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Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:08 am

I´ve been reading this forum for sometime...And decided to send some pics from our duckhunts.
Me and my buddies hunt in Northern part of Finland at Liminka bay area, Which is most important gathering/resting area in Finland during fall migration. Hope you enjoy :smile:

A calm day

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Greenwing teals

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2009 first migrators (Mostly widgeons)

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Same as above

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Chasing the cripple

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:57 pm

:welcome: and love the pics! Hope to see more whenever you can. I hope to go over one day and hunt those european species.

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:02 pm

:welcome: Awesome looking hunt. How is the hunting pressure there?
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:37 am

Hi!

Hunting pressure is really high when the season is opening at 20th of august, but a month later bay is not so crowded.
You wanted more pics...O.K! Here´s some :smile:

Tuning the spread
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Sometimes it is boring
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Goldeneye
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a few more
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Smoking kills! :wink:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby goodkarmarising » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:39 am

Thanks for the pics....and welcome to DHC :welcome:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby bluewing77 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:41 am

welcome finland duck hunter Kaamos! thanks for the photos
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:28 pm

:smile: Thank you! Nice to visit at DHC. Finnish duck forums are pretty dead at this time of year.
Season is over, in fact it was over at the end of october. Cold front froze up the waters and the birds flew down to Denmark and other warmer places. :mad:
Now we have -22 Celcius and freezing north wind.

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby manitobawoj » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:40 pm

Nice pics, and I know what you mean about freezing north winds!
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby VaTailfeathers » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:09 am

Hey, you guy's boats, clothes, even your ducks look like ours! Imagine that.
I have some questions if you don't mind:
What kind of vehicles you drive to pull those boats?
How much do your licenses cost, how much for a non resident, non citizen license?
What geese do you hunt?
What are your bag limits?
Do you have to use non toxic shot? 3 shot restriction plugs in your guns?
and the last one....Do you have a good looking, blond, sister or female cousin that likes short, balding and portly Americans ? :yes:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi! It´s been said that Finland is most "american" country in Europe.
I´ll be happy to answer those questions.

I have a Ford Escape to pull boats. Most guys have a regular family cars. Car taxes are pretty insane here, a bigger motor...bigger taxes :mad:

License for whole season to Liminka bay area costs from 100-150$, You can also buy a day license which costs 30-45$.
Prices are same for foreign hunters as well.

There is 3 species of goose which we are allowed to hunt. Greylag goose, Bean goose and canada goose.
We don`t have limits :tongue:

Yes, nontoxic loads have to be used when waterfowling and there is a 3 shot restriction for semi-automatics, but no for pump-actions.
Hate to let you down on that last question, I don´t have...but blond is a dominant haircolour among the young finnish females, sooo..that should be just a question of arrangement. Local bars and discos are full of them, if you want to pursue after them instead ducks. :biggrin:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:15 pm

Great stuff, thanks for sharing. What species do you run into when hunting the bay?

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby montana quackhead » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:12 am

Awesome! I love the international forum! I'm gonna come visit you and then go visit Thor in Denmark and then work my over to Iceland for some shooting! :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:10 pm

Hi !

Here´s most common species at Liminka bay: common teal, garganey, mallard, pintail, northern showeler, eurasian widgeon, golden-eye, tufted duck, long tailed duck, common merganser, red breasted merganser, eurasian coot, eurasian woodcock.

Here´s some pics...

Chrismas came this year little early..
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Sled of ducks
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:no: This isn´t The Santa
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My dog and woodcock
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby montana quackhead » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Ohhhh man!! That's purely awesome Kaamos!! Plan on me coming out next year! I promise! I'll buy all the beer you and I can drink! :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Johann » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:17 pm

Dont mind the wigeons coming to denmark at all ;) :D nice pictures ! you got a lot of wigeons ! is it luck or skills ;) ?
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:12 am

Hi!

I think it is being in right place at right time, scouting and weather forecasts. :wink:

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Johann » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:24 am

and knowing when and where that is is not luck at all :D !
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:35 am

Hello!

Duck season has started in Finland! Last saturday morning was amazing!

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:54 am

Awesome hunt Kaamos :thumbsup: You guys have a pretty long season it seems like. What species do you end up getting for the picture of everything on the trailer? Everything looks like hens this time of the year :lol3:

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:20 am

Hi Eric!

Our season starts 20th of august and lasts to the end of the year. Ducks in the picture are mostly pintails and common teals..and the big one is greylag goose.
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:54 pm

That's awesome Kaamos! You guys have a great variety of birds in that area as the season goes on it sounds like. Keep posting pics of your hunts :beer:

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:23 am

Hi!

I will put on some new pics when migration starts ( Starts between end of september and beginning of october)!
It´s kind a slow at this moment and local birds are pretty decoy shy.
The upland season starts on friday and I´m planning to spent next weekend in our cabin, near russian border! Just me and my dog (and a few packs of beer :beer: )

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:42 pm

What kind of upland birds are you going after? Don't make me too jealous by saying something like capercaille's, black grouse, etc :hammer:

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:10 am

Hi!

Capercaillies and black grouses indeed! :biggrin:

Here´s few photos from the trip....

Capercaillie (male)
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Capercaillie No.2
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Capercaillie (female)
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Female No.2
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Black grouse (male)
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Male No.2
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Black grouse (female)
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Female No.2
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:17 am

Man Kaamos :eek: you are a lucky guy! Awesome hunt, those are birds at the top of my dream list to shoot one day. Do you also run into Hazel grouse in that area or is it more of a Russian bird?

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