How did the weekend go?

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by littletom, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

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    Bad deal Brandon! hope they show up somewhere
     
  2. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    RAIN, RAIN RAIN!!

    When the corn clubs are cryin, my ducks are dyin!
     
  3. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    Found my lanyard! Daughter had stuck them in her bibs pocket and hung them up in the cabinet. I checked our pile of clothes but forgot she had carried extra bibs in. I'm a happy man tonight! I will make sure my stuff is accounted for in my bag and I carry it in and out from now on though.
     
  4. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    He helped me tune this MVP also when I first started calling. Talked to him on the phone for like 30 mins one afternoon, super nice guy.
     
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  5. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    we had a fair weekend didnt hunt saturday but scratched 4 honkers and 6 mallards for the 3 days.
     
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  6. Bee

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    I bought the first of his calls that i own from him face to face in the hardware store where he first sold them in the late 70s-early 80s. I have a couple more I bought the next year from that era, the stickered ones , in their boxes. One I carry every day in the field. Sadly , I took one of them to him to replace the rotten cork reed when he was in the shop next to Macks about five years ago, and I think he had lost his touch because the call was never the same after he tried to retune it..
     
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  7. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    I would love to have one of those old stickered ones just to have. I have a friend who's dad bought one new and he keeps it on his lanyard. It's a sweet call for sure but I'd hate to lose it. I wished I had taken my MVP in for butch to put on the jig. I hear he could really make them come alive. He taught one guy his ways and I keep saying I'm going to contact the guy to see if he'll do mine but never have. I'm going to look him up while I'm eating lunch and send him a message.
     
  8. Devan Wasson

    Devan Wasson Fawn

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    Thursday morning was my craziest experience ever! Out of sheer neccesity myself and a group of guys hunted a private pond that had a few mallards on it the previous day. When we arrived, we were surprised to find a group of about 60 geese roosted on the little mud-hole. We bumped them off and figured we would never see them again. However! About 20 minutes after legal shooting light the same group of geese (we assume) descended right into our laps. With some really nice shooting, we dropped eight of those bad boys! AND TWO WERE BANDED! It was the first time I had ever been on a hunt where multiple bands were harvested. It blew my mind! But not too long after, a group of three more geese decided to make the trip and we shot 100% on that volley. Better yet, ONE OF THOSE SUCKERS WAS BANDED!


    After a really rough year last year, that Thanksgiving hunt has me excited and hopeful for what's to come this year. But I highly doubt I'll live to the excitement of that hunt ever again...
     
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  9. KentuckyOutdoors

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    Awesome story and a memorable hunt!
     
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  10. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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    That's actually a really cool story. Congrats.
     
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  11. Justduckin036

    Justduckin036 Fawn

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    good to hear! I lost the reed and insert out of my Charlie Hess Goose Call a couple years back. ☹️ Still pisses me off every time I think about it. Part of a matching set goose and duck call. Still got the duck call.
     
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  12. littletom

    littletom 8 pointer

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    I agree that would really suck. My one Hess lives in the safe.
     

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