Lost our field of Dreams ...Which sucks

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  1. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, if you are moving up by Chico congrats on getting away from a huge turd. Losing that field and moving away from that hole will be the best thing you ever did.
     
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  2. Excaliber

    Excaliber Elite Refuge Member

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    This year I lost the last of my killer fields. Housing developments, schools and now a giant commercial complex has taken the last of my fields. Oh well. It was a great 10 years.
     
  3. metalworx

    metalworx New Member

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    I (we, my dad and me) lost our field of dreams in 1988. I was 19 yrs old at the time and had literally grown up in that field with my grandfather and dad hunting ducks and geese there going from the tender age of 4. I even learned to drive in that field, smoothing out the mound around a freshly sunken pit. My grandfather passed the day after Thanksgiving in 1987 and that was basically the end of our hunting there. Glad I got to enjoy it back when the canada geese showed up in southern illinois ! Ahhh, the memories and pictures!
     
  4. Gooski

    Gooski Senior Refuge Member

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    Unfortunately, I think we all have our stories of losing one or more of these fields. Had 2 of these deals. Did 95% of my hunting on these 2 fields. Still have permission, but now there are many others whom call these fields home.
     
  5. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    If you hadn't spent all your money on the DSDs, you could have bought the land.
     
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  6. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    This is one of those threads that makes you feel the twinge of "I could be next." Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. jzee

    jzee Elite Refuge Member

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    It definitely SUCKS, been through it myself, had it for over 20 years, knew it was coming, just a question of when. In our area every field is year to year. It was truly amazing, and a blessing in disguise. The odds of experiencing something like that are similar to winning powerball, cause that's what it would take.
     
  8. brentbullets

    brentbullets Elite Refuge Member

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    Lost one of my better fields this year also when the farmer traded it to someone who doesn't allow hunting of any kind. Watched thousands of ducks and geese use it for 3 weeks until it was pretty much feed out. It sucked but I am able to hunt the field right next to it when the cattle aren't in it.
     
  9. HONKSRWORKN

    HONKSRWORKN Elite Refuge Member

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    Loosing that field was a Bad deal and it happens to everyone Id guess ... Im so thankful to have been able to hunt Honkers every weekend and days off for all those yrs more than ever , now that Im in a place that there are NO Honkers except in town ... I know there are much worse things in life to be unhappy about , but for myself not being able to do what I love is a hard thing to get use too ..... For myself it was never about just killing birds that was a bonus , it was the entire package .. enjoying being outdoors watching mother natures big screen come alive with the sunrise , taking guys that had never been goose hunting out and helping their kids shoot their first geese ... those were some fun times ... Yup I miss the heck out of it ....
     
  10. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Didn't loose the field but the farmer drained a low spot that has produced mallards and where I have shot many ducks and geese. Then he put in a culvert to keep it dry.
     

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