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Old 03-17-2018, 05:29 AM   #51
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:31 AM   #52
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Good luck Clay! Put three birds to roost on the Nueces river last night, hopefully they pitch down on the right side.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:02 AM   #53
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:24 AM   #54
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Driving 3.5 hours just to turn around and leave the same evening. Iíve never killed one the opening weekend of the south zone, but am looking to change that today. I know their general patterns. Iíll probably do little calling, set up in an open area, and let the dekes do the work.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:24 AM   #55
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About 10 minutes from the gate here in Duval. Not sure what the birds are up to but there is sign all over the ranch. Updates as I can
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:28 AM   #56
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Good luck men!
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:41 AM   #57
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Driving 3.5 hours just to turn around and leave the same evening. Iíve never killed one the opening weekend of the south zone, but am looking to change that today. I know their general patterns. Iíll probably do little calling, set up in an open area, and let the dekes do the work.


Iíve only killed one bird on opening weekend!
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:59 AM   #58
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Good luck to all you fellas. Hoping to be after them starting tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:03 AM   #59
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Setup and ready to roll



We have a big group gobbling to the east and a few to the west...and weíre right in the middle.

Hopefully they cooperate
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:40 AM   #60
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good luck Bud!! Cluck cluck cluck, kee kee kee!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:53 AM   #61
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Setup and ready to roll



We have a big group gobbling to the east and a few to the west...and weíre right in the middle.

Hopefully they cooperate
Iím ready to see Daveís new decoy in action. Yes....I contemplated getting one
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:02 AM   #62
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:25 AM   #63
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Shot my first bird with a bullhead. Just a jake but couldn’t pass up the opportunity!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:44 AM   #64
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Lots of Jakes
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:45 AM   #65
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Shot my first bird with a bullhead. Just a jake but couldnít pass up the opportunity!!


Awesome! Congrats
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:57 AM   #66
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Good thing those jakes aren't Easterns, they would be in real trouble with you in the blind Clay


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Old 03-17-2018, 09:11 AM   #67
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Easy!!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:12 AM   #68
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:20 AM   #69
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:20 PM   #70
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We were finally able to get the flock to commit at 10am!

PoPo got it done with his crossbow and bullhead.



The longbeards beat the hell out of the new decoy
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:54 PM   #71
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Nice. Congrats to your dad.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:26 PM   #72
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Congrats to your dad!!

Those decoys look sweet!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:44 PM   #73
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Great job, PoPo!!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:57 PM   #74
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Thanks guys

Itís crazy what a few days can do. The birds are totally different from just last week.

Vocal, big flocks, and aggressive
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:06 PM   #75
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91* where I'm at, can't wait to go sit in a pop up and sweat out my beer buzz. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this morning way more than I am this afternoon.


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Old 03-17-2018, 03:13 PM   #76
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Pretty decent morning Josh managed to pull a tom away from his hen about 10:30am for the landowners son. Had several toms come in just out of bow range to get run off by jakes. Found some sheds and a good dead head......

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Old 03-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #77
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Congrats to your dad.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:20 PM   #78
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Congrats Clay! I knew you guys would get it done. Pretty disappointing it took so long!! He he!
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:56 PM   #79
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Setup and waiting.

Itís a little warm so i trades the popup for a shade tree.

Itís gonna be tough but letís see what happens.

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Old 03-17-2018, 05:36 PM   #80
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In and ready

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Old 03-17-2018, 05:43 PM   #81
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I should have just set the blind up. This storm has everything cooled off. A pleasant 84 here with a constant SE breeze.

Oh well
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:45 PM   #82
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Hard to beat

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Old 03-17-2018, 06:48 PM   #83
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He gone!

Wow
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:55 PM   #84
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Gobbler down!! Happened so fast







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Old 03-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #85
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #86
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:01 PM   #87
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Congrats!
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:09 PM   #88
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Nice gobbler, congrats
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:21 PM   #89
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Heck of a way to start the season!

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Old 03-17-2018, 08:33 PM   #90
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Nice birds!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:35 PM   #91
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Nice bird. Congrats
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:38 PM   #92
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Hell of a way to Kick off Season. Congrats to All
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:49 PM   #93
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Little recap from this evening....

It was supposed to be pretty warm to I left the blind in the truck and decided to go without

Iíve never had any luck doing this.

As luck would have it, the only storms in south Texas popped up over me...I got soaked. About the time I was goin to pack it in, I heard a gobble.

30 minutes later, I heard the hen and saw the longbeards. 3 big gobblers and a single hen came straight in

I waited a few minutes and finally decided to draw. The birds were so locked in on the decoys (8 yards away) that they didnít see me draw.

And that was it
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:54 PM   #94
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Nice bird, and hunt. How did they react to the breeding jake? May have to add those for next year. ����
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:56 PM   #95
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Nice bird, and hunt. How did they react to the breeding jake? May have to add those for next year. Ū*ĹŪĪŪ*ľŪŅĽ


This morning was pure chaos...5 gobblers beatin on him
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:04 PM   #96
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:14 PM   #97
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Some birds hit the dirt today, looking forward to tomorrow


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Old 03-17-2018, 09:39 PM   #98
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Nice haul PoPo, Clay and Jaker!! Congrats!
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:39 AM   #99
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Itís gonna be an interesting morning.

Iím taking my (almost 3 yr old) daughter, Kayden.

We can only hunt until about 9:15ish, so this will be a good first time for her.

Heading out here in about 30min
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:40 AM   #100
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Very nice! Congrats!!!
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