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Bummer going to try to find some ducks this weekend 

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Had fun diver hunting but my partners sucked at shooting worse than me. First flock I let them shoot and I dropped one it was a ringer and Finn chased that suck way out in the lake and around. Ended up with one merganser and my hunting partners never touched a duck.

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Same latitude as your turf but at the western end of the state yesterday.  Water temps are around 40 on the big water but the small ponds are freezing or capped already.  Birds are on the move big time including light and dark geese and swans.  


Some small ponds that were partially open had a few birds on them that appeared to mostly be hooded mergs.

 

We had a spoony shoot with a few others mixed in. GWT and BWT (loner), gadwall, and buffleheads.  We saw blue bills and golden eyes but no shots fired on them.  3 man limit.

 

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Just sitting out tonight in my blind, no gun, just watching.  4 hoodeds flew by and 6 GWT set in at less than 20 yards.  1 coot with them.

 

I just watched them all dabble to within 5-10 feet.  They are eating machines and competitive.  If you really want to learn how to set dekes, just watch the birds sometime.  

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Went out hunting with a great buddy and Finn, but the ducks did not want to play nice. Still a wonderful day to be alive!!

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Trying to save a few wings for the new pup this spring 

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46 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

Trying to save a few wings for the new pup this spring 


Dang moose, I coulda helped ya out there had I known you wanted some.

 

Big water hunt, eh?  And calm!  Didn’t know we had any calm water last weekend! 

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27 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


Dang moose, I coulda helped ya out there had I known you wanted some.

 

Big water hunt, eh?  And calm!  Didn’t know we had any calm water last weekend! 

It’s just my luck man. I will try next week if get a deer at the cabin. 

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Well deer hunting started off good for our group opening day buck from my brother! Then Sunday I seen a buck even though it was a button buck, so with no doe tags he will have a shot at making to next year. Tuesday I shot a buck. I shot and Found no hair no blood, but my cousin swears a hit it as do I. My dad and cousin are still up hunting.

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Update !! My shot was deflected slightly and my cousin heard a fight and went found my buck. Still alive but could not get up. First photo is the exit the next photo is the entrance. Just low and forward. My cousin shot him in the next and did not get a shot at the coyote who was making all the  noise. 

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Checked a few lakes for ducks and found two that are iced over!! Not many ducks around, but a fair number of geese yet. 

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Well I have been stuck inside with covid and just keeping to myself. I hope to get out in the woods or fields soon. Stay healthy everyone.

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Same here. Hope all is well. Your weren't chasing wild wemnen when you got it where you??🤭😂

 

Seriously get out in the wilderness by yourself, it will help.👍

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5 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Well I have been stuck inside with covid and just keeping to myself. I hope to get out in the woods or fields soon. Stay healthy everyone.


Light case or bad one?

 

Hope you get out soon!

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29 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


Light case or bad one?

 

Hope you get out soon!

Light case.

 

i am thinking of going to chase roosters with Finn tomorrow. If Finn is up for it.

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Thanks for the well wishes guys

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Felt good enough to take a little walk and no birds seen. 

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Holy muzzleloader hunters! I never seen so many people muzzleloader hunting in my life. Jumped a 8 pointer and I hope the Hunter made that shot count. Finn and I put on 4.3 miles and flushed one grouse that was out of range. We hunted tall grass, cattails, thick nasty brush, and shorter grass. I hope I got the deer moving for those deer hunters. 

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2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

How thick was the ice?

6-6.5 inches

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22 minutes ago, HunterFisher11 said:

So just curious was that anywhere near Prinstion??

It was about 45 minutes away so not to far

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2 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Nice way to start it out @monstermoose78!

Next time I will give a buzz to see if you want to go with

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