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Went out with Tumblingwings to a place he knows of for geese... figured we'd hit them on the re-opener. Well.... sort of. I did take a couple dozen duck dekes too.... It worked out well. The ducks came right in when they came and although we had one flock of geese looking, thats all we saw of them this day. As it was, we wound up with ten birds.... We had three buffleheads, three Greenwing Teal, one Cinny Teal, one Mallard, one Spoonie (doing my part for eradication), and one Scaup. It was a long day, but a good one and my dog did well for how little he actually knows. Its good for him to be out with TW's dog Syder who actually was bred to play the game and does quite well at it. Here's pics I took when I got home... I didn't have my camera on the marsh with me...

My five birds


Teal Headshot.... he's still had a little growing in of feathers to do.


Buffie Headshot


Spoonie Bill.... very interesting.... I've never seen anything like it.


Teal Speculum... it contains some of the most gorgeous color I've ever seen.
 

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Looks like the best way to spend a Sunday. Nice job!!
Thanks for sharing
Spry
 

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blackdog said:
I buy into the "don't shoot hens" theory myself. Just courious, What do you do with the Shoves you shoot?
Uh oh? Microwave em and feed em to the dog?
 

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Ok, so I hit Benson today. Should have stayed in bed. Very little flying, and nothing came in to me. Four flew fast and hard overhead, but because of the cloudcover, I couldn't see them until them were almost over me. I didn't bother to shoot, 'cause it would have been more like sky busting. Some guys across the way from me had about 15 geese fly into them, but for some reason they didn't shoot until the birds were almost passed. They did manage to wing one. The geese started to come my way, but veered a bit to the north and a bit on the high side. I did try one shot with my 10 gauge, but new I had to try for a head/neck shot. I think I shot just high. Regardless, that was my only "shot". A lot of hard work for a morning in the sun, clouds, sun, clouds, sun, clouds, clouds, clouds! :mrgreen:

By the way, those guys waited so dang long to start going after the winged bird, that I thought, what the heck, if they don't want it, I'll go get it. I started to head for my boat, but they finally got their butts in gear and chased it down. It was on a fast pace North, and had they waited much longer, it could have disappeared in all the thick brush. But luckily, they got it.
 

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Treehugnhuntr said:
blackdog said:
I buy into the "don't shoot hens" theory myself. Just courious, What do you do with the Shoves you shoot?
Uh oh? Microwave em and feed em to the dog?
:lol: Not quite.... but he does get the meat that I start and don't finish. I'll cook it all.... and he gets the pieces I take a bite out of and think.... no... don't like that one. He eats it all and honestly, the way I cook my ducks, the sweetness overrides the muddy taste so its not bad eating no matter what species it is. Heck, if I can make coot taste good, then everything goes into the pot. 8)
 
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