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1st hunt of the season

Postby EcatMagoo » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:46 pm

Went out today with my father and we were able to scratch out a limit. Took us until about 10 but it was a fun hunt. Had about 500 pelicans float right into the decoys. It was a wonderful sight. Here are the pics. One of the blues I took was very dark colored. Maybe a mix with a cinnamon?
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby T Man » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:04 pm

EcatMagoo wrote:Went out today with my father and we were able to scratch out a limit. Took us until about 10 but it was a fun hunt. Had about 500 pelicans float right into the decoys. It was a wonderful sight. Here are the pics. One of the blues I took was very dark colored. Maybe a mix with a cinnamon?


It could be a cinnimon teal. At this time of the year they are in eclipse plumage, and just starting to get their breeding colors.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby John O`Neal » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:13 am

EcatMagoo wrote:Went out today with my father and we were able to scratch out a limit. Had about 500 pelicans float right into the decoys. It was a wonderful sight.


Well done . We scouted Thurs. and also saw lots of Pelicans but very few Teal . Glad to see at least you found them. Congrats on a good hunt with your father.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby EcatMagoo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:35 am

Thanks John
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby rmb79 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:15 pm

Some guys from SG county had a great first hunt of the season today. Got Popped for shooting Pintails 15min before LST at quivera. Escorted out of the marsh by the Wardens.

You can't make this stuff up, and I thought JOCO hunters were idiots.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby EcatMagoo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:46 pm

rmb79 wrote:Some guys from SG county had a great first hunt of the season today. Got Popped for shooting Pintails 15min before LST at quivera. Escorted out of the marsh by the Wardens.

You can't make this stuff up, and I thought JOCO hunters were idiots.


In the middle part of the state tags with "SG" are every bit as hated as "JO" tags in the eastern part of the state. Growing up anytime we were upland bird hunting and saw SG tags parked in a field we assumed they were rich doctors coming in to lease up all the land we hunted.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby radfordc » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:39 pm

We managed a few birds this morning but in a really tough place to hunt. Two inches of water on top of 18 inches of mud! I'm too old for that kind of work. The cold front made for a very comfortable teal hunt with NO MOSQUITOES!
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby goodkarmarising » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Looks like fun times.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby DanJeffandJack » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:51 pm

EcatMagoo wrote:Growing up anytime we were upland bird hunting and saw SG tags parked in a field we assumed they were rich doctors coming in to lease up all the land we hunted.


Those @******.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby westksbowhunter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:11 pm

My son and I shot a limit this morning. Lots of ducks and got done early.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby EcatMagoo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:50 pm

T Man wrote:
EcatMagoo wrote:Went out today with my father and we were able to scratch out a limit. Took us until about 10 but it was a fun hunt. Had about 500 pelicans float right into the decoys. It was a wonderful sight. Here are the pics. One of the blues I took was very dark colored. Maybe a mix with a cinnamon?


It could be a cinnimon teal. At this time of the year they are in eclipse plumage, and just starting to get their breeding colors.


Even in eclipse colors the male would still have red eyes though...correct?
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby mudpack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:30 am

EcatMagoo wrote:
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EcatMagoo wrote:One of the blues I took was very dark colored. Maybe a mix with a cinnamon?

It could be a cinnimon teal. At this time of the year they are in eclipse plumage, and just starting to get their breeding colors.


Even in eclipse colors the male would still have red eyes though...correct?


The birds have not started to show breeding colors yet. We get a lot of very dark blue-wings (but not this year!)
As far as the eye color; I believe the drake's eyes change from brown to orange-red during the breeding season, but I could be wrong on this.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby EcatMagoo » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:15 am

radfordc wrote:We managed a few birds this morning but in a really tough place to hunt. Two inches of water on top of 18 inches of mud! I'm too old for that kind of work. The cold front made for a very comfortable teal hunt with NO MOSQUITOES!


How you were guys being concealed on the shoreline?
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby radfordc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:21 am

EcatMagoo wrote:
radfordc wrote:We managed a few birds this morning but in a really tough place to hunt. Two inches of water on top of 18 inches of mud! I'm too old for that kind of work. The cold front made for a very comfortable teal hunt with NO MOSQUITOES!


How you were guys being concealed on the shoreline?


The short answer is "not very well". We were in my boat with the Beavertail blind that is grassed up pretty good. We didn't get any groups of birds to decoy in close but there were enough that flew in range to make it a hunt. We killed four birds between us.
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby DeathCommander » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:58 am

rmb79 wrote:Some guys from SG county had a great first hunt of the season today. Got Popped for shooting Pintails 15min before LST at quivera. Escorted out of the marsh by the Wardens.

You can't make this stuff up, and I thought JOCO hunters were idiots.



My friends were sitting 300 yards down the bank from them. Said they shot a few widgeon too. The ranger came over and started checking his bag and he said "wait till you get to the next group". lol what a bunch of tards
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby T Man » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:43 pm

We went out Sunday and shot a 3 man limit in 25 minutes. We were packed up by 7:30. A very satisfying start to the season, even though I still have 2 months to go before I can hunt ducks.... :hammer:
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Re: 1st hunt of the season

Postby barryboy08 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:02 am

Great Hunt Congrats!
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