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Postby mgoldschmidt » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:35 am

This one might be for snipshooter-

Not to give away location, but Im heading out to PL on the St. Johns in the morning- are they flying? or are they moving towards jessup yet.

What have you all seen on the St. Johns?
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Postby patrick.carrington » Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:50 am

Cant say much for jessup but for the Jacksonville/Green Cove Springs area they are on the move. Common meg., teal(green and blue), coot, and saw a few geese. Hope that helps. I know the fog is keeping them moveing late to around 12'esh. Later good luck. :thumbsup:
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:07 am

geese?
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Postby snipeshooter » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:14 pm

The water is getting really low. The puddle ducks are getting pretty thin. We need some cold weather. But on the up side the snipe hunting is terrific. If you don not know the river around puzzle you are not going to be able to get around very well.
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Postby patrick.carrington » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:10 pm

Yep :mrgreen: big group of Canada's flew right over me and headed tword a field. 100 or so.
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Postby kg4yus » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:31 am

Matt, it is not uncommon to see some Canada's around the northern and centralm parts of the state. Lots of them in Jax around golf courses and housing complexes, a whole loat around the horse farms and trailer parks in the Ocala area. Resident/Feral type thing.
I've seen Snow Geese on the Sod fields in Hastings and saw some on the Potatoe Farm in Crecent city in the past as well.
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:32 am

today sucked. NO BIRDS.... waaaa booo hoo! lots of fog. I met snipeshooter at the launch - you did not miss much - I should have gone out in the direction you told me.

and, sorry to hear about your motor - like I said, you didnot miss much.

Worst of all, my hunt buddy dropped his cell in the river. We found it after about 1/2 hour, but that sucked to.

Although, I didnt break anything.

One good thing, I SHOT MY NEW 10G!!!

good stuff.
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Postby snipeshooter » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:01 am

Well Matt you missed a good shoot this morning I had a limit of ringers on the water by 7:27 am. The marsh was packed this morning but it was just cloudy and foggy enough to keep the sky busters from running the birds out of there.
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Postby kg4yus » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:16 am

Snipe shooter you old dog.
I guess you found your Carbeuretor.

I'm still wondering how it "Fell Off".
Glad I didnt work on that motor, hehehe :cool:
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Postby snipeshooter » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:32 am

I was paddleing the layout this morning. I need to find a plastic air filter box that bolts on the carb for that 6,5hp honda if you know where one can be had. Hopefully that is the only thing broken.
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Postby kg4yus » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:06 am

Here ya go,
Those gx series engines never die so I doubt I can come up with one used locally. For the price you might as well order this one.

http://www.mfgsupply.com/m/c/19-10477.html?id=AvQrFdVB
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Postby snipeshooter » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:53 am

Thanks for the info Winston. I need to thank Briggs for the pintail drake I got on Thursday because if I was in the big boat I would not have been hunting in that spot so close to the ramp. Had 2 flights of pintails come in to the decoys in a area that I had not seen them before. :salude:
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Postby kg4yus » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:33 am

Good Deal, and here I was worried your were getting po'd cause your muffler has not arrived yet.
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:10 pm

snipeshooter - I wish I was there. Actually, we had a good moring anyway, and I still made it (here) to work.

Im glad your moring went well. By the way, nice rig at winstons.

Ill plan to go out there with you one morning. Next, get through christmas.
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Postby patrick.carrington » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:21 pm

Sounds like you guyd did better than we did. We hunted 6 mile near Guana State park and I got one Commom meg. we saw maby a total of 20 ducks. They all were on the interior ponds that are closed. :pissed: Glad you got to shoot the new "BFG". Sounds like fun. Anyone willing to shell out a good spot for the morning or maby just an area and we can find a spot would be a big help. Kinda tired of scouting and not seeing duck that we saw the day before. Good luck dudes.
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