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mendota

Postby thecapitan2003 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:30 am

any advice on Mendota as far as what to expect n how crowded it is, never been duck hunting before. do I need waders or can u just retrieve with a fishing rod? I will be hunting with my boys who are younger, so im getting ready now by having them do skeet and trap up till next season. plan on hunting wedsdays as im hoping it wont be as crowded as on tha weekend. do I need a stationary blind or am I good if I just cammo out? thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: mendota

Postby mendotakiller » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:29 am

It gets busy sometimes. But wednesday is usually the best days to go out. Yes you will need waders and yes you can wade in the ponds. Most of them arent to deep...but you will notice almost all of them are deep for the first 10-15 feet as you enter a pond. so dont get discouraged they will get shallower lol and as far as blinds you wont need to bring a blinds. just bring tule seats and hunker down in some tules. good luck
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Re: mendota

Postby Kernkilla » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:07 am

Beware of the manager steve. Hes got a power trip from hell. Always has something smart azz to say. All the other guys at the check station are cool.
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Re: mendota

Postby thecapitan2003 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:08 pm

good advice thnx, getting a new shotgun fer tha 4 and 6 year old sat, so well start hitting trap like crazy, 8 year old is allready pretty good, im debating buying a john boat with no motor, just oars, is it worth it if i can get it fer 50 buks er so used?
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Re: mendota

Postby mendotakiller » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:33 pm

Yea...steve is a D bag. He honestly thinks he OWNS the refuge...thats a different story! haha
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Re: mendota

Postby FowlChase » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:09 pm

If you are new to duck hunting and taking your boys out I would strongly recommend going with someone who knows the ropes or you will most likely not have a very good experience. You will need a dog that can find ducks. good luck. :thumbsup:
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Re: mendota

Postby mendotakiller » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:29 pm

Oh yea also go out in the afternoon to learn the ropes first to! good luck
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Re: mendota

Postby friedcoot » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:28 pm

A 4 and 6 year old introduced to shotgunning are not going to be ready. Start them out with a rimfire. The 8 year old will get a bit punched but should do fine if your using light 20ga. loads.
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Re: mendota

Postby FowlChase » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:55 pm

mendotakiller wrote:Oh yea also go out in the afternoon to learn the ropes first to! good luck

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Re: mendota

Postby thecapitan2003 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:37 pm

good idea, first wedsday of next season go out at noon and get a feel for the area, then hunker down alone and well away from others for evening shoot, I don't expect to get anything my first few times out especially with young kids, but well have fun just being out... took me quite awhile when I first moved here to adjust my fishing style from the gulf coast to California streams, I expect hunting will be tha same..... gonna start out this summer with pidgeon hunting on some friends dairyies to build tha kiddos confidence and fill tha freezer...lotsa pdgeons out there....
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Re: mendota

Postby Silver Wings » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:41 pm

WOW....only two posts and you got a couple of solid hook ups, captain. Pretty surprising given the sophisticated crowd that hangs out here.
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