Opening Day

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Opening Day

Postby ohio mike » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:35 am

Good luck to everybody thats hunting tomorrow.Post some results. :thumbsup:
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Re: Opening Day

Postby HNTFSH » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:24 pm

ohio mike wrote:Good luck to everybody thats hunting tomorrow.Post some results. :thumbsup:


You too Mike! You'll probably limit by 7:45 and not know what to do the rest of the day.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby ohiopaul » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:16 pm

Yep good luck to all in the morning and be safe out there. Hope to see some birds but they will be moving fast with this wind.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby R. Toker » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:33 pm

We got a bunch of rain this week here in east central ohio. One of the properties we hunt has flooded field/standing corn. This evening there were over 100 geese and a few dozen mallards and woodies in there. Hopefully the water stays around. We are gonna hit 'em hard in the morning!! Got the timer on the coffee pot set
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Re: Opening Day

Postby Botiz630 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:12 pm

Good luck guys, get after them.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby ohio mike » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:30 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
ohio mike wrote:Good luck to everybody thats hunting tomorrow.Post some results. :thumbsup:


You too Mike! You'll probably limit by 7:45 and not know what to do the rest of the day.


Not unless I can get a limit to swim into the light beam. :biggrin:
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Re: Opening Day

Postby alanwebfoot » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:34 am

yeah get after them and drive them south LOL!!!!!
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Re: Opening Day

Postby ohio mike » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:49 pm

Not good not bad,I killed 2 drake Woodies pardner 1 hen. His Browning took a$hit first thing and he had to use my backup 870. First time with a pump short stroked it and jammed it too. Hunted till 11:00. Missed a few Woodies,as always the skybusters kept the mallards on our side of the lake high.I seem to draw em like a magnet (busters not mallards).Gonna hunt private ground (mine) Sunday and some ponds Monday.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby HNTFSH » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:39 am

Sounds like a typical opener Mike! Glad you got a couple.

I took a hen mallard yesterday...woulda been a bit better but had a couple teens with us so that was fun.

This morning's weather was great. Solo'd for 3 green heads and a couple Canada's. I swear...I took the Canada geese as a double along with two of the drakes with my O/U. Yet I get a Suzie hanging in mid air, 20 yards away and miss. :hammer: :huh: :lol3:

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Re: Opening Day

Postby Craxty » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:29 pm

That is awesome. Beautiful dog.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:21 am

Craxty wrote:That is awesome. Beautiful dog.


Thanks! Saturday wind sucked - Sunday morning cloudy and breezy was great.

It's the little things sometimes that matter. Sunday evening went to a public marsh and nobody was there. Set-up with wind and sun at our backs and were (2 of us) hiding in thin cattails. Perfect one would think...I just hadn't considered that this was as good a Woody spot as anything else. And...where the Woody's would come from (woods with deep creek) was at our back. Soooo...when the woodies did come in - guess what...they came from behind and we were fairly visible, at least if we were 'moving' not realizing birds were behind us as we gleefully looked straight ahead and left/right for incomers.

So the group of seven approached from behind (as I should have thought through before) and didn't commit - probably because they busted us.

Two Canada's dropped in as we expected birds would but I had already shot my limit of them. Even more reason I should have been thinking Woody when we set-up. :lol3:
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Re: Opening Day

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:22 am

dpdunford wrote:Had a good evening hunt...limit of woodrows, two green wingers and a blue winger oh yeah and a goose


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Re: Opening Day

Postby alanwebfoot » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:38 pm

supposed to be cooler here by Saturday ,heard a woodie on the river this morning ,been practicing with my lab on long retrieves in case of a double with river current.
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Re: Opening Day

Postby ohiopaul » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Good job guys,

My opener week started with a mallard, woodie and B/W on Saturday, woodie and B/W on Sunday along with my daughter getting her first duck being a woodie also on Sunday.

Looking forward to some field goose hunting soon as the fields we have come down.


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Re: Opening Day

Postby R. Toker » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:19 pm

My group (3 hunters) killed the following between Sat and Sun mornings:

9 Mallards
4 Woodies
1 Black Duck
1 Blue Wing Teal
2 Geese

I'd say that's a pretty decent couple mornings for east central Ohio this time of year. Last drake mallard was banded at Pymatuning in 2006!! Gander Valley Homewrecker had 'em cupped and committed.
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