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Anybody hunting DUCKS tomorrow ?

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Tomorrow is the  local duck opener ( as well as pheasant and fall turkey)...

I plan to be on a straight stretch on the local river hoping for some pass shooting at ducks...The spot CAN be good for woodies and the occasional mallard or black, but in the past few years I have seen mostly mergansers..I generally give them a pass because they taste like s**t,  but his year I  plan to whack a couple  to use for bait at my bobcat sets...

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I'm considering taking a sick day tomorrow to duck hunt, I haven't duck hunted in 5 years but have a great spot. We usually limit out in short order. I just have to try and hunt down a waterfowl stamp today.

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I was considering going sunday morning, but my spot on the river is blown out with the rain from wednsday. I wont be going till it goes back down to normal 

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1 minute ago, ATbuckhunter said:

I was considering going sunday morning, but my spot on the river is blown out with the rain from wednsday. I wont be going till it goes back down to normal 

We got less than an inch of rain here in Dogpatch, and it did not affect the river level much...

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Just now, Pygmy said:

We got less than an inch of rain here in Dogpatch, and it did not affect the river level much...

Lucky you. The river i hunt on bumped from about 150 cfs to 2000 cfs. Currently sitting at 1600, so its looking like i wont go till next week 

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Im ready and raring to go. Im squirming around like crazy at work. Cant wait to leave. My spot has nothing to do with rain so Im good. This early in the season I usually see mallards, some divers, an occasional black. Blacks all over late season. Me and my lab tomorrow and maybe the Mrs will join. She asked this morning what time Ill get up.

Tonight when I put all the gear out and check the decoys, my lab will start to go bonkers. Sleep tonight will be difficult because if I move slightly she will wake me up (with lots of energy) and ask if its time to go yet. 

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We're thinking kill a limit of ducks then go to the fields for some pheasants is the plan.

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9 minutes ago, chrisw said:

We're thinking kill a limit of ducks then go to the fields for some pheasants is the plan.

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Sounds like a PERFECT day to me Chris  !   

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I killed a limit by 8:30 AM....Of course five of them were MERGIES, Hehehe....The other was a drake Woodie, which I plucked and will roast for the Mermaid and me.....

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Way to go, Jay....And you got some GOOD ducks....Unfortunately I won't be straying far from home for awhile...The Mermaid  just spent 5 days in the hospital..She's doing OK now, but is on light duty ( including no driving) for at least a month, so I don't dare leave her more than a couple of hours...

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3 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

Way to go, Jay....And you got some GOOD ducks....Unfortunately I won't be straying far from home for awhile...The Mermaid  just spent 5 days in the hospital..She's doing OK now, but is on light duty ( including no driving) for at least a month, so I don't dare leave her more than a couple of hours...

Sorry to hear that best wishes sent your way 

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7 minutes ago, chrisw said:

3 man limit before 9AM. Awesome morning.

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That’s 18 ducks what an epic day somebody’s had to of gotten a pic no??

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Here you go! Honestly in this spot we could shoot 10 limits every opening morning. Soooo many birds! IMG_20191019_100355808_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095951072_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095746001_HDR.jpg

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12 minutes ago, chrisw said:

Here you go! Honestly in this spot we could shoot 10 limits every opening morning. Soooo many birds! IMG_20191019_100355808_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095951072_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095746001_HDR.jpg

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Sweet success awesome job man 

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3 hours ago, chrisw said:

Here you go! Honestly in this spot we could shoot 10 limits every opening morning. Soooo many birds! IMG_20191019_100355808_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095951072_HDR.jpgIMG_20191019_095746001_HDR.jpg

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Outstanding. The definition of getting it done!

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Well this explains all the shooting i heard this am.  Sounded like a war zone.   Did not know it was duck season.  Nice shooting for those who got some.

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Over the last 40 years I have had several places like that, but like all good things, they don't last forever....

It has been a number of years since I had a place where I could count on shooting a limit of ducks, even the first few days...

I am in a marginal area of the flyway...All of my former hotspots are either no longer good habitat, or are no longer available for me to hunt...

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22 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

Over the last 40 years I have had several places like that, but like all good things, they don't last forever....

It has been a number of years since I had a place where I could count on shooting a limit of ducks, even the first few days...

I am in a marginal area of the flyway...All of my former hotspots are either no longer good habitat, or are no longer available for me to hunt...

The thing about hot spots especially public land is they don’t remain your honey hole for long 

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The thing about hot spots especially public land is they don’t remain your honey hole for long 
It's all private land but we realize how good it is and we may not have it forever. So for now we'll keep piling up ducks every opener!

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