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    traditions

    Funny how as the years roll onwards we pick up little idiosyncrasies that just sort of stick...
    My Bro in law gets the blame if decoys end up with shot holes.
    Any smelly farts get blamed on the long dead dog.
    My good long suffering wife bakes us a beautiful meatdish sized bacon and egg pie for us all to share on first night...now a few years back a really good fella came along and shot with us,he has been home in Sweden for 6 long years but he still gets blamed for eating all the pie...miss him often a hell of a nice bloke to ride the river with.Name:  The Pie Thief.jpg
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    Tradition here was a "young farmers" pre season clay bird shoot and also 3 or 4 clay shoots on a farm for wildfowlers assn along with bbq. These are good social events with youngsters included under close supervision; in fact part of rural life in NZ for over a century; and about to be undermined by woke bias and cretinous repression.
    Oh yeah, we can all go cycling, play compuer games or grow dope and get into wearable art ay; ffs !
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    Camping at the lake Friday night with my 10yr old son and my hunting mate of 30 yrs,torn this year as have found a better spot closer to home on raglan harbour that has lots of birds at the moment compared to the huntly public lake ,still gonna do the lake camp and shoot the opening morning there then head to raglan spot Sunday..
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    Have been shooting the same pond opening weekend for 4 seasons now with the same bunch of blokes.....unfortunately it may be the last season due to changing farm management.....
    We all sleep over at the same fellas house, someone always gets blamed for blocking the inside toilet with a monster shit
    Always buy a bottle of Wine for our hosts wife, gotta keep her sweet.
    Same guy always gets blamed for shooting the Parrie floating decoy that was shot in the first season
    Sunday Afternoon is for breasting out shit tonnes of ducks.
    There's always one guy who rates himself as the best water-fouler the planet has seen and claims every bird shot as his.
    Then the guy who is obviously quite deaf and shouts instead of talking.....can only take so much of him.
    The guy who shows up late and strolls into the blinds while ducks are dropping in.....usually the same guy that has to leave early and avoids the clean up and butchering.
    Then there is the guy who was caught watching redtube or pornhub on his phone between mobs of ducks
    The inevitable fight over who gets to be on either end of the blind set ups.
    Anytime someone leaves the blinds it is inevitable that their layout blind will be raided for snacks and filled with empty shells.
    I'm sure there's more but always good banter and lots of gunpowder unloaded
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    Have been shooting the same pond opening weekend for 4 seasons now with the same bunch of blokes.....unfortunately it may be the last season due to changing farm management.....
    We all sleep over at the same fellas house, someone always gets blamed for blocking the inside toilet with a monster shit
    Always buy a bottle of Wine for our hosts wife, gotta keep her sweet.
    Same guy always gets blamed for shooting the Parrie floating decoy that was shot in the first season
    Sunday Afternoon is for breasting out shit tonnes of ducks.
    There's always one guy who rates himself as the best water-fouler the planet has seen and claims every bird shot as his.
    Then the guy who is obviously quite deaf and shouts instead of talking.....can only take so much of him.
    The guy who shows up late and strolls into the blinds while ducks are dropping in.....usually the same guy that has to leave early and avoids the clean up and butchering.
    Then there is the guy who was caught watching redtube or pornhub on his phone between mobs of ducks
    The inevitable fight over who gets to be on either end of the blind set ups.
    Anytime someone leaves the blinds it is inevitable that their layout blind will be raided for snacks and filled with empty shells.
    I'm sure there's more but always good banter and lots of gunpowder unloaded
    Sounds like a fate worse than death
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    Sounds like a fate worse than death
    good times
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    tomorrow BIL and I heading down for a paddle on wainono.....well I will do lots of paddling,he will sit in maimai over some decoys while hopefully I stir up a few birds,weather forecast is crap crap crap..so I may even sit in maimai myself....
    going to be very cold n wet...fun times.
    we manage this about every 2 years and something keeps drawing me back there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Tradition here was a "young farmers" pre season clay bird shoot and also 3 or 4 clay shoots on a farm for wildfowlers assn along with bbq. These are good social events with youngsters included under close supervision; in fact part of rural life in NZ for over a century; and about to be undermined by woke bias and cretinous repression.
    Oh yeah, we can all go cycling, play compuer games or grow dope and get into wearable art ay; ffs !
    Don’t poke cyclists, I’ll come back and haunt you!
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    @Micky Duck - going to the Elephant Hill dog trials with Dad, not to run a dog or even watch really . . . . But the Hare soup a local lady served there was to die for! (I wish I knew who she was)
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    Its a smallish community,everyone knows everyone else....wouldnt be too difficult to find out as long as it was recently. ring one of the locals and ask LOL.
    woken now from deep sleep,its 11;20 and wind fair going nuts outside....could be interesting day shooting if this sticks around.....the paddling bit first might be more interesting still!!!!
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    well I certainly got my moneys worth of paddling,the NW wind got rather intense while I was out in open water,spent a tireing half hour "ferry gliding " back to safer waters,then still had long paddle back to maimai...well actually our never fail maimai has been changed around and looks to have been deserted for season or two..... so we set up in the long grass...but the ducks just werent playing the game...IF BIL had been on the ball he shouldve had a few spoonies first up and a couple of geese later on..but sadly no shots went off from him...I paddled down and finished off a wounded parrie,missed a couple of pigeons ....tight chokes and #3 steel isnt ideal is my excuse...... but yeah was nearly a down trow day...still we had a ball.... we packed up at 4;30 and had tense few minutes as started to paddle home till got into lee of shore....Meg had good snooze in the tall grass and took to sitting in passenger seat of my kayak like a trooper,her first time in the wee boat,I was wrapped she sat still and didnt move at all. got a couple of wet shotguns to clean,salty water means I will give quick whipe down tonight and redo them tomorrow.
    my arms are a tad tired now...silly boy pushing it so hard...but dont regret it at all....we had a good day out .
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    Good on the pooch for sitting still in the boat! Can really stuff the balance process up if they want to become 'involved' in the paddling

 

 

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