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    I wonder if geese allowed f&g to say yea mallards are tough but we got thousands of geese for you ta daa.
    they don't have that crutch now and I think duck hunters are noticeing the lack of birds more.
    tho I think lack isn't the case.
    theyre just spread different now and wider
    the 600 bird and more duck camps on the Rakaia belay the shortages as do the 100.s if not thousands parked up in the middle of the great lakes.
    I love duck hunting always have since I was 6 years old.
    but the honks of Canada geese called and setting their feet for your spread is every bit as special.
    there has to be a better way and we have to make time to do what is asked by a farmer if and when called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    That kate williamson was the same minister that signed off the infamous "food bill" which outlawed possum pies and farmers markets, food stalls at school fetes and roadside stalls; unless of course you paid a $500 application fee (non refundable) to MaF to sell approved food; and modt applications were refused. Stuffed a local famous tourist operation in sth westland too ! Lord help us !
    yup-was a bloody lawyer for harman &co.IIRC after the lake debacle some furious Gooseman was alleged to have intended to catch a cranky old gander and pen him up in the front porch of her electorate office .dunno if it happened but shit would have been a hoot. a woman with piercing gaze but a distinctly astringent tone to her voice -not unlike a blunt skilsaw blade.

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    Some evil bastards out there pulling NZ strings ; then and now still.
    Summer grass
    Of stalwart warriors splendid dreams
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    Matsuo Basho.

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    Yep goose hunting, to do it properly is bloody expensive and time consuming, also access to places they frequent can be a challenge too.
    If anyone out there in forum land is interested in hunting these things in the next few weeks PM me as we have a major influx this year and our crew ain’t big enough to knock em back, the bro’s nailed around a Hundy on Friday out of a total mob of around 1000 and they were straight back in yesterday and today, new moon is coming up so should be some good morning hunting coming up.
    Cheers
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    On F&G ... farmers used to be able to apply for permits to “ disperse “ geese on farms, which a lot of the times were done by F&G officers and their buddies ( Mostly with little success ) one occasion on our farm we managed to organise a bunch of local duck shooters to do the dispersing and they managed to disperse about 200, the next day a few of the shooters were phoned by F&G demanding names of people involved, numbers of birds and who issued the permit, also being told that this in no way was what the permits were for and that it was unlikely that any more would be issued, if this was what was going to be happening. Basically they were pissed that someone had done their job for them and they spat the dummy, have also had them turn up in nice new F&G 4x4,s while I was hunting geese on our farm ( with permit ) and begin setting up between the lake and where I was positioned ...... once they figured out the mob of geese 500m away were decoys they packed up real quick and scarpered. A lot of Stuff like that went on
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    different f&g,s behaved diferently then
    down here they bent over backwards with summer seasons permits lists of hunters to call on.
    but I think the national Canada hate pact was followed by feds.
    to as was pointed out get some payback and distract from dirty dairying.
    the ridiculous position of he nat mp for hurinui bemoaning birds crappin in the water

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    I wish this moon would hurry up and fuckovsky
    old fat buggers staggering round in the moonlight aint my kind of goose hunting.
    I want plenty time to see them call them and get ready to shoot

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    Full moon makes for challenging hunting, they should be feeding in afternoon/evening and flying back to water in the moonlight as it’s easy to see the lake reflecting.
    Dark of the moon soon so we will be setting some big morning decoy spreads, hopefully a couple of lake mobs will have joined up by then and we will get some primo shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Quack View Post
    Full moon makes for challenging hunting, they should be feeding in afternoon/evening and flying back to water in the moonlight as it’s easy to see the lake reflecting.
    Dark of the moon soon so we will be setting some big morning decoy spreads, hopefully a couple of lake mobs will have joined up by then and we will get some primo shooting
    yep cool mornings with a reasonable northerly are our buzz
    easy to set dekes for and cos we know mostly which directions they,re coming from.
    not to many rude surprises from stealth parries.

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    two"old fat buggers"ventured forth again yesterday on the eternal quest.met a couple of very eager hunters in the outing -great to swap info and experiences.we did encounter one hunter who with mate claimed to have had significant success -the claim merits some scepticism because the mathematics and visual evidence fall a bit short.
    anyhow -wind was a ripper the set up ensured if any chose to come our way it wou.ld be dealt with .
    however typically birds were sighted but well out of range.of major interest to me was a flight of canadas attempting to get into the embankment rd dairy farm -they were in low gear 4wd heading into the wind and you could almost see the sweat flying off them.for some reason when they got there ,it was a no go .boy oh bloody boy the return trip was almost supersonic with the wind up their bums-the fair motored,landing in the area our tow young hunters allegedly thrashed 2-3hrs earlier -hmmmmm
    guys in next maimai across did'nt get chance of a crack either.
    they nailed one parrie who alas managed to glide out inot open water . the squire frustrated -decided to range his newly purchased wee spanish senorita(AKA 12g sxs AYA) agin those psycopathic pigeons-alas again they just kept on keeping on!the mighty Turk (escort)remained mute!

    we finally packed up after 8pm and made our way back to the wagons.with my new sled trialled (DIY Old style build))-I can say I'd fail as a draught horse-mods required.
    standing having a yarn over fly a mob of about 30-40 mallards -cant beat ma nature to provided that sort of joy!
    the escort loaded is sitting handy when helloooooo canadian-romeo&juliet hove in sight taking the evening air on the way to dine out at embankment rd.
    me like a dog with two dicks as they got steadily closer grabs trusty escort and waits.however just outta range they peeled off
    .had i have nailed em could have nearly dropped em direct into my car boot!!
    this ..........has given this evil wee fat bastard an idea ..but as other fat bastard is on family visitng duties this week -will have to wait till next!

    hmmmmm-2nd leg -Im driving home from the lake and as i come into a certain intersection my eye is drawn too oWHAAAAT-yep a mob of some 30 odd parries hovering above a nice grass paddock! Muttering a little more than bugger Idrove on! you will keep ya teasers!!

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    Would like to help you out with the gooses,there are 4 of us with blinds,full bodies and ammo all keen.
    Call me 0274811588,Dan.Stillwater Auckland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    Would like to help you out with the gooses,there are 4 of us with blinds,full bodies and ammo all keen.
    Call me 0274811588,Dan.Stillwater Auckland
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    ummmmm squire we are in christchurch!had a mob go over my house yesterday honking their wee tittties off -oh what a symphony!

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    Finally the geese have homed in on the farm I work on. Approx 200 scattered over 3 paddocks. Boss told me to quit early tonight, so I thought I'd put my layout blind and decoys out in preparation for a couple of mates coming up. Bugger me, about 100 geese and parries in the harvested pea paddock when I went in at 6pm. So put out the decoys, put up the blind, covered it in pea straw and went back home to get my shotgun and a few rounds. Thirty minutes, 16 shots, 11 geese and then I walked out cos I didn't want to stuff it up for me mates on Weds night. Breasted them all out in the sunshine, back home and in to the fridge.

    Hopefully Weds night is similar, for a couple of hours.
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