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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 jalapeño 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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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 07:14:25 AM »
Blue wing teal?

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 07:49:59 AM »
Ringneck hen?


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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 10:50:07 AM »
Not a great photo, but sure looks like a lesser scaup hen.

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
Canada goose?

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 05:35:37 PM »

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

That is a BW teal hen!!
Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 07:16:07 PM »
Dogs first hunt
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 12:20:46 PM »
Had a fun opening day shoot, 6 limits of snows in 2 1/2 hours  :tup:

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 12:23:33 PM »
Man, all you guys taking out the snow geese are killing me!!  One of these years I'll get out and experience a snow goose hunt.  Nice job all
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 12:42:39 PM »
Struck out on the opener, ended up in an area without ducks but tons of snows and even several good flights of Canadas.  The Canadas didn't want anything to do with our area and I didn't pack any snow socks.

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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 01:52:42 PM »
anyone going out this weekend? I don't have real high hopes but since I skipped the opener I can't handle the stink eye from my dogs much longer  :bdid:
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Re: Opening day luck?
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 09:51:35 AM »
anyone going out this weekend? I don't have real high hopes but since I skipped the opener I can't handle the stink eye from my dogs much longer  :bdid:

Had a good opener with the 5 ducks then Sunday only got one then Tuesday never saw anything to even make me pick up the 870. Kind of wish I could go today if it were open pretty nice out but guess I'
ll just wait and try tomorrow.
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