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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby MinnesotaDan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:10 am

That is a ton of decoys to be moving around. Its the worst when you realize you are so close, yet so far. How far did you need to drag them in?
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Postby Swamp Gas » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:52 am

1/4 mile across crp grass. Another 100yards through cattails. 100 more yards through mud & shin deep water. then 300 yards of open water around waist deep.

One bag of about two dozen on each of our backs. Each sled loaded with 6 honker floaters and another 2 dozen or so ducks. No need to workout during the duck season.
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Postby beretta24 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:31 am

Hmmm...I got an unfilled ND swan tag. :)
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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby Swamp Gas » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:08 am

Hmmmm

These were juvies. Probably better for table fair but not so good for the taxidermist.
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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby MinnesotaDan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:19 am

Swamp Gas wrote:1/4 mile across crp grass. Another 100yards through cattails. 100 more yards through mud & shin deep water. then 300 yards of open water around waist deep.

One bag of about two dozen on each of our backs. Each sled loaded with 6 honker floaters and another 2 dozen or so ducks. No need to workout during the duck season.


Man, and I thought I was a hardass when it came to hiking stuff in.
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Postby goldfish » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:46 am

No kidding. My badass hunter level just dropped significantly

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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby Labs » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:50 pm

Give me a boat blind with 6-7 doz deeks anyday.... :wink:
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Postby suicidal_scaup » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:06 pm

Labs wrote:Give me a boat blind with 6-7 doz deeks anyday.... :wink:


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Postby Swamp Gas » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:11 pm

I look at the hard work as going to the gym to work out while hunting. It's a good way to burn off yesterdays beer as well. Hard work makes the beer after the hunt more refreshing too. Birds are in there thick because it's so hard to get to. Thought of stashing my 12' w/6hp at the waters edge.
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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby Labs » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:15 am

Swamp Gas wrote:I look at the hard work as going to the gym to work out while hunting. It's a good way to burn off yesterdays beer as well. Hard work makes the beer after the hunt more refreshing too. Birds are in there thick because it's so hard to get to. Thought of stashing my 12' w/6hp at the waters edge.


After eating eggs and bacon off the stove, and staying warm and dry in the blind...plenty reason to quench the thirst with a cold beer after.... :biggrin: Then I just wait for you guys to push them off the little stuff to me....

In all seriousness, though, I have done the slogging in decoys, standing in 30F water for 4-5 hours...it can be rewarding...but so is slurpin down a hot piece of bacon.... :wink:
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Postby goldfish » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:51 am

You both make darn good arguments, lol

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Postby doubletheshovel » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:15 pm

I agree with Suicidal and Labs give me the boat blind and cook stove.
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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby beretta24 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:06 pm

Depends for me...I struggle to get excited about putting the heroic effort in for a bunch of local brown ducks these days, but if there's something to add to the collection or something I haven't shot yet I'm game.

The other exception is if I'm hosting folks or trying to get someone new to the sport on birds I'll go a bit farther than the next guy if that's what it takes.
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Re: Gentleman, nice job on the photos but…

Postby MinnesotaDan » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 pm

I love getting back to the nastiest of places that nobody wants to hunt even if I gotta get soaked in sweat to do it. I enjoy the exercise and the satisfaction I did something most people aren't willing to do. I enjoy the solitude and usually at these spots have a lot more going on in terms of other wildlife that I appreciate viewing. Its more about the hunt than the shot for me. I like having to work for it, otherwise it just seems to easy sometimes.
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