Greetings! Looking for other duck & goose hunters to share the JOY of waterfowl hunting. Longtime Mountain Home resident with a very flexible schedule. Most of my hunting buddies only hunt deer or elk and definitely won't chase birds. I'm pretty well equipped but haven't done too many duck & goose hunts in recent years. It is often VERY hard to find someone to go out -- especially during the week. I LOVE the outdoors but as you guys know, it is SO much more fun when you can share the experience with another hunter. I'm very easy going and won't spend the day whining & complaining. I'm not usually this gabby, but I'm trying to give you guys enough info to make some good contacts.
I'm a good partner. I don't sky bust; I don't give up other folk's favorite spot: I am willing to share on gas expenses, etc.; I'm dependable & on time; and I help with loading & unloading equipment. I'm fairly knowledgeable, but I do NOT know it all. I like to learn from others and respect their rules & procedures -- especially for their spots. Last year I checked out a remote spot at Strike that I remembered from long ago and kicked up 3 groups of Canadian mallards. I plan to go back there soon and establish a blind(s) and plan the best options for spreads. It would be SO much better if I could find someone motivated enough to join me!
I mainly hunt around C.J. Strike and have only hunted the Snake River a couple of times. I've got a ski boat but it would be a last resort as I'm not ready to run the river with it. I've got a fair number of dekes that I'm restringing and watching the Primos DVD to try to brush up on my calls. I'm kind of rusty on my calls, but I know when to "shut up". I'm also getting ready to set up my first "jerk rig". I have been looking for a fairly short "Jon Boat" to stuff in the back of my pickup, but they seem to be very rare around here.
Long ago, I busted quite a few ducks & geese in South Dakota. It has been years since I busted some geese near Jack's Creek, but I would sure like to get into them again. I've only got one goose decoy, but will consider buying more if it will bring some goose meat home. I used to be good calling them, but I'm rusty now so I will limit my calling.
INFO ONLY: I have a female yellow lab who loves to retrieve duck dummies from land or water and loves to hunt upland birds. She stays the right distance as she is workin' the birds and doesn't run off after critters. But unfortunately, before I got her trained for blind retrieves & chillin' in a blind -- she started having seizures about every 2 months. I won't ruin someone else's hunt by bringing her and I won't take her in fast water, but I welcome suggestions on dealing with the problem. If I go out by myself to this quiet shallow spot I found, I would like to show her a good time ... with the thrill of a successful duck hunt! Ginger is resting her head on my thigh -- quite interested in what I'm typing. Again, I won't ruin your day with a semi-trained pup -- but maybe I can learn from some of you.
To get into some prime duck or goose hunting, I'm willing to occasionally travel west as far as the Nampa area or east to Hagerman or maybe the Twins Falls area. But I would really like to firm up several contacts that like to hunt closer to my area.
Send me a PM or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can discuss things and swap contact info. The weather is changing and I'm really itchin' to get out on a regular basis to bust some greenheads & honkers! Best wishes to ALL!