Some mallards from opening weekend.

Duck Hunting Opening Weekend of 2022

Ace was the star performer of our duck hunting opening weekend of 2022. We had a great weekend hunting the ducks with plenty of banter.

2021 A Fresh Year – We are moving

Well didn’t 2020 turn into a shitshow? But it has brought out some good things. My family and I are moving back to the Canterbury region which is exciting. This does mean that from late January to late February/early March I will be without a place to run this web server so a temporary landing …

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Sunset behind the Beehive in Wellington

Hope Everyone is Well

I haven’t put in an update onto my website for a while but thought I would put a friendly on in here to check everyone is ok. We are doing OK here, my wife and I are now working from home with our 3-year-old daughter here. It is the only day one of this but …

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ace at Lake Wairarapa

Hunting dog first aid

This Wildfowl article got me thinking of hunting dog first aid. Plus things that I should probably carry in my blind bag while out hunting. A quick Google search found this Hunting Dog First Aid Kit. It seems to have everything that may be needed when out in the field. Also, this one seems more …

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This is what duck hunting is about

Animal Rights Activitsts

How to deal with animal rights activists and any other protestors that you may see when out in the wetlands this year.

ace wanting to retrieve

5 Tips to be ready for opening weekend

With only a month to go to opening day of duck hunting, I thought I would share 5 tips to be ready for opening weekend. 1. Practice My number one tip would be to get out and shoot your gun before opening morning. This is two-fold, firstly any practice has to be good to get …

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blind bag

My Blind Bag

Things I must have in my duck hunting blind bag for a day out on the swamp. What have I missed that you have in yours?

sun set

February Fishing in the Coromandel

With Best Man Cam having his wedding in Auckland the wife and I decided it would be a great time to take some time out and go to my parents’ place in the Coromandel and we were lucky enough to get out for some fishing. We had a couple of great nights out on the …

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all, it is almost that time of year for a well-deserved break. I am really looking forward to having two weeks off work. Last year the wife and I ended up working through. Hopefully, you all are able to get out and enjoy it. The family and I are heading down to my …

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