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Three days of MT duck hunting

mtmiller

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My little brother (actually younger, since he is 6'6") came up from Arizona last year for his first duck hunt. He and I had a blast, so he was up again last week. We got into the birds, but shooting was more of the object than holding out for specific species. I may have to make my bro' start paying for his own shells. the one day he shot nearly 2 1/2 boxes of steel to get his limit of 6. :eek: However fun was had by all. Here is the bag from day one. We limited out in an hour, but once again, we didn't pass on much.
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Here is another shot with the three of us. I think I have introduced Axl before, haven't I? ;)
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Day two started out a little slower for killing, but not shoting (I did mention 2 1/2 boxes didn't I). These guys had there eyes to the sky trying to locate ducks.
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It was a memorable day for me. Last year I was shut out for bands, so this lifted my spirits. Axl was even impressed with the jewelry. The cool part is that this band does not have teh 1-800 number, so it is fairly old. I guess I will find out in a few weeks.
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Day two ended with another couple of limits and a worn out, but happy pup.
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Day three.

Axl continued where he left off and tracked down birds. The first one is a hatch year pintail drake.
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Axl with his blinders on.
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Here is proof we didn't shoot every mallard hen that came into the dekes, although I am up to 2 for the year.

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I spent more time clicking pictures on this last day and watching the other two work, so I only shot two birds, while my bro' took another limit. I guess it is time for some more jerky. :D Isn't this the coolest dog ever? :cool:
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Congrats on the ducks. :D That is definitely thee coolest dog.
Are you passed your limit for hens???
 

Delw

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INcredable pics Mt again.


Hey moosie maybe you should ban him he is showing you up on the picture dept. ;)


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Wally Dog

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MT,
Nice story. Looks like a rigneck or 2?
Any push of new birds yet?
Been watching Nexrad radar for Minot etc. looks like a few new birds are showing in NOdak.
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I did not see a push of new birds, but maybe some new birds showed up over the weekend. No ringed necks in the bag. They are uncommon in the area I hunt. I think we only took mallards, pintails, wigeon, gadwalls and a GWT.
 

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Congrats! How did you brothers get so big and you're well... ;)

Great pics! The ones with Axl are even better. Guess, you like that camera, huh??
 

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If he's 6'6 you must have used that photography trick where you position yourself closer to the camera in order to look bigger. I the second shot you look like an ordinary stud, must be some kind of trick photography. . .

Nice shots, glad you had a good time. You better get yourself in shape to pack my dear out agin this year, only, it will be about 75 lb's heavier and 50 points larger. . .

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