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Title: 2016 birds! Post them here!!
Post by: YoungFowler on October 15, 2016, 03:06:47 PM
Let's see 'em! Seasons been open for a few hours!


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Post by: northwesthunter84 on October 15, 2016, 04:22:22 PM
Only got one today but it was a Drake mallard, didn't hunt long but hey we made it out.
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Post by: Fieldp66 on October 15, 2016, 06:58:14 PM
This what our party did. I watch from afar today which was a different perspective watching this geese fold in the sky and drop like stones. When I did get in the blind with the guys...clear skies and conversation. Not a shot fired be me.Maybe tomorrow.
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Post by: kenbell27 on October 15, 2016, 07:59:00 PM
I went out with some friends today and we ended up with nine ducks ( Mallards, Spoonbill, Teal and Widgeon) and three Geese. I had a flock of Woodducks come in and missed the drake. We could tell we were rusty. we missed a lot more than we hit :rolleyes:
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Post by: backyard bucks on October 15, 2016, 08:49:26 PM
Great morning with family and friends for the hunt.  h2ofowlr and his son joined in for The hunt. It was good to meet another member and make some great memories as well!  The geese weren't cooperating like we wanted but the ducks made up for it.  8 man limit of ducks with snows and cacklers added in.   :tup:
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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 15, 2016, 09:13:14 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: YoungFowler on October 15, 2016, 09:33:06 PM
Great morning with family and friends for the hunt.  h2ofowlr and his son joined in for The hunt. It was good to meet another member and make some great memories as well!  The geese weren't cooperating like we wanted but the ducks made up for it.  8 man limit of ducks with snows and cacklers added in.   :tup:
Wow! Nice job guys!


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Post by: Stein on October 15, 2016, 09:49:24 PM
No pics, but we had our best day ever.  My son packed a gun for his first time and we bagged 2 mallards, we had wave after wave coming in and working the decoys and the rule was I wouldn't shoot until after he did.  We will have plenty of years where he will shoot circles around me but for now I'll cherish the memory of him jumping out of bed at 4:45 and the first time we called and shot together.
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Post by: Cbowers3 on October 15, 2016, 09:54:53 PM
Decent opener. Lots of birds flying that's for sure. Ended up with 2 green, 1 hen, 1 pin
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Post by: Stinkyrat on October 15, 2016, 10:20:36 PM
Ended the trip with 3 ruddys, 2 ring necks and a wood duck. Overall a great start considering the weather they were predicting!

Stinkyrat
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Post by: bulldogs40 on October 15, 2016, 11:27:32 PM
solo hunt today, ended the day with 5 teal and a lot of misses... new gun, first time hunting from a layout blind, and missed all last year so I don't feel too bad. I need to knock the rust off with a few more hunts!!!!!
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Post by: kodiak 907 on October 16, 2016, 07:45:43 AM
Three limits and a honker.
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Post by: Tealer on October 16, 2016, 08:48:28 PM
Wait, you guys actually shot ducks? Gross. I just pretend.


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Post by: knighttime25 on October 16, 2016, 09:28:27 PM
Had a fun opening weekend. Set up for snows yesterday and shot our 4 limits along with 14 ducks. Got my dad out again this morning and had snows in our face and limits on the ground in no time! :tup:
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Post by: backyard bucks on October 17, 2016, 06:19:22 AM
Sunday morning was the day for the geese. 6 man limit with a couple ducks.


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Post by: YoungFowler on October 17, 2016, 12:25:15 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161017/b0ccb1e588d2b0e1c99ee546f11ae3d2.jpg)

First birds of the year


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Post by: Timberstalker on October 17, 2016, 12:50:56 PM
Big honks!   :tup:
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Post by: moocher97 on October 17, 2016, 02:38:52 PM
Did good this weekend for a two man limit and a bonus cackler!
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 20, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
Great to see a waterfowler get success at a young age!
Looks like a good start to the season! Great job!

Three of our members had a good opening afternoon on a Know Where To Hunt field
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Post by: Fieldp66 on October 21, 2016, 08:58:15 AM
We were on the X yeaterday. One short of a three man limit. It was a really amazing hunt with planning and scouting coming together with birds landing exactly where you planned for them too.
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 23, 2016, 09:04:36 PM
Great day, today, on one of our Fir Island KWTH fields.
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Post by: Stinkyrat on October 23, 2016, 09:48:01 PM
Slowed down in my neck of the woods this weekend, but still managed one and I'm happy with that and a great morning outside!

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e186/stinkyrat/981FF287-0110-44E4-BD7E-41ED6830E2D1_zpssikvjc0h.jpg) (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/stinkyrat/media/981FF287-0110-44E4-BD7E-41ED6830E2D1_zpssikvjc0h.jpg.html)

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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 23, 2016, 09:52:24 PM
Bluebird days is hard hunting around here. My guys had to hunt most of the afternoon. It should be better on Tuesday. The wind will be up around 15-20. They'll be moving then... good luck!!
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Post by: krout81 on October 24, 2016, 11:48:06 AM
Goose with a bow

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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 24, 2016, 11:49:40 AM
You're my hero! That's awesome!
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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 25, 2016, 09:46:52 PM
Good sized flocks of wigeon are moving in.
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Post by: Stein on October 26, 2016, 09:42:09 AM
Nice, I'm starting to think you don't have any pictures of birds not in multiples of 7.
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Post by: Fungunnin on October 26, 2016, 09:47:49 AM
First hunt of the year yesterday. Feels great to get back out on the water!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/d3cf35fc790eaa2e333bffbfe0958e5b.jpg)

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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 26, 2016, 02:44:56 PM
Nice, I'm starting to think you don't have any pictures of birds not in multiples of 7.

Very few!  Those usually fall under the diver or sea duck hunt categories.  Those bag limits require a very mixed bag to reach multiples of 7.
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Post by: Blacktail135 on October 27, 2016, 12:49:29 PM
My beautiful wife! Hi honey lol You left your acct open!
 :chuckle:
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 28, 2016, 02:31:45 PM
KWTH Field 8 produced a 7 man limit in 2 hours yesterday morning.
Had one land in the blind... Awesome day!
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Post by: Stinkyrat on October 28, 2016, 09:24:19 PM
A couple of firsts for me today. Ended it with 5 birds, including a drake mallard and a widgeon. Both I see people bag on a regular basis, but not for me so I was stoked!

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e186/stinkyrat/87A1ED4E-619B-4043-B8FE-992DFAE5187B_zpslkir5ymj.jpg) (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/stinkyrat/media/87A1ED4E-619B-4043-B8FE-992DFAE5187B_zpslkir5ymj.jpg.html)

And it was nice out, great day to get out hunting! 
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 28, 2016, 09:27:12 PM
Great job!
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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 31, 2016, 08:37:42 AM
Quick limit of snows.  Lots of them around and spreading out after getting banged around in W. Mt Vernon for the past 5 days.
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on October 31, 2016, 12:03:54 PM
Nicely done!
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Post by: DuckHunter88 on November 01, 2016, 11:10:15 PM
Seeing more green where there should be lately, beat up the snows 3 days in a row when they were coming in fresh
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on November 02, 2016, 10:46:01 AM
Good looking limit!

Great Job!
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Post by: krout81 on November 05, 2016, 11:51:52 AM
Good morning

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Post by: Hunter676 on November 07, 2016, 12:21:02 PM
Fun morning hunt solo.


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Post by: muzzlebuck on November 08, 2016, 08:22:51 AM
Got a 3 limit limit.
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Post by: DuckHunter88 on November 08, 2016, 09:00:21 PM
First all drake limit of the year!
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Post by: ballstothewaal on November 17, 2016, 09:02:11 PM
Finally got into some birds last weekend! 3 man limit, 2 bands, and a goose!
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Post by: lokidog on November 24, 2016, 11:58:12 AM
First hunt of the season.
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Post by: YoungFowler on November 25, 2016, 10:18:40 PM
Got a mallard drake today. But while going through a flooded field to get him, I stepped in a submerged irrigation ditch and soaked everything up to my chest and completely submerged my gun. Any suggestions for cleaning it and preventing rust? (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161126/bd4bbe095ef5b27864053677515543e4.jpg)


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Post by: Buckewe on November 25, 2016, 10:21:19 PM
I have done that before. Strip the gun completely and clean throughly and let it sit torn down to dry than reassemble
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Post by: Fungunnin on November 26, 2016, 10:11:58 AM
Yup .. strip the gun down. Wipe down with your favorite gun lube. Let dry, reassemble. I hunt salt and do this after every hunt. Really liking frog lube right now.

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Post by: northwesthunter84 on November 26, 2016, 09:57:42 PM
Shot 6 today including my first triple, which was awesome. What is not awesome is watching eagles grab 2 out of 3 while your retrieving the first duck. All in all tons of fun today.
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Post by: fowl smacker on November 26, 2016, 11:32:41 PM
Got a mallard drake today. But while going through a flooded field to get him, I stepped in a submerged irrigation ditch and soaked everything up to my chest and completely submerged my gun. Any suggestions for cleaning it and preventing rust? (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161126/bd4bbe095ef5b27864053677515543e4.jpg)


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Don't forget the magazine spring, it will be one of the first things that rust.
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Post by: metlhead on November 27, 2016, 08:29:35 AM
Weekend hunt
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Post by: johnnyaustin44 on November 28, 2016, 10:06:56 AM
Good hunt yesterday morning. Was in and out in about an hour. A nice euro topped it all off.
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Post by: CP on December 01, 2016, 07:36:30 AM
A few soggy birds;
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Post by: Ddouble on December 02, 2016, 09:21:20 PM
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Fun day today.
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Post by: MReese on December 04, 2016, 08:04:58 PM
Moons Guide Service & North Flight Waterfowl.
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Post by: Buck Rub Jr on December 04, 2016, 08:24:30 PM
Yesterday's drake pin, slow day for us.
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Post by: ballstothewaal on December 05, 2016, 09:41:12 PM
Added a couple more limits over the last couple weeks! Birds are moving in!
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Post by: squires14 on December 08, 2016, 07:16:57 AM
Got my first limit of the year last weekend, not a bad day jump shooting!
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Post by: Miles on December 10, 2016, 06:47:10 PM
Went out for an afternoon hunt and managed to get a few.
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Post by: h2ofowlr on December 11, 2016, 07:52:33 PM
My son shot a dandy euro on Saturday.  One for the wall.
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Post by: JKKWTH2015 on December 11, 2016, 08:04:11 PM
Very cool!!!
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on December 11, 2016, 08:25:51 PM
Sweet bird, lucky young man. If I ever get one that's exactly what I'm doing with it.
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Post by: backyard bucks on December 12, 2016, 05:54:47 AM
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My son shot a dandy euro on Saturday.  One for the wall.

beautiful bird. no better young man to take it either.   I tell ya if you ever come out with us again he lost the rights to first shots on greeners that come in. that kid doesn't miss at all, one shot and drop  :chuckle: :tup:
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Post by: backyard bucks on December 12, 2016, 06:04:52 AM
a couple of the hunts so far.

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Post by: Whitenuckles on December 12, 2016, 07:20:30 AM
It's been pretty good lately.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on December 12, 2016, 07:22:44 AM
More
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Post by: HunterofWA on December 27, 2016, 08:42:23 AM
A couple pics from this season... we're having a great season so far.
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Post by: kodiak 907 on December 27, 2016, 02:32:48 PM
Couple for the wall.
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Post by: h2ofowlr on December 30, 2016, 08:42:22 AM
A solo bird that I dropped was sporting silver.
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Post by: cougforester on December 30, 2016, 08:55:00 AM
Nice hunt I had with my dad and pup a couple weeks ago
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Post by: CoryTDF on December 30, 2016, 09:00:25 AM
Here are a few from this year.
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Post by: CoryTDF on December 30, 2016, 09:02:05 AM
Couple more.
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Post by: Duckgtr on January 03, 2017, 08:56:07 AM
Ill add some birds from this season.
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Post by: CoryTDF on January 03, 2017, 09:22:35 AM
Couple more from the holiday weekend. Lucky enough to have shot 9 bands on two hunts! We had a pair come in on the first hunt on Saturday and both birds were banded. The next day we hunted a different area and Our buddy Jeremy shot a bird that went wide right and it turned out to be banded, interestingly enough it was banded on his birthday. The next group of birds that came in we shot into a 5 of the birds were banded to include a neck collar. We were all freaking out! One bird had sailed and we could not find it before it got dark and thought it to be a loss. Well, overnight we all decided that we would go back in the AM and look for it because there was a high possibility that it was banded. We took all the dogs including my toy Aussie and went back out. We found the spot that the coyotes had ate the bird it was about 800 yards from where we had hunted. We could not find the feet and so we started a grid search. Well, Our buddy Jordan found it sitting on top of a tumbleweed! It was incredible! So, that brought our total to 9 for the 2 days! The picture below shows the 7 from the one hunt. The other two from the day before came from Medical Lake.   
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Post by: frazierw on January 03, 2017, 09:34:56 AM
Great day before christmas break ended!
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Post by: hunhntr on January 03, 2017, 06:00:16 PM
Young GSP getting it done!
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Post by: Mark251 on January 03, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
Awesome pics  :tup:
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Post by: BOWHUNTER45 on January 03, 2017, 07:51:57 PM
Only been fowl hunting 3 days but it was a fun 3 days !! To dang cold now ! Rather stay home sucked up to my wood stove ! Haga
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Post by: heronblu on January 03, 2017, 08:33:14 PM
Limited on greenheads yesterday afternoon in less than an hour. Short day of hunting=long night of plucking. I'm making up for my less than stellar big game season this year with birds.
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Post by: kodiak 907 on January 06, 2017, 09:19:10 PM
Biggest pair of northern birds I've seen this year.
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Post by: YoungFowler on January 07, 2017, 03:30:50 AM
That drake is a beauty!

Here's our birds from today.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/15759fd727af1048bec6c81b1f8f1343.jpg)
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Post by: CoryTDF on January 09, 2017, 11:05:06 AM
Had a great weekend.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on January 12, 2017, 02:40:44 PM
My son shot a dandy euro on Saturday.  One for the wall.
Man o man.... That's one that's still on the books for me! Great job!!!!!
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Post by: bear hunter on January 14, 2017, 05:30:36 PM
Had good day sea duck hunting. Took some friends out to get a few mounters today. We all got are Hari's, and some Surf scoters, and a longtail. First duck trap this 2016/17 season. I have been busy trapping and working. Going to try and get out 1 more time to get my buddy a longtail.
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Post by: lokidog on January 14, 2017, 05:32:48 PM
Nice!
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Post by: johnnyaustin44 on January 16, 2017, 08:23:28 AM
Good weekend of drake shooting.
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Post by: huntindoc on January 16, 2017, 10:26:50 AM
Love that Euro
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Post by: backyard bucks on January 16, 2017, 05:52:20 PM
fun weekend of shooting with family and friends.  Saturday and sunday with 4 man limits and the first bird sunday was banded!!
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on January 17, 2017, 07:01:42 PM
My season is wrapped up. Shot quite a few more birds this year. Not bad for season number 2.
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Post by: jtan881 on January 20, 2017, 12:41:03 PM
Shot a nice drake widgeon and pintail hen this past week. First season and first time getting birds on my own!
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Post by: HunterofWA on January 22, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
Mine from yesterday.
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Post by: HunterofWA on January 28, 2017, 02:22:14 PM
Last birds for the season, mine on the left my brother's on the right.
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Post by: WildfireArcher on February 12, 2017, 11:59:13 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/73240939338fd400c2b64bab6cc1e78c.jpg)


Pretty slow day of sea duckin in January(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/dcdab65c74d16ec5c3187ef80a1b19fa.jpg), but managed to get me a nice squaw for the wall, and my buddy his first long tail ever!


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Post by: krout81 on February 13, 2017, 09:31:49 PM
Last goose on 21st, just got around to posting. 

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