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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:58 am

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby j6mccauslin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:47 am

There are tons of ducks and geese around Kalamazoo, you just have to get out and do some driving, knock on some doors. But the possibilities are there....
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby j6mccauslin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:53 am

Last year three buddies and I shot 48 mallards in 3 days within an hour of Kalamazoo, you just have to scout.
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:40 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:It's like I'm wearing an Internet ski-mask






I think it's pretty safe to tell him exactly where the "X" is.


I already gave him an "x" to go to...
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby browningman123 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Oh wow didn't even see that he had comments on my thread. Will get ahold of him ASAP. Also has anyone had any experience with and 11-87 super mag waterfowl edition. I just picked one up. But have had numerous people tell me to sell it .
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby WTN10 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:45 pm

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:28 pm

browningman123 wrote:We get like 2-3 ducks a day when we have like 4 ppl. I wanna find a place that I can have a amazon duck him and get a limit .


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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby Underradar » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:40 pm

My Uncle Tom has a duck lake in Michigan and he got too old to hunt and take care of it. Its too far for me to go there now, but when I was a kid he took me on several hunts where just he and I shot over a hundred. It was great. The last time I talked to him he said the ducks are just as numerous now-days as they were then.
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby jehler » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:47 pm

Underradar wrote:My Uncle Tom has a duck lake in Michigan and he got too old to hunt and take care of it. Its too far for me to go there now, but when I was a kid he took me on several hunts where just he and I shot over a hundred. It was great. The last time I talked to him he said the ducks are just as numerous now-days as they were then.

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby Underradar » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:48 pm

jehler wrote:
Underradar wrote:My Uncle Tom has a duck lake in Michigan and he got too old to hunt and take care of it. Its too far for me to go there now, but when I was a kid he took me on several hunts where just he and I shot over a hundred. It was great. The last time I talked to him he said the ducks are just as numerous now-days as they were then.

We still have those days

Yeah, its a shame to let that place to go to waste. All those ducks, just sitting there...
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby jehler » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:50 pm

Underradar wrote:
jehler wrote:
Underradar wrote:My Uncle Tom has a duck lake in Michigan and he got too old to hunt and take care of it. Its too far for me to go there now, but when I was a kid he took me on several hunts where just he and I shot over a hundred. It was great. The last time I talked to him he said the ducks are just as numerous now-days as they were then.

We still have those days

Yeah, its a shame to let that place to go to waste. All those ducks, just sitting there...

We hire a kid to take the birds to the barn cellar every limit, can get pricey
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Westtennduckhunter wrote:
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby FinnLandR » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:33 pm

j6mccauslin wrote:Last year three buddies and I shot 48 mallards in 3 days within an hour of Kalamazoo, you just have to scout.


Those were the escapees from the local Hunting Retriever Club's last test.
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:38 pm

browningman123 wrote:hi everyone i live in michigan and the area i am aloud to hunt has alot of presssure and not a big area for ducks but we do get 2-3 ducks a day. i wanna find a public place that i can hunt. but i dont wanna go to a local GMU . if anybody can help me out or lives in michigan and would like to maybe meet up for a hunt or add a new person to there duck crew please pm me


Hunting around Kalamazoo is risky, I've lost too many shotguns there.
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby browningman123 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:31 pm

How did you loose your shotguns? Mines always in my hand when hunting .
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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby t_baker » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:37 pm

browningman123 wrote:How did you loose your shotguns? Mines always in my hand when hunting .


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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:01 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
browningman123 wrote:hi everyone i live in michigan and the area i am aloud to hunt has alot of presssure and not a big area for ducks but we do get 2-3 ducks a day. i wanna find a public place that i can hunt. but i dont wanna go to a local GMU . if anybody can help me out or lives in michigan and would like to maybe meet up for a hunt or add a new person to there duck crew please pm me


Hunting around Kalamazoo is risky, I've lost too many shotguns there.


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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby sws002 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:37 pm

I'll give you a hint, start knocking on doors. You're going to have to be willing to burn some gas if you want to get on birds. Dan kills a ton of birds, but I don't know how much time he spends hunting in the Kalamazoo area, as he isn't one of us masturbatory puddle duck hunters. The one thing the Kalamazoo area has is a ton of birds, and more specifically, geese. I wouldn't wait either, the first few weeks of September during early season is some of the best goose hunting you can get, you're gonna knock on a lot of doors before you find some fields, I think we knocked on about 100 doors a couple years back and only ended up with a couple fields, but it was well worth it. I don't really have any contacts in the area anymore, all the guys I know in the area don't get out near as much as they used to. For the record, all of these birds were killed within an hour of you, and these are just the pictures I could find quickly.

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby FinnLandR » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:00 pm

As several here have told you, you need to redirect your efforts from public land to private in the Kalamazoo area. There are far more public land hunters than there is public land to hunt on. Use Google Earth, or the Mi-Hunt interface on the DNR's website and locate areas that look promising. Then, get out and drive around and knock on doors. There was a good article on this in one of the duck hunting magazines recently about how to approach landowners. I can't recall if it was DU, Delta, or Wildfowl....

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:42 pm

The last 2 posts have told you all you need to know.

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Re: waterfowl hunting in michigan

Postby browningman123 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:09 pm

Yea I'm going to get out this weekend and look around. Hopefully I can find a place that is good. Thanks everyone for all there help.
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