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2015-2016 Bird Hunting Season

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by idbatman, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. idbatman

    idbatman Active Member

    Thought I would get this started again this year.....Post up your success and not so successful photos . We enjoy them all!

    Crane opened the first first of September and I punched my second tag this morning. I wish our season was a little later . They are always pin feathers to mount but decoying a bunch in and connecting is always a thrill.

    Hope your season is a good one! Thanks, Jay


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  2. bucksnort10

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    Congrats Jay!
    That looks like it would have been a fun bird to hunt.
    I am in Wisconsin and we don't have a season (yet) for cranes.
    Hopefully one day we will as they are numerous and the farmers don't like them in their fields.
    Thanks for sharing the photo.
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  3. feather2009

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    I usually don't go after these until later in the season, but when you wait a year to shoot them, I couldn't resist
     
  4. Sweet, our teal season opens Saturday September 12th we ready down South a lot of blue wing teal already here
     
  5. idbatman

    idbatman Active Member

    I spent the weekend in MT. I have always had limited luck up there but this trip the Sage Grouse were abundant. Just had to put your time in. Lot.. of family broods , only saw 1 rooster.

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  8. brazosboyt

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    Decided to go 410 again this year. But switched to the o/u.
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    Had a great teal opener with my son and friend.
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  9. brazosboyt

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    Hard work slogging through the mud at 100+ degrees in June/July/August will pay off in dec. 8 acres of millet ready for water.
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    Looking forward to these mornings to come.
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  10. fowlweatherfowler

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    Got a few early season hunts in and the dogs first birds since the trainer.

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  11. brazosboyt

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    My boys with dove limits Saturday.
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    And a bonus from a quick hunt sun.
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    It was a cool 97 Saturday.
     
  12. feather2009

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    Been seeing several blues. Got 4 males so far this year. Gotta hike a little to get in their area, but I can't say it's much of a burden [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. idbatman

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    Dot with our bird this morning.
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  14. Brazosboyt, nice pics. Are you in Cali? I wish we had birds here like that. I have a 5/6 day hunt booked for the Grasslands in January and cant wait.
     
  15. brazosboyt

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    I'm in TX. My neighbor has some pretty bad arse drones. He came out to do an aerial filming but the real flew too early. Check out the video.
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  16. cambridge d.r.

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    Hard to believe it's that time of year again! Thanks everybody for sharing. Had a nice Teal hunt last week,shot almost a box of shells. Mostly Bluewings,a couple of Greenwings,and 4 or 5 eclipse Cinnamon's. One of these days I will figure out how to post a pic!
     
  17. That's a pretty cool vid, todd. can we look forward to some duck hunting vids like that in the coming months?
     
  18. Doug B

    Doug B Well-Known Member

    MT pheasant opened today, got in a half hour hunt before it hit 80!
    Missed on the first bird but nailed the next 2. Come on cold weather. I like hunting when its -10 you can have this heat. LOL

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  19. brazosboyt

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    Still pounding the dove despite 95 degrees today and record high forecast of 99 tomorrow. Only plus is it keeps them coming to water. Makes for quick easy hunts.

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  20. brazosboyt

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    Made our annual trip across the big pond to meet up with friends.

    10 days, a sprinter van, 5 countries. Had a blast.

    This preserve releases 25,000 pheasant and chukar all year long. They do about 10 hunts/year. It's a heck of an experience.

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