Are you ready for some duck hunting?

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Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:12 pm

Going bonkers now just waiting for the opener. Almost ready...Decoys today, rest of gear next week.
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:33 pm

a few finishing touches...just gotta rig a few of the new additions to the spread and have to put the new numbers on the boat. chomping at the bit. getting the gear all ready is enjoyable but does not quite scratch the itch. 10 days to go

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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Joser06 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:31 pm

I have been getting ready for the last month. I have been scouting every chance it get and I have a dozen higdon fully flocked dekes and 4 goose floaters that will see water for the first time this season. I think I will have a better season this year due to finding a couple new spots and starting this year with all the things I learned last year. We will see
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby MIKE J. » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:34 pm

I took advantage of a warm day at the end of last season to store all of the gear as if I was hunting the next day. This season I Just focused on checking the boats and trailers etc.
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby JTR » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:15 pm

I'll be running the 9.9 this week. Still have tons of decoys to get ready. I might have to flock 18 goose heads this week too.

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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Mike M. » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:14 pm

I haven't done anything. Need more time.
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Baymen Moe » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:41 pm

Mike M. wrote:I haven't done anything. Need more time.

Hey Mike, if you get some free time and want to just show up for a hunt, and all you have to do is show up, shoot me a pm. I will do the rest. I know you're north of Beantown but I would make the trip south worth it. I can burn a day on short notice.
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby JTR » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:44 pm

Baymen Moe wrote:
Mike M. wrote:I haven't done anything. Need more time.

Hey Mike, if you get some free time and want to just show up for a hunt, and all you have to do is show up, shoot me a pm. I will do the rest. I know you're north of Beantown but I would make the trip south worth it. I can burn a day on short notice.


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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Mike M. » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Wow, thank you Baymen Moe! :beer:

Now that is what makes this site a great place. There sure are some nice folks here.

Hope you all have a great opening day!

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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Professor_Leakey » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:47 pm

Not long now, guys. :beer: :beer:

im going a little crazy, for sure. got the slot bag and blind bag all packed and ready to go like the opener was tomorrow. getting photos every day from my buddy up north shooting woodies and teal already and i am more than jealous...deep breaths, deep breaths, 4.5 days to go.
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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Bunker » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:53 pm

Sorry man, I'll stop. Didn't realize I was causing you to hyper-ventilate! :) just trying to get your head in the game!


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Re: Are you ready for some duck hunting?

Postby Jofa » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 pm

i cant wait to get out there. i was looking for woodcock tonight and snuck a look in my swamp and accidentally jumped 3 wood ducks, very nice to see but i scurried out of there quick. the water is WAY down on a lot of spots. i guess it will concentrate the birds maybe? but I dont think i like the big beaver ponds and swamps being so dry.
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