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luckycrank

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only one word for tonights hunt and that won't evan do it justice. all though I never fired a shot it was worth the effort of setting out decoys just to be witness to it.

can't wait for tommorow i'm not gonna get a lot of sleep

I sat on the shore line and watched as hundreds of flocks of anywhere from 10-50 birds per flock land in the middle of the lake when I was picking up decoys I bet there where at least 2000 or more birds in 1 flock over the lake it was truley "UNBELIEVABLE"

what was evan more unbelievable is that I could not get a single flock to decoy ........."not a 1" confused.gif

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Where are you hunting? Or what part of minnesota? I hunted here in the metro by myself this morning. Seen about fifty mallards. I managed three greenheads. And one goose. I am kind of disapointed in the number of geese in the area. Alot more last year at this time. Tomorrow will be my last chance at some ducks this season.

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SOUTH OF THE METRO ABOUT 25 MILES ,

I also went in the morning and never evan seen a duck but was lucky enough to find a good number of goldeneyes while glassing some lakes on my ride home.

I set up in the area later in the afternoon after pheasant hunting and they started to poor in about 2pm and just kept coming and coming and coming.... you get the picture

I seen goldens, sawbills both hooded and redbreasted , bills, mallards, cans , buffles and sadly enough though at about 100-150 yds I'm sure if you havent been out since this morning you will likley notice a difference tommorrow as far as the geese go there was never less than I would guess approx 50 geese over the water from 4:15 till sun set at times 200-300 all within sight of the decoys but I was not hunting for them. I could have taken a few geese today but passed

are the lakes frozen where you are ? most are 50 percent open or better here.

I may bring the video camera tommorrow if I go which I likley will. but I have other plans at the moment.

problem is I have no boat and only 15 diver dekes which 10 of which are goldeneyes, doesn't compete with a raft of thousands.

I have access to about 14 doz. more dekes but thats alot of work for 1 guy in waders.

and who's to say those birds won't migrate through the night and be gone by morning.

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Thats good to hear, even though I'm in a different part of the state, but still is nice to hear that the big flight is here!! The past couple of weekends have been really slow. Can't wait to hunt tomorrow, just have to bring a radio to listen to the vikes tomorrow!!

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sounds like my plans are still on so i guess all those birds will have to wait till next year

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WE'LL THERE ALREADY GONE frown.gif

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Yes they are. What a difference a day makes. I did not see a duck this morning. I only seen about fifty geese a mile up in the air. I am still disapointed in the number of geese in the area. Hopefully they will move in for some late season action. Not the way I wanted to end the season this morning. confused.gif

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OUR PARTY ENDED UP WITH 6 MALLARDS 2 GEESE 1 TEAL BUT THE DIVERS WHERE GONE WITH THE MOONLIGHT LAST NIGHT BUT THE MALLARDS DECOYED LIKE A DREAM

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We got in on some of the action as well. Winter2007036.jpg There were three of us we would have had more but one of my buddies couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. And my gun kept jamming so I was sharing a gun. For all that went wrong it was a pretty good day.

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