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Bufflehead

Postby CLUTCHfan » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:03 pm

I took a kid from down the street duck hunting for his first time on monday, and the only shot he had was at a Bufflehead. Two came in at about seventy miles an hour and only twenty yards off the front of the boat. It was actually the first one I've ever seen within 150yds. I was set up so that most of the birds would come in on his side so that he could get some shooting in. I wanted those birds really bad. I was so excited to see them, and then they flew right where I couldn't get a shot at them. I also saw more bluebills than I've ever seen in my life, and am seriously thinking about a layout boat as well as a larger boat next year.
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:03 pm

Remeber this, On your back is where it's at! :yes:
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Postby 870 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:07 pm

CLUTCHfan, that invite is still open for next season. Be more than glad to have come up any weekend that you would like.

Sorry to hear about that butterball, they can tick ya off. I hope the next one you see, ends belly up in the decoys with it's feet kicking in the air :thumbsup:
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Postby pj » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:25 pm

The only buffies I've shot at I tripled on. They were coming striaght at me right off the water. It was awesome.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:04 pm

870, I'll definately take you up on that offer.
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Postby T-MAN » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:19 pm

Buffies, butter balls (or for the inexpierienced) "the really fast white and black things", those are my favorite type of duck!
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Postby Lundman » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:17 pm

Bufflehead.... The eighth plague of the earth.
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Postby fowllust » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:04 pm

I shot a couple beautiful drake buffies last week. They are a tough little duck but gorgeous. They remind me of a smaller version goldeneye.
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Postby 870 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:31 pm

Come on boys they're not that hard to hit :toofunny:
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Postby casey_714 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:53 pm

That's a lot of bufflehead! I think i've gotten 4 this season.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:58 pm

:withstupid: the only prob with all of those, is that the little buggers are a pain to breast out... their skin stays on the breast like glue... bet you had fun with those :getdown:
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Postby 870 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:36 pm

JJ, Your right on that whole breasting thing, the son-in-law took the pic’s. It was his first season of hunting so I made him help us, hey got to break in the new guy in right. With three if us it wasn’t to bad.
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