Bona Fides

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  1. mrmallerd

    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    Have waterfowl hunted for over 50 years, mostly public hunting less than two miles from the house. With the grace of God & hard work, I acquired 18 acres with a 4 acre pond about 15 years ago. In addition, I have personally built a 5 acre wetland about 250 yds out my back door. If thats not enough, I help manage a 120 acre WRP project about 75 miles from home. Between hunting season & planting season, I find a few days to work.
     
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  2. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Me and my little girl.
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    Stuffers at sunrise.
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  3. Tuck31

    Tuck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    Current boy (14 mos) on the left.
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    Me and VT buck
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  4. 3inch3's

    3inch3's Illinois Forum Moderator Moderator

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    Here are a few shots of some deer a have taken and a 2 man bootlip beat down .......well....just because
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  5. 3inch3's

    3inch3's Illinois Forum Moderator Moderator

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    More


    Bootlip beatdown

    Got a few more to fill in the other years but not on this computer
     
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  6. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Somehow we're related, if this is you then you look like my younger brother :sp
     
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  7. 3inch3's

    3inch3's Illinois Forum Moderator Moderator

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    Yep, that was me about 50 lbs heavier.... and sans glasses.
     
  8. DennyB

    DennyB Elite Refuge Member

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    About 6 years ago I was up in my place on Saginaw Bay, night before the opener. Sitting in my recliner I felt a weird "thump" in my chest that continued for a few minutes. Scared me enough I headed to the local ER where a doc informed me my heart was performing premature ventricular contractions and not to worry to much. So I didn't and headed out in the morning with a friend. While slogging thru some deep muck the heart really began to thump and flop all over the place. It felt like it was trying to jump out of my chest. I finished the morning hunt, headed back to the cabin and that was it. I sold the 10 dozen dekes I carved, the boat, motor and trailer. Only thing I kept was the 1956 Belgian A5 12 ga. My German Shorthair Pointer developed cancer a couple of weeks later and had to be put down and I haven't had a bird dog since. I miss hunting but not as much as I used to. I've gotten used to just going up to the bay and listening to the shots reverberating off the water and finding super grouse cover while riding my Polaris rzr thru the woods and wishing things were as they once were. Sometimes life is a nasty lady but no one promised us a rose garden.
     
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  9. Shot Caller

    Shot Caller Senior Refuge Member

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    Been chasing waterfowl since 92. Also hunt deer, Turkey, rabbits, coyote's and anything else that has a season. My main goal nowadays is to instill my passion for the outdoors into my kids. Here are a few pictures from last season. IMG_20170115_122933241.jpg IMG_20160123_114658329.jpg IMG_20170102_190055225.jpg IMG_20161226_094623152.jpg
     
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  10. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Yeap not the best picture, we got rained, snowed, sleeted on and sat in 4 inches of mud all day but we eeked out around 84 birds.
    I'm on the right yes I look like I should be in Mario Brothers I know
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