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  1. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a lot of little items in my bucket and things are very fluid...the most recent additions are a 8 point or better with the under barrel and an 8 point or better with the over barrel...

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    East Coast Barrow's
    SC Black-bellied WD hunting solo
    Alaska 3 - Barrows, Harlequin and King

    BTW - never, ever allow yourself to check off every item in your buck list...ever.
     
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  2. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    Unassisted backcountry ptarmigan and grouse hunt with my dog on the arctic circle...bonus points if outside the U.S. or Canada.
     
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  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Just from circumstance it's the only way I've really ever done it. It might be an acquired taste but it's supremely satisfying. And, you always get to call the shots...
     
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  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like my kinda duck!
     
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  5. Swampfoot

    Swampfoot Senior Refuge Member

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    Fair enough, and who doesn't appreciate a nice tramp stamp. I can't even do calculus but do kill a wigeon or Pintail here and there.
     
  6. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I've never heard anyone say a sprig tastes bad.

    My dream hunt is killing a big mule deer. Closest thing waterfowl could come to is scullin a punt gun into a flock of common pochards in the UK.
     
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  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Wigeon and pintails don't respond to call? I'll be sure to point that out to them the next time I'm eating those tastey buggers. The only bird here better on the table than pintails is a GWT. Wigeon are good too if you get them when they're not grazing on grass lawns and pastures. Salt water wigeon are #3 on the list.


    Dream hunt? I do it 20+ times per season. Layout hunting the incoming tide on the mudflats under clouds of thousands of wigeon, pintails and teal. Wading back across the flats in knee deep water pulling a layout boat filled with decoys and a limit as the sun sets or storm rolls over is like a trip back in time to a scene in an old painting.

    The farthest out black line in the pic is an average flock of wigeon.
     
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  8. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Ive called in pinners and widgets. And had clouds of gwt over top of me. I’ve eaten them all and also eaten black belly, you haven’t eaten black belly. I recommend you don’t eat black belly or your opinion of your ducks will suffer greatly.....

    Widgets taste good....you got more damage in your head than your eyes....
     
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  9. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree that wigeon taste like crap, but pintails? I will admit I've never ate a black belly, but the only bird I like better than a sprig is a Canvasback.
     
  10. WestKyHunt

    WestKyHunt Senior Refuge Member

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    Bucket list hunt for me would be going up to Alaska, and shooting ducks on the ocean in the morning.
    Then in the afternoon casting a fly or hitting the saltwater to wet a line.

    Any hunt out west is on there as well.
    I'm currently slowly working towards getting out that way by purchasing the items "needed" for most western hunts. It has been a great excuse to buy a new rifle, scope, range finder and bow :yes
     

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