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My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« on: January 31, 2016, 09:25:46 PM »
This season was a decent one for me. The valley was very dry early in the season and there just wasn't very many birds around. On opening day we shot 4 limits of mallards and 2 banded greenheads.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 09:29:36 PM »
The second day of the season I shot a mixed bag and I got a banded greenhead as well. Didn't get out much until mid November due to the low water and lack of birds. But found a few and had a decent hunt on a windy day, killed the only 2 gaddies I got all year.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 09:32:30 PM »
Had a good mixed bag shoot at an old haunt that I hadn't hunted in over 3 years because it was getting so much pressure and the birds quit using it. Was nice to find it was almost untouched this year and I had a very nice solo hunt.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 09:36:13 PM »
We finally got a decent influx of water in the valley in December and the ducks really showed up, had sever good shoots and killed some quality birds. I usually only hunt by myself but had some good hunts with buddies as well.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 09:38:10 PM »
Had a decent hunt with 4 other guys and we ended up with 28 ducks and 3 geese.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 09:38:36 PM »
Darn good season!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 09:39:53 PM »
A good buddy and I hiked in over 2 miles and had an awesome hunt in an ice hole in early January. Ran over 300 ducks off the water that morning.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 09:41:22 PM »
Another enjoyable solo limit of mallards

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 09:42:54 PM »
Came up 1 short on this ice hole hunt but we worked our tails off for em and we got our 4 nice drake pins so we were pretty happy.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 09:44:16 PM »
Found a spot that was holding a lot of birds and 3 of us had a great shoot, 3 limits and 3 geese, went all drakes on this day.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 09:46:19 PM »
And finally my last good hunt of the season last Friday. Braved the monsoon rains and wind and shot a solo limit at the local refuge in another ice hole. Most of the birds finished well and besides getting soaked it was a great morning.

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 09:54:08 PM »
Good grief! Duck Hog! :)

I need to hunt the east side next year....

Great pics 270!
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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 10:05:46 PM »
Good grief! Duck Hog! :)

I need to hunt the east side next year....

Great pics 270!
haha thanks iceman, I do love living so close to good duck hunting areas.
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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 07:06:03 AM »
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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 08:04:16 AM »
Well done!  Good looking birds

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Re: My 2015-2016 waterfowl season
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 05:27:09 PM »
Looks like a great season 270Shooter. Good job!
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