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    Not sure which I love the most. I hunt for the love of the hunt. Love the labs working in the marsh or field, love the friendships that I have made over the years, love being in the outdoors, loved the planning and prep of the upcoming trip,love watching the sunrise and sunsets,love spending time in the blind or walking the fields behind the labs. Now that I am retired I can spend even more time doing those things that I just mentioned.

    Smoked goose/duck appetizer

    Brine and smoke duck and goose breasts as desired
    Slice very thin, the thinner the better
    take favorite cracker and spread cream cheese on it
    put on a couple slices of the smoke fowl on it
    top with a dab of jalepeno pepper jelly
    Got this from the show "The working Mans Retriever"

    Have done this several times and they are great, hard to keep on the plate

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    Default Greetings From Canada

    The hatching-rearing conditions in Saskatchewan have never been better in my lifetime......52 and counting.
    I am seeing sooooooo many duck broods per small wetland (and these are just the local area broods), I can only imagine what the larger production areas will be yielding.

    The waterfowl fall flight will be absolutely massive this fall. Just hope the weather doesn't change too quick and they decide to make their travel plans before I can set my dinner plans.

    Cheers
    Phezzy

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    Duck Dynasty ! Lol

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    so would any consider hunting bird ranches a hunt, since bird numbers are down?

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    Default bird ranches

    NO. fun maybe and certainly have a place, a hunt certainly not. if you like it, do it, to heck with the other guy, but don't kid yourself, it ain't the same but maybe beats staying home, another thing, if you are out of state, it is cheaper and by a bunch, just do it, sure my kansas pheasants cost more and you would crap if you knew what my turkey cost me and i shoot a bunch of them, never again will i complain what a super market charges.

    cheers

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    When I started going with a friend in SE Kansas about 10 years ago, we were the only people who hunted waterfowl for miles and miles around.

    I think the waterfowl numbers increase, and the quail DEcrease, plus the fact that duck hunting is now considered "trendy" have all contributed to make duck hunting really popular in the area we hunt.

    10 years ago, we had our choice of several prime watershed ponds any day of the season and if we didn't get our limit there we could jump ponds the rest of the day. We started seeing other groups about 5 or 6 years ago, and last year it seemed like everybody had decoys in their truck. A couple of the really good watersheds are leased now and the others are crowded now that everybody is a duck hunter. We still get birds, but it is a lot more work now, for sure.

    There are a couple guides in the area now as well.

    The only thing I don't care for is that they shoot-out the wood ducks when the mallards aren't in. We don't see 1/10 the wood ducks we did 10 years ago...

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    We take a week off each fall to hunt down south , and are rigged for both waterfowl and upland, but our main focus is pheasants and Sharptails at that time of year.
    It's going to be a late one for us this year, so I'm hoping the weather holds.

    DT

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    Thumbs up This is a funny one.

    So, back in 1982 (I think....man memory really sucks when it begins to fade), a couple buddy's and myself go out for a morning goose and duck hunt.

    We were (are) hardcore. So naturally, we are camo'ed up including fireplace soot (ash) to blacken our faces. (this is 20 years prior to me ever seeing "the Dynasty boyz" doing it.

    Well, we have a good hunt and afterwards decide to stop in at a local taven for lunch and a couple of cool ones. We go into the place and are drawing the occasional odd look from the locals.

    Apparently showing up for lunch with your face still blackened from soot is not good manners.

    Still laugh about this, all these years later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad View Post
    plus the fact that duck hunting is now considered "trendy"
    i believe it is mostly because of this.

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