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  1. Deadrise

    Deadrise Senior Refuge Member

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    Heard good reports from Saturday. Most of my friends shot a fee ducks each. One of our spots did not produce due to ice. Had another spot over-perform with Gadwall. Today’s hunt was not quite as rewarding. Saturday the river sounded like the “old days” with substantial shooting. Took the long boat ride and was surprised at the number of hunters with multiple mojos. I guess I’m old. I still rely on a jerk string. Looking forward to the marathon between now and the end of Jan.
     
  2. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Slim pickings at my spot. Just didn't see much Saturday or today. Really not worried anymore about it. Will hunt every day till season closes...I will have my day sooner or later!
     
  3. kahunna

    kahunna Elite Refuge Member

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    Contrary to Deadrise, and in agreement with LR, my area was subdued in shots heard and groups hunting. I did not hunt, but was home all morning, and heard only four groups hunting off the river in the area where I live. Only heard a couple dozen to thirty shots, and those were in the first forty five minutes after shooting time. Rest of the morning was silent as far as shots heard...think the combination of hard freeze (one of the guys I hunt with was frozen out) in the shallow waters and the warm, southeries that came up by 9 am kept the ducks down. Was at the house all morning.
    Heard two volleys of shots this am, around 7:15/7:20, and those were from the same location. That was it till 9:am, when I left the house.
    Geese are thick.
    Hunting a few times this week in different areas, so we'll see how it goes...always beats not going.
     
  4. mebe007

    mebe007 Refuge Member

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    Had a 8 or so work us before LSL then nothing but bufflehead the rest of the day.
     
  5. tankdog78

    tankdog78 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hiked 5 miles in with a dozen decoys, blind bag, thermos, chest waders and lunch got to the beaver pond I had scouted two weeks prior that was loaded with ducks to find it frozen. Broke inch thick ice to put decoys out they froze up a half hour later. One of my buddies who came with me saw three woodies high, I saw a flock of geese high and we heard shooting on the main river. It was rather unproductive, I hope that this feeeze didn’t move all the ducks I had seen there out for the season if so then it is on to my open water spots to pound on the bufflehead and hopefully a blue bill or even a can. When I got back to the truck from hiking ten miles round trip with a decoy bag and gear I was pooped, my damned feet are killing me today.
     
  6. Norfbay

    Norfbay Elite Refuge Member

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    1 snog.
     
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  7. imaduckin up north

    imaduckin up north Senior Refuge Member

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    God never made a duck that I would walk 10 miles for
     
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  8. The Hilljack

    The Hilljack Elite Refuge Member

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    Got invited on a goose hunt in the Southern James Bay Zone on Saturday morning.
     
  9. top o va

    top o va Senior Refuge Member

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    How did you do? Limits all around I'm sure.
     
  10. Duckrussml

    Duckrussml Senior Refuge Member

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    No in till this morning...
     

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