Well, how was it?

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Well, how was it?

Postby CatFan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:04 pm

We had ducks landing in the decoys before sunrise. Plenty of chances to knock some down by didn’t shoot worth a darn. Happy to be out there though.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby OUTATIME » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:08 pm

My Dad and I shot 6 woodies and only recovered 4 other two swam under and never came back up. Had a black duck land 2 yards away but they don't open till the 18th I believe. Overall saw a bunch of woodies and a few big ducks, which is average all year just about.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby merg » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:37 pm

OUTATIME wrote:My Dad and I shot 6 woodies and only recovered 4 other two swam under and never came back up. Had a black duck land 2 yards away but they don't open till the 18th I believe. Overall saw a bunch of woodies and a few big ducks, which is average all year just about.


Good job.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby OUTATIME » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks, it was a fun one!
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby EastBound&Down » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:13 pm

Good opener. Took youth out on his first big water hunt and he limited out on blackhead, bufflehead, scoter, and pintail.
I kill more ducks in one week on public water than you and your "Crews" or "Teams" would even think of killing all season. I work hard, scout and abide by the law...but still kill the crap out of ducks.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby HydeMarsh » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:04 pm

EastBound&Down wrote:Good opener. Took youth out on his first big water hunt and he limited out on blackhead, bufflehead, scoter, and pintail.



You are "da Man" for finding birds and taking a young hunter. congrats!!!
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby hlw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:35 am

Good hunt on the coast. Shot 2 wigeon (found 1), gaddy, ringneck, buffs, shoveler, and walked in my impoundment and shot a woody. Good opener for me. Hope all did well.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby Paul26 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Super job. Thanks for posting the pic
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby creekcaptain » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:14 am

I've skipped the opener here the last couple years. Had another good couple days before the opener elsewhere.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby Paul26 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:50 am

Very impressive. I have never had a hunt with that kind of variety. That's about the best group of ducks I have seen. That is a can on the left side, correct?

Also: please send the precise lat/longs of your "elsewhere" location, along with your SSN, checking account number and PIN. No need to use PM: I wont tell anyone. No crap G.I.

And thank you for posting the photo. Everyone: pls get with a Millennial and ask them to teach you how to post pics.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby creekcaptain » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:01 pm

Paul26 wrote:Very impressive. I have never had a hunt with that kind of variety. That's about the best group of ducks I have seen. That is a can on the left side, correct?

Also: please send the precise lat/longs of your "elsewhere" location, along with your SSN, checking account number and PIN. No need to use PM: I wont tell anyone. No crap G.I.

And thank you for posting the photo. Everyone: pls get with a Millennial and ask them to teach you how to post pics.



4 cans to be exact. We let bufflehead have a pass the entire time, but they hit the deeks hard all day every day. We ended the trip with 9 species of ducks and a goose. There are a few dead buffies on the end, we thought they were GE's. I'll upload a few more pics later on.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby HydeMarsh » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm

thanks for sharing, You obviously have it wired for success.

Paul, tell us one more time how to post pics.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby OUTATIME » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:25 pm

I'd post pictures but they would release where I was very easy. Going after them in the morning so I'll let you know what happens!
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby OUTATIME » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:49 pm

Nothing happened sadly, I messed up when I had he only woodie decoy. Atleast I know where they are going now,for Saturday , as I'll call that a scouting trip :lol3:
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby HydeMarsh » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Killed a blue bill and a redhead Friday morning on the sound. Our impoundments have nothing. Lots of birds on the refuge. So many swans on the northeast side you cannot hear yourself think.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby Shurshot » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Not many birds around at all but my partner and I made the best of our opportunities and shot green wings, blue wings and wigeon.
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Re: Well, how was it?

Postby KAhunter » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 am

HydeMarsh wrote:Killed a blue bill and a redhead Friday morning on the sound. Our impoundments have nothing. Lots of birds on the refuge. So many swans on the northeast side you cannot hear yourself think.

I heard there is a 300 acre impoundment in hyde that was hit with a big downburst or something during a thunderstorm that knocked all of the corn over and is holding most of the birds in hyde right now. Like 200,000 plus. Have talked to a few people who dont have much in the way of ducks right now in hyde.

We have started out well with 4 good days so far. Not overly optimistic for thanksgiving weekend but hopefully we will have some new birds show up.
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