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counting the days

Postby Skeet123 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:10 pm

I started counting down the days. Wow this is going to be a long summer. I guess most of us have done this one time or another.

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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:34 am

It's good to have stuff to look forward too. Opening day 2013/14 is 10 weeks. That's the short time frame. My slightly longer countdown is to the option to retire. That one is 107 weeks. Of course it's important to appreciate where you're at and not to wish too much time away. Like John Hiatt said, "Life is like a '59 Cadillac...I'm lookin' forward to lookin' back."

There are some good things about Summer in Maryland. Hot crabs, cold beer, and it IS followed by Fall. Enjoy! :thumbsup:

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Re: counting the days

Postby Ruination » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:40 pm

Just signed my lease, ready to brush, ready to go!
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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:02 pm

67 Days: 16 Hrs: 06 M.....and counting.

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Re: counting the days

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:40 pm

My new boat will be here in 3 wks. Bye Bye Canoe!
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Re: counting the days

Postby ohioboy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Cajun1085 wrote:My new boat will be here in 3 wks. Bye Bye Canoe!


jealous.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:18 pm

Dont worry bro, you going to get to hunt out of it lol. I'll need your help dying the grass matts, cuz I know the natural tan will not work. I want to match up the banks of the Potomac.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Jfk1700 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:48 am

Cajun1085 wrote:My new boat will be here in 3 wks. Bye Bye Canoe!


REALLY jealous. I am still busy sanding/repainting the POS I bought a few months ago :fingerhead:. I am putting first coat of Wetlander 3L on this weekend. For those of you not familiar...check out http://airboatcoatings.com/2012/03/27/wetlander-3-layer-coating-system-for-hunting-and-fishing-boats/.

Think it will be nice to have on the Pmac. My jon is riveted, and the 3 coat protection/topcoat Wetlander (from what I hear) will help keep things sealed; and its nice having a 200lb 15ft hull to drag around. Also got a layout with a troller that should be interesting to try out this year.

Post pics when you get that thing in! Happy to help brush it up.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Cajun1085 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:49 am

Jfk1700 wrote:
Cajun1085 wrote:My new boat will be here in 3 wks. Bye Bye Canoe!


REALLY jealous. I am still busy sanding/repainting the POS I bought a few months ago :fingerhead:. I am putting first coat of Wetlander 3L on this weekend. For those of you not familiar...check out http://airboatcoatings.com/2012/03/27/wetlander-3-layer-coating-system-for-hunting-and-fishing-boats/.

Think it will be nice to have on the Pmac. My jon is riveted, and the 3 coat protection/topcoat Wetlander (from what I hear) will help keep things sealed; and its nice having a 200lb 15ft hull to drag around. Also got a layout with a troller that should be interesting to try out this year.

Post pics when you get that thing in! Happy to help brush it up.


Wetlander looks good man. It looks like it functions like gatorglide.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Jfk1700 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:19 am

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Cajun1085 wrote:My new boat will be here in 3 wks. Bye Bye Canoe!


REALLY jealous. I am still busy sanding/repainting the POS I bought a few months ago :fingerhead:. I am putting first coat of Wetlander 3L on this weekend. For those of you not familiar...check out http://airboatcoatings.com/2012/03/27/wetlander-3-layer-coating-system-for-hunting-and-fishing-boats/.

Think it will be nice to have on the Pmac. My jon is riveted, and the 3 coat protection/topcoat Wetlander (from what I hear) will help keep things sealed; and its nice having a 200lb 15ft hull to drag around. Also got a layout with a troller that should be interesting to try out this year.

Post pics when you get that thing in! Happy to help brush it up.


Wetlander looks good man. It looks like it functions like gatorglide.


Will let ya know how it goes on...think its very similar but has a couple more layers dedicated to protection vs. slick finish.
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Re: counting the days

Postby joemc » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:34 pm

its so close yet so far
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Re: counting the days

Postby Skeet123 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:04 pm

I agree with you GD. I have spent time this summer scouting so I am excited about getting out. Do you know when the official schedule will be out? Looking at blocking out time on the calendar.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:20 pm

The proposed early seasons (Teal/Goose) are posted here:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Com ... ations.asp
Along with other season dates for forest and upland game etc.

The late waterfowl dates usually show up sometime in August.

Reminder: 2012/13 MD Hunting licenses and retriever training permits expire July 31.

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Re: counting the days

Postby ohioboy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:57 pm

Resident geese have changed patterns near me. Have not seen or heard them in some time.
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Re: counting the days

Postby PSUbuzz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:43 am

Pretty sure licenses expire june 30, not end of july. At least thats how they used to be. Im looking forward to some blind site lottery action next month. Already been by most of my farms for the upcoming season and check out what is planted. Seems like good corn crop this year among most farms. I think many fields will be late getting cut with the wet weather we have been having. A lot of 2 ear corn stalks so should be some good waste grain on the fields too, not just crap silage like 2 years ago
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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:59 am

The new guideline booklet is available:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/index.asp

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Re: counting the days

Postby ohioboy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:39 pm

camped on the river last night. not one goose or duck seen or heard. none. plenty of cormorants. a few eagles and pair of owls.

thank God i had beer.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Cajun1085 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:56 pm

ohioboy wrote:camped on the river last night. not one goose or duck seen or heard. none. plenty of cormorants. a few eagles and pair of owls.

thank God i had beer.


HAHA, where are the residents...wait I know on Bethesada Naval Base.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:37 am

Are the young ones flighted? Seems like hanging out with the family at the local golf course water hazard would be the general modus operandi for mid summer. Why exert yourself to fly? Water, greens, and the occasional Wonder Bread is close at hand. er....beak. :thumbsup:

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Re: counting the days

Postby Skeet123 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:28 pm

I have seen many pair of geese with 4 or 5 young birds that look healthy. Seems like every small pond I drive by has a pair of geese and four or five growing birds. Have not seen as many ducks.

Most of the corn fields were planted late in my area.
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Re: counting the days

Postby snapshotmd » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:00 am

PSUbuzz wrote:Pretty sure licenses expire june 30, not end of july. At least thats how they used to be. Im looking forward to some blind site lottery action next month. Already been by most of my farms for the upcoming season and check out what is planted. Seems like good corn crop this year among most farms. I think many fields will be late getting cut with the wet weather we have been having. A lot of 2 ear corn stalks so should be some good waste grain on the fields too, not just crap silage like 2 years ago


Regular hunting licences expire July 31. Migratory game bird & HIP expires June 30.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Grey Dog » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:02 pm

1 Month 1 Week and 1 Day :grooving:
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Re: counting the days

Postby ohioboy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Saw 2 mallards on river today. Not one goose.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Skeet123 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:32 pm

Texas rigged two dozen decoys today. Looks like it should save time setting up in the mornings.
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Re: counting the days

Postby Skeet123 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:27 pm

23 days!
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