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Offline lokidog

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Ducks 2016/17 Season
« on: November 23, 2016, 10:04:05 AM »
Finally finished last year's ducks out of the freezer so I took Amber out today. There was not much flying but there were lots of Bufflehead and some Goldeneye in front of me.  I did not have my seaduck card yet so figured I'd give the GE a pass if they came close. Down the bay were some Mallards with absolutely no interest in coming my way. Luckily,  just before 8, a group of seven Wigeon decided to drop into my decoys out of nowhere.  I should have knocked down five but I missed one on the way out after a quick reload.

Amber did a great job waiting in the blind so I sent her out after the Mallards flew off in different directions. On her second retrieve, she decided to grab two of them. 


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Re: Ducks 2016/17 Season
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 10:12:03 AM »
HAPPY DOG  :tup:
Spent most of my $$ on huntin, fishin & retrievin dogs, the rest I just pretty much wasted.

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Re: Ducks 2016/17 Season
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 08:16:29 PM »
 :tup:
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

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Re: Ducks 2016/17 Season
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 11:33:28 AM »
Finally got her out again for our second hunt.  Had a bunch of Mallards nearby when I got to the bay so we had to stay a bit back from the water.  Of course a bunch swam by at twenty yards five minutes before shooting time. Got to watch a Goldeneye eating little crabs at first light from about 25 yards away but I wasn't ready to spook the other birds up so gave him a pass.

I ended up knocking down two Bufflehead, one got away as my swatters kept missing her in the middle of the swarm.   :( I also got a beautiful drake Common Goldeneye and two Mallards, I missed one other as it rocketed by me.

I might try the outside beach tomorrow to see if there are any Harlequins about.

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Re: Ducks 2016/17 Season
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 12:00:00 PM »
Great looking dog  :tup:

 

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