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2017-18 in pics and review

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  1. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    At 15 degrees out, I have no desire to go out scouting for geese and likely nowhere to hunt in the South Zone, so other than some Spring snow geese, I'm done for a while....

    The local mudhole had some diesel fuel funds, so I watched them hook up their pumps to begin the dewatering cycle to produce some duck groceries.

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    Almost there ( 14 or so days later )
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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Groceries beginning to grow...
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    Then some Army Worms moved in and put a hurtin' on the feed. Luckily, what was damaged grew back

    We then moved on to banding some geese....
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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Fish fry at my house tonight....
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    And on to September with Amanda taking her first doves and Mrs. Holly making her first retrieves.

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    Building our new home for the Fall
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    Getting decoys ready....
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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Youth Hunt for the daughter. She had some chances, but didnt connect
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    Holly's first retrieve
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    Now, I realize we have lots of work and training to continue, but I am impressed by how the dog is coming along.
    She is always vigilant and "on watch". However, this day (Veterans Day or the day after), we had little going on. A nap is never a bad thing

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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Lets go !
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    Someone threw away a sweet little kitten at the boat ramp garbage can

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    Misc. pics with different buddies....
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    Mrs. Holly's first goose
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    Finally the day came to where Amanda connected on her 1st duck.
    For some reason, the "good pic", wont load.
    He will soon be headed to Brad at "Brad's Bird's Taxidermy" in Godfrey, IL.
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    I went on a change of scenery hunt with some good ol boys.
    The guy in the back ( owner of the blind ) promised that this breakfast sandwhich was low carb & low fat
    Egg on white bread, American cheese, ham and bacon.
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    Last hunt of the year.
    Cold and bored at Union County. She hung tough, but man, this day was so slow and so cold even I wanted to leave.
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    Enjoyed the pictures , thanks for sharing .......:tu
     

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