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Postby sidecarr » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:03 pm

Been upland hunting for 26 years, just started duck hunting last year, was wondering if lake michigan near the chicago area was good for diver ducks
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Postby 870 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:31 pm

Sidecar, I’m surprised that some of the mid-west boys haven’t jumped all over this. It would be hard for me to believe that it wouldn’t be. I hope you get some replies on this. Good luck bro :salude:
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Postby maddiedog » Mon May 01, 2006 6:02 am

Sorry I don't know anything about hunting down there. I grew up on lake Michigan and we do get a lot of divers but I wouldn't want to be out there in November. It was all sand there too. Go scout it out. If it stays calmer there you might have good luck. I know they fly right through there. Good Luck!
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Postby maddiedog » Tue May 30, 2006 11:49 am

I saw a nice flock of bluebills out salmon fishing 12 miles out in lake michigan.
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Postby sidecarr » Tue May 30, 2006 8:06 pm

was talking to a buddie he said the lake was to rough during hunting season , and around here you cant hunt them from the shore due to the gun regulations around the city of chicago , most of the shore line falls into city of chicago , and their 0 gun regs
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Postby 870 » Wed May 31, 2006 10:31 am

sideecar, "that too rough thing" he told you sound like hes trying to keep you out of a good hunting spot :toofunny:. Find out where thr city limits end, and start scouting aroung there. You might be pleased in what you find out. Good Luck Bro :thumbsup:
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Postby maddiedog » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:12 pm

I would go scout it out as well but Oct. and Nov. winds on Lake Michigan can get REALLY strong. I do a ton of fishing out there and there are days I wouldn't want to be out in my 24 foot salmon boat.
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Postby sidecarr » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:07 pm

talked to my friend who has lake land in michigan , said he used to go out on his 35 foot boat for divers when he lived in the chicago area, said he used to clean up but,you need a big boat ,and I dont have one , am going up to michigan to hunt his blind on the lake this fall , was trying to avoid paying for an out of state licence but now need a michigian and illinois licence
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Postby 870 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:45 pm

well look at it this way, it's cheeper than buying a new boat :toofunny: Good luck this fall :thumbsup:
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Postby sidecarr » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:04 pm

Thats for sure, easier to explain to the wife also
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