YA He's hooked now!!!!

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YA He's hooked now!!!!

Postby #1wingnut » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:54 pm

Well saturday was a big sucsess for my son and I.

My son and I went to Sutter for his 1st duck hunt :thumbsup:
and my 1st opener on a refuge and 1st time @ sutter
So lots of 1st for us on Saturday.
It started out great, First bird in was a Bull sprig cupped up right
over the blocks. I made my brother hold up and my son got the 1st shot of the morning. :mrgreen: Rolling that big bull sprig right in front of us.
YA!! he's hooked now :thumbsup:
It wasnt dead when it hit the water so we got to watch Samson chase him around for a while. another big + :mrgreen:
except he pulled the pin tails out trying to get a hold of it. It seems
that dog always pulls those feathers out of crippled sprigs or pheasants.
Oh well wasnt really a mounter anyway so we ate him for lunch today :tounge:
To be honest the shooting was not as great as I expected. But
we had a couple of elderly gentlemen 70+ years (that had not been hunting in years) walk out with us. They setup "RIGHT" next to us and were shooting at any and everything. They were having such a good time I could'nt say anything to them although my brother wanted to.
one of them gave us his left over shells (3/4 of a box ) :eek: they shot a solid three hours an easy 75 rounds with one bird each to show for it.
We ended up with 9 birds only one was a mallard. my son got 2
the sprig and a hen woody.
But more imortant he had a GREAT time and wants to go again.


By the way he will be 10 in December
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Postby Mattquack » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:41 pm

It sounds like you had a great time. That's awesome. Especially since your boy got to take some birds.
What did you think of Sutter, overall? It's quite a bit closer than than SAC nwr for me, which is where I usually hunt. There and Yolo, but last season Yolo left me a little sour. It's super close, but I'd rather drive and actually shoot ducks. I'm sure some guys do alright there, but I sure didn't last year. Anyway, I'll quit ranting about it. I was just wondering what your overall opinion about it is.
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Postby #1wingnut » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:57 pm

Matt,
It's very nice refuge. more wood ducks on the place than I've seen at any other refuge. We went to a area Rel told me about. another guy I talked to out there told me we were in the mallard hole. I know we would have
pulled out more birds wthout help from our sky-busting friends.

Another little thing that did'nt help. My buddy came by Thurs night & picked up my boat and went out to my hole Sat am.
he call me at 9:00 am DONE "10 green heads"
we shoulda stayed home.
Oh Well
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Postby PinTeal » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:02 am

Dan,
Did you see a lot of ducks? MAn....I just told you guys early last week there were thousands of ducks there....now....I appear to be a liar :(

Glad to hear your boy had a good time!

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Postby tstrong » Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:23 pm

Good job Wingnut - I still get a kick out a seeing my son drop one.
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Postby Russell » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:50 pm

Glad ya got him started on the smartest bird in the flyway. :thumbsup:

If he's anything like a lot of us were at that age he'll be "haunted" by the memory of that cupped and commited bull for the rest of his huntin' days!
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