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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.

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?

ace at Lake Wairarapa

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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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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dog retrieve

Reflection of the 2018 Duck Hunting Season

It is time to look back at my 2018 duck hunting season, it can be summed up with ups and downs, with my main focus on trying to get Ace as much work as I could and to re-enforce the off-season training. Even after 20 plus years of actively hunting ducks, I am still learning …

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training ace

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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Otis Leather Co. game carrier thanks to my lovely wife and some geese.

Duck Hunting 2107 – The Season So Far

What a great duck hunting 2017 season is turning into. It all started with a 7 man limit of mallards with 60 parries on the Saturday in North Canterbury. This was a first for us to limit out. We tried to hunt some geese but in their typical style they changed plans on us and …

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A Few Birds on the Pond

The Countdown is on to 2017 Duck Hunting Season

With only a week to go till the religious holiday that is the opening of the 2017 Duck Hunting season I thought it would be a good time to put out my goals for this season. My main one is to give Ace the best possible┬áchance of retrieving ducks in different situations and continuing his …

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Got to love sunsets over the pond 1

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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Yules Lagoon 1

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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