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  1. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    With about 1/2 hr left in shooting time yesterday I did some math and figured it would be 230 days til I could shoot a duck in Illinois again. That sounds like a long time, but I'm sure it will be here again before you know it. As for this past year it was just OK. Just never really seem to all line up just right for a good period of time. Still had a blast, killed some birds, and made some new stories
    Thought we had the teal really line up but a lot left a couple days before the opener. We made due and had a couple of decent hunts
    Dakota after a good morning
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    Brother and the teal tree
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    Opening day South Central killed a few but the post hunt festivities were the highlight of the day
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    Early on in south Central warm but windy had 2 of the nicer flocks of mallards for the year on this day.
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  2. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Took a while for thing to get good again, but mid december things pick up for a couple days
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    Dakota turned 10 shortly after Christmas this year she has most definately lost a step or 2. But she still has the drive. She pick up 5 greenheads out of one flock this day in a pretty quick current the last one had drifted 200 to 300 yards by the time she got to it.
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    Weird weather day and a very mixed bag
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    Savage and his Dad. Had a get the Christmas hat out for a hunt
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    One of the better days for the season
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  3. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Got on a couple days were we only shot green for our mallards one of them down south a little ways with jmonte from the the forum
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    This one a with my brother wish I had more people both days hunts were over quick
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    Its nice to hunt with a group of guys willing to put in the work and willing to scout. These last two pics would not have been possible without that.
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    Last but not least our only band of the year (so far) Banded as an adult in 2002. In about as far north as you can get in Nunavut, Canada
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  4. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Very nice Kyle.
    No pics of the older brother? You and Kurt dont invite him along ? :dv :l
     
  5. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    Very nice pictures Kyle.
    I always look forward to your and MudDuk's season end pictures.


    Danny
     
  6. duck_killer00

    duck_killer00 Senior Refuge Member

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    Congrats on a good season kyle!
     
  7. Swampfoot

    Swampfoot Senior Refuge Member

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    nice pictures, I like the pictures in the field. Its something I forget to do and end up with a bunch of tailgate pics.
     
  8. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for posting it looks like you had a fun season
     
  9. FireDuck79

    FireDuck79 Senior Refuge Member

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    Your "just ok" seasons are better than my "good" seasons.
     
  10. keith_scumline

    keith_scumline Elite Refuge Member

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    Bravo...
     

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