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huntin and fishin kid

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has any body hunted public land?I have and man it has been slow I think its because of all the pressure on the ducks and geese.But any pointers would help.

keep your eyes to the skys

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The wording of your question isn't any better. I noticed that you are a new to this forum. Either ask a legitimate question or make a statement that is not going to offend anyone.
Duckbill

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Duckbill,
What was that? Who died and made you King? All the kid wanted to do was ask a question/ask for help. What in the world is wrong with that? I think you need to lay off.

Hey H/F Kid,
I've been doing some hunting on public land as well, and it too has been slow for me. I'm hunting in So. Mn, so all the water in the fields is really spreading the waterfowl out. Good Luck

WV

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All I hunt is public water, but not usually WMA's. I usually hunt the small lakes/sloughs that are surrounded by cattails. So far we've been doing just fair. There are plenty of public waters to hunt if you have a small boat. Good luck!

Duckbill, try to be little more polite, we're FMers not MFers!

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Duckbill was responding to the original wording in the first post. H/F Kid made a remark that was uncalled for. You'll notice that the first post has been edited.

Matt

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All I ever duck hunt is public land! I've been so busy this fall I haven't gotten out yet but the next 3 weekends are good to go.

From the last many previous years, we've noticed a very good opening weekend and than about a 2-3 week lull in birds and then they start picking up again. MEA weekend, which is a couple weeks away, has typically been one of our better weekends.

I live for late season waterfowling and my younger brother does too. He was hunting late in the season last year, where only the big waters are open, and did outstanding!! He's got a pair of awesome Goldeneyes coming back from the taxidermist from one of those days. BUT, you have to put up with breaking ice, cold weather, snow, and did I mention freezing your a$$ off! But to me, thats what duck hunting is about!

When it comes to public land, I personally feel you have to think a little bit differently from the other hunters, and possibly work a little bit harder too. Uhhh, let me rephrase that- WORK ALOT HARDER!

You have to scope out the places that are harder to get to, etc. Anybody can hunt a slough or lake right off the road, but if that slough or lake is a mile away from the road, that will discourage alot of hunters. Some of our best spots take ALOT of work to get out to them. But all that preparation typically pays off in the end.

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thanks hanson. This mea weekend I'm thinking about going to the Alexandrea area.Theres lots of untouched water up there we always do fairly well.

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Walleye,

The question as is stands now is fine but if you look at the post and notice it has been edited. There was a statement on there that was not called for. No I am not god but singling out certain races of people and saying that they skybusting more that anyone else is an ignorant statement.

Duckbill

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Duckbill-

I also saw the kid's post before it was edited. The racial profile was uncalled for and it also mad me mad.

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Duckbill- Sorry about giving you a hard time, didn't realize the kid had said something stupid originally.

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Duckbill,
I didn't realize it was edited, and if he said what people are saying, I truly apologize. You were right to say what you did. Those type of comments are not called for. Sorry about the miscommunication.

WV

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I'm real sorry If I did offend any one with the first post.I know now I shouldnt have said what I said.But thats behind us and I would like to know how you guys do on public land around the metro area

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I drove for about 3 hours Saturday morning checking public lands and lakes and couldnt find #'s birds anywhere. Hopefully with this cold front comming, that will push some of the northern birds down.

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