Is any one here today 04/30/06

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Is any one here today 04/30/06

Postby duckaholic41 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:11 am

Im thinkin bout fall already :toofunny:
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:18 am

yeah we just took our 'new' boat out yesterday to see how it ran... so now we are dying to go... so now we are making our first cabelas order of the year... hooorah... anyways :welcome: to the site!!
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Postby duckaholic41 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:25 am

Thats kool. Cabelas is comeing 2 Boise this summer.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:50 pm

yeah we're supposed to be getting one up either in north idaho or in eastern washington here pretty soon also... i can hardly wait :getdown:
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Postby GanderCommander1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:27 pm

I'm baaaaaaack! Sorry that I haven't been on this site very much. Been spending too much time getting the boat ready for Fall, organizing my new shop, and posting on the refuge forums. JJohnson, tell me about your "new" boat and what you are ordering from Cabelas? I will try to check out this forum more often in the future. I take Drake, my 16 month BLM, out training at the lake at least once a week. There is a honker on a nest real close to where I work him and the other day the gander got quite upset he thought Drake was getting too close to the nest. He got real vocal but kept his distance.
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:04 pm

GanderCommander, our boat is in the duck boats section, under "Our New Duck Machine!"... It's coming along well.

As for the Cabela's issue, I suppose I'll answer that one :mrgreen:

He got a duck hunting jacket.

We both bought a pair of Cabela's Supermag Armor Flex Waders (1600 gram)

We also got 2 pairs of Cabela's Gore-tex Thinsulate gloves

Some camo for our ground blind

And he's also buying me half dozen of the Herter's Redheads for my birthday :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Anyways, we spent like $600.. Duck hunting can be very spendy..
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Postby duckaholic41 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:14 pm

Hey guys this is new 2 me. How do I find people closer 2 my area
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:35 pm

Actually, make that $675..... :oops:

duckaholic, I'm pretty sure there is no way to search for people distance-wise.. The only way you'll really find them is what you just did.. Maybe you could make a post in the Idaho section..
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Postby GanderCommander1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:38 pm

Casey, I checked out your boat and it looks like a fun project you are working on. What's the wattage on the "frog eyes"? What do you have planned for paint and blind on it? All your hard work should pay off for getting you to where the birds want to be this season. Will this be your first time hunting from a boat?
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:52 pm

The frog eyes are 150 watt each. They light up the whole street.. I like them!

We are going to paint our boat ourselves.. Base coat, then a home-made stencil over it. We are putting a scissor-like blind on it (which we're just about ready to start on). There will be a light-tan material for the blind, with green army netting over that. Those 2 things together should make it 'pop out'.

This will be our first year actually shooting from the boat itself. We're pretty excited about that. BUT we are also making a new-and-improved ground blind, because we'll probably still hunt on land a lot.

Hope that answers your questions!
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:58 pm

they are 150 watts each... it was pretty fun ticking off the neighbors across the street when we were trying them out... plenty bright... as far as paint goes we have a bunch of green paint left from when casey painted his jon boat.. then we will stencil some camo on... for a blind we are going to build a folding thing with steel pipe, and cargo netting... yeah and it'll be our first time hunting from a boat, but im also building a better ground blind than what we have now... that way we're good for whatever comes our way... the boat runs like a champ though :thumbsup:

and casey when you wrote for duckaholic to write in the idaho section... well he did already....
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:59 pm

haha we must have been writing at the same time :toofunny:
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Postby duckaholic41 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:01 pm

Ok thanks. I havnt use a computer for a few yrs. This fall I hope to find a new huntin buddy. I have plenty of places to go,2 dogs , plenty of gear. But im tired of takin peopl who show up late and dont pull there own wieght.
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Postby duckaholic41 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:08 pm

I've never hunted waterfowl from a boat or in a feild. Like to try sum time
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Postby GanderCommander1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:10 pm

I sure hope that you guys post up some pictures this summer when the boat is finished. Kind of a before and after thing. You say the blind will be made with steel pipe. Don't you think that aluminum tubing would be better? That is what most boat blinds use today.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:31 pm

well whatever that conduit stuff at home depot is... i can build the frame for just about 30 dollars... unless you know how to build one cheaper :getdown: its kinda our first shot at one so we are playing most of this by ear looking at the few pic's that are running around here... it seems like hardly anyone wants to take pic's of their duckboats in progress... so we've taken a bunch of pics of everything so when we are done it can be kind of like a 'how-to' of taking an old beater boat and turning it into something sweet...

and duckaholic, hopefully you can find someone to go with ya... we have some guys that are all gung-ho about hunting the night before, but then seem to forget about it when its time to go at 3 in the morning...
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:34 pm

GanderCommander... I'm pretty sure that's what it is. It's some metal conduit pipe, so it must be aluminum. We haven't bought it yet, like justin said, it's still over at Home Depot.
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