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They are pretty birds and fun to shoot, but my heck when they are the only birds that work the decoys all day long it gets frustrating. We shot these pretty quick, and then sat back and enjoyed the show for a while until a single teal flew in. There were literally hundreds of Pintails today and most of them were drakes.
 

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They are pretty birds and fun to shoot, but my heck when they are the only birds that work the decoys all day long it gets frustrating. We shot these pretty quick, and then sat back and enjoyed the show for a while until a single teal flew in. There were literally hundreds of Pintails today and most of them were drakes.
Those are some great birds. I don't know if you stayed for the wind but my gosh it was awesome!! I've been in some fronts before but this one was one of the strongest by far. And yes the ducks were flying everywhere. We put 7 in the boat pretty quick and was trying to wait for big ducks but they would not cooperate.
 

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FM, any day you kill two drake pintails is a most excellent day. We got out today, too. Haven't seen that many birds maybe ever. Stayed out long enough to get caught in the front. Amazing day, incredibly fun.:





 

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FM, any day you kill two drake pintails is a most excellent day. We got out today, too. Haven't seen that many birds maybe ever. Stayed out long enough to get caught in the front. Amazing day, incredibly fun.:





Looks like a great day! Beautiful pics!
 

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Those are some great birds. I don't know if you stayed for the wind but my gosh it was awesome!! I've been in some fronts before but this one was one of the strongest by far. And yes the ducks were flying everywhere. We put 7 in the boat pretty quick and was trying to wait for big ducks but they would not cooperate.
Oh the wind! that was one heck of a front wasn't it? The most ducks, swans and geese I have seen so far this season. I was very surprised there were so few people out today, I bet tomorrow will be different. I always try to hunt ahead of a cold front, it is always better than after the front moves in. One thing I notice all the time is the parking lots are always more full the day after the front comes through and the temperature drops way down. The thing is those can be some of the slowest days to hunt, all the action happens the day before a lot of times. Glad you guys were able to get out today, it was a show for sure.
 

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Oh the wind! that was one heck of a front wasn't it? The most ducks, swans and geese I have seen so far this season. I was very surprised there were so few people out today, I bet tomorrow will be different. I always try to hunt ahead of a cold front, it is always better than after the front moves in. One thing I notice all the time is the parking lots are always more full the day after the front comes through and the temperature drops way down. The thing is those can be some of the slowest days to hunt, all the action happens the day before a lot of times. Glad you guys were able to get out today, it was a show for sure.
You don't see more people cause most of us have to work fowl lol!! I'm only complaining cause I'm jealous.
 

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I had skin-on pan seared pintail breast last night for dinner, done according to the directions in Hank Shaw's book, "Duck, Duck, Goose". Awesome!!
 

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I had skin-on pan seared pintail breast last night for dinner, done according to the directions in Hank Shaw's book, "Duck, Duck, Goose". Awesome!!
Can you share the particulars of that recipe, I would want to give it a shot next weekend.
 

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He posts a lot of his waterfowl(and other game) recipes on his website. I've yet to be disappointed by one of his preparations. http://honest-food.net/

I used his Red Curry Duck recipe last week
Thanks, just looked it up. Pretty much identical to how I cook them. I usually put mine in a brine solution for 48 hours prior to cooking in the fridge and change the water twice. They end up tasting like filet mignon .... never had a single complaint.
 
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I dont even shoot pintails anymore, it seems like every area i hunt is loaded with them but they wont increase the limit
 

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I had to get in on the pinner fun as well. 3 drakes came in, the first one was an eclipse, so I had enough patience to wait for the other two behind him. 10 yards done and done. Pretty birds, graceful, almost feel bad. almost ;-)

Just don't throw any more bands in the trash!:mrgreen:
 

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I had to get in on the pinner fun as well. 3 drakes came in, the first one was an eclipse, so I had enough patience to wait for the other two behind him. 10 yards done and done. Pretty birds, graceful, almost feel bad. almost ;-)

Just don't throw any more bands in the trash!:mrgreen:
I am guilty of that. I thought I had shot someone's pet when I saw my first band. In all honesty a banded duck just means it was too slow and too dumb in the first place to get caught. ;-) :)
 
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