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...

CHITTY, Thomas William – World War I – Le Quesnoy

With it being the 100 year anniversary today (4th of November) of the liberation of Le Quesnoy (pronounced Le Kenwah) during WWI. 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...

North Island and National Compak Sporting Clays Championship 2018

I went and competed in the North Island and National Compak Sporting Clays Championship 2018 held at the Wanganui/Rangitikei Clay Target Club. The North Island Championship was on the 26th of October. The National Championship followed on the 27th and the 28th. My hopes for this event did not...

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid – Build

Building the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid Tamiya Mini 4WD on the MA Chassis. I am very excited to build this car which I won at a race event. First Look The kit looks impressive with 56 stickers to go on the Polycarbonate Body, it is the largest Mini...

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...

Tamiya Mini 4WD – National Trial Race

The MINI 4WD New Zealand set a 5 Lane Tamiya Mini 4WD race using the current Japan Cup Circuit as inspiration. It was an amazing track, as the images in the gallery below show. This event was a National trial race, using a new race format. The format was...

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...

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...

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....

Fishing with Alex

So it has been a while since I have posted here, been quite busy looking after our little one but I will shortly be back to work after a few months off on Paternal Leave. Over this time I have been lucky to get out a couple of times fishing...