Successful opening weekend pics

mtmiller

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I almost got my wish opening day, but choked big time. I have always wanted to shoot a limit of 5 mallard drakes and a drake canvasback. Well things were looking good, I was covered up in ducks all morning, but was passing on dozens of gadwall and wigeon. I had 4 mallard drakes in the bag and was going for my 5th. Four flew over and I picked the closest one. Boom, bird drops, dog released and then he comes back with a mallard hen.

Last year I took 22 drakes and no hens. First day of 2003 and I drop a hen, crap. then for a little salt in the wound, along comes a bull Can. I drop it, but the hen takes away from the whole day.

No digitals from the field, but here is a shot of the real worker and our limit.
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Day two I take out a buddy. Not sure if he will join me again. I force him up at 4:30 so we can be at the lauch two hours before shooting light (gotta beat everyone else out to my spot). Later I find out no one even launched from this ramp, oops.
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Not as many birds today, but still lots of opportunities. Downside is 80% of the birds are shovelors and I told my partner a shovelor equals a six pack.

The mallard flight never arrived so we called it a day after three hours. I ended up with 5 ducks and a bonus canada and my buddy took 4 ducks and 2 geese.

I did not take any goose decoys, so we really lucked out on the honkers.

Here is a shot of the birds from day 2.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Not sure if he will join me again. I force him up at 4:30 so we can be at the lauch two hours before shooting light (gotta beat everyone else out to my spot). Later I find out no one even launched from this ramp, oops. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hell Miller... I'd dam near Drive to your Place for a Hunt like that !!!
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Kudos on the birds MAN !!

Whats a "along comes a bull Can. "
 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Whats a "along comes a bull Can. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, just a little of my duck slang. Bull Can is a male canvasback.

Sounds like you did well also. Hope to see some pics soon.
 
Take some Closeup Pics of jsut the Birds next time And Share them with me. Although I like your Mug, I really want to see the Birds too
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PS, Is that the Lucky Waterfowl hat
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MTMILLER

Damit here you go again on another adventure.
Is there anything you don't hunt.....
Hey cool pics congrats.
Keepem comin
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