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I'd bet a lot of you MN boys are chomping at the bit for next weekend!! We had our duck opener this weekend. We hunted a field loaded with ducks...only problem was we had about 1.5 inches of rain Friday night and Saturday. Carrying decoys out and back was miserable! OMG what a mess it was. It was a blast!!

Saturday we ended up with 11 wood ducks (one banded woody!) and 15 mallards plus 2 bonus honks... Notice the mud!!

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Sunday was much more pleasant. Sunny and not near as muddy. Ended with 11 honks and 15 mallards.

Marli retrieving a duck....

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Clowns I hunted with...

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Just rub it in why don't ya! grin.gif Just kidding Rost, looks like you guys had a great time. I am looking forward to next weekend, I finally get to go out and bust some honkers again, and maybe a few mallards mixed in with the bunch too. It should be a blast.

Take Care All and Good Luck Hunting!

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Awesome hunt guys. This is going to be one long week of school!! So you guys can use Spinners on opening weekend??

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Yep, we can use spinners.

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Good hunts Rost.....We did fairly well north of the border as well.......

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Pics Flick????

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I think I'm going to wait until after the season to post pics....

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Ahhhh the days of old....years gone by...it's nice to be reminded what they used to look like! frown.gif

Nice bags Rost! If we even get half of that I'll be a happy camper. wink.gif

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Here are a few from my opening week that a couple of us got in to. I guess I wont complain if I dont have to hunt water for a while. What a BATTLE trying to pick out drakes field huntin this time of year. There was only a couple flocks that we shot more than one bird out of all week.

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      Well I got a wood duck with my first shot and missed 2 big ole Canadian geese with all 3 shells. 

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    • JBMasterAngler

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      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down! :mad: This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 

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