One hundred years ago in 1914 it was not uncommon to shoot a large quantity of birds. On May 5 1914, the Thames Star reported: In connection with the duck shooting parties now out, local sportsmen are meeting with fair success. Mr E. J. Clendon's party has returned with 80 brace, while another local party secured 60 brace. So far Mr Clendon has secured the biggest bag.
|Thames Star 24/04/1914|
|WINTER SPORT IN AUCKLAND: A BAG OF 81 BRACE OF DUCK SECURED BY MESSRS. A BILLING, F. SNOWLING, AND J. JUDD, ON THE PIAKO RIVER, THAMES. |
Auckland Weekly News 14 JULY 1904
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19040714-6-5