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  • My Rookie DUCK hunt of 2012. Still DON'T Beat Turkey hunting IMO lol

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    Well My Ol Pal LIMBHANGER and his Friend Wesnile lol Came down Wednesday morning for my 1st ever REAL Duck hunt. I have been around Duck Hunters before but I have never really been interested in it so I thought 'What the heck?' I'll try anything once so I launched my Boat and was waiting in the water while Limbhanger passed his exit lol But it was all Good because I had PLENTY of company at the Boat ramp!! We went down river and set up and I was excited but I have also heard that 'Roadrunners' DON'T fly...WRONG!!! Them freaking Ducks are fast!!! Shoot at'em and they get faster lol. Well...Just like I would have done if I was with a Rookie, Limbhanger was letting me shoot First and then he would do the Real shooting lol. Wasn't long until I thought I had killed my First ever Duck and Limbhanger was letting me believe that but after I missed the next 7 or 8 I told him that I thought it was his shot that Killed the particular Duck in question lol. We ended around 10:30 with a juvenile Wood duck and a beautiful Mallard But I didn't Feel bad because back at the Ramp, some of the Season 'Pros' in 30K Camo Duck hunting Boats with $500 Decoys and $1500 Guns hadn't killed anything lol....Well...That evening my Catfishing/Hunting buddy asked if I wanted to go Kill some? He is a regular Duck hunter and had his Limit for the day...Again I couldn't hit them Things lol...He said 'Dang? man, Your a decent shot!! What shells you shooting?' I told him 2 3/4 Steel shot Number 2s and 6s..He said Tomorrow I'll bring my Turkey Gun that's 3 inch (Because my 1100 isn't) and some Number 4s since you don't want to remove the scope from your 935 Auto Turkey Gun. So I agreed and this morning we went back and running a little late, We jumped about 100 when we arrived because we went in by ATV again, Then the rain came so we waited..waited..waited lol Sun pops out and here comes 3 Wood ducks and he tells me to Try'em!! and I got my First ever Wood Duck and what a beautiful Duck it was, Might would have Got 2 but I couldn't get his Pump to cycle like the Autos I'm used to lol, Even Holly (My Dog) was excited lol. But again We shot at a few more but they moved out of the way lol. Going back around 4 after his son gets in from School and I'll admit I'm a little excited BUT...As Fun as it is, I still wouldn't trade Spring Gobbler Hunting for all the Ducks out there, I guess I just prefer a Bigger target that's not moving so fast lol Like a Big Ol GobblinTom Turkey with his Head stuck out standing still lol But all in all I have about $60 in getting my First Duck lol. One thing I do know without a doubt!!! And that is...I Wish I had some stock in Steel Shot Duck Loads!!! Heard THOUSANDS of Shots lol
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    A Oar???
    Oh yeah DIANE...Your Comment in another Post must have scared Ol Limbhanger because he shows up with his Gun, Shells, A Homemade BLT for me, Decoys and his Calls and 1 other item....A Big Long Oar LMBO!!!!!! I had already bought me a telescopic Oar so we actually had 2 but only used to lift set decoys and lift them to leave lol
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    Duck hunt
    Glad to see you enjoyed yourself and got try something new.
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    Ducks
    Yeah it was Different lol Going again tomorrow evening and think that will be it but who knows? I might hunt some of the second season I dunno
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    Duck Hunting
    LMBO. Glad you got to kill your first duck today GT. Although I could've swore your scared those two yesterday so bad at all the shots you put in the air they just felt sorry for you and fell to their death LOL. You aint gonna quit duck hunting yet I know cause you just getting your feet wet. Once you get on a good hunt with some ducks that want to decoy good when the weather changes you will like it Im sure. We need to get together again next season. Holla DUDE!!!!!!!!!!
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    hunting
    Its good trying out new things,guess thats how to find out if its something worth sticking with.I think i will stick to turkey,deer and maybe squirrel.I have a few fishing trips planned when that gets boring,lol.
    Good Luck,looks like you have a passion for hunting them ducks,maybe you should leave the turkey hunting to me,lol.
    Don't forget to email Bob,if your interested,if you're not thats fine too.
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    ducks
    GT,later in the year there will be more ducks here,(hopefully}if its not like last year.Once you have a hunt with 100 plus ducks decoying you will be hooked.
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