Out With a Bang

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Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:22 pm

Hour and 15 minutes 21 mallards. Found about 5k birds and got permission.....finally. At it again tomorrow in the corn.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby Fowl Intentions » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:03 am

you son of a ....


not fair but good for you. :thumbsup:
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby njonesy_07 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:18 pm

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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:05 am

Here is the pic...thought it uploaded prior.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:19 pm

I wish to go on the record and state I was not involved in ruining the all green pic!

Pete or Gigantor will have to post the last afternoons pic from a "Well oiled machine"! LOL

Had a great two days guys. Great way to close it out.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:25 pm

As the politicians say, it was an "unintended consequence". I saved her a trip south I guess. Flew in behind the drake that also fell. I don't have pics of last nights hunt, where I also shot a hen so be prepared gang.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:41 pm

I don't have a pic of you shooting the hen last night either, but I believe it went something like this, four guys saying hen, hen hen, don't shoot. Followed by you saying I don't give a crap what it is I'm shooting it. On the plus side I was glad it was the only bird you killed all afternoon without somebody else cleaning up after your poor shooting because I sure as hell wouldn't have followed up on her for you.
I'm the type of guy who "cups" his hand over his butt, farts, and dishes it out like a soup kitchen.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:02 am

Damm!! :bow:
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:05 am

My favorite part was when Ray said " Hey Dean, your duck just jumped outa your blind and ran past the front of mine going
20 mph".
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby pmahler » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:05 am

Any of you guys use Armenian back oil/grease as hair gel? MTMallard is thinking of opening a shop in Hamilton & can squegee a months supply out of 1 Hanes white undershirt...ALL NATURAL! Should be a hit amongst all the liberal doucher hippies in Missoula.

Sidebar: been staring at my decoy trailer all day crying inside, this blows! Stoked to go hunt Arkansas the last wknd of Jan but not stoked to see how many birds this front brings into MT next week. How can we seriously implement a split or start later than Oct 1st?
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:06 pm

Guessing we are going to be covered up in birds next week. Probably head out one day and do some filming. Bought a brand new snow cover this year and despite hunting waterfowl of some sort for 87 day's this season I never even opened the package.

In all honesty Jason, thanks for the invite. It was a blast. Had a great time, with great guys, in a beautiful spot. Nothing like kicking back in a layout blind looking at the snow covered mountains with ducks coming in, listening to a loud highball call cut through the air, followed by "Dammit is it necessary to scream at the ducks when they are in the damn hole?"............
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:27 pm

I figured I might as well since no one was shooting at them
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:07 am

To say I get excited is an understatement. When I invite people and I want them to have a good shoot (since two of them drove over four hours to get there) I try to make it happen. I guess I may need to reconsider what a good shoot is, but it was stress level delta for me. Ya Ray cleaned up a pile of birds for me, that is for sure. I shot the hen out of frustration, and it happened exactly as he said. However, I may have shot a few more birds had the "incoming missile" siren/alarm not been going off in our hole. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, we got 43 (wait 42 one ran away) in two quick hunts one mile from my house, despite it all, with the Bitterroot mountains as a backdrop, and 5k birds working the next corn field. Pretty cool.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:22 pm

We all shoulda shot a few more birds. Way too many floating past without someone dumping them. Still fun. Watching you melt was almost as much fun as shooting birds. :biggrin:
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:41 pm

You make me melt sweetie.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:25 pm

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Last day pics, and my lovely hen. Let's call that one the highball hen.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby TopWop » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:37 pm

Was the one pic blurred to protect the innocent ?
My guess is that Pete took it.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby phutch30 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:38 pm

couldnt have been Hollywood. We dont see pictures he takes for a couple weeks.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby montanamallard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:25 am

the picture was brought to you buy mr. ptcameraman
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:51 am

Sorry all of my camera's have a adverse reaction to hen mallards.

The large Armenian guy grinning like he just shat a bowl full of gold dubloons instead of shooting a hen probably didn't help matters any.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby TopWop » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:35 pm

I was going to edit my last post. I knew it was
way to soon for a Pete pic.
Ray, was he holding that Hen hostage or something?
Looks like a situation for SEAL team 6.
I have a feeling the Hen didn't make it.
Damn those Alhenna terrorists.
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby tealdog » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:05 pm

Hey JB, Do you guys want your ducks strap back? I found it among the wheat stubble and shell casings you left in the field :hi:

Yes it was next to the ditch, near the pump house, on the west side of the field where you knocked the stalks down to the ground :biggrin:
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Re: Out With a Bang

Postby tealdog » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 pm

PTROOFER FTFOWLER wrote:Sorry all of my camera's have a adverse reaction to hen mallards.

The large Armenian guy grinning like he just shat a bowl full of gold dubloons instead of shooting a hen probably didn't help matters any.


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