Controlled hunt was a bust...

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Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby tstroud05 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:23 pm

Well, I went up to Mercer for that controlled hunt yesterday. Came home with nothing. They have really nice set ups, but all the birds are just eye candy across the road. I would guess we saw about 5,000 geese and about 2,000 ducks flying into the corn over in the sanctuary. The guys about 500 yards to our right limited out, but had big spreads, and could call well. We only had one lone goose come into our spread, of course dad missed the shot! All in all, I would say if the weather would have been more favorable we may have had more birds come our way. It was def, a great chance to get out of the house, and we had a great view of ALL of those geese landing in that corn field sanctuary all day! LOL May go out Saturday if the weather forecast changes.
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Re: Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:47 pm

That's too bad, sounds like there were a bunch of birds up there though.
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Re: Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby tstroud05 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:05 pm

Better luck next year I guess.
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Re: Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby HNTFSH » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:09 am

I've done a couple and it's like eveything else hunting related - all about timing. We passed on a marsh hunt I drew this year simply because it was still so warm on that date and the only birds around the area were locals who had been beaten to death. It really is a lottery in more sense than one. :yes:
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Re: Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby sc83 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:59 pm

I got lucky enough to go to Mercer, Magee, and Ottawa this year. Ottawa was a rot fest, Magee we shot 4 hooded mergs and a mallard, and at Mercer we got one goose. Of all of them Mercer by far blows them away with the setup. Some of the best blinds you'll hunt out of.
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Re: Controlled hunt was a bust...

Postby tstroud05 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:19 pm

yes, Mercer's blinds are very nice!
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