 parries and a hare that came close to maimai...our 10year old bling cocker spaniel even got to retrieve a duck...got him to within 2 meters and his nose did the rest...lots of noise to guide him back or he wouldve swum in wrong direction. awesome day .

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    Another retrieve for the dogName:  picture 01 3933.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Another retrieve for the dogAttachment 117798Attachment 117799
    have enjoyed your duck shooting diary with your new partner in crime @Dundee,
    i am guessing that the count down till next year has already started?
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    Trying to make the most of last of the season. 2 birds today in less than 30 mins....makes up for the many hours yesterday with nothing but that's hunting

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    Last weekend of pheasants, thought should go for a look

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    Well as your season comes to and end, ours is about to start.
    We have put down 250 pheasant last months which are now looking really good. Nice healthy birds with no diseases. There starting to move around or little shoot now so last Thursday I put out over 1.5 ton of grain. Poor old L200 was a rather slow drive back from the local farmer with that lot in the back! All in the feeders and should stop them from going to far.
    250 partridge came in yesterday. This year we are going to release them all apart from some call birds in a couple of days.
    As a small shoot, it can be hard to juggle getting out to feed and water them combined with every day life.
    This year thrown into the mix that a mouse chewed through the waste pipe on our dishwasher which had leaked through the entire kitchen floor. With the kitchen being totally built on the floor the insurance has said you had better move out.
    This makes it an extra challenge! So some of the other guns have had to step up.
    One comment was who you have to put the grain in bags and then put those in the feeders......ummm year they won’t fill themselves
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