Pic of the only big flock to come in today.

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Pic of the only big flock to come in today.

Postby CLUTCHfan » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:22 am

This is a picture I took of the only flock that came within shooting range today. I took the picture of the center of the flock, but there were at least four or five times that many in the air above us.
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Yeah, that's right, Turkey Vultures. They circled above us for probably an hour. We were hoping that it wasn't a case of them knowing something we didn't :yes: We had a few ducks buzz us, but only one group took a second look out of all of them, and they ended up not coming in. Not much shooting where we were hunting today by anyone. Come on Flight Ducks.
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Postby ninethreeeleven » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:35 am

I've never seen ducks flock (in person) like I saw this morning. We had that above photo x5. I say there were 60-70 ducks hovering us at one time, everyone else says there was "well over 100"

I felt like I was on some TV show in Louisiana or Arkansas it was so amazing.
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Postby 870 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:22 pm

So CLUTCH, do you think you might need a little more action in your decoys? What happened did you battery run dead in your robo duck?

Or did the wings fall off it, like the one did that the morons who came in late and set up too close us did today. :mad:
Personally I thought it was as funny as hell,,, morons :headbang:
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:20 am

Actually, Steve is in rough shape. I lost a wing screw last year and didn't realize it, his battery won't hold a charge, and the battery holder inside broke off when a guy I hunted with dropped him. I think I used him once or twice last year, and not once this year.

A guy I was with yesterday had been drinking draft beer the previous night, and I'm wondering if the vultures were attracted by the smell. :biggrin:

On a more serious note, where we set up yesterday, the wind was coming in just right, the spread looked good, we had the blind set up right, just no ducks that were really interested. The ducks in that area got real smart real quick.
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Postby T-MAN » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:56 am

haha, you call it Steve? :lol:
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:58 pm

T-MAN wrote:haha, you call it Steve? :lol:


Yeah, I pretty much name everything Steve. The real funny thing is that if I hunt with a person named "Steve", I'm going to call him "Steve 2".
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Postby T-MAN » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:08 pm

hahaa
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Postby DiscoDuck » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:27 pm

Seriously?? I've never seen that many together. That's quite a site, even with the lack of absence of ducks! Sometimes you don't get ducks, but you see something cool or different that makes it worth it. I'm not sure that turkey buzzards are cool, but it's certainly different to see that many of them together!
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:06 pm

It was interesting when some crows came in to give them a hard time. Unfortunately we couldn't get a clean shot at any of the crows with all the vultures behind and above them. The vultures definately didn't worry the geese at all. A couple small groups pretty much flew right through them.
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