Wellington Weekly Hunting Report – May 25 2017
Pick Your Weather - Clean Up
Image right: Mike 'going for green' (Credit: Phil Teal)
The right weather is key to good waterfowl hunting.
And those who can get out when conditions are best - generally blowing and wet - are the hunters who clean up.
That's certainly what's been happening the last couple of weeks.
A few brief windows for optimum hunting have opened and those who ventured out capitalised with great shooting.
Make sure you capitialise this weekend because the golden run continues.
Wind and rain are on the cards for both Saturday and Sunday (a handy weather direction change arrives Friday) so ducks should be well on the wing again if you pick your times right.
We're getting inquiry and interest from late starters wondering whether it's still worth having a shot. Our response? Hell yes!
Get into it and have a great shoot this weekend. Licences here if you've been slow out of the blocks.
Here are the prospects for Opening Weekend:
|Cloud increasing and strong northerlies develop.
|Rain developing with a southerly change; strong in the evening.
|Cloudy periods and showers, southerly dying out.
|Cloud increasing in the afternoon,light winds.
|Scattered rain and south-easterlies developing.
|Cloudy with showers, south-easterly dying out later.
|Cloud increasing from afternoon following a foggy start, northerlies develop.
|Occasional rain and strong south-easterly develops.
|Showers for a time, south-easterly wind returns.
Three day rain forecast
For the latest rain forecast click here
|Friday, May 26
|Saturday, May 27
|Sunday, May 28
Enjoy The Game Bird Food Festival
The Game Bird Food Festival is in full flight.
Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate your hunting success and have your game birds prepared by some of the countries top chefs.
To find out more and to discover which top restaurants are participating in you region, visit the official website here.
Safety Comes First
Opening Weekend is behind us but there's plenty of duck hunting ahead over the season - firearms safety still comes foremost
1. TREAT EVERY FIREARM AS LOADED
- Check every firearm yourself.
- Pass or accept only an open or unloaded firearm.
2. ALWAYS POINT FIREARMS IN A SAFE DIRECTION
- Loaded or unloaded, always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
3. LOAD A FIREARM ONLY WHEN READY TO FIRE
- Load the magazine only after you reach your hunting area.
- Load the chamber only when ready to shoot.
- Completely unload before leaving the hunting area.
4. IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET BEYOND ALL DOUBT
- Movement, colour, sound and shape can all deceive you.
- Assume colour, shape, sound, and shape to be human until proven otherwise.
5. CHECK YOUR FIRING ZONE
- THINK! What may happen if you miss your target? What might you hit between you and the target or beyond?
- Do not fire if you know others are in your firing zone.
6. STORE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SAFELY
- When not in use, lock away the bolt, firearm and ammunition separately.
- Never leave firearms in a vehicle that is unattended.
7. AVOID ALCOHOL AND DRUGS WHEN HANDLING FIREARMS
- Good judgement is the key to safe use of firearms.