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me thinks they're moving...

Postby mountainguy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Bright and sunny today, 61 degrees out, 1 o'clock in the afternoon...over lunch I drove by a nearby marsh to see if any birds happen to be around. I saw 3 teal, to my surprise. Dug my waders & gun out of the car trunk, snuck around the corner to see if I could get a jump shot. Ended up with 5 birds in 10 minutes, must have been 80 birds in there! Whee.
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby D-Day » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:34 pm

mountainguy wrote:Bright and sunny today, 61 degrees out, 1 o'clock in the afternoon. [...] Ended up with 5 birds in 10 minutes.


Huh?! :biggrin: :huh: :biggrin:

Bravo. Among so many other things, it's the outings like that that make it so rewarding. :clapping:
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby JCraig12 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:43 pm

Awesome! Congrats
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Can you get me a job there so I can hunt on my lunch too? lol :thumbsup:
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby K.I. Joe » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:54 pm

I was thinking the same thing, hunting on your lunch break,,,,Very cool
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Postby mountainguy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:14 pm

Yeah usually lunch is just for quick scouting trips to see if I can spot some birds for the weekend. Every now and then, though, I get a lunchtime shot. Today was ridiculous. I think my shooting was spot on because there were so many birds circling that I didn't have time to think about it.
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby 733SubDucker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:40 pm

And a Pintail to boot!
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:42 pm

mountainguy wrote:Yeah usually lunch is just for quick scouting trips to see if I can spot some birds for the weekend. Every now and then, though, I get a lunchtime shot. Today was ridiculous. I think my shooting was spot on because there were so many birds circling that I didn't have time to think about it.


I think I may have been late to clock back in :beer:
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby Flytier » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Except for some mergs and ringnecks, ducks sightings have been scarce the past few days in the North zone.
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1 Hen Mallard
2 Hen Greenwing
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby mountainguy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:46 pm

Thanks @733SubDucker, I've been trying to convince myself that it was a real big hen blue wing teal, but I think you're right on the pintail.
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Postby R-Factor » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:57 pm

mountainguy wrote:Thanks @733SubDucker, I've been trying to convince myself that it was a real big hen blue wing teal, but I think you're right on the pintail.


No question on the Pintail! Right On!!! Congrats to you!!!
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby southernducker » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Congrats on an awesome lunch time hunt...and bagging a good dinner too!
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby Mike M. » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm

No doubt you've got yourself a hen pintail there. Nice bag of birds.
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby daffy... » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:38 am

love seeing so many pin tails this year :yes:
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Re: me thinks they're moving...

Postby JustinNH » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:38 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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