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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:05 am

river rats wrote:Im with KC. 80 percent of my hunts are on public ground and if you try hard enough you can get away from the crowds. Even if there are other hunters around im still going to have a good time and hopefully knock a duck down in front of my dog.... then watch her retrieve her first duck. Even if most of the WMAs are dried up there is still plenty of lakes that offer good hunting if the work is put in.

98% of mine are on public. Problem is most lakes are down 3.5-4'. I've got 100-150 yards of mudflat to deal with. Still devising a plan, but I've put in over 20 miles on foot so far this year scoping things out. Hell, there are towns out near the bottoms that are almost to the point of rationing water because the wells are getting so low.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby KC_Bandhunters » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:41 am

if you want to hunt bad enough, take a two by four with ropes tied on either end and go out there to the marsh prior to opening day and step out a hole in the weeds. just a thought.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby river rats » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:43 pm

ya the mudflats are tough. we hunted out of the layout blinds on the mudflats last year. if its frozen its not bad but if they are soft it can be a terrible mess. the ducks didnt seem to be bothered by the blinds even when they were on top of the frozen mud.... just make sure they are mudded up good before the hunt.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby T Man » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:53 am

21.5 hours till I can legally shoot ducks...whether or not we see any will be a different story. Takin 2 dozen full body mallards and our layouts just in case. Happy season everyone
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby Jarbo03 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:53 pm

Best of luck to all who will be hunting this weekend.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby radfordc » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:57 pm

My duck season may have ended before it began. My wife suffered a massive stroke two days ago and it's going to be a very long recovery for her and me.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby Jarbo03 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:27 pm

radfordc wrote:My duck season may have ended before it began. My wife suffered a massive stroke two days ago and it's going to be a very long recovery for her and me.

So sorry to hear, best of luck and prayers to your wife and your family.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby T Man » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:06 pm

radfordc wrote:My duck season may have ended before it began. My wife suffered a massive stroke two days ago and it's going to be a very long recovery for her and me.



Prayers sent buddy.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby duckdozer » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:35 am

radfordc wrote:My duck season may have ended before it began. My wife suffered a massive stroke two days ago and it's going to be a very long recovery for her and me.


Damn Charlie, hate to hear that, keep you head high and we are hoping for a speedy and healthy recovery for your family.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby duckdozer » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:45 pm

Tommy I hope that you werent the ones hunting off the dike on pool 3, skyblasting for 3 ducks.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby FowlPwrcat » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Good early Zone opener for me AND the dawg!
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby T Man » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:38 pm

duckdozer wrote:Tommy I hope that you werent the ones hunting off the dike on pool 3, skyblasting for 3 ducks.


No sir. We looked at it yesterday, but everyone else was looking at 3 as well. We were in layout blinds in 4b sort of over by the observation tower. You hunting there tomorrow?
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:40 pm

There are some interesting stories coming out over there. Sounds like it was super crowded.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby TomKat » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:07 am

I think its funny that people will drive hundreds of miles to crowd into a mud pit.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby sself » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:41 am

TomKat wrote:I think its funny that people will drive hundreds of miles to crowd into a mud pit.


You gotta be a real "hard core" duck hunter to make that trip... :wink:
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby FowlPwrcat » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:52 am

TK didnt you drive hundreds of miles to that mud pit before? Or were there great water levels when you went?
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby gooshnr » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:26 am

That place can really be enjoyable to hunt, but in years with limited water it’s usually a big pain in the arse. If you find pleasure in fighting crowds to pull a limit from pass-shooting mainly flocks of teal and shovelers while hoping like hell that the surrounding gunfire stops long enough to allow a pintail or wigeon time to work your spread for a decoying shot, then this place is for you. I used to be one of those guys, but I’m getting too old and grumpy to deal with the goofiness that can go on out there. Enjoy it for what it is…stay safe…and consider investing in a Kevlar hunting vest.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby 007 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:03 pm

Yesterday was fun - the only things that didn't get wet were our raincoats, which were in the car, lol!

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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby T Man » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:02 pm

I wanted to come out to see what it was all about. We werent really too crowded into our pool, but we werent exactly all by ourselves. We worked hard to scratch out 14 birds in 2 days. Not great, but I had a damn good time, and today I shot my first redhead.
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby TomKat » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:20 am

FowlPwrcat wrote:TK didnt you drive hundreds of miles to that mud pit before? Or were there great water levels when you went?


No, the water was up real good when I was there...I learned the hard way I needed a boat!
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby TomKat » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:21 am

gooshnr wrote:That place can really be enjoyable to hunt, but in years with limited water it’s usually a big pain in the arse. If you find pleasure in fighting crowds to pull a limit from pass-shooting mainly flocks of teal and shovelers while hoping like hell that the surrounding gunfire stops long enough to allow a pintail or wigeon time to work your spread for a decoying shot, then this place is for you. I used to be one of those guys, but I’m getting too old and grumpy to deal with the goofiness that can go on out there. Enjoy it for what it is…stay safe…and consider investing in a Kevlar hunting vest.


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T man, good on you for sticking it out and getting some birds
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby T Man » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:22 am

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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby DeathCommander » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:29 am

4b wasn't too bad IMO. There were a decent amount of ducks that lifted off of the pool at dawn. TMAN did you hear the guy with that cannon over on the west side of 4b? Dear lord it sounded like a 10 gauge shooting a huge load.... Maybe it was hitting the dike and amplifying it but still sounded like a 40 mm. It shook the mud...
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby DeathCommander » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:32 am

Nice redhead TMAN! We had a suspect Canvasback that was probably a redhead....
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Re: Seasons Almost here!

Postby rmb79 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:35 am

I heard it was a cluster on Saturday. I get a kick out of the island hunters and the guys that stand in the 2 foot tall grass.
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