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Bird Total

Postby Tuxedocoot » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:58 pm

How many have you shot this year? Yes even striped feet count to for some reason. :lol:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby mrwabobcat » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Not enough :mad:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Cougar125 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:25 pm

Tuxedocoot wrote:How many have you shot this year? Yes even striped feet count to for some reason. :lol:

I've shot a few.


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Re: Bird Total

Postby h2ofowlr » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:33 pm

I've had a good season so far! Been shooting limits fairly consistently!
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Re: Bird Total

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:45 pm

Goin with quality not quanity
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Re: Bird Total

Postby washingtonmuley » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:51 pm

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:Goin with quality not quanity

That is what I am Talking about.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tealer » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:15 pm

24 hunts. Not a single bird.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tool-Man » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:31 pm

2 hunts and one hen widgeon so far.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby ScaupHunter » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:18 pm

It has been slow. I added a limit to the list today. Buffies and a couple pintail.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Erie » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:27 pm

4 Stages of a hunter:

Stage 1:
I just hope to get one, doesn't matter what kind

Stage 2:
I want to shoot so many that we can fill the back of the truck to the top

Stage 3:
Im going to be selective, make sure the birds do it tight, pick out drakes, much more about quality NOT quantity. '

Stage 4:
Take the kids out, get people involved, conserve the resource leave a lasting impression on others to do it right.

Ask yourself what stage hunter are you?
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tool-Man » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:33 pm

Erie wrote:4 Stages of a hunter:

Stage 1:
I just hope to get one, doesn't matter what kind

Stage 2:
I want to shoot so many that we can fill the back of the truck to the top

Stage 3:
Im going to be selective, make sure the birds do it tight, pick out drakes, much more about quality NOT quantity. '

Stage 4:
Take the kids out, get people involved, conserve the resource leave a lasting impression on others to do it right.

Ask yourself what stage hunter are you?


All depends on the day for me. :huh:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tealer » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:09 pm

Erie wrote:4 Stages of a hunter:

Stage 1:
I just hope to get one, doesn't matter what kind

Stage 2:
I want to shoot so many that we can fill the back of the truck to the top

Stage 3:
Im going to be selective, make sure the birds do it tight, pick out drakes, much more about quality NOT quantity. '

Stage 4:
Take the kids out, get people involved, conserve the resource leave a lasting impression on others to do it right.

Ask yourself what stage hunter are you?


I spent 3 days looking for one bird last week. I also spend a fair amount of time in stage 4.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tuxedocoot » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:14 pm

Tealer wrote:
Erie wrote:4 Stages of a hunter:

Stage 1:
I just hope to get one, doesn't matter what kind

Stage 2:
I want to shoot so many that we can fill the back of the truck to the top

Stage 3:
Im going to be selective, make sure the birds do it tight, pick out drakes, much more about quality NOT quantity. '

Stage 4:
Take the kids out, get people involved, conserve the resource leave a lasting impression on others to do it right.

Ask yourself what stage hunter are you?


I spent 3 days looking for one bird last week. I also spend a fair amount of time in stage 4.


I take out youngsters every time I hunt :huh:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Erie » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:48 pm

I live my life currently in stage 3. Next year will be the same only with a 20 ga all year.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby star882 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:51 pm

Not that great. About 5 hunts and only one green head. Havent been seeing much in my normal spots. Got a new boat so i have starting doing some exploring in the bays.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby h2ofowlr » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:14 pm

So, their is no quality if you have quantity? :huh: If we were to fill the back of a pickup full wouldn't that be illegal. I definitely have higher standards than 1. I just won't eat some birds, not interested. I usually have a few few youths out with me every weekend as they are chomping at the bit to shoot. Again we usually have a quality time with a nice harvest. I am thinking your 4 stages are slightly flawed. :yes:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby PCR » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:59 am

Erie wrote:4 Stages of a hunter:

Stage 1:
I just hope to get one, doesn't matter what kind

Stage 2:
I want to shoot so many that we can fill the back of the truck to the top

Stage 3:
Im going to be selective, make sure the birds do it tight, pick out drakes, much more about quality NOT quantity. '

Stage 4:
Take the kids out, get people involved, conserve the resource leave a lasting impression on others to do it right.

Ask yourself what stage hunter are you?


Neat! What stage is Duck God? :rolleyes:
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Re: Bird Total

Postby steelheadslayer » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:29 pm

I wanta say stage 3 for the conservation aspect of waterfowling. But, it is duck season so if it's brown, shoot it down!
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Re: Bird Total

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:32 pm

h2ofowlr wrote:So, their is no quality if you have quantity? :huh: If we were to fill the back of a pickup full wouldn't that be illegal. I definitely have higher standards than 1. I just won't eat some birds, not interested. I usually have a few few youths out with me every weekend as they are chomping at the bit to shoot. Again we usually have a quality time with a nice harvest. I am thinking your 4 stages are slightly flawed. :yes:


Drove 6+hrs for one bird ... theres the quality. Piled up a 4man limit ... 28 birds ... allll buff's ... 15min from the house ... theres the quanity. Truth be told ... I'll remember bagging a Harli outta a rat than a tailgate load of black and white.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby BM0711 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:05 pm

Who doesn't like shooting limits though? I understand the trophy aspect which I'm jealous of the Harli but going 15 min from your house and shooting limits is still pretty sweet. I like taking new people, got by dad going this year for the first time ever and he is loving it. But there is just a satisfaction you get when you get up at 1:30 am drive 3 hours set up and then get to take a pic of the tailgate full of ducks because we all know there's gonna be that time when you do all that and sit all day for maybe one shot. But that's hunting and what makes it so great!


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Re: Bird Total

Postby h2ofowlr » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:53 pm

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:
h2ofowlr wrote:So, their is no quality if you have quantity? :huh: If we were to fill the back of a pickup full wouldn't that be illegal. I definitely have higher standards than 1. I just won't eat some birds, not interested. I usually have a few few youths out with me every weekend as they are chomping at the bit to shoot. Again we usually have a quality time with a nice harvest. I am thinking your 4 stages are slightly flawed. :yes:


Drove 6+hrs for one bird ... theres the quality. Piled up a 4man limit ... 28 birds ... allll buff's ... 15min from the house ... theres the quanity. Truth be told ... I'll remember bagging a Harli outta a rat than a tailgate load of black and white.
Hope that explains my answer brother


Good thing is that all sorts of various situations can result in a quality memorable hunt. Some of my most memorable hunts were when we had fields full of birds and I would call all my buddies and it was the fastest shooting ever. Or for some the harli. I see harlies every week, so it's a little different in my case.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Columbia Basin Local » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:18 pm

I know for me this season has been my best so far and it has nothing to with my bird totals. I defintely keep track but, those are for my records along with other notes to study in the off season. This year has been great due to others that have given me the opportunities to hunt with new people on new hunts. No need to name drop. Those of you know who you are. Sincere Thanks! And yes brother Q over Q. At some point it stops being about numbers. Success for me is measured in memorable moments.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Zochbirds » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 am

61, mostly divers and scoters out of our UFO layout boat.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby Tealer » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:56 pm

Zochbirds wrote:61, mostly divers and scoters out of our UFO layout boat.


I like to hear that.
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Re: Bird Total

Postby ShaqDiesel » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:38 pm

Aside from a limit of ducks on the opening, this has been my worst year for a long time. The real thing thats been bugging me is that I have been skunked a couple of times and didn't even see ducks which is really unusual.
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