Shotgun Patterning – Beretta A400 Action

With the purchase of my new gun the Beretta A400 Action I thought it would be good pattern it and see what is happening with the steel loads we are using. There are two types of ammunition that I have. Gamebore Magnum Steel in American 3 Shot (3.5mm), 36 gram and Baschieri & Pellagri Valle …

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2016 Duck Shooters Clay Bird Shoot

Finally got to give the new gun a good shoot, at the annual Hunting and Fishing 2016 Duck Shooters pre-season Clay Bird Shoot held at the Hutt Valley Clay Target Club.   It was another great shoot put on by the club with a couple of exceptions. With some targets and traps not overly thought …

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Trentham Rifle Range Day

Justin took me over to Trentham Rifle Range for him to have a go at getting used to his new rifle a Remington Model 783 in .308. Took a few shots for them to hit the target. Even though the store said the rifle was sighted in at 100m. It was unlikely as the scope …

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Why I hunt

After the controversy of “Cecil” the lion being shot and killed in Africa recently I thought this would be a good time to have a say on why I hunt. I would like to start out that not all hunting is just for sport, and hopefully my following writing can give some other perspective on …

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Reflecting on Season Past

With the 2015 Duck Hunting Season finished for me, I thought this would be a great time to reflect on the season past. Season 2015 Opening Weekend The season started out great with a trip down to my Father-In-Laws place again. He had put in the hard work of feeding the place and having it …

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Why We Miss – Article by Ducks Unlimited

Found this article below on the Duck Unlimited website on why we miss, it is a great read. I am sure there are plenty of waterfowlers out there that have felt the same as said here, I definitely have in my 18-year career so far. Have a read you may even find ways to improve …

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First Wellington Mallard

A trip over to Boggy Pond Lagoon just south of Lake Wairarapa a few weekends ago to see if I could finally get a Wellington Mallard. The weather forecast was promising with strong South-Westerly with┬áthe odd heavy rain shower passing through. Justin met at my place at 5 am and we loaded the truck up …

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Duck Hunting Opening Weekend 2015

It turned into another fantastic duck hunting opening weekend 2015 down in North Canterbury. The weather was not kind to us with clear skies and zero wind but we were able to get decent numbers thanks in large to my Father In-law for having such a great pond and having a few laughs along the way. …

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Another Wairarapa Trout for the Freezer

Exciting Times

Well, it has been an exciting few weeks with a few things organised and finalised. Firstly we went to talk with a couple of banks to see how we were going to saving towards a house. It was very positive with a few ideas on how we can save the rest of our deposit faster. …

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Easter and Duck Hunting Opening Weekends

It has been a busy few weeks again, we were lucky enough to get up to Lake Taupo during Easter weekend where the storm did not really hit. Easter Weekend Centre of the North Island We went for a drive to the Centre of the North Island which is located in the Pureora Forest. Along …

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