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Postby goosehunter64 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:39 pm

Thanks dd73
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Postby duck nut » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:21 pm

dumpduck_73 wrote:duck nut When do you go hunting up that way? which way are you going to fredericton?



I hunted the Saint John RIver a few times last year when my buddy inviteed me to his camp. My boat is not big enough for the Saint John River. I am looking at a new boat now but I won't be ableto afford it for at least another year and probably 2 years. Another freind of mine is looking at buying one now and I would be able to use his boat any time I want. I think.

We are going to Fredericton Sat morning and will be taking the highway. I may have to go back along the shore so I can stop to see a client.
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Postby duck nut » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:24 pm

GH64 do you still come up here? It looks like you were hunting here in 2006. Are you from here originally?
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Postby goosehunter64 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:37 pm

Yes sir....I was there last in 06. Haven't back to hunt though. I'm hoping in the near future.
I was born in Victoria Hospital in Saint John...and hence the 64 in my name...in 1964.
My family moved to Napan in 1968, then moved to Chatham, in 1969 or 70. My parents, which are still living.....had been given land by my gradmother, and put a prefab home on that property, where I lived till I was in my 20's. I built my own home, about 3km from them.
Now my son and ex-wife still live there. I moved here in Nov. 02
Do I miss the Miramichi....not really....I do miss somethings....and alot of my friends.
My son graduates this spring....and I couldn't be more proud.
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Postby duck nut » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:05 pm

GH64 what caused you to move there? I have moved a lot with my work and I always said I would never go to Saint John, but once I got here I loved it. That was 8 years ago and we have no desire to here. Prior to that I had moved 8 times in 9 years.
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Postby duck nut » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:13 pm

goosehunter64 wrote:We hunted the Kennebeccasis one time. What a beautiful spot.
We weren't right on the river per-say but in some bottom land areas.....which would be very similar to here in Illinois.
I think the only thing we bagged that day, was a couple of green winged teal.
It was a pretty crappy day....and a miserible 2-2 1/2 hr drive from the Miramichi to Hampton. Rain rain rain. A very close friend of mine.....has a future son inlaw, that hunts the SJ river.....and also I have many buddies that do as well. I'd sure like to try it someday.


Now your talking my neck of the woods. I live about 5 minutes from the Hampton Marsh and usually hunt off Darlings Island. We get really good numbers of blacks, mallards and teal.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:15 am

duck nut wrote:GH64 what caused you to move there? I have moved a lot with my work and I always said I would never go to Saint John, but once I got here I loved it. That was 8 years ago and we have no desire to here. Prior to that I had moved 8 times in 9 years.

I wanted to make a huge change in my life, and also met a wonderful woman.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:58 pm

duck nut My buddy has a 1648 jon with a 20 hp johnson, we are building a blind for it and going to camo her this spring just looking around for a stencil.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:39 pm

duck nut what do you mean by going along the shore back home?
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Postby duck nut » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:02 pm

dumpduck_73 wrote:duck nut what do you mean by going along the shore back home?


I mean taking the old highway along the river. I am not going to go back that way now.

A 16 48 should be good for out there. I am looking at a 1660 Phowler boat with a 36 horsepower prodrive mud motor. Like I said it will be at least next year before I can afford it.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:18 pm

duck nut If you would have taken the river road I would have met you at the shell in upper gagetown.
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Postby duck nut » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:14 am

dumpduck_73 wrote:duck nut My buddy has a 1648 jon with a 20 hp johnson, we are building a blind for it and going to camo her this spring just looking around for a stencil.



Here are some pictures of my boat. It is only 12 ft but my next boat is going to be 16 ft. I built the blind last summer from 1/2 inch electrical conduit. The first pictures are from before I put any grass on it and the last picture is with my son on youth day. I did not have a lot of grass on for youth day but I did put even more grass on it for the regular season. (I hope this works)Image
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Postby goosehunter64 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:19 am

Pretty darn good duck nut. :thumbsup:
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:10 pm

duck nut Looks really good, How did your son make out on youth day?
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Postby duck nut » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:46 pm

We saw lots of birds and he got 3 but I have to get him out to the shooting range this summer.

dd73... I may be going to Fredricton again on Sunday. If I do it will likely be just me and my son and I will try to get down to meet you.
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Postby Duckschmucker » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:34 am

duck nut: nice job on the boat blind.
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Postby roughnecknb » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:18 pm

Boat blind looks good, marsh looks familiar, it it Hampton? I usually hunt hampton marsh a few times each season.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:27 pm

roughnecknb, Whats new?
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:35 pm

dn, I drove by mistake today but did'nt see any ducks, I think they would have had to have skis straped to there feet to land :rofl: Went ice fishing at balemans.
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Re: Boat Blind

Postby duck nut » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:41 pm

roughnecknb wrote:Boat blind looks good, marsh looks familiar, it it Hampton? I usually hunt hampton marsh a few times each season.


Yeah, it is Hampton Marsh, just off Darlings Island. Good eye.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:44 pm

dn, nice pic of your dog in your avatar.
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Postby duck nut » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:44 pm

dumpduck_73 wrote:dn, I drove by mistake today but did'nt see any ducks, I think they would have had to have skis straped to there feet to land :rofl: Went ice fishing at balemans.


Next fall we'll have to take a trip to the mistake. Up at the end of it looks to be a lot of marsh area with lots of grass. Should be a good area for blacks and mallards and there should be divers on the other side of it.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:50 pm

dn, that would be great it is'nt that far from me, Is it deep water in the cove?
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:17 pm

dn, Where can you put a boat in down there? Me and my buddy where thinking about scouting it out this spring. That area looks great for divers, we love hunting whistlers.
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Re: Boat Blind

Postby duck nut » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:48 pm

roughnecknb wrote:Boat blind looks good, marsh looks familiar, it it Hampton? I usually hunt hampton marsh a few times each season.


Where do you live?
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