2018-'19 Waterfowl Season

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  1. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Might as well get this thread going for the year!

    No major trips or purchases planned for me this year. Still considering getting 5 dozen Divebomb silos.
     
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    Always my favorite thread of the year!

    Couple big things for me this year. Myself and 3 of my hunting buddies are leasing two properties that we got for an incredible price from the same farmer. One of them is 140 acres with 22 acres of water and the rest being beans and wheat. The other is 91 acres with 7 acres of water and the remainder corn. I wil throw up some photos of both that I took earlier this spring- the one had a couple hundred mallards and a handful of divers in early april!

    Needless to say I’m ridiculously excited for the waterfowl season to roll around. I’m working 60+ hours a week between 2 jobs and currently finishing my degree so trying to find time to get out and build blinds will be tough but hopefully it’ll all pay off in the fall when things (should) slow down a bit.

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  3. greatwhitehunter3

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    Looks like awesome properties!! Do me a favor and bring Oly here and get him on a good field hunt!


    Edit: Make sure you and your buddies have the same mindset going into this so you don't burn the place out right away!
     
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    Haha I like the way you think.


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    Nothing too exciting on my end. I’ll be heading to MI with JPT again at some point.

    I will be more mobile this year though. That’s for sure. I have a 10ft pelican bass boat with a 55# trolling motor(pic of similar boat below) that I will be using as a make shift layout boat.. My actual layout blind fits perfectly on it so that will be my go to setup. Everything fits great in the back of my truck. Now it’s just scouting and seeing where I can get the little boat. Once I get everything together I will get a pic to show you guys. [​IMG]


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  6. Dwb

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    I don't have a lot of big plans for this year. I need to re paint some of my decoys. May buy 2 or 3 dozen more if money always. I'm going to re-do my boat blind this year. With tops and a place better for the dog. I post pics when all that starts.
    If its the Lords will I'm wanting to take trip somewhere. Idk if it will be AL, West Tn to Kentucky lake,or a trip to the fingers lakes in NY. Either way looking forward to this duck season!
     
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    Finding some new promising spots on public land that myself and buddies think will be good. May make a trip to michigan overall just looking forward to another exciting year.
     
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    Finding some new promising spots on public land that myself and buddies think will be good. May make a trip to michigan overall just looking forward to another exciting year.
     
  9. Westfinger

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    Which finger lake? I love it up there.



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    Cayuga Lake is the one I have been watching about. Plus my one of my best buddies has a uncle with a house up there to stay in. I don't know that it will happen. We are wanting to go to Ohio a deer hunt to. I don't know how much vac time I will have.
     
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    After a lot of trouble with my stoeger in the fall I sold it, put money away here and there, and recently made a purchase...

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    Thats big water, and decent hunting. It gets a fair amount of pressure on the north end. It's better in the late season when all the small water is locked up. Good luck if you get up there.
     
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    I love the Divebomb silos. They've been really durable and held up well to everything we've used them for. I will be hunting the Niagara, Lake Ontario and my main local areas here at home. I am looking forward to it big time. I will probably get out a few times for September goose, but save my vacation days for the second split.
     
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    What is considered late season up there. I have heard to go around the 1st on Jan.
     
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    Yep thats late season. Typically it opens up the day after Christmas and run for a couple weeks. I haven't seen the dates yet but that should be pretty close. The weather is always the biggest factor.
     
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    Where's everyone waterfowl hunt? Delaware and Maryland for me.
     
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    Purchased a Roger's Elite XXL Goosebuster blind. So far it looks awesome and is roomy/comfortable. I'm just not too sure how it will be brushing in a mini-bus every morning. This past spring I made an investment into some Sitka waterfowl gear. I am excited to see how it does with the cold weather. My whitetail and big game stuff is (too me) worth the money in comfort, warmth and durability. Anyone else wear it?
     
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    Hoping to make a trip or 2 to Arkansas this year. Maybe somewhere else. Work permitting of course.

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    WV, VA, MD.... would love to try Delaware some day

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