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ironman

Just got back last night from a trip to SD. Here's my trophy.

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Dean Schellinger

Very nice Blue goose, hope to hammer a few of those come Saturday. Decoying or pass/jump shooting?

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IceHawk

Nice Eagle Head! Going out for the fist 5 day run next week. How were the fields muddy or alright?

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Rainman

Man that is a nice looking bird.

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BirdWhisperer

What part of SD were you hunting, ironman?

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ironman

We were hunting between Yankton and Lake Andes. Fields were not bad because it had been so cold last weekend. Got alittle soupy monday and tuesday but still not too bad. Birds did not decoy very well, the only time we got their attention was when another hunter joined our group and we double our spread size. Those leading edge old birds are a spooky sort. Still working on a bunch of sillosock economies...by the time the juvies show up we should have another twenty dozen or so. Cant wait to get back...I just wanted to stay and keep hunting...dang work!

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bimbo

how many birds did you end up with?

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ironman

Lets just say it was the Quest For The One.

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fish-pig

 Originally Posted By: ironman
Lets just say it was the Quest For The One.

Been there done that !

It's nice to see all the ducks in full mate-in plumage though.

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ironman

Regarding the ducks...unbelievable!! Far and away the most ducks I've ever seen in one spot. I cant even beging to estimate the number. It was on a large area of flooded hay field and over half was black with ducks on it. Mostly Pintails. Awesome, how do you beat three or four sprigs chasing a hen round and round right in your face in full plumage. I love this time of year. Now back on subject, has no one else have any snow goose pictures yet?

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Fish'n guy

Ya I will post up my pathic pic of some snows. These first birds are hard to kill. Way too smart!! Pass shooting is the way to go I guess until we get some dumber birds or some weather! 2337659895_4ea8455e99.jpg

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Fish'n guy

BTW Ironman! Nice eaglehead!!

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ironman

Wow..for pass shooting looks like you got a pretty close shot on the one snow. Going back 24-26th hopefully I'll get more than one bird to photograph.

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frogtosser

nice birds

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Sartell Angler

got back late last night after hunting out of Brookings for Sat / Sun

First-ever snow goose quest and it was unforgetable...one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. I'll get some more pics posted up on here soon but for now I'll give you the celebratory pic for the weekend...I am in the middle. We shot one more snow later in the afternoon yesterday that wasn't included in the pic.

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IceHawk

Nice birds glad to see you got into a few! We are leaving in 2 days for our first run then again at the end of march!

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Dean Schellinger

They are definitely thick in some spots. The weather was way to nice for them and we shot all adult birds, so we definitely worked hard for our birds. I am on the far left of S.A.'s pic. The ducks were spectacular, wish is were like that in the fall. One time, we had 3 drakes coming right in together, a mallard, a GWT, and a Bluebill!

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Fish&Fowl

Very nice work SA...and great picture of all the birds in flight too! Wish I could get out there this spring... we got a good connection if we watned, just not enough time and money.

Keep the pics coming!

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ChuckN

That's some great success for the first time out and pass shooting! Nice pics.

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Scott M

Sartell Angler or Flowage Tamer, what was your decoy rig like? Congrats on the nice hunt.

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Dean Schellinger

S.A and myself do not own a snow goose decoy, however the guys we hunted with are avid snow goose hunters and have a few shells, converted avery fullbodies, converted floaters, and some texas rags we used some. But we got our geese jump and pass shooting, but did set up some decoys to lay amongst in hopes the geese wouldn't mind flying over us as much when pass shooting.

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Fish'n guy

Hey Sartell Angler, I see you were hunting with Tait Ronnigan. Correct?

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Dean Schellinger

Tait was basically our guide, to say he is "into it" is an understatment. Great guy to meet and definitely alot of fun to hunt with.

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Fish'n guy

Hunted over decoys the last few hunts and things went so-so! hunted by a lake to the south that had several birds around it the night before feeding in a really dirty cornfield. Well to make a long story short Some yay-hoo thought it would be a good idea to jump the roost (100+ thousand birds)the day before. Well they pretty much ruined everyones hunting in that area. Anyway we saw "MAYBE" 150 snows all day in the decoys and killed 7. Kind of frustrating to be honest!

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We relocated and found more birds. killed 28 this morning

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Duckslayer18

I dont suppose you were by lake preston?

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