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Re: Offseason Work

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:35 am

We don't always limit in 30 minutes, but I couldn't imagine a world where I didn't want to.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby beretta24 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:41 am

ByersFarm wrote:We don't always limit in 30 minutes, but I couldn't imagine a world where I didn't want to.

This....although in my case we don't all that often.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby cannon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:33 pm

beretta24 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:We don't always limit in 30 minutes, but I couldn't imagine a world where I didn't want to.

This....although in my case we don't all that often.


When Cason talks about "limits" in 30-minutes, he's talking about 6-man limits in 30 minutes. It's only like that around my place a few times each season, but when it is, it's epic.

It's only NOT like that a few times each season around his. I hunted at Byers Farm four or five times last season, and i think it took us until after 8:00 twice. Typically, about 7:30, its time to clean birds while someone cooks breakfast. He's got a pillbox down there, that's for sure.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby beretta24 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:03 pm

Ya, we don't get it like that here often, but every once in a while we'll hit it right. We get those days in ND more often.

Guess I'm just going have to extend my season and try things a little further south sometime. AR hasn't been crossed off the list yet.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby talltimber » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:24 am

My stepdad was a cropduster. He said once that you had to touch the top of beans with the bottom of the tires to do it right. He flew under the wires pretty regular. The one he hated were the hv transmission lines. He was a fan of big loads and short strips with a fencerow at the end until...lol. (Before my time)
AR, that's a good looking set up there. You mentioned gadwall. We've had some great hunts in gadwall holes, and usually thick with wood ducks too. I like old slough holes like that.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:06 pm

One of our favorites holes.
A Woodie Hen was leading her young away when I shot this picture last week.

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Canon, this is that 100 acre field that so many ducks roost in. Corn from one end to the other, just waiting on time.......

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby cannon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 pm

Looks inviting. Ducks love them some corn.


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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:46 am

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:59 am

:thumbsup: Lookin good there AR Dave!
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:05 pm

So after my hunting partner worked on that blind - he stopped by my second home. :)
The water has dropped fast, it was above that dog door when we canoed by it earlier in this thread.

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby Conch27 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:18 am

AR Dave wrote:So after my hunting partner worked on that blind - he stopped by my second home. :)
The water has dropped fast, it was above that dog door when we canoed by it earlier in this thread.

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Brutha, I am jealous........
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Hope everyone knows my intent in posting pics, of different blinds, projects, habitat, is just to share. I've really enjoyed the discussions and getting advice about different things like making the benches wider.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:08 pm

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:00 am

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:02 am

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Started working around Beaver Hut today.
Went inside to cut those tree tops down, no snake bites. :thumbsup:

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby whisperin' duck » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:17 pm

You obviously drag a trench behind you everywhere you go!
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:12 am

whisperin' duck wrote:You obviously drag a trench behind you everywhere you go!

Trying to add as much duck habitat as possible. :smile:

This is how we drag a trench -
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Hot today! :sad:

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby whisperin' duck » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:46 am

So many snakes contemplating eating yall
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:24 pm

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Floated new blind down swamp and brushed it in today.....
- In the Cypress Trees
- Today (sat) we are going attach 4 Come-alongs, from trees to eye bolts on each corner of the blind.
- And of course clear some brush, I'll get a picture from the blind.
- Two water moccasins, .357 - Rat Shot works great...

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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:16 pm

The blind work turned out awesome today, however before I show blinds I have something for whisperin' duck.
This is my beautiful road to work.

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All my buddies had to go home when the brush cutting started, so I was by myself.

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I was standing in one spot for about 5 mins, whollering a hole (you can see my trail through the matted vegetation) when all of a sudden a snake blasted out from under me (3 ft of water).. I got him with rat shot. That shook me up a bit. So I stumbled back to the canoe and fell and realized my .357, that my dad left me, was out of the holster. That pistol has became something special to me. So I went to noodling almost in a panic. Couldn't find it where I fell. Noodled 30ft back to the snake, nothing. Started over again, where I fell, and could not believe it when I felt that hard steel.

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Moccasin measured 42".
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby mhowerton » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:03 pm

AR Dave wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote:You obviously drag a trench behind you everywhere you go!

Trying to add as much duck habitat as possible. :smile:

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Pontoon?? Looks like y'all have a bunch of options on both sides of the river. Teal Season is just around the corner.
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Re: Offseason Work

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:12 am

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