2017 Season

Re: 2017 Season

Postby Darren » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:13 am

Very nice! Keep 'em comin
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:26 pm

Kinda envious, except for the part about figuring out what to do with a swan.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Deltaman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:30 pm

Great report DM!!!!!
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure, that just ain't so"
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DukMan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Rick wrote:Kinda envious, except for the part about figuring out what to do with a swan.



I've already got the taxidermist on retainer... just want one for the wall. It will also help me complete my goal of harvesting all of the North American Waterfowl Species
2018 Totals
4 Canadian Geese
7 Blue Wing Teal
2 Green Wing Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Black Duck
1 Canvasback
6 Bufflehead
12 Mallards ( 10 drakes + 2 hens)
10 Wood Ducks

Mergansers
1 Hooded ( 1 Drake)
1 Common ( 1 Hen)
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:17 pm

DukMan wrote:
Rick wrote:Kinda envious, except for the part about figuring out what to do with a swan.



I've already got the taxidermist on retainer... just want one for the wall.


I'm thinking now of a friend's search for an appropriate wall for his bison head.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:33 pm

Have the same problem. My father was wealthy and had all sorts of taxidermy done. Could fill a large wall with deer heads and ducks. Only problem is...I live in a teeny crackerbox 3 bedroom ranch.
It's already "ducks in every room". Pictures of ducks, antique decoys, and a couple stuffed ducks.
Need to go down to the farm and get what I can get before it's gone. (it's a truckload)
Mom don't care and my brother don't want anything.
I'd rather have my dad back. He's missed.
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to fuck around with a crazy man's head.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DukMan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 pm

Well NoDak was pretty much a bust... warm temps, dried up potholes, standing crops, stale birds, and inability to hunt P.L.O.T.S led to a lack of opportunities. We did manage a few birds and Rusty did some great retrieving work.

Here's a few pics from our productive day... I'll be heading back in 2 weeks to try again.

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2018 Totals
4 Canadian Geese
7 Blue Wing Teal
2 Green Wing Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Black Duck
1 Canvasback
6 Bufflehead
12 Mallards ( 10 drakes + 2 hens)
10 Wood Ducks

Mergansers
1 Hooded ( 1 Drake)
1 Common ( 1 Hen)
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:28 am

Sorry it didn't go as hoped, but looking at that last poor duck reminds one that it could always be worse...
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DukMan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:29 pm

Well even though NoDak was sort of a bust we got some much needed rain at home and my property now has got some water on it. After the flood a few months ago smart weed came back in full force and is currently flooded in 3" of water making a 4-5 acre food hole right in front of my blind... the locals have pretty much shoved off and we're waiting for a good cold snap to get the Northern birds here and hopefully they find the food in front of my blind.

Me and Rusty did catch a few straggling locals on the second Southern Opener.

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Couple of shots of the smart weed field...

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2018 Totals
4 Canadian Geese
7 Blue Wing Teal
2 Green Wing Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Black Duck
1 Canvasback
6 Bufflehead
12 Mallards ( 10 drakes + 2 hens)
10 Wood Ducks

Mergansers
1 Hooded ( 1 Drake)
1 Common ( 1 Hen)
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:49 pm

Right bird on the tailgate looks mighty grebey.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DukMan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Rick wrote:Right bird on the tailgate looks mighty grebey.


lol it's a pigeon .. it was getting slow in the blind Rusty needed a retrieve to keep him interested in sitting longer
2018 Totals
4 Canadian Geese
7 Blue Wing Teal
2 Green Wing Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Black Duck
1 Canvasback
6 Bufflehead
12 Mallards ( 10 drakes + 2 hens)
10 Wood Ducks

Mergansers
1 Hooded ( 1 Drake)
1 Common ( 1 Hen)
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:00 pm

Best tasting bird in the lot.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DukMan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:31 am

Well the lull is upon us... seems to be happening later and later each year. We had a nice cold front push in but it didn't bring any birds with it. However, it did push what was left of the wary locals out... went out yesterday and saw 2 wood ducks in the distance... have been slowly picking at them and got 3 more mallards over 4 days of hunting... it's been tough the last week...

Nice action shot of Rusty..

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After the drainage district came through and cleared the canal I was worried about my property being too dry however the local beavers have my back...

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2018 Totals
4 Canadian Geese
7 Blue Wing Teal
2 Green Wing Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Black Duck
1 Canvasback
6 Bufflehead
12 Mallards ( 10 drakes + 2 hens)
10 Wood Ducks

Mergansers
1 Hooded ( 1 Drake)
1 Common ( 1 Hen)
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby DComeaux » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:57 am

That is a good picture.

Beavers... It's amazing what they can do.
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Re: 2017 Season

Postby Rick » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:06 pm

DComeaux wrote:That is a good picture.


What he said, it's sweet.
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