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    After over a year of scouting, practicing with calls, studying the birds, burning countless gallons of fuel, thousands invested in equipment, today was the culmination of all the above efforts for my first hunt where I specifically targeted the Lesser Canadian Goose.... Turns out they wanted into the hole we were going to set up in so bad that we didn't even get a chance to set the decoys out. When we did get the decoys out... the ducks wouldn't stay out of them! I was wishing I brought my field decoys for the ducks. The geese were flying in huge flocks so after we lit into the first flock we left them alone after that as we had dropped 7 birds and didn't want to further educate a flock of 50 for one more goose. The ducks however were coming in groups of 10 or less so it was game on there. The weather was terrible, raining, blowing 60+ MPH and a lot rougher water than I ever want to have my 16' duck boat in ever again (Waves over the bow on every wave). I froze my butt off and was soaked to the bone.

    We ended the day with 7 geese, and 10 ducks of various sorts before we gave in to the weather. Next time I go I will know exactly what equipment to bring!
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    awesome job! congrats on targeting them. not easy in the valley to do.
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    Awesome Job! Hard work pays off, and you just proved it right there!
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    Don't know of anyone doing that in cook inlet on the road system. Great job.
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    Nice birds

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    yeah...me either, have an idea where but if so. ...he worked for them

    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    Don't know of anyone doing that in cook inlet on the road system. Great job.
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    think maybe i'll stake out his house and follow him next time he goes hunting, hope he doesnt drive too fast for my old truck. Bud
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    Trust me, he works hard for every bird he shoots. He is one of the very few guys I have met out there that will walk a few hours through the marsh to get a shot at a couple birds. And he hates illegal swan killers as much as I do!
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    Got my own goose spot, I won't stake out your house
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    AK375HH, are you getting anymore of those Specks? Those ones you had posted earlier were really nice. I loved how barred up they were.
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    I was on my moose hunt (success) and am back and will be going back to that spot next weekend. Takin the boat out this weekend.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348035020.567021.jpg
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    NICE! And congrats on the moose!
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    Thank u. Still wondering of we're meeting up some morning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    Thank u. Still wondering of we're meeting up some morning!

    Are you free Thursday or Friday?

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    No I've got the mon-Fri schedule. Putting the blind and lights on the boat this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    No I've got the mon-Fri schedule. Putting the blind and lights on the boat this week.

    Ah, that's always fun. I got that out of the way last week. I'm sure something will get lined up this weekend... Maybe a post hunt breakfast at the Noisy Goose or something.

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    Sure. Where's that?! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    Sure. Where's that?! Lol
    Across from the fairgrounds in Palmer. Just gets tough to really plan anything because no one is ever done at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    Thank u. Still wondering of we're meeting up some morning!
    Definitely, I am off on weekends, and can maybe get a week day off if I have some advance warning. Let me know if you need a hunting partner sometime.
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    Default Goose Hunting 9/18/2012

    Ohhh yes I've seen it. Close to the boat launch I'm going to use too.
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