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New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:26 pm

Hey guys, my names Marc I'm new to the waterfowl scene. I figured I would give waterfowl a try. I'm 27 until late Nov. I've hunted four legged critters for years and as of last year I got into dove hunting and it turns out I'm pretty decent at it, so I want to try my hand at waterfowl. I'm 20 minutes west of New Castle and 15 minutes east of Greenfield, not much good land this far east of Indy. I found this site thanks to google and from doing some reading it looks like there is some good info on here. I can't wait for early goose, but I don't know when the new fed stamp will be available. Every post office I go to gives me the same answer, they look at me dumbfounded and walk in the back and come back shaking their head and saying "I don't know when we will get them". The shotgun I'm using is a Charles daily 3" it's cheap but it works perfectly for me. I would ask if there are any guys willing to break in a newbie but I know spots are hard to come by and I don't want to impose or make anyone feel obligated to reveal their spot to a new guy. I'm in the process of finding some places out here but the hard part is finding out who actually owns the land. I'm not some idiot that will try to shoot a duck or goose at 150yds. That's about it for my rambling introduction and no I'm not getting into waterfowl because of that show on A&E but yes I do have their triple threat call (start the hazing), along with a Buck Gardner single reed that likes to stick when doing a hail call.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:52 am

How's it going Marc!? If you ever make it up north I'll take you out hunting. Duck hunting down there isn't great until later in the year when things start freezing up from what i've heard.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:53 am

I have noticed there are alot of of birds here but the problem is they like to stay in city limits
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:09 am

Yep when food becomes scarce they will move out toward the fields and get grain find the roost/loafing spot and you will be on them. I have a couple people I know down there that are somewhat successful but it's definitely not primo for waterfowl.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:07 am

Do you know when the new fed stamps come out, and when the waterfowl seasons start, I cant find any information. I read somewhere that the new stamps came out Jun 27, but to the looks of it, the arent out yet.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

not sure on the stamps and the waterfowl dates should be out within the next week I would think. I will check with my post office on the stamps and let you know.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:57 pm

Right on, also I was meaning to ask, how far north are you from Indy?
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:17 pm

about an hour and a half
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Gotcha, have you ever hunted at Salamoni? And if you want to head south I'm working on figuring out how to hunt waterfowl down at Brookeville reservoir, I know you can hunt their but idk how much red tape you have to go through.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Marc1985 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:42 pm

called the CO office and they couldn't give me any info on the stamps or seasons :(
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby rxgac » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:32 am

Waterfowl seasons are set by the feds. So, CO's won't know any sooner than the rest of us.
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Re: New here from Indiana

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:17 am

Never hunted anywhere down there although I have heard that the Salamonie is a good place late in the season but I do not know for sure.
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