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Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby Duplex lover » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:01 am

I think I've said it a time or two, I do believe everyone should have a " in the middle of the night , over full, small boat trip " on the river, on their bucket list.

"You never know how much fear you can experience in one trip. The frigid wind trying to freeze your hand that's desperately holding the spot light. The eye strain , looking for the three ROCKS you know are in the driving lane in the middle of the rapids you Have to go through. The cold sweet freezing to any exposed shin in said frigid wind, THATS fear Baby! You know you're going to die or freeze to death if it wasn't for the Every so often jolt of adrenalin you get when the boat bounces off a small rock or the sound of the beaver tail motor slapping the river bed. Finally after an eternity your light reflects off a small gravel bar that you're going to call home for the next ten hours.
You probably wouldn't even notice that you kicked hundreds of geese and duck on your trip, or that it really was only an hour trip. It's a LITTLE warmer than what you thought, and the wind is only half as hard."

After a two hour set up of the 96 goose decoys, 24 ducks and three strings of diver duck decoys, the ducks are already landing in your lap. Get the blind on the boat as the sun is JUST starting to light up the eastern horizon. Then you wait.
The boy works his magic with his calls and they really start to work .Ducks coming in all day long shooting a LOT of shells and even getting a few ducks. At one point we had 100 geese working over our heads for 10 minutes before they make their final approach wings cupped and feet out, 60 yards in front of us, NO SHOTS! We did have a no nonsense flock come in and land in our decoys before we could shoot. We stood and they took off and my son and I picked out a goose and shot, THE SAME goose, hum, we each picked another one and again shot the same goose, crap. We could have had four but had two in the water dead, dead.
The Mud boat is the perfect tool for this kind of trip Tuff, rugged and almost bullet proof. It was very quick to zip out and net the fallen birds and park again to shoot some more.

A perfect trip and a wonderful hunt, a side benefit is the limit of assorted ducks and two geese.
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby B.E.Nelli » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:08 am

Very nice...I haven't done this on the river yet, but definitely have on big water lakes. Getting stuck stuck on a hidden tree in 40 feet of frozen lake with a fully loaded boat was scary enough for me. After 20 min of furious rocking and redlining that 40 horse Johnson in the dark, we finally made it off. We go a little slower now in the dark.

Sounds like your day turned out pretty darn good.
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:51 am

B.E.Nelli wrote:Very nice...I haven't done this on the river yet, but definitely have on big water lakes. Getting stuck stuck on a hidden tree in 40 feet of frozen lake with a fully loaded boat was scary enough for me. After 20 min of furious rocking and redlining that 40 horse Johnson in the dark, we finally made it off. We go a little slower now in the dark.

Sounds like your day turned out pretty darn good.

Hitting an obstacle in 20+ ft of water with a 16 footer and having the whole rig go airborne is also fun.
Until I get my 20" light bar put on, I'll be going pretty slow in my boat.
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby grizz18 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:45 pm

Its also fun crossing 300 yards in a 60ft shipping channel in a NE 15+ wind (that's straight down river) with a tide going the opposite way. Even in the 1966 G3 that was terrifying. Take them over the front and side the whole trip
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby lbhansford » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:05 pm

grizz18 wrote:Its also fun crossing 300 yards in a 60ft shipping channel in a NE 15+ wind (that's straight down river) with a tide going the opposite way. Even in the 1966 G3 that was terrifying. Take them over the front and side the whole trip



different river same story.. NOT FUN!
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:51 pm

grizz18 wrote:Its also fun crossing 300 yards in a 60ft shipping channel in a NE 15+ wind (that's straight down river) with a tide going the opposite way. Even in the 1966 G3 that was terrifying. Take them over the front and side the whole trip


You wont know scary until you have ventured on to Michigan waters.
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:25 pm

Way scarier than the water down south.
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Re: Duck and goose hunting Duplex lover style

Postby grizz18 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:27 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
grizz18 wrote:Its also fun crossing 300 yards in a 60ft shipping channel in a NE 15+ wind (that's straight down river) with a tide going the opposite way. Even in the 1966 G3 that was terrifying. Take them over the front and side the whole trip


You wont know scary until you have ventured on to Michigan waters.


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