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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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Duck Hunting “Off-Season” 2018/2019

To me, there is no such thing as the duck hunting off-season. As such, I have a few things I want to do before the first weekend of May 2019. Ace My number one is to keep working on Ace and improving and making sure he is ready. This is to enforce what he already …

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DIY Pigeon Silhouette Decoys

I have made some rock pigeon decoys. This is how I made my first one, plus a full-size template for you to use. I brought a single decoy from Guncity during their sale to use as a starting point. These decoys are painted as the European wood-pigeon, not the rock pigeon found in New Zealand. These …

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Duck Hunting Sneak Boat

After another season of hunting ducks on Boggy Pond and Lake Wairarapa, I am thinking of building of a sneak boat for the 2019 duck hunting season. Especially around Boggy Pond, we were never quite where the birds were. The water is too deep to safely wade to the areas the birds were. A small …

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The Countdown is on to Duck Hunting 2018 Season

Only two weeks to go until the opening weekend of duck hunting 2018 season, I think I am ready to go. Been trying to do more with Ace even got some water training done over in the Wairarapa. Hopefully he is ready for our trip down to North Canterbury. Here is a tease to the …

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Duck Hunting Season 2016

Well, Duck Hunting 2016 has been a very different season for me. The weather has been really warm and in Wellington, we have had Northerly winds for most weekends. Opening Weekend The season started off good with another successful opening down south. We had fine clear weather and we had to work to get the …

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Final Duck Hunt 2016

Well, the 2016 duck hunting season has finished for me this was the final duck hunt of 2016. There is another weekend to go in the Wellington region but I will be on call. Should be a good chance to get some of the chores done around the┬áhome that I have let slip the last …

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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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