So what is most important to you?

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So what is most important to you?

Getting a limit of birds
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5%
Going hunting with friends/relatives
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15%
Seeing your dog doing a difficult retreive
8
9%
Just being out in the outdoors, everything else is gravy
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71%
 
Total votes : 86

So what is most important to you?

Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:36 pm

So tell us. :smile:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:48 am

Just bein outside :salude:


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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:32 am

Just getting aways from everthing :thumbsup:
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Postby ol' yeller » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:40 am

I voted for watching the dog make a difficult retrieve. Shooting some birds comes second or maybe it should come first so she can actually make a retrieve. :yes: I wouldn't be out there near as much as I am (40-50 days a season) if it wasn't for her.

Y'all already know my view on this, but I can hang with friends any day of the year when it's not 3 in the morning. I can also go outside at any time when it's not 8 degrees. Both add to the pleasure of duck hunting, but aren't the top two reasons for me.
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Postby Rat Creek » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:22 am

Belong to DU and Pheasants Forever. Used to belong to Quail Unlimited, but two years in a row at the annual banquet, they provided college scholarships, but no habitat projects. It looked like a fund raising event for selected people's kids.

I trust DU and PF.

As for outdoors, take today as an example. I am heading to the duck club to prepare for the season with water pumping, dressing the blind, etc. I enjoy this aspect almost as much as the hunting because it is a chance to be outdoors in some quiet, beautiful woods. :thumbsup:
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Postby Greg Wile » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:29 pm

Just being out there! :salude:
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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:01 pm

Outside..doing anything. Hunting, fishing, doesn't matter. Just getting away from the "rat race" is what I like best.


And yeah, getting a full limit is definately an added bonus! :thumbsup:





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Postby gotduck68415 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:55 pm

I love to get a limit, but last weekend we got only a han ful of ducks but was the best weekend of the year. I was out with my dad and my buddies, Just getting out is as important as any for me. :salude: :salude: :salude:
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Postby choclab » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:04 pm

I love watching the dog work. I don't go hunting if she can't tag along. I went to a wedding last weekend and had to stay overnight at the in-laws place. :umm: I took Maggie, her crate, my waders, dekes, and my gun, on accident of course. I wasn't gonna hunt that day if I had to leave her home. And a limit is a nice bonus too.
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Postby Fowlercon » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:16 pm

I didn't submit a vote because the poll is too difficult for me to answer. All of those things are what makes up a good hunt, IMO. If you pinned me down I would have to say that spending time in the blind with my father-in-law has been one of the highlights of my life. I look forward to it all year long.
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Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:12 am

"Just being outdoors" doesn't really cut it for me....one can go bird watching or morel picking and "be outdoors". I go duck hunting to kill ducks.
But I got past that "it wasn't a good hunt because we didn't kill a limit" idea years ago; if it happens, that's great, but it's just gravy for me.

For me, it's the dog work, esp. since I train my own. If I'm lucky enough to get a duck, I am filled with a great sense of pride when my chessie goes and picks it up, esp. if it was a difficult retrieve requiring hand or whistle signals, ect. I am even more proud when she finds a cripple that we didn't shoot....then I know we're doing our part for waterfowl conservation.

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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:33 am

without a doubt, just being outside. i have "killed" enough animals to not feel like that is a necessity.
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Postby duckmaster » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:41 pm

I just love to be out there man, never knowing what your going to see hell you might see that harlequin. But I also love to introduce new hunters and hunt with friends
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:26 pm

I didnt vote. I only go with friends who are willing to get dirty n wet, and we enjoy it alot. I love bein out with friends, but Ill do what it takes to get a limit...
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:54 pm

I grew up in the midwest, so I think everything goes with GRAVY. Just being outdoors is the best.

Just like today, i headed out to work, things weren't ready for me. So I took off for a little spot not to far away. I didn't get set up until 10, I didn't even think I would see much. By 12 i headed home with a full strap. I got to see my dog get a couple difficult retrieves, and a limit of birds, My dog ACE, is my hunting buddy.

So, I got to do all of the above on your list today. But, if i had never went into the OUTDOORS, none of it would have happend. :thumbsup:
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Postby Itchy Coyote » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:15 pm

Nothing better than your dog coming back with a duck that has a bad on it's leg. Well many 2 bads.
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Postby .#DraKE » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:30 pm

i would say just being outdoors because theres no feeling like being in the wilderness, but i picked hunting with friends and relatives.

The guy that got me into hunting is 8 years older than me, I'm 19, I've known him for 18 years and is like the brother I wish I had. I look up to him in every way. Therefore I picked hunting with friends and relatives, because he is pretty much my brother.
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Postby tstrong » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:49 pm

Being outdoors with the dog and filling my limit.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:32 pm

I love nature and all but at the end of the day Im there to hunt ducks. If I just did it to be outside in the wilderness I would just go fly fishing or hiking up up a beautiful beech and moss lined stream. Rather than shoot on a stagnent marsh.Enjoying the outdoors to hunt. Not hunting to enjoy the outdoors.
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Postby texan68 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:37 pm

just being outdoors
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Postby duckbum13 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:10 am

i just love being out there
might as well start callin me the pit man
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