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After following threads here, it is obvious that our experiences vary greatly. What is your typical hunt? If you care to share with others, how do y'all do it?
What’s the best way to go about this? Is it better to go to Home Depot or Wal-Mart for everything? Or should there be an online order from a waterfowl company involved? Not hunting saltwater, just a lake. No dog, so no worries about tangling in drop lines. Water may be anywhere from 30’ to <1’ deep.
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Hi everyone. It's been quite some time since I've been on the forums. Like all of you folks, 2020 was not a great year. In spite of covid, I've was able to get out and hunt quite a bit with both shotgun and camera.
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What's your guns story!

Did you buy a Covid gun? Grandpas gun, Dads old side-by-side, new gun every season?
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Mine is an open water stationary blind with lots of decoys and any thing coming down the pike to shoot at. Others like to timber, pot hole or jump shoot.
This was suggested from another thread, so I'll start the ball rolling.

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Spotted a blue in a thousand whites and did not shoot until this guy was overhead. 1 shot.
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I've saved em up to a point and quit.
It ruined it when licenses got to be a printout.
Favorites..
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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