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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Anyway I dont shoot ducks as a rule but even I am a little excited.
    It started with some Canadas a while back, they land in the estuary and mob up tight on the channel banks at times, they dont mind my dingy at all I can cruise past just on the plane within about a third of shotgun range at best, being a pest and being able to shoot them on the ground or with a centerfire etc it should be no problem to get a couple right?
    When they are about I txt a mate to come down with the shotty but he is always busy playing with his dogs or wife
    If I hear on the news tomorrow a guy in Nelson had his dingy boarded buy aos I'll presume it didn't go so well Cam

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    If I hear on the news tomorrow a guy in Nelson had his dingy boarded buy aos I'll presume it didn't go so well Cam

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    What exactly would I be doing wrong/illegal ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    What exactly would I be doing wrong/illegal ?
    Nothing at all i imagine mate

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    Well for fuck sake i read page 1.Didn't look at the other three.
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    I'm not as excited as usually as Jess left us two years ago.My youngest son 15 is cooking food as I type and the eldest lad is now 18 his lab is up the shed so he will be in the area too.We use labradors to retrieve all and any wounded birds.We eat all gamebirds and I even give the feathers to the local maori for their cloak makings!
    Looks like its going to be a cold morning ...I just got to get my thermos down off the top cupboard to take hot brew in the morning.Not all duckshooters are pissed up bird shooters like deer hunters aren't all "Shooting their mates" .....Rant over!!! Enjoy yourself gamebird hunters and stay safe!Name:  picture 1632.jpg
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    Yep thread got turned to bollocks when a anti duck shooter jumped on everyone's fun , just back from the local was refreshing to see a bloke dressed in his gillie suit so he dosnt have to worry about getting dressed when the alarm bells ring..good luck to all have fun
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    Who's excited?

    Duck shooting was an entry to hunting for me as a young fella, my old man wasn't a hunter but my Grandad was a very keen duck shooter, this time every year I would sleep over at there place in preparation for opening, he would wake me up by flicking the light switch on and off, always smiling when he did it, it was always home made vegetable soup and toast for breakfast, then to make the flasks, nanna of coarse had packed our lunch boxes the night before, always consisted of home baking and sweet a sandwich witch was usually toung, we would get black pudding if we were lucky.
    Great memory's those were, him and I sitting side by side then up and into the mob, as time went on he bacame slower and slower at getting up for the shot, he would be frozen but not complain. His back would let him down when we were cleaning the ducks up but he would tough it out, all those years as a bushman on the coast had made him hard.

    It is a great sport for the older generation who struggle to hunt bigger game animals, it defiantly has a soft spot for me.
    And to be honest I am rather offended at someone stereotypeing duck hunters like has been done in this thread.
    I don't do a lot of it these days, the lagoon is only a couple of hundred meters from my place and has a healthy population of ducks geese and swans, I still get excited when I see them from the quad on the beach. Maybe this year I will get back into it after opening day


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    @Smiddy you stereotyped yourself if you decided to get offended by it mate. I made an observation based on the bullshit that we have to put up with year after year, I have personally put wounded ducks out of their misery every year, I have cleaned up the piles of dead ducks that were obviously retrieved for no other reason than taking some hard man photos, I see the duckshooters come into the rural pubs after the morning shoot and get shitfaced before heading out for the evening flight again, I'm not making up stories (unlike our mate woody) if youre not a part of that then good for you.
    If you want to lump yourself in with that lot and get all offended by it then that's your choice.
    I'm sure there are a lot of good responsible duck hunters out there, and maybe they need to take it upon themselves to change attitudes and practices among the ones that ruin it for others. If I, as a hunter, a farmer, someone who has been bought up around hunting and gathering can see these things then I hate to think what the green bunch think of it.
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    Was planning on doing opening weekend. But didn't get around to doing clay birds for practice as it was always raining!

    Maybe next year.

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    Who's excited?

    Nah maybe I just offend easy when someone's being a dick

    I don't agree with some things that go on in your line of work but you don't see me acting like you slinging shit about what may or may not go on behind closed - no now I see "locked" gates


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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    I kinda like the idea of duck shooting but I guess despite growing up rural I just dont know anyone who really does it?
    My old uncle long since past away was a keen rabbit and duck man,hunted rabbit over dog with him more than a few times as a wee fella but never duck shooting.
    Pretty much all the maimais are gone now from public land close to the city, I dunno if that is from regulation/population or just lack of ducks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Nah maybe I just offend easy when someone's being a dick

    I don't agree with some things that go on in your line of work but you don't see me acting like you slinging shit about what may or may not go on behind closed - no now I see "locked" gates


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    You can sling some shit if you want mate, I'm not gonna get offended by it because I know how I operate and that's what matters to me, I'm certainly not going to try and defend others who may not be doing things above board. If you're nose is clean you don't have anything to worry about and certainly don't have anything to get offended by. At no stage did I ever say you are all the same. I think you're being a bit unnecessarily precious.
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    Who's excited?

    I guess we will just have to agree to disagree ae bro


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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Perhaps if we called it Duck Hunting it may garner a more acceptable profile, after all not all of us have access to oodles of ducks just waiting to be shot.
    I have shot with folk who shoot as many as possible then put them in the pit. These people in my experience are folk who shoot on their own land and have a few mates over, then yes as Ryan-S says used to end up at the pub, the shooting /pit part still happens but not with my involvement.

    Much of my shooting after opening is stalking the creeks with the dog, hardly shooting, more hunting.

    Also the pub thing doesn't happen much any more, not down here anyway unless your dumb or have a ride home, best time to see a copper on the road these days in the Duntroon/Tokarahi area is early afternoon onward on opening day.

    Times have changed and the days of chucking a dozen big bottles in the crate in the back of the mark 3 and driving around the area have been gone for 20+ years

    I still enjoy the anticipation, the dogs excitement, that first flight, are they? aren't they?
    Watching the dog go about his/her work with unbridled dedication
    It's great stuff.
    And I like duck.
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    Shit I’m still fuming over my bloody auto to manual conversion, I should be on a lake in 5 hours with my whanau, remembering my grandfather on this very lake thanking him for giving me the best start a young fella wanting to learn how to hunt and shoot could get, that and then sitting in the scrub for days plucking f-ing ducks..........fucking auto transmissions, enjoy opening weekend ya lucky buggers
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    I'm off.
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