Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

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Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby pvn6616 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:10 pm

We had an early start this morning and rode out along the ICW to one of my favorite spots. Along for the day was my longtime hunting partner Chick and another good friend Alex. It was very hazy/foggy as we rode out but the weather cleared around 4 AM and it looked like it was going to be a bright and sunny morning, but alas, the cloud cover thickened and we had great conditions at dawn. The teal were flying well and we loaded up on them, Chickie dropped 4 stone dead with one shot and one drake was banded. It was his first banded duck of his waterfowling career, and he and I have killed some ducks in our time. He then went on another first by dropping a hen shoveller. We became a little more selective as the day proceeded, passing on the zillions of teal that kept buzzing us. Temptation overcame me at on point on what I thought was another teal zipping from right to left through the decoys and I dropped it with one shot. Jack brought back a fat little Ruddy Duck...oh well.

Not many big puddlers were flying compared to all those darting teal, but we had 4 hen pintails land in the decoys, and we shot 2 blackies and Chick and I rounded out our limit on a pair of Widgeon, I got the drke while Chick took down the hen. 18 birds before 9:30! Not bad for an opening day. 2 Black Ducks, 3 Widgeon, 1 Shoveller, 1 Ruddy, & 11 GW Teal

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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby don novicki » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:04 pm

Congrats to you guys and a job well done Chickie. After so many years you deserve it. Savor the moment and wear the band proudly........... :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby FFT » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:12 pm

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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby ngiglio » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Glad to hear it Pete really happy you guys got out! Chic couldn't be more happy for ya!!!! Congrats guys!!!!
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby SkylerUSMC » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:40 pm

nice sounds like you could have been one of the boats that were near by where I was hunting
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby pvn6616 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:05 pm

I'm trying to upload some photos here for all to see but am having some difficulties... lets see if I can figure this technical stuff out.

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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby BayMan718 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:42 pm

LOVE a good teal shoot on the salt....congrats on the band and some bigger ducks :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby duk_hunter155 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:20 pm

Great job. So surprised you had ducks we hunted all day Sat and never got a shot at a duck nothing flying in the gunning river area AT ALL!
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby GREGS » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:33 am

Nice hunt guys. Congrats !
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby papageno » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:06 pm

Holy cal Pete!
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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby Blindluck15 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Nice it's always nice to limit out


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Re: Hunting Partner gets 1st Duck Band After 43 Yrs!!!

Postby FOWLGAL » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Nice Job Chickie Congrats, glad you & Pete got out and had a great time & shot a lot of ducks. :thumbsup:
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