1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

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1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby SmallspanielBIGheart » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:58 am

Just joined after my first Ohio opening weekend. Me and an Army buddy did a float trip on the upper Little Miami river, lots of logistics involved but it was a ton of fun and we ended up getting three male Mallards and a Male woodie. It was a dream come true, I have been planning a float trip since before I went into the Army so it was literally years in the making. Thank God. I have an English field Cocker and I would like to try jump shooting, I am willing to travel wherever so if you gentlemen would please make recommendations I would appreciate it. The picture below is what I was fortunate enough to harvest.
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby ohio mike » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:54 am

Your gonna have to do a ton of scouting to get permission to jump shoot.For this year stick to float hunts mark where you find birds. Drive around see where the birds are going in to roost at dusk. Then knock on doors and be prepared to hear the word NO a lot. However you will get some spots. Nobody, and I mean nobody is gonna tell you their spots. Thats about like asking if you can share their wife. :fingerpt:
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Postby HNTFSH » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:36 pm

ohio mike wrote:Thats about like asking if you can share their wife. :fingerpt:


It's worse. :lol3:
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby Apoc » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:27 pm

Way to go! This is my first year to and its been a lot of work but I'v had a blast. Google map and ONDRs website are where ive spent lots of time. Then get in the truck or boat and get eyes on it. Good luck.
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:28 pm

These were jump shot off a creek in SW OH. First ducks I ever killed.

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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:39 pm

Botiz630 wrote:These were jump shot off a creek in SW OH. First two ducks I ever killed.

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Looks like before you upgraded to the Stoeger.
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:55 pm

:lol3: :lol3:

That wingmaster belonged to my grandpa, figured it has too much sentimental value to beat up so it sits in the closet with the 1100 that used to belong to my dad.

Although I'm going to try and pick up the new Beretta a300 this weekend. Give the Stoeger a much needed break. :yes:
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby ohio mike » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:36 pm

My guess would be Grandpa would like you to use but not abuse his WingMaster. Between him and your Dad they entrusted you with a fine pair of guns. Come guy its time to come out of the closet. :hi:
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:54 am

I hear ya Mike but 80% of the hunting I do is out of a kayak, it's tough to keep from abusing the gun. I have taken both out with me on walk ins when I can take care of them, but most of the time I need something I can toss in the bottom of a kayak without cringing.
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Re: 1st post! Anyone jump shoot creeks or swamp areas in SW OH?

Postby ohio mike » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:31 am

Botiz630 wrote:I hear ya Mike but 80% of the hunting I do is out of a kayak, it's tough to keep from abusing the gun. I have taken both out with me on walk ins when I can take care of them, but most of the time I need something I can toss in the bottom of a kayak without cringing.


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