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Discussion in 'Louisiana Flyway Forum' started by borntohunt, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. JHerr

    JHerr Elite Refuge Member

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    You have to remember, those few years there were ducks everywhere. We killed stacks of mallards every where we went, too. '99-ish.
     
  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    99-2000 was setting up to be a record year in AR even before most had heard of a robo. We were limiting every day at my place (8-10 people) the first two weeks, but sometimes it took til about 9:00 (no complaints), and then someone put out a spinner. Spread like the flu that December, and D-cell batteries were ad rare as .22 ammo under Obama.
     
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    Denmon couldn't have timed it better. Everyone put these things out and mallards fell out the clouds, but mallards were falling out the clouds regardless, but I reckon MOJO still gets the credit with some. I watched thousands fly in one afternoon while deer hunting, flight after flight. Shortly after for the first time saw mallards rolling across a aflatoxin/disked-down corn field like black birds. Easy come easy go.

    I'll add my timing was right-on as well, as I had plenty of time to chase them back then.
     
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  4. Chicken

    Chicken Elite Refuge Member

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    So when was the last time you hunted deer hunted over here and actually saw flight ducks. I would say about 6-7 years ago
     
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    I guess Steel3s is done with the discussion
     
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    Hence the quote in my signature. I was writing for a magazine back then and had read a bit about the spinners being used in California. Chuck Epp of Miracle Decoy called me one day and offered a free decoy if I'd promise to write a positive article. I told him I could guarantee that, but if he sent a decoy I'd use it and either write something positive if it worked or just send it back if it didn't. He declined. It was a few weeks into that season, about a month after the call, when someone stuck one up in front of my blind. Three flocks later I said, "This is going to be the end of duck hunting," and I called Chuck to try to reopen negotiations.
     
  7. JHerr

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    I can't really remember on flight ducks.
    The last good, consistent hunting we had was 04-05, one good shoot from 06 on our place. I went mobile after that. It's never been a duck mecca, but used to when the bottoms flooded we had a few ducks to harass. Not any more, except for a few woodies. And it's not just our place.
     
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    Good flight days twice this year both times in January before everything locked up but the rivers.

    Before this year I can’t remember.
     
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    My bro had one with metal wings, and had a damn good place to hunt.
     
  10. ukcpeak

    ukcpeak Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes the late 90s were bonkers, but if you didn't hunt over a SWD before 2000 you won't understand what I'm talking about...it was unfair and nobody who used that thing in the late 90s would say they weren't a game changer. By 2000 SWD use was wide spread and effectiveness in LA started to decrease. Mojo came out with a remote in 2001 because every swinging Richard in the country was spinning. Then 2002 rolled along and all our sugar turned to poo.
     

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