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Opening day pics

Postby BonifayFLAboy » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:35 pm

I have to wait one more week. Help me out by showing off what you killed!!
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:43 pm

My guys shot this mostly greenwing mix:
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Opening day pics

Postby Sclf » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:52 pm

We shot 36 out of my blind. Teal, greys, summer mallards, mallards, and a couple smiling mallards. I'm new here and have to figure out how to post pucs
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby BonifayFLAboy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:00 pm

Nice straps!
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:02 pm

My nephew and a friend and the the most important Ellie. She had a busy weekend. Good mix of ducks and some specs. Pics are from Saturday.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Marshwalker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:32 pm

It's been to quiet on here. I have to wait for this Saturday as well. Lets hear some reports. Had two buddies limit out in pecan in about 20 minutes. Mostly teal- still waiting on flying chickens to come down.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:35 pm

Saturday's hunters were above.

Here's Sunday:
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Monday:
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Today:
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So far, so good.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Marshwalker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:02 pm

That's the best looking stringers I've seen so far. What area is that if you don't mind me asking. No specifics needed
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby BonifayFLAboy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Rick. Looks like each day gets better and better. Nice pics man, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby loner » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:05 pm

Rick, no pics of the coyote?
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:22 am

He's been picking up what hasn't fallen in the ponds for multiple blinds and in no mood to pose:
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Bigeaux20 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm

Rick, we took over 300 birds I would say since the opening and we haven't killed one greenhead. Are you getting those in the fields or the marsh?
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Opening day pics

Postby dog walker » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:17 pm

I haven't taken any pics myself but here is a pic of my brothers new pup after her first hunt with us.

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Re: Opening day pics

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:28 pm

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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:35 am

Bigeaux20 wrote:Rick, we took over 300 birds I would say since the opening and we haven't killed one greenhead. Are you getting those in the fields or the marsh?


Those pictured are from the marsh, but we tolled the biggest mallard flight to date in the rice yesterday evening. Odd thing about those perhaps 40 birds was that they worked all over us before committing, and I couldn't spot a drake among them. Dike flight?
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Bigeaux20 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:53 am

Good to hear there are some in the area. I'm kind of hoping that we will get some pushed down when the rest of the state starts shooting. I don't have a problem shooting pintails, grays, widgeon, and teal, but there is something nostalgic about a stringer full of green heads.

Keep after them and be safe.

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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Not sure which one you mean, but I replaced my rusted out marsh pit prior to last season, and we changed out everything else in the marsh this year. Also replaced a few in the rice, and think everything there is now sound.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Bigeaux20 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:47 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Not sure which one you mean, but I replaced my rusted out marsh pit prior to last season, and we changed out everything else in the marsh this year. Also replaced a few in the rice, and think everything there is now sound.



It could very well have been an issue for you a couple years ago. I just remember you telling stories about having your sports in waders. One thing is for certain and that is generally nothing is goign to fail when you don't need it.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:11 pm

Two years ago my blind ruptured the morning the said to be cursed DHC traveling decoy arrived, and I hunted it alone with "The Rambler" the next morning to assess the damage:
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Couldn't be patched well enough to either hunt dry or readily float out, and we were doing so well that we hunted it wet, rather than risking a the loss of too many days hunting during a problematic blind exchange. Wasn't pretty but the guys who were up for standing in water to hunt were generally well rewarded.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Park Duck » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:17 pm

Standing in water to shoot ducks? Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:22 pm

With a bench to sit on, firm footing and no stinkin' trees to get in the way. Lazy man's timber hunt.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Park Duck » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:30 pm

Yea well Rick I'm sure you have to deal with a lot of crybabies
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Bigeaux20 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:53 pm

I'd rather stand in water with a warm barrel and full straps, than stay dry and not get my shooting. It's great to have comfort and a great hunt, but given the choice of choosing one, I take the great hunt. 5 mins after you are back at the truck you have forgotten about the inconvenience of standing in waders.
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Bigeaux20 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:56 pm

Rick in general terms, how far are you hunting from Creole, or Cameron?
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Re: Opening day pics

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:59 pm

Not close. We're in Klondike, between Gueydan and Lake Arthur. Ours is a peninsula of fresh marsh above the Intracoastal sticking up into rice country. Usually a pretty sweet place to be, but not just now.

Park Duck, most of our guests are much better than folks may think and know that hunting is hunting. Still, they come to a camp like ours with high hopes and expectations, and it eats my lunch to let them down.
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