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Offline LOVEMYLABXS

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Opening day luck?
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:07:46 PM »
So how ya do?? 22 deg when I left home this morning and had to break a little ice around the edge. Set up 6 ducks and 4 geese. Saw a couple of flocks of geese but nothing that really gave us more then a glance but the ducks gave us some chances. Just me and Chase and the boy done good. Ended up with 4 mallards and a green wing teal. but the drakes had very little color and were hard to pick out till after the swung around and I had the sun to my back. Had 2 drakes the hen and the teal when I knocked down the 2nd hen and decided to unload my gun and called it a good day before I messed up and maybe shot another hen. 5 Ducks for the day was just fine.
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 04:22:22 PM »
Nice job!  Looks like a great day!
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
Much better than I did.  Saw 1 duck right at legal light, didn't even fire at it as I couldn't tell what it was and it was hauling ass.  Had 1 goose come into my dekes, then flew away minus some feathers.  3 shots of Winchester 3" #3 at about 15 yards, and only managed to kill feathers.  Time to change it up, lol.

Looks like you had a good day!
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 06:16:35 PM »
We did good. 4 limits of ducks and 2 bonus geese by 10:00 am. 2 banded drake mallards as well. Fun start to the season!

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 06:43:03 PM »
Got 4 , white wing scoter , surf scoter and 2 golden eyes. Partner shot 3, Drake mallard, bufflehead, and a white wing scoter.

Those two "goldeneye" sure look like scaup, which doesn't open until Nov.
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 08:40:03 AM »
First time in over 20 yrs that I have missed the opener.
Being retired now, I can go everyday if I wish.   
Sure glad our season runs into Jan.   :IBCOOL:



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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 10:55:32 AM »
Did pretty well, limited by 10AM with a drake wood duck, three ring necks, two drake and one hen mallards..... all I gotta say is bacon wrapped jalapeņo duck poppers for Sunday football.... BOOYA

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 11:00:07 AM »
We did good. 4 limits of ducks and 2 bonus geese by 10:00 am. 2 banded drake mallards as well. Fun start to the season!

Dude- @Mfowl your picture taking skills need work...

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 11:24:52 AM »
Got 4 , white wing scoter , surf scoter and 2 golden eyes. Partner shot 3, Drake mallard, bufflehead, and a white wing scoter.

Those two "goldeneye" sure look like scaup, which doesn't open until Nov.

Pulled his pic huh?

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2017, 01:24:42 PM »
Got 4 , white wing scoter , surf scoter and 2 golden eyes. Partner shot 3, Drake mallard, bufflehead, and a white wing scoter.

Those two "goldeneye" sure look like scaup, which doesn't open until Nov.

Pulled his pic huh?

Funny how that works lol!
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Opening day luck?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 05:17:12 PM »
I got 2 cackling geese and my first triple...on specks! Plus a couple bonus collared doves.




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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 07:42:03 AM »
We set up for snows and had a 6 man limit by 9:30.  Don't miss getting up that early though.
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 02:26:44 PM »
Had a solid opener, had a 4 man limit by noon on Saturday, Sunday took some work but ended up with 23! Lots of puddle ducks early this year!

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 02:32:56 PM »
Had a solid opener, had a 4 man limit by noon on Saturday, Sunday took some work but ended up with 23! Lots of puddle ducks early this year!

HA - PLU??!! We won't hold that against you  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 06:53:02 AM »



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Question of the day bowhunter... do you know what kind of duck that is? Might want to review the regs.
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