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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Mon May 09, 2016 5:32 pm

This one is sneaking past.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Mon May 09, 2016 5:37 pm

Caught this one in the act. Didn't shoot him. We don't shoot many swan they are just too easy. I feel sorry for them.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Mon May 09, 2016 5:44 pm

The reprobates head ashore today at lunch time and we depart for home.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Mon May 09, 2016 5:50 pm

The parking area for the duck hunters. Half the Swamp Dwellers have returned home already. It has been as good a weekend as I can ever remember despite it being 20' and bright sunshine all weekend.Image
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Sakokid » Mon May 09, 2016 7:29 pm

We always left the swan because wot we found is that they tended to act like decoys and attract the ducks while they were sitting on our pond.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Mon May 09, 2016 8:35 pm

Sakokid wrote:We always left the swan because wot we found is that they tended to act like decoys and attract the ducks while they were sitting on our pond.


They attract the ducks alright 'SK' and we leave them too. But our two dogs wont. They will chase them the length of the pond and back again. They have to take off.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby MUCKO » Tue May 10, 2016 7:07 am

swans are pest over this way, looks like a nice place to be in the right weather conditions.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Happy » Tue May 10, 2016 8:08 am

Our weekend went well except there were bugger all ducks. Some clown was spraying or doing something all day
Sat, Sun,and Monday just couple of farms over so had no chance...
And of course in a bloody chopper which was quite loud ..

Good time had...But quite sick of following the three shot rules though when all day you hear 8 shot barrages going off all around you
Licence fee $92.00 for two ducks yeah well I m quite sick of that also although local shop said sales were well up on last year. Bet that changes next year....

It seems our patch gets tougher every year. We feed them, carry out pestcontrol shoot everything that would or could harm them
reasonable sized ponds , beautiful clean flow of water straight down off the Kaimais so not sure what to do next year .....
Maybe the ducks are looker for bigger water or something but these ponds have usually been productive..
Makes you wonder if only ponds doing ok are all the very big ones.. Tales of 60 and 70 ducks on opening day in the region on some of those..

Ah well next year we ll possibly do it all again... :D

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Magpie vs 17 Hornet in the 4 hours between ducks

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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Scribe » Tue May 10, 2016 2:56 pm

Happy wrote:Our weekend went well except there were bugger all ducks. Some clown was spraying or doing something all day
Sat, Sun,and Monday just couple of farms over so had no chance...
And of course in a bloody chopper which was quite load...

Good time had...But quite sick of following the three shot rules though when all day you hear 8 shot barrages going off all around you
Licence fee $92.00 for two ducks yeah well I m quite sick of that also although local shop said sales were well up on last year. Bet that changes next year....

It seems our patch gets tougher every year. We feed them, carry out pestcontrol shoot everything that would or could harm them
reasonable sized ponds , beautiful clean flow of water straight down off the Kaimais so not sure what to do next year .....
Maybe the ducks are looker for bigger water or something but these ponds have usually been productive..
Makes you wonder if only ponds doing ok are all the very big ones.. Tales of 60 and 70 ducks on opening day in the region on some of those..

Ah well next year we ll possibly do it all again... :D

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Magpie vs 17 Hornet in the 4 hours between ducks

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Just a couple of ducks Happy that's a bit tough and expensive. I am a bit loath to boast of the number of ducks shot by the four shooters on our pond but it was well up with the tallies mentioned above.

The swamp has always been a good shooting spot no matter what the weather. I guess the thirty or forty ponds all surrounded by dense cover gives the ducks some sense of safety. Massive numbers of young ducklings are raised in the area and they always seem to return to their home pond when the shooting starts.

I know with ammo costs, licence costs, booze costs, transport, and all the work involved in getting ready, those ducks you got cost several hundred dollars each. But don't despair Happy taking a Sheila out can cost the same and she probably wont keep you all that excited for two whole days.
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Re: Duck Swamp

Postby Dundee » Wed May 11, 2016 11:15 am

We got 13 ducks and 6 pooks and two cats with two guns
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