North Zone Opener

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  1. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    limits, limits, limits Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon and flocks of greenies
     
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  2. Duckman Racing

    Duckman Racing Elite Refuge Member

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    Hunted just across the line in the middle zone. Limit for me as well, but it was all green wings and wood ducks. Saw lots of mallards but they were all flying high and had no interest in my little pothole.

    Tried the poor line at EB first, but with 28 parties pulling for 9 open spots it was a no go for me.
     
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  3. Mack Molloy

    Mack Molloy Elite Refuge Member

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    A0AE53EE-3B44-4A6B-96F9-98D83E1EC149.jpeg Lots of ducks flying, probably our best opening day ever. There were green wing teal everywhere and almost every species of puddle duck was harvested. Took my lab on her first hunt and had lots of fun.
     
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Refuge Member

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    This guy was proud of his first gaddy 20181103_085927.jpg
     
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  5. wakenda

    wakenda Senior Refuge Member

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    I had thousands fly over. Nothing came in. Still got all my ammo.
     
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  6. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Senior Refuge Member

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    We had our best opener yet (middle zone). Woodies were were there usual difficult self in the early low light. Didn’t see much flying the first 30 minutes (I was getting worried) and then it started. Singles, pairs, 6 or 8, a dozen, mallards, gadwall, widgeon and one shoveler(ya gotta do it! :yes). Had mallards landing while I was out of the blind picking up the other mallards. Had one greenhead land about 15 feet from me with the dog at heel while I was out of the blind! 20 total for us with about a dozen mallards. It was one for the books!
     
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  7. Drakes Landing

    Drakes Landing Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Wakenda, feel your pain. We had by far our worst opener in the 12 years we have had our place in NW Missouri. I'm not sure what the heck happened but we just didn't have birds over us to speak of and those that did there were very few and far between. Both days were extremely tough.........not too mention rainy. We ended with 5 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. We had high hopes with strong numbers in the area but it was not to be for us. We will have our day but when it starts like this it is strange to say the least. Openers have traditionally been a strong hunting day for us (like many of you). The only thing I can attribute lack of use is we had to let our water out in Mid October and re-flood it due to a culvert malfunction. That put us behind for sure and I wonder if the birds had just not found it and started using it yet. Plenty of birds around us just not on us.

    Looking forward to this front coming our way. It can only go up from here :)

    Good luck everyone
     
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  8. Guthook

    Guthook Senior Refuge Member

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    We shot a lot of Glady’s, the smiling gadwall. Great weather headed our way but wait, MDC wants me to deer hunt next week so they closed the season. Who puts a split on waterfowl during peak migration Nov 13th?
     
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  9. Cliner

    Cliner Senior Refuge Member

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    Weird weekend when the second day is better than the opener.
     
  10. dux/24 7

    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Misery does because everyone is a ditch goat Hunter. Welcome to a world revolving around Deer Hunters
     
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