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Old 11-12-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
hully1029
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Since my deer season is over, went out and chased ducks for the first legitimate time this morning. I've tagged along a couple times before, but nothing legit. Now I see why people get hooked. I had a blast and we only killed 3 birds.

Got setup on some small, but public, water off Ray Roberts. First choice spot was already taken, so second spot it was. Got set up and waited in the 18⁰ weather. What a beautiful sunrise God painted for us this morning. Had a teal land in the spread and mill around for probably 20 minutes and ejected literally 2 minutes before legal light. I'm gonna grab my stuff and make a solo run in the morning.

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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Spoonbillakilla! Good start



Get to know your ducks in the air and their limits before you start doing too much on your own. Johnny law don't play around with federal migratory game
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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Spoonbillakilla! Good start



Get to know your ducks in the air and their limits before you start doing too much on your own. Johnny law don't play around with federal migratory game
Great point! I did alot of learning today.

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:18 PM   #4
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Congrats on stackin a few quackers! I went hunting Saturday morning for the first time and got skunked. Had two birds attempt to drop in 5 minutes before legal shooting light and those were the only birds I saw. Hoping we start getting some more numbers down here soon.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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The #1 rule of public land duck hunting is you dont talk about public land duck hunting.

Congrats though, duck hunting is a blast.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:25 PM   #6
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Good start and yes learn to get to know what species is buzzing your spread. I've seen a guy cook up bootlip tongue and looked good and he swears by it but I haven't personally tried them . Good luck the rest of the season.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #7
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Congrats and good luck on future hunts. Its like crack and meth combined. Once you try it you are in trouble! Lol!
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:38 PM   #8
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Spoonbillakilla! Good start



Get to know your ducks in the air and their limits before you start doing too much on your own. Johnny law don't play around with federal migratory game
No need to worry until the first one is down and its one that has a limit. Like Pintail this year in 1.

BTW, congrats on your Central Texas Mallard. You are an official member of the Spoon Platoon.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:51 PM   #9
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Smiling mallard
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:56 PM   #10
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Congrats on a great hunt. Duck hunting is the most addictive type of hunting to me. I did quite a bit growing up and then took a 15 year break and am just now getting back into it as my son is getting old enough to get out there. Forgot how much I loved it.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:09 PM   #11
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Stop now, your bank account will thank you. I grew up deer hunting and only started duck hunting when I was in college. While I love the outdoors and hunting of any kind, duck hunting is my favorite. I have a 16 month old son and can wait to get him in a blind and hunting with me.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:25 PM   #12
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Spoonbillakilla!
Bwahahaha!!
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