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Title: 2017 Waterfowl thread....post your successes here!!
Post by: jackelope on November 28, 2017, 12:44:41 PM
Didn't see anyone start this one yet, so figured I'd put it out there. Share your success photos and a brief story here!!
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Post by: YoungFowler on November 28, 2017, 06:50:40 PM
First two pics are from opening day with my Dad, brother and I. I shot 2 cacking geese over decoys in the morning, then later we snuck up on 3 specks in a field and jump shot all three.

Last picture was a two weeks ago when a friend took us to the potholes.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on November 29, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
Looks like some good shoots Youngfowler! Thanks for sharing. Love the tarbellys, wish we had more in the areas I hunt.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on November 29, 2017, 12:20:10 PM
Couple of the hunts this year. Just really getting into the waterfowl now that big game is finished. Figured with my username I had to post a couple waterfowl pics.

Clint
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Post by: cougforester on November 29, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
First day of hunting with the new gun turned out well.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on December 08, 2017, 03:56:26 PM
First hunt of the year. Made it a Harli hunt.
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Post by: bobcat on December 12, 2017, 08:21:13 AM
Last Friday, first duck of the season. But my first day hunting ducks was Thanksgiving, and I haven't hunted ducks for about 25 years. So just getting one duck was a good day for me. Should've had four, but my shooting seems to be a bit rusty. Got to pull the trigger six times. 
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Post by: vandeman17 on December 12, 2017, 08:29:12 AM
Rainy day and slow day but still fun
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Post by: Duckgtr on December 12, 2017, 08:33:20 AM
Havent gotten out too much this year but capitalized when I did.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on December 14, 2017, 05:37:48 PM
 :tup: let keep em coming!
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Post by: Duckgtr on December 15, 2017, 10:05:47 AM
:tup: let keep em coming!

I'm hoping for some snow geese this weekend so I can do some mounts
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Post by: Goldeneye on December 18, 2017, 11:57:44 PM
Sunday Hunt, Had to hit what you shot at but ended the day with a pretty decent haul for the Snohomish valley. 
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Post by: Duckgtr on December 20, 2017, 08:30:16 AM
Last Saturday. He got his first 2 snows.
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Post by: ballstothewaal on December 22, 2017, 06:14:43 PM
Been a couple weeks but got back on some birds! Found some greenwings that wanted to play with a few mallards!
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Post by: YoungFowler on December 23, 2017, 01:10:31 PM
We got a few more this week
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Post by: Special T on December 25, 2017, 03:50:27 PM
Christmas merganzer off the front porch. Salmon lives matter!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171225/938878c42eca2b12191efeb5c4ab087e.jpg)

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Post by: Duckgtr on December 27, 2017, 10:49:40 AM
Saturday, sunday, and monday
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Post by: Duckgtr on January 03, 2018, 09:38:12 AM
last weekend
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Post by: cougforester on January 03, 2018, 09:44:10 AM
One short of a two man limit couple days before Christmas, and the pup is starting to really get the hang of it!
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Post by: Special T on January 03, 2018, 09:44:39 AM
Good looking yellow eye

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Post by: winston2789 on January 03, 2018, 10:34:18 AM
Got his first duck, fun day
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Post by: Timberstalker on January 03, 2018, 10:46:49 AM
Awesome stuff, winston2789. :tup:
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Post by: vandeman17 on January 03, 2018, 11:24:44 AM
Awesome stuff, winston2789. :tup:

 :yeah: :yeah:
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Post by: andr3wxmma on January 04, 2018, 11:34:08 PM
Got my first duck (only duck) during two trips out last weekend.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on January 06, 2018, 07:50:45 PM
Good job guys!!! Keep it rolling :tup:
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Post by: Duckgtr on January 08, 2018, 10:47:31 AM
Shot like crap. Should've had a 2 man limit of geese as well. Tough *censored*s
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Post by: Special T on January 08, 2018, 11:05:59 AM
Went out on the Skagit bay for a pretty good blow for a morning hunt. We only got 3 mallards, one Widgon, and a couple of buffleheads. I mostly shot them because my girl loves it when I bring home baby ducks... and it was fairly slow despite the wind.

We had a bunch that passed over us traveling with the wind but in most cases we were too focused on other birds.

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Post by: BIGDOG253 on January 08, 2018, 11:35:25 AM
I got to take my dad out duck hunting for the first time since before I was born. I got him hooked again. What an awesome day!  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Goldeneye on January 13, 2018, 09:58:43 PM
Haven't seen much talk about the 3 day Brant hunt this year.  I was out on Padilla this morning with some friends for the last day.  We all took home birds.   
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Post by: Buck Rub Jr on January 14, 2018, 07:52:08 AM
Before we hit our limits on New Year’s Day. Fun hunt!
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Post by: Badhabit on January 14, 2018, 08:40:15 AM
Yesterday was a very good hunt on public land. My seven out of our four limits.
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Post by: ballstothewaal on January 22, 2018, 09:49:13 AM
Got into them Saturday! 4 man limit on public land with bonus geese! They worked in perfectly!
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Post by: vandeman17 on January 22, 2018, 09:59:26 AM
Fun mixed bag
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Post by: Jimmybelltown on January 22, 2018, 04:59:37 PM
Skagit. Two guys shot limits all Mallards.
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Post by: ballstothewaal on January 30, 2018, 05:47:49 PM
It was a great year for our group! our spots held well through out the year!
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Post by: Duckgtr on January 31, 2018, 09:05:21 AM
Cali's last retrieve for the season until late goose.
https://youtube.be/pvl-Y1k-VFY

She also did a 500 + and another 100 + yard blind retrieves on some very lively snows.
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Post by: Cannakoi on February 07, 2018, 06:00:18 PM
This was my first year waterfowl hunting. I mostly archery hunt big game, but got my girlfriend into hunting this year and she had asked to duck hunt. Was a pretty easy yes from me...any excuse to hunt more and buy more gear right. All jokes aside I jumped in head first, got some decoys, a duck call, and eventually a canoe to access some more areas. I learned a ton, one is that my scouting needs to get a bit better but the season was a success. I'm terrible with remembering to take pictures so I only have pictures of the green head and the sprig, but was also able to take 3 ring necks, 1 mallard hen, 1 greenwing teal hen, and 1 pintail hen. Goals for the next year is to shoot a limit one day, scout my butt off, and hopefully be able to decoy  and call in ducks and geese to better identify before shooting. All in all I can't wait for next season to start.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on February 07, 2018, 06:17:43 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Duckgtr on February 12, 2018, 03:45:26 PM
Geese didn't cooperate and I was lucky to drop this one.
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Post by: Duckgtr on February 20, 2018, 08:00:59 AM
Saturday with some vets and Sunday Solo
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Post by: Duckgtr on February 26, 2018, 03:50:31 PM
Took a couple vets out Saturday. Managed to get a speck as well.
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Post by: YoungFowler on February 26, 2018, 07:03:47 PM
A couple more from January.

We ended just short of a three man limit of pintails, wigeon, teal, and gadwall

My first ducks out of my kayak
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Post by: Duckgtr on March 12, 2018, 08:15:46 AM
Last day of late goose