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Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby viking fan » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:28 am

Jusy returned Sunday from a week in north eastern Alberta. 10 miles from Saskatchewan. There was tons of ducks all thru Alberta! Every pond has multiple birds on them. Some in the hundreds. For those who have never been to a prairie potholes type of landscape, what you see from the roads is a small part of how many there really are. All the birds we took were Mallards or Pintails. Seen 2 woodies and a teal or two. The snow geese were not really there yet, if groups of 1000 or so on a field are to be viewed as just the start of the migration! The dark geese were plentiful and some were huge. 12+ pounds. Got specs, blues, lessers, ross, snows and westerns. All in all we had a great time and will do it again! Hopefully some of the massive amount of ducks fly over this way and visit Washington.
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:03 am

Pic's or it didn't happen ...
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby kcidkcus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:51 am

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:Pic's or it didn't happen ...

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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby FeatherFanatic » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:22 pm

What bbbd sai
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby brokerbyduck » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:06 pm

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I've only seen a few grainy cel pics, let's see some dead fowl! :biggrin:
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby viking fan » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:29 am

were here are three pics. one of a large blind we hunted out of. Its actually a 20 foot long trailer that can hold 9 hunters. pretty wild, pull into field remove from truck, stabalize, set out dekes and shoot like crazy! The small blind is what we set up for three people.
Dead dusk and geese are self explanitory.
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby Drake Drayage » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:06 pm

I do like what see! :grooving:
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby Meatss » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:10 pm

Looks like you had a great time, congrats. :thumbsup:



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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby MadLuc » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:14 am

Nice work Gentleman! :clapping: I need to get in on some of that action.
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:37 pm

Soooooo, since I was the first to throw you under the bus for NOT posting any pic's ... Just wanna also point out a nice "Congrats" your way! Maybe one day, I'll get enough time off work, ... maybe ... one day ... Heck no, that ain't gonna happen!

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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby viking fan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:21 am

thanks bbd. you know its really not hard or all that expensive to do. once you have all the necessities, its about $1000 to $1200 total cost. Of course if you cant get out of work thats an issue in more ways than one.
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby Tealer » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:34 pm

One day I will make it up there.
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:16 pm

Thanks for the pics! We were following along through Lance's updates to Roger. I'd like to see that trailer in person, looks like a cool rig and probably a lot of fun to hunt out of it.

Did you leave any for the rest of the guys headed up there?
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby viking fan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:46 am

The big blind was fun but birds get massacred if their near the middle! Not everyone shoots their "zone". The major goose migration had not yet occured. Snows were just starting to show up. Roger and company will have more birds than they have ever seen! Ducks by the gazzillions!
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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby Erie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:56 am

viking fan wrote:The big blind was fun but birds get massacred if their near the middle! Not everyone shoots their "zone". The major goose migration had not yet occured. Snows were just starting to show up. Roger and company will have more birds than they have ever seen! Ducks by the gazzillions!


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Re: Alberta waterfowl hunt

Postby Tool-Man » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:59 am

Erie wrote:
viking fan wrote:The big blind was fun but birds get massacred if their near the middle! Not everyone shoots their "zone". The major goose migration had not yet occured. Snows were just starting to show up. Roger and company will have more birds than they have ever seen! Ducks by the gazzillions!


I'm holding you to this statement


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