2nd season for the young fella, he hasnt had much luck so far he has fired a few rounds but not connected
we havent had many wounded birds for him to finish off( people are FINALY getting to grips with steel) we went out for a wee look up a local creek/stream today only 5kms from home we took 4 decoys with us and I bagged a parrie before we put them out.
we got set up and my patience lasted for a hour before we set off upstream to another possie
. we got set up again and sat down in the scrub a hen mallard flew right past the dekes about 5yrds up and woke us up we never even got a bead near her. the waiting was dragging a bit with the odd bird flying but none coming in. we knew that a few were sitting out in a paddock so I got the lad to find his uglyest reload and fire a shot
.while he was reloading a group of mallards showed up. I dropped 1 upstream and Nathan was yelling and yahooing that he got 1 too.
I didnt see his bird go down but retreived mine with a little help from Nuggy noo( hes only a wee dog so all his help is little) my lad found his duck in head high blackberry
before we got there to help him
.we got another mallard while packing the dekes up and the lad got his first pukeko on the walk back to the car.smiles all round.a bit of a late start to the season but a plurry good one.