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  • #8387
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    Guys and power tools. Keeping ER’s busy since they invented them.

    #8386
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    It got down into the low 40′s last night. Had some even cooler air last week. Dove are pretty much gone. I am not sure about our local woodies and teal. I am hoping the wood ducks stick around. We open October 4th for ducks. The wife has to work so I will be reading reports and wishing I was out hunting. In a few years I will be taking the little guy.

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    I really liked my 1187 when it went bang. After a year it became nothing but a problem. The gun smith told me it was made on a Monday :) He did say he never seen one with so many issues. I will go back to one in a few years. I picked up a browning gold and I love it. It goes bang and it seems to hit what I am aiming at. I got it used for around 500. My 870 always works and I love the gun. I have 3 of the SP 3 inch models. Several of my hunting buddies have the SX2 and SX3 and they seem to shot a lot of shells but not hit a lot of things :)

    #8333
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    I have hardcore full bodies and avery full body’s. As mentioned the movement is key. I like the looks of the new hardcore decoys. They are holding up well and have good movement in the breeze.

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    My dove opener and the following 2 days was a total bust. I mainly hunt DNR sun flowers and they were not holding birds. Sun flowers were immature, the mowed fields had grass in them and some fields were not mowed. Maybe seen 30 birds in 3 days of hunting. We eneded up with 8 birds total. Even driving around looking to ask permission on private fields, the dove were scarce.

    #8295
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    It will be soon. The hardest part is waiting!

    #8294
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    I hope JC wasn’t using his walker when it hit, might knock him over :)

    #8283
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    The happy place where duck hunters go to talk about anything other than duck hunting. Well sometimes duck hunting but normally not.

    #8282
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    Nice job!

    #8281
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    Some old, some new folks still hanging out, waiting for duck season to start.

    #8255
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    Haha, I sure hope to! I am not sure on how good the season will be. From recent scouting, I am not seeing a lot of teal. Seeing woodies and mallards. When you buy it by the case, you get free shipping:)

    I figure if nothing else, I can reach out on the dove a little farther :) n them.

    #8247
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    I like 3′s and 4′s. I just picked up a case of Kent Teal steel in 6′s. I do a fair amount of jump shooting creeks and small ponds before and after work for wood ducks. Normally in close and personal shooting. When decoy hunting I like the bigger shot because the birds are normally mallards or bigger ducks and some days they just don’t want to back paddle at 10 yards and you have to reach out and talk to them at 20-30 yards.

    #8232
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    How does the drawing work?

    Do you get a spot and build your own blind or does the lake/dnr provide the blinds?

    #8201
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    Welcome!

    #8180
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    Duck hunting is a little over a month away. I am guessing it will pick up then.

    #8175
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    I am starting to think my money might be better spent putting up wood duck houses and mallard nest. I finally figured out the membership issue with DU and for some reason is has left me a little pissed off at them. I will reup with Delta, DU I am not sure about. I might change my mind, I do like the magazine.

    #8174
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    I read that Miinnneeeessssoootttta was the only state to shoot it down. Hopefully you guys will get it next year. I am curious to how long it will last in WIsconsin. If a certain number of non teal are shot, the season will be shut down the following year. Wisconsin has a lot of duck hunters that are the sharpest crayon in the box. A lot them are running around a brick shy of a load so we will see. I am thinking if the feds are out in force, we might not have it next year.

    #8158
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    I contribute to both.

    I am talking with a customer service rep for DU due to the fact they stopped sending me magazines. DU says my membership expired in February. My online DU account says it expires in September. I have emailed and called, waiting to hear back.

    I also emailed DU awhile back and asked them to stop sending me shit every week. Literally once a week I get a packet of info to join or renew DU. In my email to them I asked why not save the money on printing this stuff and put it towards the ducks. i never heard back. It seems silly to constantly send out this stuff when I have been a member since i was about 16 or 18 years old.

    #8150
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    Thank goodness they got rid of the noon opener!

    #8137
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    The 9:00 opener stems from a hunting accident back in the day. I think it was in the 60′s. Some young kids were out in a boat hurrying to their spot when the boat capsized. At least one drowned maybe more. One of the kids was a son of politician. The politician then passed the 9:00 opener so people would be going out in the day light. I am not sure what the difference is between Saturday and then Sunday. Its a rat race every day of the season.

    If you are hunting a large public area, the 9:00 opener keeps birds moving but overall really hurts the hunting. Sunday is normally a better day.

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