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Discussion in 'Game Bird Hunting' started by Dundee, May 8, 2012.

  1. EeeBees

    EeeBees Well-Known Member

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    You have to be careful what you say about a man's wife and kids but you had better be DAMN careful what you say about his bird dog! From a US hunting forum ...
     
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  2. Wildman

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    Last day of pheasant season today. Missed a cagey rooster after he doubled back on us and the dog over run it.
    I don't normally report much on unsuccessful days but today was such a nice day to be out and about I am moved to words... Anyway till next year...

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  3. EeeBees

    EeeBees Well-Known Member

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    Yes, [MENTION=33]Wildman[/MENTION], that is the end of vintage 2017!!!

    View attachment 74457

    Mia, ten months, was on her way back down the track, caught the scent, did a neat turn, collected herself, roaded in ... hen away ...
     
  4. FatLabrador

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    I would of gone chasing pheasants quail and pooks today but my labs had a growth cut out of his back leg a couple of days ago. Don't know if it's cancer or not but looking like it's going to be cancer. He's only five six years old so who knows how many more seasons he got in him . Trying to keep positive. Thanks for posting really enjoy reading this thread.
    Bring on 2018 gamebirds season :yuush:
     
  5. kotuku

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    thoughtd are with you mate .lost my big fella aged 10 after the big "c'nailed him.
     
  6. EeeBees

    EeeBees Well-Known Member

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    Oh no!!! My thoughts are with you ...
     
  7. EeeBees

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    Reading about pheasants ... a hen will rarely renest if her whole brood is lost in the first few days after hatching. On the flipside she will lay up to three or four clutches of eggs if things don't go right ...
     
  8. EeeBees

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    The US Fish & Wildlife Service released their National Hunting & Fishing Survey recently and it's not good news for hunting.

    The survey is done every 5 years. Since 2011, the number of hunters is down by 2 million. Hunting expenditures were down by over 29%.
     
  9. Sideshow

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    Year not enough young blood coming through and more people living in city's :eek:h noes:
     
  10. EeeBees

    EeeBees Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Sideshow, the division between urban and rural increases ...
     
  11. Gibo

    Gibo Sending it

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    Are the US stats relevant to NZ though?
     
  12. Sideshow

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    I think so as we are seeing similarities in the uk:(
    But stats can be made to look like anything
     
  13. EeeBees

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    [MENTION=1608]Gibo[/MENTION], I think it is relevant ... even in God"s Own ... there is an insidious anti gun, shooting etc ... thankfully, our hunting and shooting culture is stronger than some ... look at Australia now where the anti's are becoming even more aggressive in their protests ... there are lakes etc there, where the police are called (by the guns) to clear the protesters before the legally licenced shooters can even begin shooting ... I have had people say to me, that the price of the licence is too much and they cannot be bothered any more ...even for a peasant such as myself, I would save up for a licence if I had to, just because it is our legal right ...
     
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