13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Me and smiley should get best gifters awards since we both passed on awesome candies with cooter.


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13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby :-) » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:45 pm

I hope she brings you luck...if not you can eat the chocolate to pass the time.

The gloves were sent by txhunter. My wife shipped Cooter, and didn't take them out of the box. Just think about my cold hands while yours are warm & toasty.
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13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby :-) » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:04 am

Can I have Cooter back? I'm working on the first skunk of the year, and it's not much fun.

***never mind I didn't get skunked.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:23 am

:-) wrote:Can I have Cooter back? I'm working on the first skunk of the year, and it's not much fun.


In this weather?!
If I was hunting today I would be very shocked if we did not get very close to limits.


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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby :-) » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:41 am

The ducks were there, but they didn't want to fly. They'd get up and fly 50-100 yards tops when pushed off the water.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:36 pm

Yeah we had that problem Christmas Eve. Normally when we get some north winds over 10 mph they fly a little better.
Did you get skunked?


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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby :-) » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:52 pm

Ended up with some Teal. Got sh!t on a couple times by some Gadwall & a couple Mottles. It happens often to me on slow days...guns hanging on a tree, and all you can do is laugh about it.

In all honesty midday hunting has been better than morning hunts lately, but it don't feel right if you're not watching the sun come up on the horizon. That's my favorite part of hunting besides shooting the ducks.


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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:56 am

Totally agree smiley. The sunrise and a thermos of coffee make a slow morning completely worth it even when there are no ducks
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:00 am

Cooter is deployed! Finishing up decoys then waiting for that magical time!
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:41 am

Good luck Indian
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:03 am

daddyhuck wrote:Good luck Indian

Thanks bud. We shot a few... Not what we expected out of this hole but not too bad either. 3 hunters shot 12 birds. Image
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:04 am

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Cooter in action....
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:19 am

Indiancreekducks87 wrote:
daddyhuck wrote:Good luck Indian

Thanks bud. We shot a few... Not what we expected out of this hole but not too bad either. 3 hunters shot 12 birds. Image

A lot better than my day. Got skunked so we spent the morning scouting.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:21 pm

We should of had a lot better morning but the x I found them on the day before moved 300 yards so we were a little off. Had to scratch these out. Now to pound some DayQuil and rest up so I can try and make the hunt in the am. This cold/flu has been a killer for the last week and half!!!!!
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:32 pm

Tomorrow should be better for us. Scouted a new hole and when we got there there were 20 or so green heads. Also a huge field full of Canadas close so may try for my first goose.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:17 pm

daddyhuck wrote:Tomorrow should be better for us. Scouted a new hole and when we got there there were 20 or so green heads. Also a huge field full of Canadas close so may try for my first goose.


Sweet! Good luck in the morning man! Most of the guys I hunt with are out sick so I'm gonna take my little cousin to one of our small quick hunt stock ponds in the am. We will see how it goes....
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby :-) » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:24 pm

ZICAM is the shiznit...it's the best stuff out there for a cold.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:34 am

:-) wrote:ZICAM is the shiznit...it's the best stuff out there for a cold.


May go check it out if I can't shake it. I actually woke up this morning feeling pretty good.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:36 am

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Well ended up making a solo hunt this morning and it wasn't too great for shooting but I kicked back and relaxed... Had one group roll in at LST and I dropped 3. After that it went dead all morning. At least it was a good day by the water.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby MarkM » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:59 pm

:-) wrote:ZICAM is the shiznit...it's the best stuff out there for a cold.

Hate the way it tastes but it's the best medicine for colds
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:02 pm

Hey huck, pm me ur address or where you wanna meet up this week and when to trade off the cooter.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:54 am

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13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:26 am

Imagelook who showed up for a little holiday hunt. Thanks Indian for hand delivering cooter and sharing a hunt with us.
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:50 am

No prob bud! Had a great time and thanks again for inviting me out!
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Re: 13/14 Texas Traveling Coot Thread

Postby daddyhuck » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:03 am

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Action shot. Very slow morning.
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