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Check Station Reports? How did it go ?

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  1. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Not my experience today. There was NO PA announcement for our refuge to start reservations and nothing on the radio. Instead of being # 4 we ended up being # 13 because I saw people going in...
     
  2. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't hold back Robert...we all need to know what to be aware of.. nobody wants a hunt ruined and more so when a Jr is in tow...
     
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  3. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    I don’t want to publicly come across as pooping on anyone or the staff at any particular refuge... nor am I telling anyone what to do. I’d just say I didnt have a great experience today relying on the staff to convey information through the FM channel OR the PA system. That led to us not getting in as we should have. I now understand why guys wait by the check station.... I know I’ll be one of them in the future.

    Not to mention the complete lack of information I was given pre reservations being called about the refuge we were at. Pretty basic information BTW. I honestly do not understand how the staff at these refuges know nothing about them. It’s not hard In the era of E Mail as a manager to relay information to your staff so they can answer basic questions.
     
  4. Ducksquasher

    Ducksquasher New Member

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    What is the "FM Channel" thing all about?
     
  5. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Today it was the F Me channel...


    The refuges are now making announcements via FM radio in your car to reduce the number of people outside their vehicles at check in.
     
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  6. Ducksquasher

    Ducksquasher New Member

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    Where do you get the channels for each specific refuge? My season will start in a few weeks so good to know in advance.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Foiles_fan

    Foiles_fan Elite Refuge Member

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    Gray lodge went pretty smooth considering the amount of people. I had no issues with pre registration or getting my permits. They checked lic, ressies and passes.
     
  8. Drifly

    Drifly Senior Refuge Member

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    Hunted Delevan for the opener. I went in the loto with a friend and his son. I think most everyone was good and wore a mask when around the check station. Unfortunately we didn’t get a good number and didn’t get out until 1:00. Got a pond that shot 20 ducks in the AM but we only shot 1 spoonie in the afternoon. The mosquitos were thick on the way out.
     
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  9. Refugeguy

    Refugeguy Elite Refuge Member

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    drake or hen
     
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  10. DuckFan

    DuckFan Elite Refuge Member

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    Got your message. Will get back to you this week
     

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