Looking for a hunting partner

Discussion in 'Oregon Flyway Forum' started by dukehouser, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. dukehouser

    dukehouser New Member

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    I’m looking for someone to hunt with next year, some public land and also private. I like to get out and hunt different places. And go to new hunting spots. The guys I usually hunt with are all having kids and/or just not hunting as much.
     
  2. darkwater27

    darkwater27 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hello there,

    Did you much in the way of responses? I'm new to OR and I'm a bit lost in the way of public hunting grounds. I have a duck boat but no dog, currently.
     
  3. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Just curious as to a general area of where you guys are?
     
  4. darkwater27

    darkwater27 Senior Refuge Member

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    I live in Albany OR, but I just moved here last fall, so I'm a newby in the area.
     
  5. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Darn....I'm 360 miles east of you.
     
  6. Tystix

    Tystix Senior Refuge Member

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    If you live in Albany, then you have a couple options.
    Depending on the boat you have, the Willamette River would be the closest place for you. It's a big river so lot's of opportunities. There are several nice locations south of you.
    Next I would say your either traveling an 1.5 hours south to Fern Ridge or 2 hours plus up to the Columbia. You also have several rivers on the coast that are huntable within 2 hours.
    Lots of opportunities in Eastern Oregon but you have to be willing to put in the drive time to get there.
    Out of all these, the best I believe would be the Columbia due to the diversity and sheer numbers from the birds that stay in Washington. But it's the Columbia and very dangerous if you don't know what your doing.
     
  7. darkwater27

    darkwater27 Senior Refuge Member

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    I did some internet scouting and the old google earth may have given up a spot or two, but I made a couple of guesses about water levels in the winter producing an oxbow or two. IMG_3474.JPG IMG_3489.JPG
     
  8. Tystix

    Tystix Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice boat.
    You should have no problem fooling the birds in that bad boy.
     
  9. Tystix

    Tystix Senior Refuge Member

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    Is that a pump or a prop on your boat?
     
  10. darkwater27

    darkwater27 Senior Refuge Member

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    Its a darn prop motor, I asked a shop a couple of weeks ago about converting to a pump and I was told it'd be over 2K to convert it!
     

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