duck hunting

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  1. ben lloyd

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    We went duck hunting in the drakensburg this past weekend i nearly froze my ass of
    but it was well worth it, standing up at 4am and sit in the hide withing for the ducks to fly over quite an adrenalin race.
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    Great pics, must've been quite an experience!!
     
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    cold!
     
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    is that just outside bergville ben?

    my father was the first PH to license for wing shooting in SA, he wrote most of the definative papers of upland bird conservation. I have hunted that area many many times, and always found duck and goose shooting late evening or very early morning to be some of the most exhilerating. Spurwing comming into decoy and then seeing you with those eagle like eyes of theirs was so frustrating. I was shooting gypo since I was 6, but have kind of overkilled my bloodlust now.

    a good long walk after franklin with a working pointer and a good retriver or a moring pigeon shoot would be my favorite now :)
     
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    Wow Ben, you have a life and a half man! :)
     
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    I agree fully here! :thumbup:
     
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    what do you do with the duck after u shoot it?
     
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    :lol: not all ways Mek my work is very stress full thats why i go out as oven as i can.We give all the geest's and duck to the missionary in our town they have a good chef there that prepare it for them i took one for my self ,going to make roast duck with oranges and some whiskey.
     
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    Duck ive never eaten that yet...
     
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    uve got to be kidding me? you dont eat them youself?

    ok i will get two proper recepies (NOT duck and orange, thats for farmed birds with lots of fat, NOT wild birds) give me a weeks salmon fishing and I will teach you to cook a wild goose properly:) tinfoil gingerale and the works.

    keep that egyptian goose will you.

    PS tony, this is a recipe you will enjoy, although its best on spurwing geese, which are too tough to eat otherwise.

    i would say that spurwing or redbill teal are my fav too birds to eat of all time, although rock pigeon with prunes is a killer meal too:)
     
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    out of intrest ben what weapon were you using there, looks like an over and under 12 guage?

    ive always prefered side by side and my brother (lucky sod) was given a 20 guage hand made side by side from belgium. i can shoot all day with it (let of 1200 rounds in one days pigeon shooting in eastern freestate :)). If you aim at the head of a spurwing (like hitting a pigeon) that 20 guage knocks then silly:)
     
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    Shooting ducks is not cool
     
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    sorry warr!
    Crispin the side by side is for old folks:razz: if we hunt fesents with the old timers and there dogs then ill take it.I like my over and under with long barrel combined with AAA cartages it's deadly for goos hunting.
    i would love a good wild duck recipes.(but not the one were you throw the duck away and eat the bricks) :whistling:
     
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    Great to hear that
     
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    Don't be sorry, everyone to their own, I have enjoyed the odd hunt in my day, I just have never been too cool with taking down birds ;)
     
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