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Discussion in 'SouthWest' started by duck rookie, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. duck rookie

    duck rookie Well-Known Member

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    I saw about a dozen wood ducks throughout the morning. Each group wanted into a frozen pond and that's the ONLY place they were going to put down. It was great to get out again.


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  2. rathut

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    Saw 3 ducks - marsh was frozen. No shots. Quite at 9. Worst opener in, well, probably ever
     

  3. EaglePoint

    EaglePoint 1 more pass? No Way!

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    How far south are you DR. How cold did you guys get last night?
     
  4. the_lone_wader

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    23 degrees here this morning when I got up. Supposed to be 65 next week. Ended up with a few birds. Not near as many as there usually is around at this point though.
     
  5. duck rookie

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    Dayton. It was in the upper 20s when I went out but barely made it into the mid 30s yesterday so that pond won't open up soon. I could have broken ice and will if I need to next time I go out. They generally like the spot I was in but not yesterday.


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  6. jeff51814

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    My youngest son(12) and I went yesterday. We had 5 woodies come in at about mach-2 at legal. He missed twice. We had a group of 4 mallards, then pairs till 8:00-ish. He killed 2 greenheads. Not the best shooting in the world, but he shot 12-14 times.
    We were on a pond, with only a SMALL hole of open water. I never in my wildest would have believed it would have frozen that much. They were close, like 20' CLOSE. Too close for him. Not sure what to do next time, in such a situation.
    All told we had the 5 woodies and 12 mallets in the decoys. He should have had a pile, but he still had fun.
     
  7. duck rookie

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    Things are looking to open back up, in the mid 60's by mid-week.


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  8. WCFB1

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    Well what? 5 man limit of mallards and some bonus geese.
     

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  9. Ragtime

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    Did a pro take that pic ;)

    Congrats great shoot!!
     
  10. WCFB1

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    I have better pics but never post background on OW. Something I learned from master wu...too many sneakies he says. I trust his advice.
     
  11. Ragtime

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    Def. one thing I can agree with after what we have seen from out of towners the past couple years!!
     
  12. EaglePoint

    EaglePoint 1 more pass? No Way!

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    We snuck in right before the warmup.. Sunday morn's 22 degrees made for some dumb mallards. [​IMG]
    Chase's going solo for his first greenhead. His Uncle Bob was proud:
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    Wcfb1: I too take heed to master wu's sage advice on pics, unless it's yur own driveway.
     
  13. duck rookie

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    But did you turn off the GPS on the camera? :D


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  14. Ragtime

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    Lookin good EP!
     
  15. mjmaurer

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    No such thing as a dumb Mallard! MJ
     
  16. EaglePoint

    EaglePoint 1 more pass? No Way!

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    That would explain the 2 trucks this morning...
     
  17. duck rookie

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    :duck:
     
  18. WCFB1

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    Never seen geese do it so well in all my years hunting. These birds did it right not a one over 25 yards. What we thought would be mostly ducks turned out to be mostly geese. 18 geese 13 ducks. Now got to find some more.
     

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  19. Ragtime

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