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orchidmanorchidman Posts: 8,438 Senior Member
The old adage Any fool can carry an umbrella on a wet day, it takes a smart person to carry one on a fine day' applies here.........

Headed back up north yesterday to carry out a 'follow up' on the property where we did a cull last weekend. The weather was fine with not a cloud in the sky. Temperature was 29 celsius ( 86f) as I was loading up the gear and I knew that where we were going it would probably be hotter.

Last weekend we both suffered from the blazing sun with a touch of sunstroke and the area we were going to be in only had one spindly tree which was situated in the wrong place.

I put my thinking cap on and had a 'Eureka' moment. Rummaged around in my 'gun shed' and found the perfect accessory for a summer days culling.

I give you..................................the UMBRELLA!!!!!


I made two of these a few years back when the forecast for the opening of the duck season included torrential rain. Take 2 'freebie' umbrella's with sponsors names in a blue and white colour, a 'rattle can' of Rustoleum matt olive camo paint, some old worn camo netting and 'Voila'.........you have the perfect duck hunting accessory for both fine and wet weather.

Here is GB enjoying the shade..............


To erect was simple. A 4' piece of reinforcing rod pushed into the ground at the appropriate angle, a couple of cable ties, ( non of that redneck duct tape engineering for us Kiwis, we went 'high tech') and you have a fully adjustable camo sunshade.............comes in handy if it rains as well. A strategically placed fold up camp chair completes the 'ensemble' and allows you to sit back in comfort.

But wait!! Theres more............

Late in the day as the sun was low on the horizon, a mob of birds came in (about 30) and landed in the next paddock about 250 yards away. With no cover between us and them except for a fence line and a patch of long grass between the fence and a ditch, I utilised the portability of the temporary camo system, and, after walking in a half circle to put the sun at my back I crouched down and holding the umbrella in front of me I began my stalk. As I grew closer I chuckled to myself about how the birds would react when I arrived within range.

By moving slowly and stopping when the birds calls started to rise in pitch, and keeping a low profile, I succeeded in approaching within approx 45yds before they realised that 'death and destruction' was at hand and 'flushed' over my head..... Well, 2 of them suffered death and destruction, the rest flew away. ( I blame it on my old bones having to walk in a crouch for 250yds over a period in excess of 20mins)

However, the look of amazement and surprise on the 2 dead birds faces when I picked them up indicated the efficacy of the method used to get in range........

Now, before you hunters start making your own 'mobile camo hunting shade and stalking accessories', I have to warn you that I have taken out a world wide patent on this product, however I am prepared to allow individuals to make their own on payment of a licensing fee. ( no cheques please, just send unmarked bills for the amount........Paypal is accepted however, IM me for details.)

If you are interested in taking up the USA dealer franchise , please apply in writing by private PM.

KIWI'S, leading the world in state of the art Hunting technology

Here are a couple of pics of the sunset by the way......



Sent from my computer using one fingered typing with my tongue hanging out the side of my mouth.
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....


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