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May 9th, 2020 at 11:35am
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   a walk in area  for


me the 19 year old girl,
we will be  just shooting the one gun this year ,  and with a  young first year dog  that needs a bird or 3
  
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Reply #1 - May 10th, 2020 at 10:51am
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must say  quite desperate  over finding some shots this year as maybe my last  season shooting ,

any thing really duck or a upland walk ,

  at any thing in the season ,
and am willing  travel quite a long way this year for a look at some birds very experienced, Smiley
  
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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2020 at 11:23am
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might have to do what we all have done at some time or another...go into google earth and look at public waterways,find what looks doable then walk it and see if anywhere not tagged....I predict there will be quite a few empty maimais this season as folks have held off buying licence then wont get time off work or just wont bother.....after opening weekend I GAURANTEE there will be plenty of empty maimais...after 8am you welcome/entitiled to use them,one of the great things about our gamebird rules...have you talked to fish n game yet??? they might have somewhere that will suit...cant hurt to ask.
middle of a shingly riverbed isnt worst spot either...pull a few bits of driftwood,broom together and chuck decoys out around you....might not be many resident birds bt you will get pass shooting and some will commit and come in.
  
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Reply #3 - May 12th, 2020 at 12:08pm
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Micky Duck wrote on May 10th, 2020 at 11:23am:
might have to do what we all have done at some time or another...go into google earth and look at public waterways,find what looks doable then walk it and see if anywhere not tagged....I predict there will be quite a few empty maimais this season as folks have held off buying licence then wont get time off work or just wont bother.....after opening weekend I GAURANTEE there will be plenty of empty maimais...after 8am you welcome/entitiled to use them,one of the great things about our gamebird rules...have you talked to fish n game yet??? they might have somewhere that will suit...cant hurt to ask.
middle of a shingly riverbed isnt worst spot either...pull a few bits of driftwood,broom together and chuck decoys out around you....might not be many resident birds bt you will get pass shooting and some will commit and come in.



hard to do that in tauranga theses days ,  ever thing is to built up  around the harbor ,

willing to travel waikato this year  pensioner so  ca get over that way for a look see prior  if any ones got any pointers  be a help as never shot  duck over there  thanks

  
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2020 at 7:45pm
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Is there any were up the Wairoa river?   

I would give fish and game a ring and see what they can do to help
  
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Thewoodman wrote on May 14th, 2020 at 7:45pm:
Is there any were up the Wairoa river?   

I would give fish and game a ring and see what they can do to help



  wairoa is pretty screwed theses days,  houses ever where on the harbor today
  
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Reply #6 - May 15th, 2020 at 1:24pm
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still looking guys and  for after opening retired  theses days and can travel  maybe any where north island Smiley

mit consider the south later in season  Smiley

  
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Reply #7 - May 16th, 2020 at 9:12am
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Have sent you a PM.
  
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sikaduk wrote on May 16th, 2020 at 9:12am:
Have sent you a PM.


thanks but its a doc spot , and  all i have at the moment is a 28 bore and cant get any non toxic  for it this year

so still looking guys
  
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Reply #9 - May 16th, 2020 at 1:48pm
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SO your pretty much after a maize paddock then. maybe jump shooting drains then?
  
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Thewoodman wrote on May 16th, 2020 at 1:48pm:
SO your pretty much after a maize paddock then. maybe jump shooting drains then?



  yes some thing like that would be cool , experienced around stock farmers needs etc  have lay out blind  will pick up my rubbish and shells

but can use lead this year for sub gauge over private water and public water  over 3 meters wide ,

just not fish and game and doc lands
  
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Reply #11 - May 16th, 2020 at 4:45pm
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The swamp is so dry in whangamarino there could be a few guys looking for water .
  
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Reply #12 - May 16th, 2020 at 6:08pm
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willy2 wrote on May 16th, 2020 at 3:53pm:
Thewoodman wrote on May 16th, 2020 at 1:48pm:
SO your pretty much after a maize paddock then. maybe jump shooting drains then?



  yes some thing like that would be cool , experienced around stock farmers needs etc  have lay out blind  will pick up my rubbish and shells

but can use lead this year for sub gauge over private water and public water  over 3 meters wide ,

just not fish and game and doc lands

JUmp in your car and go see the farmers down Pongokawa.
  
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Reply #13 - May 17th, 2020 at 2:39pm
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Just come back from The swamp so dry some of the fish and game doc blocks have to be dry.we are lucky we have water .
  
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Reply #14 - May 19th, 2020 at 1:46pm
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well went in and tagged number ,1,  spot X  bit of a walk for an old man, but fish / game will be pleased theirs a tag in taurangas only really decent spot thats left  for public hunting


never saw any other tag nor any sign  any ones been up that way for years room down there for at lest 5 maimais

i dont know why the young fellas dont get in there and build  shame as there used to be  about 7 or 8 maimais in  down the river ,  fine openings have not helped never mind its done


tag the place or we are going to loss it guys

was expecting to see a tag or 3 in their with  the covid   and it maybe  no traveling , but no didnt see any  bit of a surprise really  being thats about it folks in this town
  
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