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Postby wbrewer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:49 am

Just wanted to stop in a say hi. I am new to this forum(first of any forums actually). I just moved to the Seattle area from Texas, after spending 6 years in the Coast Guard. I am new to duck hunting, as well as the NW so figured it would be smart to join a local forum to try and get to know some of the people in the area, and also to begin to build my knowledge when it comes to waterfowl hunting. Thanks in advance for the things I hope to learn and to the people I meet.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby backwoodsredneck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:10 am

wbrewer,
Welcome to the site. I am new myself. My experience has been great so far on here. Lots of people reaching out. Especially to Military folk. I am in the Army, just recently got sent from the westside to Yakima Training Center. Let me know what kind of gear you have (Dekes, Waders, dog, boat, etc.) and I can point you toward some good areas on that side. The majority of my Duck hunting experience is in the skagit area north of you. Feel free to PM me anytime, though you may want to post your gear on here for all the guys to be able to help you. Also, I am planning on taking a weekend trip over to that side in a few weeks to hunt the skagit unit. Maybe we can link up and I can show you some of my knowledge of the area and get on some birds! I'm not using my old spots much anymore, and who better to share them with than a military brother.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby washingtonmuley » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:12 am

Welcome to the site fellas.
brewer,
What did you do in the CG as I am a retired Coastie?
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Re: New to the forum

Postby washingtonmuley » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks to both of you for your service.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby backwoodsredneck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:18 am

Thank you for your service "washingtonmuley"! 20+ years is no small task!! I am going to be done at 8 years in June.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby wbrewer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:52 am

Thanks very much for the help. Since I am new to waterfowl hunting, my gear is very minimum. I have of 2 great shotguns I use for skeet shooting, as well as a decent pair of wadders. Thats about it. I do have a 11 month old black lab pup (todd) who is a fantastic dog, but we have just had him trained in basics ( heel,sit, down wait, etc) nothing in retrieving. He does retrieve dummies and that is his toy of choice, but thats about as far as he goes. I have taken my hunters education course, but since I'm no longer active duty, I'm required to take the field portion, but according to the classes I found on the states website, the next available field class isn't till the spring time. Looks like I will miss out on the season. But i hope to use this time to further my knowledge, begin to get gear, and get to know some people so that next season I am fully prepared and ready to go!

I was a Maritime Enforcement Specialist in the CG. I was stationed in tampa Fl as well as South Padre Island Tx. I really enjoyed the Federal LE side of things and got out this past Jan to finish my bachelors degree and hope to get on with a federal agency. My wife is still activity duty, and the reason for the move to the NW. This is my first time on the west coast period, and am enjoying it!
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Re: New to the forum

Postby brokerbyduck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:08 pm

Don't give up so quick on the season. Often people don't show up for the hunter end classes and you can "walk on" the day of the class if someone doesn't show. Try calling and emailing the instructors who are having classes now.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby backwoodsredneck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:41 pm

PM sent. Maybe we can get you hooked up.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby wbrewer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:00 pm

brokerbyduck wrote:Don't give up so quick on the season. Often people don't show up for the hunter end classes and you can "walk on" the day of the class if someone doesn't show. Try calling and emailing the instructors who are having classes now.


Thanks! I am on the wait list for 4 classes in the area. The instructor I talked to told me the same thing. Im keeping my fingers crossed and hope that somebody backs out.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby Cantshootwell » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:45 pm

washingtonmuley wrote:Welcome to the site fellas.
brewer,
What did you do in the CG as I am a retired Coastie?


About fooken time Coasties got some numbers on these forums. I was an ET and have electrocuted myself more times than I care to remember.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby Cantshootwell » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:46 pm

wbrewer wrote:
brokerbyduck wrote:Don't give up so quick on the season. Often people don't show up for the hunter end classes and you can "walk on" the day of the class if someone doesn't show. Try calling and emailing the instructors who are having classes now.


Thanks! I am on the wait list for 4 classes in the area. The instructor I talked to told me the same thing. Im keeping my fingers crossed and hope that somebody backs out.



If you get your license let me know, I can take you to a semi local place that is ok to duck hunt. Watch out for Cougar, he likes to prey on helpless coasties.
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Re: New to the forum

Postby CocoDuck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:51 pm

Welcome to the Seattle area. I am in the CG stationed here going into year three. Been after the ducks for about two years now. I have two others that i normally head out with and we are out for a good time so always welcome for a taggalong. Bring the gun and wadders we have the rest. well what we call the rest. Deeks and my dog who is semi trained. does the trick for us. Shoot me an im or stop by the base one day and look for the Healy MAT MKs. I'll be there. I will also check with one of the guys that does the instruction for hunter safety and see if anything is coming up. :hi:
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