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coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:08 pm

I will be going up to my family property between oak hill and jackson next weekend for 3 to 5 days. I went up last year to hunt but the ice was way too thick and i didnt see anything. I was thinking this year of bringing the chainsaw with me and cutting a hole in the ice. any opinions on that? i will either be hunting my family's land or cooper hollow.
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby HNTFSH » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:59 pm

Afraid to say the weather is about like last year at this time exepct the ice is thicker. I'm sure Jackson Lake is frozen solid so unless you have areas that hold birds in big freezes...there probably aren't many around. A field being used by birds with a lay-out would be the only option at this point. Don't let me talk you out of it though!
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:30 pm

i was just wonderin cause i've seen guys on tv and videos cut holes in the ice and had pretty good success. unfortunately i dont have any field dekes. Do you think i could have pretty good success with just sitting my floaters in the field with snow covering up the keels and then setting the mojo up?
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby Botiz630 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:42 pm

If you are able to be set up somewhere the birds are gonna be, then yeah that will work. Or it will at least bring them in, if you are hidden well, in a place they want to be. Do you have a layout blind?
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby HNTFSH » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:56 pm

hillbillyboy wrote:i was just wonderin cause i've seen guys on tv and videos cut holes in the ice and had pretty good success.


I'll bet you haven't seen any TV or videos where they are doing it in Jackson Ohio in mid January though.
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby Botiz630 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:41 pm

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hillbillyboy wrote:i was just wonderin cause i've seen guys on tv and videos cut holes in the ice and had pretty good success.


I'll bet you haven't seen any TV or videos where they are doing it in Jackson Ohio in mid January though.

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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:49 pm

hence why i went here to ask. :biggrin: i just thought it might be worth a shot. I might just say to hell with it and go rabbit hunting though. :huh:
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby Botiz630 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:31 pm

Dont let us discourage you. You said you were going to be in the area for a few days - why don't you try ducks the first day and if it does not work out go ahead and chase rabbits the rest of the time.
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby HNTFSH » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:19 am

It's supposed to be a little warmer next weekend. Should be both Rabbit and Grouse country down there, I agree, a bag of dekes and some steel doesn't take much room.
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:28 pm

when you are taking the prius to save gas, it does :lol3:
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby Botiz630 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:04 am

So how did it go?
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:41 pm

the main reason i went up was to help my uncle process his herd (ear tagging, vaccinating, tattoing and stuff) so i thought i wouldnt really had time to hunt. I ended up seeing at least 300 geese each morning and i saw mallards from time to time. They all landed in his field. I was kicking myself for not bringing the shotgun. :mad: saw a bunch of doves too. oh well, at least i got to watch some birds and got to get away for a weekend.
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby HNTFSH » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:53 pm

Geesh! Well Doves were out of season but if we'd aknown he had a pasture...the advice mighta been different! :yes:
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Re: coming to southern ohio next weekend

Postby hillbillyboy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:20 pm

i'll just be that much more prepared when i go up next winter. :hammer:
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