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Its under there some where
We use to hunt from a hand dug 32x 46 4 foot deep pit, eventually it got up to 34x 78 the past three years we used a mini-x and put in a 40x 92 and put it slightly deeper than 54 inches
It’s actually not too bad here. Mild with a small chance of pre-showers followed by a 30% chance of sleet. I’ll take it. You guys think this front will blow any mallards down?

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Well, after 621 birds shot in my life number 622 my luck finally changed and I finally got my first band. A wood duck. The next day at the refuge I got what we are calling until convinced otherwise a bluewing x cinnamon hybrid.
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Finished product and it’s good.
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Slow year for "finds"
I found a couple decoys , one with their initials on the bottom,.. hung that at the ramp in a tree.
Last week I set up on an open section of river , A decoy with a name ,.. no phone number. While glassing from the blind I could see 5 more decoys in the ice.
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Each year I'm less and less of a coach and more of just a hunting partner. I go to tell him something and he's already doing it. Very proud of him. Seen a fair amount of birds today to keep us paying attention and enough of them came in to meet his gun. Might just watch next year. This years goal is learning and using his calls. Man time sure flys. We were more hidden than it looks like.
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What's your best meals while cooking in the blind?
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Ok, so I killed my first solo gator in 2015 on a reissue permit here in Floriduh. 11 footer. I’ve never been able to pull tags in the regular lottery in 9 years until this year. Got one of my favorite duck hunting spots where during duck season I see 10 footers like I see whistling ducks. (Everywhere and up close.)
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Saw my boys picture on one of threads so I thought I would share tuna trip last Sunday July 26th. We were trolling by Pt. Pinos about 3 mikes out when we hooked a triple on BFT. We ended up losing one but boated the other 2 about 2 plus hours later. Estimated weight was 169 and 141.