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Early Season Success

Postby BishopC4 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:57 am

Early Season started yesterday here in Michigan and want to see if anyone else has had luck. I got these 4 this morning, came right into my decoys without hesitation.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby goosehunter63 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:27 pm

21 birds yesterday 10 today
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby ducking&diving » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:31 pm

got three yesterday. could have been more. they changed their pattern from what i had been seeing i think. but it was still a good way to kick in the season.
Springing Flying Fish are good practice in the off season
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Early Season Success

Postby Coleman24 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:53 pm

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Opening day for my crew and I here in PA.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby garza7585 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:33 am

Me and my buddy shot 4 on Saturday... had'em figured out and pretty sure we could have shot close to our limit. We hunted a public pond and we knew they would dump in there after they fed in the surrounding fields.

Sure enough, they did, but we had a group of 15 year old kids that set up opposite of us and shot at the first 4 flocks as they passed over them towards our decoys. After they left we had a couple singles and one flock that worked beautifully and committed.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby grizz18 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:49 am

22 on Saturday for us 3.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:52 am

Grizz Im suprised they werent intimidated by that giant blue bill. :lol3: Nice work.

I took my son and killed two. Didnt see many birds at all so I was pretty happy with that and we had a great time.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby grizz18 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:30 pm

Have Gun Will Travel wrote:Grizz Im suprised they werent intimidated by that giant blue bill. :lol3: Nice work.

I took my son and killed two. Didnt see many birds at all so I was pretty happy with that and we had a great time.


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I stuck it close to the bank, behind a couple other floaters. If they picked it out...it was too late for them. We probably saw 500 birds on the day. If we could have kept a couple small group from congregating about 500 yrds behind us we would have had a 3 man limit. It was tought competing with live decoys, but we did trick a few.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby USMC03-07 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:49 pm

Went out opening morning, killed a few. Didn't do too bad w/ all the storms that screwed us up this weekend. The birds didn't take too long to figure out that hunt is on. First day we could have been standing in the spread and they would have landed on us, second day birds were already spooky.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby goose654 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Shot 3 outta a flock of 10 not bad 3 shells 3 bird got my limit dove hunting that after noon 50 shells 15 birds
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Early Season Success

Postby Coleman24 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:18 am

Another good morning.. Fun times with good friends!
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby dakotashooter2 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:30 am

Finally had a good day yesterday. Put down 6 birds. Would have been more but the wind shifted a couple of times causing the birds to come in behind the blind instead of in front and every time I rotated the blind the wind seemed to shift again. In the end the flocks were coming too fast to mess with the blind so I had to make due. The only thing that would have made it better is if one of my dogs was ready to go.......
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby JR236 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:45 pm

Had an excellent weekend. Shot our limit of 15 Saturday with four bands and shot 12 Sunday with four bands. They decoyed very well to thirty decoys, split into four small groups.
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby aboz » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:48 pm

Got to love early season birds. Hunting in Tee shirts, and birds that failed preschool!
take em
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Re: Early Season Success

Postby BrowningBlaster » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:51 am

Only second time out, and got 2. First time weather changed the birds pattern, and didn't see a single bird. Yesterday was a blast, scouted 200+ birds all week, first batch that came close to us, we just cleaned out the dust from our barrels!! Saw feathers fly, but non dropped. Second batch we cashed in and got these 2, as we were retrieving with boat, thanks to some kayakers, the remainder of the 200+ birds took off and we couldn't shoot because we were under power, we would have had to shoot towards shore where the houses are, and kayakers would have been in line of fire as well! Oh well, that's what happens when you hunt public land right!?
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