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  1. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    For many years, I have taken part in the "rush" to find a spot to hunt on opening day. Many
    in the camp I hunted out of left for "their spots" before midnight. And Pool 19 on the Mississippi
    River is fascinating most of the time. However, this year will be different. My boat won't leave
    the garage for opening week and I no longer have a trailer at "duck camp" on the backwaters
    of the big river. Frankly, it is kind of refreshing. :yes

    Pounce and I will be hunting out of this blind.......five minutes from the house. :h

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  2. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like a neat set up. What kind of blind is That? It doesn't look like you will have to worry about neighboring blinds sky busting birds your working.
     
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    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    zettler Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks sweet.

    Let me know if you can use some company some day as I am retired now...and still a waterfowler wh@re!

    LOL
     
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  5. Jerry

    Jerry Elite Refuge Member

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    Passing on opening weekend central zone to visit a good buddy over in Iowa.
     
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  6. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    It is not a very large pond. About ten years ago, I asked for permission to train my dog(s) using the pond.
    In return, I would keep the shoreline clear of weeds so they could have relative "get togethers". One day
    a few years later, I held my breath after asking if they cared if I hunted geese of the pond. He and his wife
    said, "It would be OK as long as it is just you." Over the last several years, I've had five Labs that have had
    no idea how fortunate we've been. There have a few times when shooting "took a back seat" and hunting
    seemed far removed from the view. :tu

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  7. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    What the draw to that pond and Bob is a hunting hooker...my raised right hand to it.
     
  8. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Home at 8:30 AM! :yes:grvn:tu
     
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  9. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    i suddenly realized that with all this extra time not spent in a boat or traveling, there is no excuse for not mowing the lawn, raking leaves and avoiding the "honey do lists." :z

    However, Pounce does not seem to care. :h

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  10. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats on the hunt:tu
     

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