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Discussion in 'Alaska Flyway Forum' started by Grizzly1, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Grizzly1

    Grizzly1 Refuge Member

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    Hello all! I'm a new member to the Duck Hunters Refuge Forums and would like to introduce myself.

    I am a 44 year young family man who is blessed with a beautiful, loving and understanding wife and 3 little stinkers (boys) ages 4, 7 and 10 :tu My oldest made me proud this year by showing his maturity and dedication to hunting by putting in the time and effort to successfully pass his Hunter Education, WTG "Big Guy"!!

    I am a lifelong Alaskan, hunting and fishing have always been a way of life for me and duck hunting was my first passion! I cut my duck hunting teeth down in Juneau out on the Mendenhall Flats and out Fritz cove rd where I lived. I was a rabid duck hunter, hunting them at every opportunity even at the expense of HS classes and homework :eek:. That has changed since moving to Anchorage in 96. Since living in Anchorage my duck hunting has been spotty at best, I get out for a few early hunts and then hit the Northern birds a few times later in Oct. Thats going to change this season!!

    Feel free to ask me any questions...............

    Can hardly wait for the season to get here!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Ron (Griz)
     
  2. Tundradux

    Tundradux Senior Refuge Member

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    Welcome Ron!
     
  3. bigreid

    bigreid Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome aboard. I have kids the exact same ages as yours! All three of mine play hockey which drastically cuts into my duck hunting, never get out as much as I would like, I've become a weekend warrior........it sucks....
     
  4. Erich_870

    Erich_870 Senior Refuge Member

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    Welcome Ron!

    I'd love to hear some of your stories from hunting the wetlands!

    Erich
     
  5. MAGDADDY

    MAGDADDY Refuge Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  6. Grizzly1

    Grizzly1 Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    bigreid, is that a Chessie in your avatar pic? I have a 3 year old Chessie.

    Eric_870, I have a lot of stories from my years in Juneau, here's a quick one from the flats. Went duck hunting the day of my baptism and was hunting a pit blind on one of the islands by the channel. Ended up getting stuck on the island by the tide, ended up missing my baptism and spent a good portion of the night out there until the tide went out. Most of the congregation came out searching for me, took them awhile but they found me. I hollered to them not to worry and I'd be to shore once the tide went out. That was around "84".
     
  7. Erich_870

    Erich_870 Senior Refuge Member

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    That's a pretty good one!

    Why didn't you just call over the pastor, wade out and do the baptism then? Everyone was already there, lol!

    Send me a PM with some more stories!

    Erich
     

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