Crosspost - all-girl hunt with traveling wooden wigeon decoy

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Crosspost - all-girl hunt with traveling wooden wigeon decoy

Postby NorCal Cazadora » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:02 am

I posted this yesterday on the California forum, but thought some of the women here would enjoy this too:

It wasn't the most ducks I'd ever gotten, but yesterday was one of my coolest hunts ever: I got together with three other women for an all-girl hunt over a traveling wooden wigeon decoy named Bald Pete.

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The short version of the story is that Bald Pete is traveling all over the country to hunt with as many hunters as possible this season. We were his only all-girl hunt, and he helped us bring in four mallards, two teal and a drake wigeon (just like himself). When it's over, he'll be auctioned off for a DU fundraiser.

The long story, in case you're one of those people who likes all the details, is at http://norcalcazadora.blogspot.com/2008/01/magnificent-all-girl-hunt-with-bald.html.

It was pretty cool. Most of us normally hunt with our husbands or boyfriends (and one of us isn't licensed yet, so she'll get started next year), but this was a day for us.
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Postby Kiskadinna » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:27 am

Sounds like an excellent hunt - read the blog post too. Thanks for sharing that!
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:47 pm

Wow, that sounds like such a great hunt! Makes me wish I knew a group of gals around here to hunt with.
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:04 pm

Seriously, you have trouble finding women hunters in MICHIGAN? Every time I look at the news there's another story about a woman hunter there. Then again, it's almost always deer hunters...
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:45 pm

That's exactly it. EVERYONE and their brother is a deer hunter. Which is cool, but a lot of those people just hunt once or twice a year, on the opener. Though, even with the number of people that hunt here, I only really know one other chica that hunts and that's my sister-in-law. It probably doesn't help that I live in the 2nd largest city in the state.

I only just started waterfowling this past year, and only fairly recently learned about the WITO and BOW programs, so I'm hoping to meet a few more gals that way. :)

And not to sound like an internet stalker, but I see that you post on the FS Huntress blog sometimes. :thumbsup: I just go by Shannon over there.
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:59 pm

Big game has the biggest percentage of women hunters of all forms of hunting. Waterfowl has the smallest. It takes big commitment to stand in the rain for hours in a marsh! (We rock!)
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:13 am

We sure do! Now if I could only hit something that was flying... I'm great at mopping up cripples though! :rofl:
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:10 pm

Yep, I know what you mean. But, hey, someone's gotta do it...
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:30 pm

I take pride in my place as the party "kill-stealer". lol.

Switching from rifle shooting to shotgunning has taken a little getting used to. But I'm better now, than when I started, and I'll be better in a year, than I am now. :yes:
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:18 pm

Ah, see I'm going the other direction - gonna take up big game this spring. It's really hard adjusting to rifle mentality on the shooting range - like, what, I have to hold still???

And I absolutely cannot shoot rifle and shotgun on the same day. Too much for my poor brain!
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:51 pm

Same problems, just in reverse. lol.

Skeet shooting is just horrid. I keep getting told, "Swivel at the hips! Swing at the hips!" And I'm like, "It's NOT natural!" There's a reason I don't dance either, my hips just don't move. :no: :rofl: I'm a lot better at trap, but I'm too stubborn to give up on skeet shooting. As soon as the weather warms up, I'll be back at the range practicing.
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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:06 pm

I just hate how predictable skeet is. I'm really good at knowing the lead I need on the clay at every single station, but clays don't act like ducks.

But I do like it when they explode! :thumbsup:
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