Weapons

Opening Weekend and the Benefits of Remington Nitro Pheasant

Isuzu-pheasants

The Dirty Politics crew after an early mornng hunt on Sunday

This past weekend was opening weekend and so I went to the Hawkes Bay to shoot upland game birds with a couple of mates and Simon Lusk.

It was brilliantly fine, so not much fun for the duck shooters, but we had four dogs and four mates and two Isuzu trucks (including my one, an Isuzu D-Max custom Maverick 13 Hunter from Southern Autos), a pile of ammo and some fun to be had.

On Saturday we chased quail and when that quietened down we went and bombed up pigeons under a bridge at dusk. huge swarms of them came into roost and we lit up. It was great fun.

On Sunday we went to a spot Simon said had pheasants and we nailed three.

One was flushed by Bruce quite a way out and went away in a straight line from us. Simon put up his Benelli loaded with Remington Nitro Pheasant an one shot later it was down and then retrieved by Bruce.

Simon said to me that shot right there was why he used Remington Nitro Pheasant, and coincidentally he had prepared a post about why he uses it.      Read more »

Worksafe wombles need to pull their heads in

Worksafe, the organisation that goes around prosecuting farmers for not wearing helmets and other gay stuff like that has issued a press release about Duck shooting, which started at dawn this morning.

This weekend is the beginning of the duck shooting season. It is timely to remind farmers of commercial farms what their obligations are under health and safety legislation. This advice applies to visitors – people who come with your implied or actual consent to your farm for no commercial or business purpose and who have not paid you (directly or indirectly) to undertake an activity.

The first thing to take into account is that this is not a paperwork nightmare. No lengthy form-filling is needed, nor is there any need to sign people on and off the farm. It is really a matter of thinking about where the hunters will go, identifying hazards and risks the hunters wouldn’t reasonably expect in those areas, and warning them about those risks and how to avoid them.

Our recommendation is that you have a conversation with the hunter or hunter in charge of the party to pass on that information. Make a note in your farm diary about what you told them. Most people usually ring up the night (or during the week) before to make sure it’s all ok, so that’s a good time to have the discussion. It doesn’t need to be lengthy.   Read more »

Slamming Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a funny guy, that alone might get him off kiddy fiddling charges in New Zealand, but like most people in the arts who are famous they think they are entitled to an opinion on everything and it gives them a free licence to bully people who have views and beliefs that are different from theirs.

His latest attack has been on a woman hunter.

James Delingpole though gives him a thorough slamming.

Comedian Ricky Gervais has decided that because we liked The Office, quite enjoyed a couple of sketches in Extras (the David Bowie one and the Lenny Henry one) and weren’t all driven to suicide by Night At The Museum, we should therefore care what he thinks about giraffe rights.

Gervais takes them so seriously that when he found a photograph of “extreme huntress” Rebecca Francis posing next to the body of a giraffe she had shot, he just couldn’t resist exposing her to the righteous wrath of his 7.5 million Twitter follows, earning the poor woman a string of death threats.

What Gervais clearly doesn’t appreciate – why should he?: his job is making people laugh and hanging out with smug Hollywood liberals, not reading or thinking – is that any intelligent person who really cares about Africa’s wildlife ought to be backing people like Rebecca Francis to the hilt.

If it weren’t for Africa’s game industry there’d be virtually no game left in Africa to photograph, let alone hunt.   Read more »

Heavy v Light Shotguns

roosterhBy Simon Lusk

Getting the right gun for upland game hunting can be the difference between successful hunts and coming home without anything in your game bag.

There is a school of thought that lighter guns are better for upland hunting as they are easier to carry in the field and faster swinging so better for fast birds. I bought into this theory some years back, and bought a very light Fabarm Lion. I wanted a light semiautomatic for quail shooting, and especially covey flush shooting. The Fabarm was the lightest left hander I could get at the time. I basically could not hit anything with it, and the next season replaced it with a much heavier Remington 1100.

The Remington is a big heavy gun that suits my shooting style perfectly. It is so good that I can make shots without having good footing, and I can shoot off balance and still expect to bring birds down. I am six foot two and two hundred and ten pounds. I started shooting really, really well, which was more to do with the gun than my shooting ability.   Read more »

Get better friends

A bloke who got shot by his mates says he won’t stop hunting, and nor should, but what he should really do is get better friends to hunt with.

A hunting accident that left a young farm worker with a gunshot wound across his back has been criticised by an outdoor advocacy group as another needless case of “mates shooting mates”.

Max Verschuuren was out spotlighting near Whakatane on Saturday night and was half way up a slope trying to locate one of his kills when a mate back at their ute mistook his headlamp for a deer’s eyes and blasted a hole in his back with a .270 rifle.

The 21-year-old said from his hospital bed yesterday that had he not been bending over emptying stones from his boots, the bullet probably would have struck him through the chest and killed him.

The impact was like being smashed across the back with a “hot, sharp metal rod”, he said.

“The next thing I was thinking was, holy s**t, I’ve been shot.”   Read more »

Yeah, helping Iran so they can give even more money to Hamas is a really good idea

The Obama Administration is working tirelessly to undermine Israel and to promote the interests of Iran through their shonky deal.

All the while Iran has plenty of millions to throw the way of Hamas to help them re-arm after last years attacks from Gaza on Israel.

Iran has sent Hamas’s military wing tens of millions of dollars to help it rebuild the network of tunnels in Gaza destroyed by Israel’s invasion last summer, intelligence sources have told The Sunday Telegraph.

It is also funding new missile supplies to replenish stocks used to bombard residential neighbourhoods in Israel during the war, code-named Operation Protective Edge by Israel.

The renewed funding is a sign that the two old allies are putting behind them a rift caused by the conflict in Syria, where Shia Iran is backing President Bashar al-Assad against Hamas’s mainly Sunni allies.

Iran has sponsored Hamas’s military operations for years, despite the contradiction that Hamas is part of the worldwide, Sunni-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood, while Iran is Shia.

Hamas’s leader, Khaled Meshaal, who left Damascus for Qatar after falling out with the Assad regime, has often fought with Hamas’s military wing over the strength of the Iranian connection.

However, with the Sunni Arab world joining forces against Iran, led by Saudi Arabia and President Abdelfattah el-Sisi of Egypt, who are both hostile to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group has been left little option but to accept the Iranian largesse.   Read more »

Israel slams Iran deal and rightly so

Despite the dovish wittering of people like David Farrar I think the Iran deal is fraught with danger, particularly for Israel.

Barack Obama is hell bent on delivering nuclear weapons into the hands of a country that professes total eradication of Israel.

Unsurprisingly Israel is not wanting a bar of it.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his security cabinet to discuss the framework deal reached between world powers and Iran, after telling US President Barack Obama in a phone call that he “vehemently opposed” the agreement.

Obama called Netanyahu within hours of the deal being struck, saying it represented significant progress toward a lasting solution that cuts off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.

But Netanyahu said in a statement after the conversation that a deal based on the framework announced in Lausanne, Switzerland “would threaten the survival of Israel”.

“This deal would legitimise Iran’s nuclear programme, bolster Iran’s economy and increase Iran’s aggression and terror throughout the Middle East and beyond,” Netanyahu said.

“It would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risks of a horrific war.”

Israel has said in the past that it would consider taking unilateral action to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, a warning taken to mean that it could launch air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

While that rhetoric has died down over the past year or more, the head of Israel’s military planning directorate, Major-General Nimrod Sheffer, said it was still a possibility.

“The military option has always been on the table, as we have said all along,” Sheffer told Israel Hayom newspaper on Friday. “If it has not been mentioned much in the media recently, that does not reflect a change in policy.”

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Another Goff stuff up, NH90s not fit for purpose

Phil Goff signing away nearly $800 million on rubbish helicopters

Phil Goff signing away nearly $800 million on rubbish helicopters

The NZ Herald editorial explores yet another legacy of the idiot Phil Goff from when he was Defence Minister.

Nine years ago, the decision to buy eight NH90 helicopters for the air force was accompanied by considerable fanfare. The French-made multi-purpose choppers would, said the Defence Minister, Phil Goff, be bigger, faster, more versatile and have a far greater lift capability than the ageing Iroquois they were replacing. Such acclaim was only to be expected given that they represented the biggest single defence purchase since the navy’s two Anzac frigates in the 1980s. The NH90s cost $771 million, a sum which demanded everything should be done to ensure they met Defence Force requirements for military deployment and disaster relief.

Clearly, this was not done to an acceptable standard. Cyclone-hit Vanuatu has proved as much. None of the NH90s have been taken up there because they are considered too difficult to transport and are not yet cleared for “island-hopping”. In addition, the air force is concerned about how the helicopters would cope with “wind-wash” in the islands. So much for Mr Goff’s assurance that the multi-role ship Canterbury, now in Vanuatu, had the capacity to carry up to four NH90s, along with a Seasprite helicopter, light armoured vehicles and 250 soldiers.

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The Roast busters are small potatoes

The Green Party are making political mileage using the Roast busters scandal to beat National with. I really hope that the Police have learned from their mistakes because if we go down the same path as other Western countries the Roast busters will seem small potatoes in comparison.

Joseph Parker (left) and Beraiah Hales boasted of their actions online.

Joseph Parker (left) and Beraiah Hales boasted of their actions online.

There was a lot of talk about a rape culture when the Roast busters were first in the news. I argued then that we do not have a culture of disrespect and devaluing women but that the problem was more to do with an under age drinking culture and those who think a drunk girl can give consent when clearly she cannot ( besides the obvious fact that she is under age.)

There is an ideology that does disrespect and devalue infidel women when it enters Western countries.The example I have used is from the UK but it is happening everywhere. Sweden is now known as the Rape capital of the West.

Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.

-gatestoneinstitute.org

The truly shocking thing is not only was it happening but it was able to happen because authorities at every level turned a blind eye to the abuse because no one wanted to be seen to be racist.This is the most scary thing. Because of political correctness, behaviour that would be condemned if a Christian man did it is ignored when a Muslim man does it because no one wants to be seen as criticising his ‘ culture ‘ or as racist.

Be warned, it is chilling reading.

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Face of the day

 Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to speak during a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to speak during a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו said it well:

“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone…The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.”

Mr. President, wake up to the very real threat of Islam.

-Franklin Graham (facebook)

 

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