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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Just wondering what kind of new goodies y'all have picked up for this season. I am very green so my list is long, but I figured this would help give myself and some others ideas about what they may have forgotten to pick up.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby steve-o » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:53 pm

I got a new boat a few weeks ago
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Yeah it seems like even if I had it I bought it again this year. I think I am finally rigged out though for the most part.
Boat
Dog
A few new calls
Traded in my waders for some that won't require 5 trips to gander mtn for exchanges due to leaks
Upgraded my gear bag
GPS
Few new decoys

Got a few more items I wouldn't mind changing out but I ain't hurting for anything as of right now.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby steve-o » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:21 pm

Yeah. I already had a boat. Have an extra motor and came across a killer deal that I couldn't pass up.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:10 pm

That's what always seems to happen. Was gonna get into the same old waders...but ft Thompson had the brush toughs for 159. Can't pass that up.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby rivershark » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:02 pm

Getting me some more Dakota decoys since my last batch was stolen...
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby Arkiewaterfowl » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:16 am

Bought a new boat/motor/trailer. Still getting the kinks worked out on the speed/handling side. Still shooting my 100$ pump 12 gauge, and a beat up 20 over/under for my timber gun. Can't make myself buy a exspensive gun when I know I'm gonna just throw it around in the boat. Blowing the same old olts from last year. Using the GPS app on my phone. Still got warranty on my waders from Mack's.

All that's on my to-do list is buy shells and get my tires rotated and ready for alot of traveling.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby AaronR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:17 am

I got some Dakota Decoys and they are pretty sweet! Also picked up a new Super Vinci. Got a Banded Banzai to try out this year too.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby steve-o » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:32 am

AaronR wrote:I got some Dakota Decoys and they are pretty sweet! Also picked up a new Super Vinci. Got a Banded Banzai to try out this year too.

the super vinci. its ugly looking, but it sure feels good when you shoulder it. :thumbsup:
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:34 am

The Dakota's are real nice. I need to get upgrade my decoys, but my hot buys worked decent last year.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby AaronR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:55 pm

Yea i wasnt too sure about it at first, but it for sure fits like a glove when you shoulder it. smashed a few teal birds with it and have not regrets about it so far.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby dmadden7070 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:03 pm

I've got a couple dozen decoys that haven't been out in the field yet that I finally got rigged. They're water keel flambeaus i ordered from knutson's online. Great site if you haven't ever checked it out and need some decoys.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby broutdoors » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:21 pm

Bought some shells and have to get the propane tanks topped off so the grandboys and my 14 yr. old daughter don't get cold on me during the second and third split. Bought a new spotlight. Other than that the War Eagle is ready to roll. :thumbsup:
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:13 am

Well that's a good one. I should probably invest in a little propane space heater to take out with me. I am sure it will be worth it during the wait between throwin out the decoys and shooting time. Any recommendations.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby AaronR » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:53 am

PC76 wrote:Well that's a good one. I should probably invest in a little propane space heater to take out with me. I am sure it will be worth it during the wait between throwin out the decoys and shooting time. Any recommendations.


I have a small grill that I take, uses those small bottles. Its handy to have so you can cook up a little breakfast and keep warm before shooting hours. Thats if you dont have a long ways to wade and have somewhere to sit it.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby broutdoors » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Mr.Heater tank-top is what I have. It is what works best for us because I hunt out of a boat. Screws on to your 20 lb. cylinder just like what your outdoor grill uses. I have friends that have the Buddy heaters that use the small propane cylinders and they say they work well. I cook on a coleman single burner and then we lay in front of the heater til shooting light. Its a nice set up.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:32 pm

Sounds like it is a nice setup. I will see this year strikes me like it is going to be a miserable one. It will be different for me this year as I won't be hoofing through thigh to waist deep water for 3/4 mile to get to my spot. Although I feel like I will be getting lazy with the boat and the dog. It sure beats a sweaty pair of waders regardless.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby broutdoors » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:18 pm

I was wading some a few years ago then I bought a War Eagle 1648 with a 40 hp. Yamaha. Its made me lazy but I'm dry and warm so we enjoy hunting alot more. Really enjoy the Mr. Heater.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:52 pm

Mr. Heater is great but don't sit there warming your hands a lot or they'll start crackin' on ya.
You gotta be careful with them heaters. Hell on your hands.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:45 pm

I was gonna comment on the latex glove and lotion thing with something witty, but I am way too under the weather to bother.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby steve-o » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:50 pm

nothing AB says suprises me anymore.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby ByersFarm » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:53 pm

Decoys, decoys, and decoys. Trying to pick up another truck to replace the one that gave up the ghost.
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What have ya bought for this year

Postby PC76 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Ghost?
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby cannon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:08 am

ByersFarm wrote:Trying to pick up another truck to replace the one that gave up the ghost.


Blew up one of those myself last week. '02 Dodge. Blew the engine.
Smell that? Smells like sumthin died in here.
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Re: What have ya bought for this year

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:21 pm

PC76 wrote:Ghost?


Spun a main bearing. It died.
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