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  1. #2431
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    Great day. Used a 20gauge for first time. The 3" number 2 steel are killing way better than number 4 steel.
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    and you will probably find #3 is best of both worlds.
    we had SLOW day ,but relaxing all the same. there were no ducks,then a pair would simply drop in.... then no ducks again...then another pair.... finished day with 9 mallards...only 2 after lunch and we stayed till dark...first time on seldom used farm pond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Used steel this morning for first time in 20G with 1/4 choke, will use skeet next time, at times lot of feathers but ducks flew on, won't make judgement on first attempt.
    might I suggest you try modified instead???? it seems to work best for me.

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    After a accident at the start of the year i am unable to shoot this year, so i wasn't able to do any pond prep or didn't really have the money to buy maize.
    Have shot here the last 7 years.
    Any how a plan for my ten year old to shoot fell through at 8 o'clock last night, so of to my pond this morning chuck out a handful of decoys and waited. few teal turned up, then a pair of greys, young fella up with his single 410 took one of those. Nothing much flying and the first opening in 7 years it was damp with a bit of wind. Tried stalking the river but it was hard work been fenced of with meter high rank grass, tried staking a few ponds but big lack of ducks. Its been pretty dry in the area and still have a lot of dry ponds and creeks the usually hold a few ducks have no water.
    Then sitting at home my boy spotted a cat next to the pond so that got dispatched by the 7mm08.
    It wasn't even worth going out for a night shoot with the lack of ducks around
    1x duck
    1x cat

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    Had a blank morning with a few dozen flying of the big pond before our start.I'm nackered so is the dog.0330 to get to work in the morn.Night shoots always give the goods.Here is a few pics of todays efforts.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    What did that pilot taste like @Dundee
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    Looks like you only winged that last one @Dundee .....gunna be a long retrieve for Bo
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    I had good weekend got 20 parries,8 mallards,1 spoonie and a sawn. My young lab worked well but the sawn's size was a shock for him
    I'm glad to see everyone had a fun time
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    We battled away for 12 yesterday and we were all commenting on the lack of birds and even the lack of birds in the sky. Didn't really hear too many shots either. Chalked up a few sundries to keep the spirits up.
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    And on a side note the mates boy cooked up some pukeko breast in the pan and it was delicious. Couldn't believe it
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    Great weekend ducks were slow for us over the coast ,me and the boy ended with 4 each 3 mallards and 5 greys apparently he shot all the mallards. dog went well and didn’t want to come home although a bit hard on the 1st bird ( as excited as the 8yr old)
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    Have said if he heads back to school without fuss tomorrow we’ll go for a evening shot at our pond over this side ..... so he better as I can’t wait to get back out there.
    I grew up looking for frogs and shit!

    You grew up looking for a wi fi connection.......we are not the same!

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    Good morning for our crew, kids shooting well, they all managed a honker each, even the 28gauge dropped one.Name:  IMG20210502094325.jpg
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    Very quiet in the district Sunday.Bo managed a few retrieves.
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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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    Great opening 2021 for me limit bags Saturday on Greylards & Swans birds for Africa so I manipulated the 6 bag limit so only decoying birds flaps down wings out were shot no pass shooting.
    Mack couldn't have been better an absolute pleasure to have, no breaking only when bid and ever bird retrieved from heavy raupo and cover
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    Had a great weekend but only fired two shots for the one mallard that flew down my end of the pond other end had a bit more luck but quietest opening morning I've had... Sunday morning was alot better with five mallards and a few more flying around but yeah pretty quiet... Bring on next weekend
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