Time to get real……

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  1. Jagwall

    Jagwall Senior Refuge Member

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    Always a treat to hunt mallards in the snow. Good way to close out the season, worked harder and burned a lot more gas than usual, hunted a lot of new stuff. Sucks it’s over but not overly sad that I’m done. Did better than expected this year with low water just had to get creative. 9F8AD979-3FE4-408C-BB24-4C76D55EC01C.jpeg
     
  2. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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  3. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    The new trend? Always trying to keep up with the cool kid. IMG_20211205_163326124.jpg
     
  4. woodiefanatic

    woodiefanatic Elite Refuge Member

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    Well hunted with an Ex fuge guy this weekend. I usually get a couple hunts in with him every year.

    Had a lot of fun hunting a place I haven’t been down to in probably 5+ years.

    Put some miles on the boat and did pretty okay all things considered. Did have some classic screw up’s today. We were both hoping for a couple cans this weekend. Nothing but mallards and as we cased the guns today 3 cans came dragging there feet over top the blocks…

    Sat down out of spite for 30 more minutes and ended the year with a nice greenhead instead. Remi bringing back the last one for 2021. Hard to believe duck is done for this guy.

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  5. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Did the goosenazi thing first thing this morning. Basically eight dozen goose silhouettes in the snow.

    The geese showed up as planned but didn’t finish to goosenazi standards. Most wanted the other side of the field.

    So….I was ordered to go to the other side of the field and keep the geese from landing in that part of the field. Any goose within 80 yards would be a consideration.

    A few flocks wanted my side of the field but were promptly sent away but left three behind.

    After the goose hunt, it was time to hit some public water where a few dozen mallards and black ducks were chilling and as usual, no other hunters. BTW, Wisconsin is awesome to hunt as no one seems to ever hunt public land anymore.

    Got two drakes out the first flock and tripled on the second flock which included a black duck. If I was paying attention, I should have seen the other black duck in that flock.

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    On the way home, I spotted a flock of 16 Tom turkeys on the back side of the public land.

    So I went back and parked, put on my orange and stalked through the pines. Got one but should have had two.

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    Next I hiked 1/2 mile back to the truck to get Tucker and we tried finding the remnants of the scattered flock but didn’t find any of them. Put in 16,000 steps today.
     
  6. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    ^^^^ Nice pile.
     
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  7. Dirk Van Schmaldlerson

    Dirk Van Schmaldlerson Elite Refuge Member

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    She was a snowing this morning, that's for sure. Just when the lay out blind was getting dried out, she weighs as much as @woodiefanatic date. Nice end to duck season. Now to deal with this silly goose split, maybe I'll get out pheasant hunting a bit during it.
     
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  8. woodiefanatic

    woodiefanatic Elite Refuge Member

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    Well her dad owns a heated corn pond so…
     
  9. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    A 345 pound layout? I would have rolled it over and left it in the field.
     
  10. Ducker 4 Ever

    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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