How your Canada trip went?

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How your Canada trip went?

Postby DC KILLER » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:17 pm

If yal want to share your successful trip feel free to chime in. No need to share details on where you went and stayed. I personally cant stand that. This was my 2nd year going and i will go every year, good lord willing. We go after mallards/pintails and try to hunt dry fields only. If we shoot geese, its just a bonus.
2012- 452 ducks/geese 9 hunts
2013- 465 ducks/geese 8 hunts
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"yea, I got this bump on my lip"

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"yea, hang on a second and Ill tell ya bout it, let me put this dip in"
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby War Wagon » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:25 pm

2010 - 500 Ducks/Geese - 13 hunts with 4 guys
2011- 611 Ducks/Geese - 12 hunts with 4 guys
2012- 801 Ducks/Geese - 12 hunts with 4 guys
2013- 807 Ducks/Geese - 12 hunts with 5 guys

That 2719 Harvested Birds in our 4 last years, No Guide Services. We do it all freelance
God willing, we are going back in 2014. :beer:
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby DC KILLER » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:36 am

Nice! How many days do yal usually hunt? Getting a guide up there is a waist of money IMO. Unless you are physically unable to do the scouting and all the work associated with the decoys. I wish we could hunt 12-13 times. Our last day to hunt i get all depressed. The drive back home is brutal and I hate leaving waterfowl heaven...
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DC KILLER- "HUH?"

"yea, I got this bump on my lip"

"REALLY?"

"yea, hang on a second and Ill tell ya bout it, let me put this dip in"
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby DC KILLER » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:40 am

Forgive me, just saw in the pic yal hunt 12 days. We hunted 7 days last yr and 6 this yr. We could have easily hit that 500 mark if we could have hunted the 7th day this yr but folks had to get back for work.
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"yea, I got this bump on my lip"

"REALLY?"

"yea, hang on a second and Ill tell ya bout it, let me put this dip in"
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby War Wagon » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:53 pm

We go up for two weeks. Most years it's 4 guys, this year was 5. We leave on a Fri morning drive straight thru and arrive there Sat afternoon just in time to scout for Sunday. We only hunt in the mornings, get done around 10 to 10:30 pick up gear go back to camp and clean birds and have breakfast/lunch. Take a nap till 4 pm and then head out scouting, we have 2 trucks so somebody goes East and somebody goes West. We return at dark talk about what each other has seen, then pick a shoot, Whites, Darks or Ducks. Load the trailer for the birds we are going after. Go inside the cabin have supper and then hit the sack,that's about 8:30. The alarm goes off at 3am....... so for 12 days of this its a grind but how can you stop ? That's how we do it.
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby DC KILLER » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:08 am

Haha you're right. Its a grind but i love every minute of it. Thats pretty much our schedule to a T. Except we try to avoid the whites if at all possible. Our 18 ft trailer is packed tight w darks and ducks. Just a couple dozen snow FBs so not enough to fool with them really. We are hardcore after the ducks and just usually kill a handfull of geese per hunt. I wish i could figure out how to post a pic, id like to share a couple.
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby schmitt » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:03 pm

Havent made it to canada yet but in the next year or 2 for sure. Thanks for sharing guys

Warwagon what kind of mileage do you see pulling that trailer loaded down the interstate with that f150? 5.0 eco ecoboost?
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby joemf1985 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:19 pm

It went good for our group. We saw alot of specks/Canadas, I felt the ducks were not as concentrated as 2012 and we were just a few days early for the snows to start showing up where we were I believe. Still had a great time and hammered a bunch of birds.
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby dirtyj » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:08 am

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7 days 347 ducks, 146 geese - best we've ever seen!
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby teeraas » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:38 pm

Nice picture DirtyJ. How many people in your group?
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby War Wagon » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:47 am

The F-150 with the Eco-Boost pulling the 21' trailer was 10mpg. I saved money when scouting and did not have it behind me I was getting 18 to 20 on those gravel roads. If you ever have been up there you know how many gravel roads there are and how fast you can drive. Very dusty. I had to replace the air filter at 7500 miles because of that. The truck out preformed my wishes.
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby dirtyj » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 am

[quote="teeraas"]Nice picture DirtyJ. How many people in your group?[/quote]

5 of us
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby Swamp Gas » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:17 am

Just got back last night. Hunted Sunday to Friday. It was a good year. We have a party of 6 guys but split up in 2's except for one day we did 4. My brother and I took a limit of ducks on every hunt. About 20 geese as well. we primarily hunt water.

Day with 4. Youngsters took the elders. Full limit of honkers & green on water.

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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby War Wagon » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:04 pm

Nice Pic's Swamp Gas... :clapping: lot's of happy hunters there... :beer:
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby fullbored » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:15 pm

Swamp Gas wrote:Just got back last night. Hunted Sunday to Friday. It was a good year. We have a party of 6 guys but split up in 2's except for one day we did 4. My brother and I took a limit of ducks on every hunt. About 20 geese as well. we primarily hunt water.

Day with 4. Youngsters took the elders. Full limit of honkers & green on water.

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A little celebration.

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Just out of curiosity you guys hunt wade able waters or take a boat up with ya?
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby Swamp Gas » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:58 am

Both. This year it was about 50/50.About 80 percent of the water we hunted would have been fine with just waders but a smaller boat makes decoy hauling a little easier even if it is walkable.
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Re: How your Canada trip went?

Postby fullbored » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:09 am

Seems like you guys got a great thing going. When we use to go to Ontario we would take a our 2072 full of honk floaters/fullbodys with a 12 ft boat in the inside of our the big boat. We focused on honkers up there but going to sask there is so many more opportunities to hunt (i.e. snow geese) it would be hard for me not to take the enclosed.
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