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Frozen Lakes

Postby 60's hunter » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Do you guys think I will be able to get down to water with a ax on Racetrack SI this Thursday ?
I hate to pass up a draw.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby SteelKiller » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:33 pm

Take me, I'm fat and can break through really thick ice!
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby Jim Atlas » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:32 pm

Sure. This isn't Minnesota after all. :wink:
I tend to forget about bringing anything for ice and end up using my rifle but and shins.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby Pepper1 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:34 pm

just be careful, for you and your dog. It sucks I know. I drew Fern ridge for early next week and look at it. Gonna be a frozen wasteland. No water anyway. Any arrivals this week are gonna keep going south
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby QH's Paw » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:37 pm

The problem won't be if you can break ice. It's not that cold, you'll be able to with a hatchet or pickaxe. If the water hasn't been frozen for a week(which it hasn't) the ducks will see your open water. My advice is to take a couple doz full bodies and stand them on the edge of the ice by your hole and, pile all your floater on the water butt to beak, at the same edge.......money!
If you doubt this method, go to a frozen pond Wednesday and take a look at where all the birds are and how the congregate.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby FowlChase » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:30 pm

Great tip QH. Ive always put my full body's on the edge of the ice but never grouped the floaters tail to butt like that. Gonna try it this weekend. :thumbsup:
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby 60's hunter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks guys-----good advice. There will have to be some fresh birds comin in lookin for open water.
Gotta catch um while we can.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby whtelk » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:10 am

Also remember ducks sit closer together when it is cold. Set your decoys close to each other when cold and further apart when warmer.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby baltz526 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:42 am

If you are unwilling to walk on the ice, Do not send your dog. Unless you have an ice trained dog, leave it at home.
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Re: Frozen Lakes

Postby gunner1973 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:46 pm

baltz526 wrote:If you are unwilling to walk on the ice, Do not send your dog. Unless you have an ice trained dog, leave it at home.


i second that , ice is veryt dangerous for a dog , not just for drowning but also for cuts etc. as well as hypothermia
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