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How s everyones hunting going??

springer1springer1 Member Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 2005 in General Discussion
My dove season is pretty much done with,
duck , goose and turkey opening on saturday,
pheasant 2 weeks away
I got out around 7-8 times got 53 doves
never got skunked
also got a grouse ,road hunting[8D]
last weekend,
Id say a very good start
The ducks are just starting to move
but its going to be 75 sat & sun
Might go for geese they seem to be
flying low that last few nights


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    headzilla97headzilla97 Member Posts: 6,445
    edited November -1
    have yet to fire a shot. the only seasons open for me right now are tree rats and crow. saturday everything opens for me but deer. if i get some time im going to try and chase some turkeeys around. good luck to all

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    springer1springer1 Member Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just to add I went through
    about 4 box of shells[:0]
    Alittle better then 50%[xx(]
    Not good but not horrible
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    neacpaneacpa Member Posts: 2,707 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Archery season opens tomorrow. I've got the atv loaded, everything packed and heading out tonight. I would leave earlier but I had promised the local Boy Scout leader that I would help him with his class to earn merit badges for firearms sometime. Of all days, he had to pick after school today!!!

    Still trying to decide which of three stands that I want to be on in the morning. All three have had quite a bit of activity around them.

    Dove season went so-so. We typically hunt only opening weekend because it is still so warm.

    Hunt with your son today instead of hunting for him tomorrow.
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Dove season still going on.. Hunting tomorrow morning.. then in a tree stand to Deer hunt. It has been great so far.
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    Slash0311Slash0311 Member Posts: 1,676 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My bow season opens in the morning. The lows this morning were 45 here which is almost unheard of this time of year for us.


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    gagirlgagirl Member Posts: 5,408
    edited November -1
    Bow season been open a few weeks. Have seen 3 so far but nothing down yet. Shot dove and marsh hen already. Duck season starts the 19th....will be in stand again in the am.

    Good luck to you guys whos bow season starts tomorrow!

    its all about pucks and bucks
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    tacking1tacking1 Member Posts: 3,844
    edited November -1
    Opening day was it for doves.

    Hope we will get some duck shooting in when it gets cooler.

    Anybody want to invite a big dumb country ox out west for some phesants?

    ***Father, Husband, and all around Nice Guy***
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    hsracer201hsracer201 Member Posts: 966 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    bow hunting has gone good so far.

    1 doe
    1 8 pointer

    39 and counting.... deer that is.......***
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    RickstirRickstir Member Posts: 574
    edited November -1
    I have not had the time for bowhunting yet. Maybe Sunday. Talking with others in town it doesn't seem like the deer are moving too much. We had mostly soybeans planted around us and they are not harvesting those yet. The corn has been picked, those fields have all the doves right now.

    Like in the NFL, defense is the key.
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    buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,304 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bow=0. Black powder opened yesterday and it was 90 degrees.About 12 of us hunting a 1000 acre tract,no kills.Regular firearm opens Oct.11 and I am taking a vacation week to hunt all week.
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    timbromantimbroman Member Posts: 1,164
    edited November -1
    You are a fine wingshot indeed. I've only seen a couple of guys shoot close to 50% on doves. Very impressive. When I hit 25% I feel very fortunate. Our first split was pretty much a bust here with the hurricane, but there are huge amounts of doves in places now where I've only seen handfuls in years past. Now we've just heard that LDWF may close deer season south of the Intracoastal which is where we have a small lease. Good luck on the rest of the year.
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    Aspen79seAspen79se Member Posts: 4,707
    edited November -1
    Job hunting isn't going well...still.

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    sabb0007sabb0007 Member Posts: 755 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I went grouse hunting on saturday and sunday up in International Falls, MN. I shot four on saturday, but I could have shot a few more, my friend was using a .22 and I gave him half of the shots. A head shot one a grouse is not the easiest thing to do. We saw about 15 over about six hours on saturday, and none over three hours on sunday.
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    BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    "Job hunting isn't going well...still."

    I haven't started yet.[;)]

    As far as "hunting" goes,I fired two shots at doves the first weekend,just because we were down at my Dad's water hole,fishin'.

    Missed'em both.[:D]

    Just haven't felt like sittin down by my own "dove pond" when it's 95-100 degrees.[xx(]

    As a side note;

    One of my buddies just got back from his annual 3-day hunt in Mexico.

    Said he shot about 3 cases of shells.

    The group of about 15 hunters killed 7,753 birds!!!!

    Kinda makes me not even want to try.[:D]

    Bow season started this past Saturday,but I don't bow hunt,so I guess I'm glad I ain't hangin' in a tree in this heat.

    Gun season starts Nov.5th,and I'm ready.


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    The Load RoomThe Load Room Member Posts: 501 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    $30 to $40 fuel bill round trip has killed[:D] my chances this fall[}:)]
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    hughbetchahughbetcha Member Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I went about 10 to 1 on doves last weekend. I'm planning a deer hunt in Maine for Nov. Just picked up a dozen Gamegetters at the archery shop so that I can get back in practice with bow for next season.
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    jaflowersjaflowers Member Posts: 698 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm going through withdrawls or the DT's or something because season is still 6 weeks away for me. I can't wait to go!!! I'm watching hunting shows on TV at night and drooling. I'm DYING HERE!!!! GOT TO SHOOT SOON!!!!
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    41 nut41 nut Member Posts: 3,016
    edited November -1
    My two sons and I were Moose hunting here in Maine last week. They had the permit, I was only along to do the work. They got a 650lb bull. Grouse opened here Sat., but I haven't been yet. Was stuck in a gun show all weekend.[:)]
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    springer1springer1 Member Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Last sat ducks opened
    I got 2 wood ducks
    and a hen mallard jump hunting
    Last night 2 more woodies
    and 6 dove
    Should have seen me ejecting the 7s[;)]
    and throwing in some 3s[8D]
    just in time
    Tonight a hen woodie and missed a goose[:0]
    Good luck all
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    ghotie_thumperghotie_thumper Member Posts: 1,561 ✭✭
    edited November -1

    All smiles after getting my big blacktail on the 1st. I haven't done any quail or squirrel hunting yet but will get around to it. Luck to all.

    Common Sense is an Uncommon Virtue.
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    eastwood44mageastwood44mag Member Posts: 2,655 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm still debating buying a deer tag. I don't really have the time to go out this season, so I may just try and shoot squirrels.

    O Lord,
    grant me the Serenity
    to accept the things
    I cannot change
    the courage to change the things I can,
    and the supreme firepower to make the difference.
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