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Postby mallardhunter » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:59 pm

Well we went out day and didn't get anything. I don't understand, we went to the same spot that we did last tuesday and it was the same wind, but the ducks didn't even give us a look. O well. I am going out tomarrow morning, I will let you guys know how I do.
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Postby mallardhunter » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:48 am

Well today we got 4teal, and 4mallards. It was pretty good, besides the cold wind.
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Postby Pigeon » Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:44 pm

I hunt eastern south dakota and every vistit to the field we come out with a limit wheather it is 4 guys or 7 it doesn't matter
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Postby mallardhunter » Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:10 pm

Got 2 geese this morning. Going out right now I hope we get some tonight.
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Postby NESoDak » Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:41 pm

Had a frustrating morning, flock after flock skirted the dekes, flared out of range, all the frustrating things birds will do. Tried all the fixes as well, moved dekes, added, subtracted, called less, called more etc ...

Whatever it was it kepts two of us to a bird apiece. Was hunting a harvested bean field and there just isn't anything for a hunter to blend into, anything taller than 2" casts a shadow and sticks out like a painted lady in church, can't wait for the corn to come out of the fields.

Great season so far, but a tough day.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:30 pm

They did the samething last night to use, but the ducks came in great. One duck almost landed on my friend when he was in his blind. We ended up getting 9 mallards. I can't believe how they come in when you have a robo duck going. They don't look anyway else when that is going. I was sitting in my blind with the top open and they came right in. Now I love hunting ducks in the field.
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Postby mallardhunter » Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:06 pm

Today we got 7 geese, 6 mallards, and 7 pheasants. We did great. How has everyone else been doing?
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Postby NESoDak » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:19 pm

Nother hard day for geese skirting the dekes. Still managed to scratch down two, added a limit of ducks and gave the pheasants a break. My poor dog is getting older and the cold temps, wind and rain really took a toll on her Saturday.
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:01 pm

Hey guys, me and mallard hunter goin out tomorrow night will see how the ducks in the bath area will work.....who knows we might get some geese too.
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Postby duckbuster » Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:04 am

me and mallardhunter went out on thur, we had a lucky duck and a original robo duck but the ducks would even give our spread a look they would just fly right by?????? this is basically the setup we used last time and we could stop them from comming any one got some suggestions??????
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:47 pm

I think it was because it was foggy out and they didn't see us, but some did and kept flying. I don't know.
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Postby mallardhunter » Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:08 pm

Well I went out this morning, but I didn't get anything, but I did get to use my bigfoot decoys that I bought. There is plenty of snow geese flying around. I am going out tonight to find a spot for tomarrow morning. I hope I can find a hot spot.
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Postby duckbuster » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:45 am

Man the mallards are all over on tues me and mallard hunter went out and we shot our limit but could only retrieve 7 and then thur i took my lil brother out to our corn field and we had an awsome hunt we limited... and those ducks were right back in my field this morning.
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Postby NESoDak » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:51 am

That sounds great! With the ice on the sloughs I think a guy could really teach them a lesson this weekend. Am gonna give it the old college try at least. :getdown:
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Postby duckbuster » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:52 am

yeah but the thing is th sloughs are freezing hard enough by about 9 in the morning there open again and the ducks are in them........around bath at least.......good luck
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:07 pm

Me and duckbuster went out tonight and hunted for about 45min and 3mallards and 1wiegon. We did good for as long as we got to hunt.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:38 pm

We only got 2 mallards tonight, the ducks didn't want to fly over for some reason.
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:39 pm

Well I was driving West down I-90 and there is a stock yard that had tons of geese in it and there was another spot with snow geese :eek: there is still plenty around.
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Postby Springfield1 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:16 am

Mallardhunter,

Any luck the last few weekends? Should be a lot of migrators up by you now. My dad and I limited on greenheads out of a cornfield the day after Thanksgiving in Day County. I grew up in Watertown and have a lot of realtives in Webster. Last Sunday, We shot 15 mallards, 1 honker, and 2 snows, at the river. I go to school in Vermillion so besides Day County I do a lot of hunting West of Yankton.

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When does the duck and goose season end for NE SD? I think the duck ends real soon but do not know about geese.
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:09 am

Well most of them are heading out now I didn't get anything this last weekend because I was down in Mitchell on Saturday. I think the season for ducks and geese is closed for my area :thumbsdown: I am not sure about down by you.
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Postby mallardhunter » Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:49 pm

Here is a pic of a hunt right after school with duckbuster.

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Postby recker » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:18 am

looks good mallard hunter you did well near sand lake.Talked to our buddies near waubay and it was good we hunted when we did. Alot less birds the first part of november and people everywhere banging at them to make sure they left quick.Not like it used to be. Good thing we know how to scout.
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Postby travo » Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:30 pm

we had another great season, only 2 weekends that we didnt limit. but, the same old story-we get respectable ducks-gads,wigeon,teal,ringnecks, buffalo, bluebills,etc(no shovelers,mergansers, or coots), but out of a combined 70 or so ducks(2 guys), only about 9 mallards. what gives?
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Postby mallardhunter » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:07 am

Sorry I didn't anwser to this earlier, but we were huting for like a half hour. If we could have got out earlier we would have had more.
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:39 pm

:withstupid: yeah but we did have a blast right mallard hunter
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