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Retriever lodge

Postby Gaduckcommander » Thu May 16, 2013 8:36 pm

I was wondering if anyone has ever hunted at retriever lodge in deWitt. If so what are y'all's thoughts on them? Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby ByersFarm » Fri May 17, 2013 5:54 pm

I haven't, but I know a decent spot.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby Gaduckcommander » Fri May 17, 2013 8:12 pm

I'm interested in anything. Ill look in to it thanks.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Fri May 17, 2013 10:05 pm

Gaduckcommander wrote:I'm interested in anything. Ill look in to it thanks.


Just a few pictures from Byers this year. It's really a special place.

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And as if the waterfowl hunting isn't enough we can catch some really nice fish.

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And the food...

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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby WTN10 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:10 pm

Hunted at Byers Farm multiple times. The video cannot convey how awesome it is. It'll literally leave you awe-struck.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby cannon » Tue May 21, 2013 9:02 am

WTN10 wrote:Hunted at Byers Farm multiple times. The video cannot convey how awesome it is. It'll literally leave you awe-struck.


Yup.

1. Awesome hunting.
2. Sweet lodge.
3. Knowledgeable and experienced staff.
4. Exceptional food.
5. No fear of competition screwing up your hunting.

I do a fair amount of hunting on private ground at my place, and to be honest, my back yard is pretty good stuff. HOWEVER, it pales by comparison to this place, most notably because Byers enjoys the luxury of solitude. The tracts of property on the farm are isolated, which means that you hunt without being molested by the pesky neighbors, which is an advantage I don't have back home. I've got a foot print in every wet spot on public ground between Pine Bluff and the Missouri border, and I've spent more days hunting private ground that 100 average hunters will in a lifetime. The property at Byers Farm is, hands down, one of the highest quality places that I've had privilege of shooting. Highly recommended.

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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby AR Dave » Tue May 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Now that is a Man Cave!
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby cannon » Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 pm

AR Dave wrote:Now that is a Man Cave!


Got all those food plots planted, Dave?
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby Slash LaReux » Wed May 22, 2013 4:29 pm

A nice bunch of guys who really know to hunt. The lodge is very nice many of my clients hunt with them and are always impressed. Now I'm speaking of retriever lodge so I hope this post doesn't hijack your thread OP!!!
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby AR Dave » Thu May 23, 2013 9:38 am

cannon wrote:
AR Dave wrote:Now that is a Man Cave!


Got all those food plots planted, Dave?


Working on it - kinda! I'm trying to learn to not fight mother nature. One year there's not enough water, the next there is too much, so my partner and I have decided we will just go with whatever the conditions are. We're certainly keeping the economy going though. LOL One of our farmers has our 100 acre Duck Sanctuary planted in corn, it’s growing fast. We’re getting our blinds set up in the right spots this time. Say that every year! We’ve been spraying and disking some, trying to kill coffee bean plants, at another place.

We traded, some hunting outfit, for four nice duck blinds and a monster portable pump. LIke a pump on a trailer with 4" inch hose. In fact I'll go get the info off of it, y'all might know more about the cost of running it. Anyway on my favorite slough, we had to take out 2 dozen beavers, just couldn't keep up with some of their damning. Now we have a mile of slough divided into 4 parts by beaver dams and two road levy’s we built. My Beaver Hut has water still at floor level right now. I sure have a lot of wood ducks. When the water starts dropping, I’m going to pump that water back over the most upstream dam and save it in a reservoir for season. That’s the beaver dam I was trying to knock down last season. This sounds like a plan don’t it? LOL

We also have this hole up in a field, planted in wheat now, will probably plant beans next. It’s a wet spot that teal love. About 50 yards, through some timber, above part of the swamp we want to drain (section we'll rob water from to indirectly keep my reservoir level up). The hole has been dry the last couple of season’s, oh we can’t wait to pump that hole up..... Going to be our dove hunting hole too. I have wheat around it that will stay up and when that farmer plants beans, I’m going to throw millet all out in there.

It’s just romper room around here like usual - but we have a lot of fun talking, dreaming, and playing in our sandbox......
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby AR Dave » Thu May 23, 2013 9:43 am

I'm putting a lot of effort into stocking the freezer with Crappie at this time also. :smile:
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby steve-o » Thu May 23, 2013 8:52 pm

So these other guys have shown you the quality hunting pictures, let me show you about the quality people at Byers Farm.
Custom pink short barrel hand cut by Mr. Richenback of Rich-n-Tone for a special girl (my daughter).
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These guys gave us a special day that we will never forget.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby ByersFarm » Thu May 23, 2013 8:57 pm

steve-o wrote:So these other guys have shown you the quality hunting pictures, let me show you about the quality people at Byers Farm.
Custom pink short barrel hand cut by Mr. Richenback of Rich-n-Tone for a special girl (my daughter).
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These guys guys us a special day that we will never forget.
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She brings a smile to my face every time. I'm so happy you guys were able to make it.
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Re: Retriever lodge

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Thu May 23, 2013 9:03 pm

Favorite weekend ever.
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