Hello, need a little input about Loveland/Ft Collins

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Hello, need a little input about Loveland/Ft Collins

Postby Fooniespucker » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:57 pm

Hey what's up? I am regularly around the California Site and I was hoping for a little help. I have been thinking of relocating from the S.F. Bay Area, and was wondering how the duck/goose/pheasant hunting is around the Ft. Collins area. :help:

I am a sculler, so I chase after the flocks of ducks. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby bullelkklr » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:03 pm

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Pheasant hunting pretty much sucks unless you goto NE. Duck and Goose hunting is awesome if you have lotza $$$$$$$$$ for a lease or guides. Public land hunting is poor to midland with countless skybusters, but on occasion a guy can get a really good shoot.

Ain't no skulling much - far as I know.

Too much californication going on in the west IMNSHO - but ah what the hell - the elk and deer hunting is not as good as WY and MT - but it is damn good if you are willing to lug your arse around the mountains - and the pulblic land in the mtns is abundant - millions of acres.
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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:12 pm

I just killed a nice deer about 10 miles from fort collins, and there are a bunch of places up here to duck and goose hunt up here... and no you dont need to pay any money to get thick in ducks. But yeah, nebraska is the place to hunt pheasants, not here.
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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:13 pm

And if you are gunna scull go to the mountains, not enough big lakes in foco or loveland
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Postby duckbuddy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:21 pm

Well all i can say is i agree with bull. ft collins is all about money. money equals lease equal quality hunting. as for public land ft collins has an excellent skybusting crew out every weekend. its luck if u dont see them.


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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:18 pm

Yeah, its not worth it to go on the weekend, there are way to may sky blasters. Go on a weekeday and i'm sure you will almost get your limit
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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:11 am

Speaking of.. I went this morning and got my limit. 2 green heads, 3 red heads, and a blue bill. You do not need money to shoot birds in foco or loveland...



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Postby bullelkklr » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:40 pm

Sweet -

I am too far for a morning hunt to get up to loveland - and this thing called work kinda makes me be in my little cubicle at 7:00am...I get to weekend warrior...

Nice birds though..
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Postby grenhdkilr » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:55 pm

Breathewaterfowl i am hunting on a pond in the morning east of I25 on harmony rd are there any birds in the area??
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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:13 pm

Yeah actually you should do pretty good. Set up your spred kinda far away from your blind because the birds are very skittish right now. I'm sure you will see a lot of red heads and mallards. I saw a couple hundred mallards today still sticking around b/c of the front, they are just all so high.

Just make sure you dont hail call b/c every bird in the area knows that it means hunters are around. I just used a whistle and a few soft quacks, they came right in.

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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:14 pm

Bullell... how bout you take a sick day? I'll vouch for ya! :salude:
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Postby grenhdkilr » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:31 pm

thanks bud :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Fooniespucker » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:03 pm

Hey Guys,

BTW, db, and bek thank you all so much for sharing a little info with me. As always, you guys from Colorado are hella cool. I camped next to a group of guys from Grand Junction 2 years ago while Mulie hunting in Reg. G, Wy. We all killed nice bucks and had a great time to boot.

The duck hunting appears to be pretty good, the duck hunters appear to be pretty good too. Nice job btw, keep that strap heavy.

Again I thank you gentlemen.


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Postby turbotyphoon69 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:03 pm

goose can get REAL good out here too. :getdown:
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Postby Breathewaterfowl » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:48 pm

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Re: Hello, need a little input about Loveland/Ft Collins

Postby SamuelBoone » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:23 am

Hey Estes Park native here. I just got a Mossberg 500 and I have a good little bird dog. Any places I can go in south loveland as far as reservoirs? It's my first season hunting fowl. Thanks for your help.
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