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Postby Wilsona018 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:12 pm

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Postby dukhnter7 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:31 am

Had to leave the field early (around 8:00) this morning but still managed to knock a few out of the sky. We had a pretty good crew at the field at first light. Not sure what the final number of birds was but had to be close to 150-200. We were definately on the X this morning.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:35 am

Great Thread! :salude:

Here's how DuffMaN and Me's day went.....

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(This is the duck camp we stayed near--we slept outside :smile: )

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(The weather wanst really duck hunting cooperative :hammering: )

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(At first Cedes thought the decoys were ducks :mrgreen: )


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(Finally, she gits the right ones :getdown: )


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(DuffMan w/ his prize :thumbsup: )


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(This really rediculously good lookin guy w/ his prize.... oh, wait... its ME!
:yes: )


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(Cedes w/ her hard earned retrieves :smile: )


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(Cedes found a buddy to play with at the duck camp)


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(Cedes on the bow :tounge: )


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(DuffMaN tryin to wiggle to our "Duck-Whackin-Tunes" :hammering: :laughing: )


Well that was our opener... How bout the rest of y'all?
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Postby Rat Creek » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:38 am

I will try to post pictures later. I have never posted pics to a site before.

Two of us joined a throng of others at the James A. Reed Wildlife Area in western Missouri for the dove opener. It was a little like those fishing pictures of people shoulder to shoulder, except we had about 20 yards between groups. Not really my thing, but I have never gone to a dove opener at a public place before.

The fields are freshly harvested sunflowers, millet and wheat, with lots of waste grain. If I wasn’t on a managed state wildlife area, I would consider it baiting. Basically, a dove smorgasbord.

Fifteen minutes into the season, a serious thunderstorm opened up. We double timed it back to the truck to get out of the lightning, as did most. We only had three in the bag at that time. And now we were soaked. We stayed under cover for about an hour.

We ended up with 24 doves, 12 bird limits for each of us, but it took most of the afternoon to accomplish this and it was no easy feat. Hunters are supposed to stay at field edges, but the more aggressive work their way back behind people to try to get the first shot. The unfortunate result is a lot of lost birds because the cover beyond the fields is extremely dense to say the least.

So here I am, back in the office with a sore shoulder. The menu for lunch Saturday? Doves on the grill. :thumbsup:
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Postby Admin2 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:56 am

(This is the duck camp we stayed near--we slept outside )

Bear bait?


I know that the Feds say on Sept 1 the early CA Goose season can open, I thought a few states had opened yesterday, thus surprised to see no mention of geese harvested.

Besides, 1 big CA Goose = about 30 of them Doves for eating. :mrgreen:


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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:56 am

Admin2 wrote:Bear bait?


:toofunny:

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Admin2, Im sure there were geese harvested... I just wasnt that lucky :mrgreen:

BTW, when does yer season open, and how long does it last. I believe yer in AZ... :help:
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Postby mmalino » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:59 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Did what we expected to do in our sweet corn field :salude:
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Postby WIDGEONATOR » Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:08 pm

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Postby Swamp Puppy » Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:42 pm

going out for quail/grouse tomorrow (saturday)...hopefully the labor day weekend crowd doesn't tick me off too bad. lol.

i'll report in saturday night with the tally..i'm not too optomistic, but we'll hunt hard and hope for the best.
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Postby ol' yeller » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:12 pm

Hunted a private black eyed pea field this morning. A buddy and I had our limits in about an hour, so we sat around and just watched the other guys knock the snot out of the dove. By the time we left at 10 everybody had shot a limit. There had to have been at least 350 birds shot out of there.

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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:28 pm

Nivce pics everyone :thumbsup:
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Postby Rat Creek » Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:32 pm

Widgeonator:

What is the limit on dove in CA? or whereever you hunted?

I hunt MO and the limit is 12. It looks like you have 17-18 birds. I'm jealous.
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Postby donell67 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:44 pm

doves are pretty tasty. i need to start going again. duck hunting pretty much has priority over everything else though. as far as hunting goes that is. congrats on the ducks too arn. i cant wait for duck season to open here.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:06 pm

Rat Creek wrote:Widgeonator:

What is the limit on dove in CA? or whereever you hunted?

I hunt MO and the limit is 12. It looks like you have 17-18 birds. I'm jealous.


A limit of 10 here in Cali.

Hope to get somewhere close to that in the morning. :mrgreen:
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Postby bullet » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:41 am

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About 10 minutes into the hunt. Truck was still warm. Fun day for my pup and his girlfriend. Taking pictures ain't my bag, but we had to do something
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Postby tstrong » Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:18 pm

Got my limit yesterday, better than on the opener. Anybody in SoCAl wanting to go dove hunting - were leaving Sat am around 2am for Salton Sea area approx - 150 miles each way.
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Postby bullet » Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:45 pm

tstrong Be tough leaving the local areas that are full of dove to travel 300 miles round trip . Thanks for the invite. Extremely nice of you.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:23 pm

zero-zip-nada

that sums up my opening day.

ahhh well, got that one behind me, so i can really stack 'em up this saturday when goose opens!!!
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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:43 pm

My opening weekend was pretty good shooting, for the weather we had.
It was sunny and HOT all weekend(30 deg. celcius) so the birds wern't flying to the full potential. Things started going bad saturday on our evening hunt. Me and my buddy were out on Goldeneye lake in our canoe going for divers and in no more than 4 or 5 minutes a thunderstorm came in right across the lake we were hunting on. We were scrambling to pick up 9 doz diver decoys in the lightning and pouring rain(one of the scariest moments i've had in my lifetime so far) By the time we got back to shore the storm had passed but we cleaned our undies out and called it a day. Then on sunday morning I took out my digital camera to take a couple of pics and dropped the darned thing in the marsh. So I don't have any pics to post up from this weekend but there will be many more to show you all!

Well, heres what i took home:

6 mallards- 4 drakes and 2 hens
1 common goldeneye drake
3 Bufflehead hens
1 Gadwall hen
1 Widgeon drake
2 shoveler hens
1 Pintail drake
1 Snipe


:salude:
Is it september the 8th yet???

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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:47 pm

You lucky dogs you, opening day hasnt started here in oklahoma yet.
The group ended up with 420 birds.

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Postby donell67 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:36 pm

nice bunch of birds for the weekend mallardman.
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Postby tstrong » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:12 pm

That 1st day is such a rush!
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