Shot 13 pukes on a creek. Big loop thru Dylan’s honey hole – Puke Alley. Kauri Museum was very cool. NZ alps run down the left center to the west coast of South Island. Jeff = Jif. It was actually a peahen that thinks she’s a turkey. The North Island literally LEAKS everywhere ALL THE TIME. I then got set for return bounce from the other pond. One last picture of the fish hatchery swan pond. Larry took a shot and they busted. They kept charging this one but it never took so they labeled it appropriately. I shot at swans lifting off the pond and missed. Fr 6/3 – Depart Auckland early AM. Shot 2 singles. Hokitika is 90 m northwest of Christchurch but parallel on opposite west cost. Steep sides covered with blackberry vines and briars. Lot’s more things. Steep uphill and I’ve already stalked that thing once. Grey duck Sort of latkes. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Turns out Larry had 4 on the ground already! They like to wander around and eat the fresh, green shoots and crops," the Guardian quotes the farmer. Lots of strategy discussion about how to hunt swans across a couple ponds where they tend to be sticky. They destroy fields and devour pastureland. The Do Duck Inn – camp kitchen & cots inside – popular place! I wasn’t confident I’d hit her without being able to see more than just her head. Informative. Notornis 60: 224-232. Whangarei wh pronounced f so Fon-ga-rey is 90 miles south of North Island tip. Included are his wife Deb and son Dylan. Hunting Black Swans and then Grey Ducks, Rakaia River gorge hunting for Black Swans. Lost my Costas today. I wonder which one is James truck? So the hunt begins after much strategizing. Air distances only – driving takes much longer due to narrower roads and speed limits. Snuck into the creek paddock from Sporting Clays clubhouse. Dylan & James stop to “stick” them. The bird gallery links to in-depth descriptions of most New Zealand birds. Shooting at the breast/neck junction works better than headshots. Looking to jump shoot grey ducks from high altitude small ponds and streams. Wednesday 5/25/16 We eventually taught James to say “PAAAAI” like we do in Texas. Some eaten by bush. The ground is almost perpetually wet/moist/leaky and the small paddocks used for hi-intensity/ low-frequency grazing forces the cattle and sheep to graze up the hill. Paradise shelduck They decoyed very well. I snuck into a Mai Mai (Kiwi for Duck Blind) on the little pond. Very good. But James gave him a quick tug and then we all found a better place to cross. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums. I was getting out to watch…. Black Swans Friday. 2014. Depart AUS 730P and Arrive Auckland 6AM 5/25 – skipped a day in travel – will recover it on return. Maureen’s Ketchup – delicious! culture NZ hunters like their mallards & Canadas. Conservation permit for hatchery hunt from Dirk. It has a unique taste that I had not tasted before. Photo: Papers Past. ! Pukekos tend to be either feeding in the grass close to the bush or in the trees along the stream. +1 parry All instinct and was over before I realized. And the clever animals steadfastly evade being decimated by hunters. James, being the excellent guide he is, was not distracted at all by my accomplishment. This isn’t what I want. Finally recovered 2 and got pics – Todd would never believe me otherwise. One big loop at Jeff’s place. Did massive uphill hike to get above and behind Dirk indicates that he thinks they will need Flight Encouragement – a NZF&G technical term for Dirk & James pressuring them from a rowboat to get them to lift and fly. Wet sweaty and chilled – several times. Geoff said cows did it. Upper (to me) and Middle (to James) Rakaia River Valley. Tough shots! They plan to visit TX in the future and I’ve invited them to stay with us when they visit. I was sneaking the first group when I crested a little ridge. Early European settlers introduced 25 different species of waterfowl and 29 species of upland game birds to New Zealand for hunting. Stag pic and venison! Tasting Room. Onward and upward the Rakaia valley for pond shooting Grey ducks Fly Christchurch to Auckland. "When there were still many predators, peacocks weren't a problem at all. And this battery – I was very curious. Turns out, so does the We(s)t Coast of the South Island! Pukeko are another game bird that is available during the shooting season. I’m getting tired of all the damn turkeys. Mother Nature’s warning signs indicate this would NOT be a good one to eat – very colorful though. – 8 days hunting, consisting of: – 3 days peacock hunting in Northland, including travel time. The thigh on the peacock was big enough for me to have a complete meal, but you could probably eat a whole, impressive looking leg as a large entree or a meal for two, mine was about the size of a goose leg. Welcome to the Tauranga Pistol Club, we shoot a variety of handgun disciplines most weekends, including, Service Match, ISSF, IPSC, 3Gun and Cowboy Action! After the severe social media backlash, Peacock(streaming platform) have issued an apologized for a 'Saved By the Bell' episode where they briefly referenced Selena Gomez's kidney transplant. JC house almost packed – They move on Friday swan hunt. New Zealand Shooting "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days," PM Jacinda Ardern said. Get that recipe too! Notice the mirror effect and then that the clouds are diff from the ice on the pond. – Live, Learn & Love – Adventures in Learning, Farming, Harvesting & Hunting. Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums. 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