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BossBrott
10-14-2013, 08:59 PM
6792Who's going where? Have no resis in hand, so prolly head to the grizz. Goddamn politicians have the fed refuges closed, so options are limited. These two girls are so fired up for duckseason, its gonna be a great year!

chiefgobbler
10-15-2013, 07:01 AM
I am fortunate to belong to a club near Los Banos. Opening weekend is usually a blast. I have some friends who drew NWR and are scrambling to find other places to hunt. 6796My Grandson is hot to hit it again this year.

6x7
10-15-2013, 01:10 PM
My kids drew a planted pheasant hunt this Saturday so no duck hunting for us.

digger11
10-16-2013, 10:36 AM
I'll be at my duck club near Gustine. It's all flooded up and looking good,,,bring on the cold!

Fink
10-16-2013, 06:43 PM
We don't open up until Oct 26th here.. My new dog has got me really stoked for duck season again. I got burned out on duck hunting a few years back, and have probably only been twice in the last 3-4 years...

But.. This dog was born to duck hunt, and I'm not gonna be the reason she doesn't get to go.. I bought a sweet new mud motor last week, and have been re-rigging decoys the last few days. I picked up my calls for the first time in a long while tonight.

I'm pumped! 10 days!

goindeep
10-17-2013, 09:54 AM
DUCKS????........Its DEER SEASON!!!

sjsmallfield
10-17-2013, 07:13 PM
DUCKS????........Its DEER SEASON!!!

Hahahahah! I'm with ya goindeep.

dustin ray
10-17-2013, 09:55 PM
Going to Wister to set up my trailer for the season got no ressi for Sat.but thats all right then going deer hunting sunday D11 or A31

Musket Man
10-17-2013, 10:14 PM
We dont even have ducks here LOL

Cadeerhunter
10-30-2013, 10:44 PM
I hit Mendota opening day. Was lucky I got in with no res. shot 2 spoons and 2 teal. Not a lot of ducks were flying for opening day

JEandAsGuide
11-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Hey Fink if the greenheads get too thick just send'em farther south. We open the 23rd. First time I've had water for the opener in a few years

Fink
11-08-2013, 07:57 AM
When they start showing up, I'll be sure to advise them to head on down to LA. My black dog picked up her first greenheads on Monday morning.. I almost forgot how much I love shooting mallards.

Grizz
11-08-2013, 09:15 AM
Central Flyway update... Been wackin' em pretty hard for a few weeks now. Last weekend saw the first big redlegged mallards of the season and a few divers (one redhead and some buffleheads). Been swatting limits on the reservoirs and waiting for the rivers to heat up once the freeze gets deeper. Can't wait! The pup is stacking up some great experience and becoming a true duck dog!

BossBrott
11-08-2013, 07:00 PM
7015Out here in the pacific flyway were still hunting in tshirts. Temps are in the high 70's, and we haven't seen decent rainfall in quite awhile. What water is available is shooting ok, although November is typically a shitty waterfowling month, much better upland weather. Come December, hopefully we get some weather to knock the skeeters out. Here's a pic of my kids in our new honey hole. It's produced a couple dozen mallards, sprig, and a few specks.

dito
11-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Been at it for over a month now. We've gotten 3 bands so far. Limited out a few times.

Fink
11-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Had a really fun hunt yesterday with a good friend. Ended up with full limits of 4 GWT, 7 mallards, and 1 widgeon that I just couldn't pass up. I'm not sure why I waited as long as I did to get a dog. I love hunting over her, she's a machine... Still sky watching after the hunt is over, and the photo session begins.

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BossBrott
11-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Nice photos Fink! Looks to be a great spot. Flooded corn? As for the dog, with cover like that it would be an injustice NOT to have a dog.

dustin ray
11-21-2013, 10:15 AM
nice strap there Fink

Grizz
11-21-2013, 01:28 PM
Is that a MoMarsh Fatboy DP?

Colorado Cowboy
11-21-2013, 01:45 PM
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It is hard for me to imagine hunting w/o a dog. Had my Lab Molly for 13 1/2 years. She was the best dog I've ever had. Easy to train, good disposition and very intelligent....naturally pointed too. Had to put her down in June. Hardest thing I've had to do in a long time.


Had a really fun hunt yesterday with a good friend. Ended up with full limits of 4 GWT, 7 mallards, and 1 widgeon that I just couldn't pass up. I'm not sure why I waited as long as I did to get a dog. I love hunting over her, she's a machine... Still sky watching after the hunt is over, and the photo session begins.

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BossBrott
11-21-2013, 02:12 PM
CC, had a similar dog, Maggie. She was similar to Molly, easy to train, patient, etc. wish I could have cloned her! Did you happen to replace Molly?

Colorado Cowboy
11-21-2013, 02:35 PM
Not yet. My wife and I are planning to go to Alaska for 10 to 12 weeks next summer in our rv and the in late October we will be in Hawaii for maybe a month celebrating our 50th anniversary. Not sure if I want to board a new dog for that lenght of time. I am thinking a year from now.

Fink
11-21-2013, 06:09 PM
Is that a MoMarsh Fatboy DP?

It's a Four Rivers 13'6", with a Scavenger 7 horse mud motor. That boat will flat disappear in the slightest cover, and the triangle shaped handle on the motor makes for a real nice hidey hole for the pooch.

Molly sounds like a great dog CC. Dee is very similar, easy to train, great to work with... If she had a better trainer, she could be one hell of a dog.

BossBrott
11-21-2013, 10:30 PM
50yrs!!! Congrats CC, have a great time.

Colorado Cowboy
11-22-2013, 01:56 AM
50yrs!!! Congrats CC, have a great time.

Thanks. I was fortunate enough to choose a wonderful partner to share my life with. It's been a great adventure.

Grizz
11-24-2013, 09:25 PM
Central Flyway as of 11/24

Sorry gents, no pics but here is an update. Last thursday brought snow and very cold temps to central Wyoming, freezing up all standing water and pushing most of the birds to the rivers. Hit up a local spot yesterday morning and was done with a full limit of mixed birds (mallards, widgeon, teal, goldeneyes, geese) by about noon. Should have been home faster but shooting issues prevented a quick limit. Sunday morning; four greenies, a drake gaddie, and one goose by 8:30 and then off to church. Looking forward to Thanksgiving break! I'll try to get some pics posted soon.

On a side note: CC, I know your pain. Just got a new pup a bit over a year ago and he is progressing nicely but I still fondle the pictures of my old Josie girl quite often! Congrats on the fifty! Being a newly wed myself I am looking forward to and praying for that much time with my bride!