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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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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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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CHITTY, Thomas William – World War I – Le Quesnoy

The 100 year anniversary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy (pronounced Le Kenwah) during WWI is today (the 4th of November). I thought it would be fitting to write a small post about my Grandfather Thomas William Chitty. Thomas William Chitty was born on the 20th of April 1896 in England. He enlisted into the …

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Rod & Rifle Magazine

I am now a published author with a small article published in the latest issue of Rod & Rifle magazine. It features a couple of stories of duck hunting on Lake Wairarapa both on the main lake and at Boggy Pond. Go, check it out and let me know what you think. I find it …

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Welcome 2017

Welcome 2017, I am not one to set “resolutions” as such but do try to set some goals to work towards during the year. The first thing is to help my wife as much as possible with our baby girl Alex, who is only 6 weeks old. So we are having those sleepless nights. This …

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Bathurst Weekend

Well another running of the Bathurst 1000 has been and gone and again with some controversy thrown in around Jamie Whincup. I think the move wasn’t on into the chase especially looking how he locked his rear wheels and slid into Scott pushing him off the track. Some video of the incident, what are your …

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Hutt Valley Compak Club Championship 2016

On the 19th of June, the Hutt Valley Clay Target Club held their Club Championships for the following disciplines 50 Compak 25 ISSF Skeet 25 Trench 25 Ball Trap Compak Thankfully we started with the Compak and I had a ripper of a start shooting 23 out of 25 for the first field. I was …

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Queens Birthday Weekend

Queens Birthday is the last long weekend for a while and the weather probably played ball for most other people it was not productive for duck hunting with clear skies and zero wind. House Work It did help in getting some work done around the house, including repairing the perimeter fencing that we had installed …

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Quick Evening Duck Hunt

With the forecast for some SW winds and rain, I thought it would be good to head over the hill to try my luck at JK Donald Block for a quick evening duck hunt. Drove over in the rain and found what looked like a suitable spot not too far from where I was able …

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