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Postby randy marci » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:51 am

went back out this A.M. and the only thing in the air were mallards. thats not a bad thing, but just odd how all the widgeon and gaddies moved on overnight. a very fun day as 2 of us shot our 10 green heads by 7:15.

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Postby ninja99 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:33 am

Nice ducks! May I ask for some tips? What size shot are you using and wheres a good place for a beginner? I'm new to the forum and duck hunting. I shot my first two this past weekend on the rio near bosque farms. Thanks
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Postby randy marci » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:43 am

ninja, i'm using 3" fasteel 2's. they pattern the best out of the gun i shoot. as far as a place for a beginner.......the WMA's aren't bad if you can hit them during the week. just make sure you read the regs to tell you what days you can be at which. also take advantage of storm days if at all possible. hope you get hooked and become a lifer like the rest of us :welcome:
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Postby ninja99 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:58 am

randy,

thanks. I can already tell this is something i definately wanna do more than once! can you give me directions to the WMA's? Never been to any of em before. I live in Las Cruces. We hunted bosque farms because the friend I hunted with lives there. thanks!
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Postby randy marci » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:13 pm

you drove all the way from las cruces to bosque farms :laughing: j/k if you live that far south you need to check out whats down around you. check the river both above caballo and below caballo. and the river above elephant butte. these spots alone should give you plenty to do. there's lots of river and a fair amount of birds and almost no other hunters. there is also lots of access.
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Postby randy marci » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:14 pm

oops, almost forgot. the 2 wma's are bernardo and la joya. the signs for both are right off I-25 jusnorth of Socorro. they are both on the east side of the freeway.
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Postby ninja99 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:18 pm

hey, it was the first time!! :tounge: lol. thing is though, i have no one to hunt with here. all my shooting and hunting buddies now live in albq. i just go to school here so i dont know much bout this area neither...
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Postby ninja99 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:07 pm

thanks for the info. i'll have to check it out. i really appreciate it! :thumbsup:
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Postby 12Ga. » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:02 pm

Randy looks like you made the best of it, considering you didn't have many choices. I went to Bernardo today. Only two other groups so it was a nice surprise and probably won't happen again.. The next surprise was the number of birds early. I got a Redhead, Gadwall, Greenwing and Bluewing teal. Could have limited out twice but spent the early morning verifying types of ducks (out of practic I guess), and the rest of the morning waiting for a Woody (to stuff) or a greenhead. The first flock of Mallards flew over at noon. One call and they turned and came back. One more passover and they are mine... then, the only other guy still there decides to skybust as he is walking out, carrying out his gear. Still a great day.
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Postby JH » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:52 pm

hey ninja, i am goin to school here also, let me know if ya want someone to hunt with i think i will try up by caballo next weekend, it will be my first time up their but it should be fun
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Postby ninja99 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:51 am

hey that sounds good. we gotta get together sometime. have you ever been there? I have only been to caballo dam fishing.
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Postby JH » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:50 am

na i havent been their, hey whats your major? just curious, anyways give me a call this weekend if ya want, my number is (505)379-0509, Thanks, Jordan
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Postby ninja99 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:33 pm

check PM. sorry about hijacking your thread randy :tounge:
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