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    out to ellesmere with a cobber to try a new maimai .beautiful fine morning ,though nippy as .cracker sunrise ,typically some cant help themselves 0620 first shot heard. birds were about and showed an interestin us but none within range of the single kill shot .
    I did have a wee chuckle though .heard a mob of canadas farting about noisy buggers so out comes the electronic goose callsx2 (first time live test)-wellbugger me I got uo someones nose cause i copped a volley of goose abuse-tried it again to see if mr shit on the liver was game to front my decoys-obviously it was like the national party caucus-a new leader and two mates cackled back at me.great fun.what wasnt so funny was mates boat -bloody outboard has just been serviced after plying up ,but it started splutteringand farting again under load ,so we terminated outing early -return to boat shop this week!!
    Just on blower to GSPF/c404 whoare headed out to the lake as i type this -heres to hoping boys.
    to all who bagged ducks bloody well done -to those of us ewho didnt -still days to come .
    to adern &co -at least ya didnt take our duckshooting off us ya misery guts!!

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    Heavy frost at home this morning, Been good numbers on my pond even last night setting up 50 plus ducks took flight. Been feeding since lock down but clear skys didnt help. Shit loads of teal coming in. About time they got added to the license as a game bird. Been at least 60 ducks along the creek/river today only a handful. Ended up with 5 ducks between me and the boy.
    Pulled pin at 8:30.
    I had to go out on the farm and the ponds that are holding water had the odd duck not any with big numbers.
    Try again tonight
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    We had an awesome shoot for the first time in say 5 years. Lots of birds flyin around. Dog went perfect. Retrieved everything. Had a run in with a possum for a bit but was well pleased with his efforts today. He is actually a bit buggered. Been sleeping since we got home.
    I started off with a hiss and a roar shooting wise. New extreme killed a bird with first ever shot out of it.

    Shot well for the first 6-7 birds then went to shit.
    I was well in front of a few and could see that on the shotkam footage.

    Enjoyable morning just about to head out for an evening shot. May be a quick one as we only need a half dozen for both of us to have our limit.

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    Well after a sleepless night of excitement was a very good morning on the Waikato river, me and my old man both limited out on mallards the birds worked beautifully and wanted to land right in with the six decoys. Dog worked very well but was a little too excited at the start but so was I. Good luck for your avo shoots and here's to Sunday morning
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    We are currently sitting on about 100 ducks for the day, will be in the blinds till dark, got 2 swans this morning too.
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    Got another 4 the evening very slow going.

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    We finished the day with 143 ducks and 2 swans which is not too bad considering we didn't feed the pond as early because of the unknown start date for opening day.
    I bought a brand new shotty and christened it on opening day, very pleased with it not a single issue.

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    Lucky buggers good to see you out and enjoying this after the past few months
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    Best opening ever. 160 from two ponds. Southland
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    good to see everyone getting amongst it .heard some cracking bags taken on the coast too,as it seems parries are become a major infestation!!

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    great afternoon watching big decoy set and spinners draw all the ducks.
    nah we had our chances tho some locals turning up to set flounder nets postponed them when a lot of birds were flying.
    I wouldn't mind but seemed oblivious to the fact theyd parked 20 feet from the maimai and when I informed them it was duckshooting season
    ''what whats that''anway they were gone in 30 minutes so say lavi
    anyway bit of fun and fuck it got cold quick at lake edge at 5 ish.
    sold on the decoy spreaders just gotta figure a better way of carrying them.
    ps waders were a bit tight for some reason.
    what you done to my waders kotuku.
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    Back in the blind this morning managed a few more total for opening weekend 180 including 3 canada geese and 2 swans.
    Ripper weekend.
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    Fog hampered the first few hours on the public lake I shoot ,ended up with 9mallards,4 Canada geese and 4parrys on Saturday,coulda easily had a limit of parry’s but were waiting on the mallards.3more mallards this morning.boat blind worked mint but first opening in 40yrs I have shot without a dog at my side,gotta say I don’t like it,retrieved all the birds with the canoe and made sure of finishing shot as soon as they hit the water.
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    What a way to finish up opening day me and my mates brother went out look for a late afternoon pheasant.
    We flushed a few hens and saw one rooster as he ran through the fence to the neighbour's but we did manage our first quails which was pretty cool.
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    Did ok here 20 bird's for the weekend, my young dog worked well on his first opening . I'm glad to see all guy's all having a good weekend as well
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