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New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:46 am

Hey Guys,

I'm getting ready to move down to Austin, TX from New England. I've been duck and goose hunting for a while, can call, have decoys, and a cedar strip canoe I built over the last year. I've read mixed things about duck hunting in Austin, but figure it's still fun to get out, and I'll keep looking till I find them.

If you're interested in getting together for a hunt, it would be great to meet some new people and get after some birds.

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Re: New To Texas

Postby Barney#1 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:37 am

:welcome: to Texas.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:15 am

Thanks for the warm welcome Barney. In looking forward to getting settled in and chasing some ducks.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby Bigredman5223 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:16 am

Howdy and good luck this season.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby The Duck Hammer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:23 am

Welcome, sorry you got stuck living in Austin.


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Re: New To Texas

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:17 am

If you ever make your way down to the coast hit me up!


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Re: New To Texas

Postby Mike the Fox » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:50 pm

what part of new England are you from? I just moved down here from central maine back in april
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:31 am

I grew up in CT, lived in RI for a while, then moved up to Boston for about 7 years. For the past 2 years I've been living in Newport.

How are you liking Texas? Big adjustment?

I'm really excited to get down there.....just a little worried I'm going to fry in the summer!
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:32 am

Hahaha Duck Hammer.....is Austin that bad? Or just no ducks there? I see a couple of you guys are from Arkansas. My grandparents are from Hot Springs. We go down every year for a family reunion. Some day I hope to make a trip to Stuttgart.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:23 am

Hey Guys,

I was wondering what I should keep an eye out for when scouting and hunting in Texas. Up North, we don't have much in the way of poisonous snakes or spiders. Our biggest pain in the butt is ticks, and after getting Lyme last year, I'm happy to never see one ever again.

Is there anything in particular I should look for while out on the water and in the woods? Any way I can prevent getting myself in trouble? Figure I may be out there on my own quite a bit as I don't know anyone down there yet, so any advice would be a big help.

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Re: New To Texas

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:02 pm

Pretty much a general saying about Texas is that everything stings, bites, or has thorns... Invest in some snake boots, deet, carry a gun when u can, and pay attention to where you walk. Good luck!
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Re: New To Texas

Postby quanah labs » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:02 pm

You better watch out for ticks here in Tx also!
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Re: New To Texas

Postby whistlin_wings » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:49 am

Just have your gun ready.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:59 am

That's def the best way to handle the situation ww! Lol...
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks for the helpful advice guys. What kind of snake is that (was that)?
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Re: New To Texas

Postby whistlin_wings » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:28 am

King cobra
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Re: New To Texas

Postby MarkM » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:31 am

whistlin_wings wrote:King cobra

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possumfoot wrote:i cant remember who said it, but they said it best.. to a grown man, watching child birth is like a 9yo watching disney land burn to the ground..


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Re: New To Texas

Postby MarkM » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:33 am

Just look at this and remember all of them they say are poisonous. The list isn't that long.

http://www.poisoncontrol.org/docs/toxic_bites.pdf
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Re: New To Texas

Postby Crazy Matt » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:45 am

No one kill my blue indigos.
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Re: New To Texas

Postby BillyBlanks » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:57 am

Thanks for the list, Mark! The poisonous ones all look familiar. I'll make sure to steer clear of them.

If anyone has any interest in getting together for a hunt come duck/goose season, feel free to drop me a PM. No worries, on spot burning, I can scout some places out ahead of time. It'd just be nice to share a blind and have someone to chat with while waiting for some birds to drop in.
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