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  1. #1
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    cant wait to head out west for the weekend, cant believe its almost here!

    I'm interested to see what the wet conditions have done out west, can only imagine the cover should be plenty thick;
    everyone else going out?

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    Opening week is always busy, but I'll go out this weekend, as always. My dad sued a guy back in the 80's, and got access to his land somehow, so I'll check that excellent ranch out, in central Mt . Pheasants are going to be spotty, like last year.

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    I will hunt the evening of opener skip the crazy morning crowds and people who like to crowd out a field. Hunt Sunday morning when half the people are already done for the year. Have some friends coming up from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas this is our 7th year. Itís a tradition.

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    No time to hunt opening day, gonna try to sneak out for a couple hours Sunday morning. I am going to stick local, until the tractors start moving. I have already prepped the wife saying that I will hang around home in October, but come mid November and early December she may not see me much

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    I might find a field close to home for a quick trip, but will probably wait till later in the season when the crops are out and the water is hard.

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    I will try and get out on Sunday afternoon, but opener is usually not my thing. There are too many people, and the crops are still in the fields everywhere (especially this year) to make it all the enjoyable. I want get out a bit just to get the dogs out and see what conditions look like. I think I will mostly stay on private ground for this. Good luck to everyone. I will be interested in hearing what people are seeing for numbers and conditions. This is going to be a really wet year. Hopefully come December we get some decent ice to walk on.

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    I found a really good place this summer, between Hilger, and Roy Montana. The guy knew my dad.It pays to scout in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post
    I found a really good place this summer, between Hilger, and Roy Montana. The guy knew my dad.It pays to scout in the summer.
    Do you know this is the Minnesota sub-forum? Not trying to be a d*^@, seriously.

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    the crowds can be a PITA and frustrating. We used to open up around the Marshall area and that was exactly that. Have to get to your spot a good 1.5 hours ahead of time, otherwise forget it. But the last few years are not that bad, but it could be the new location, but there have been times where a guy could walk opening hour spot and even find a second public piece that hadn't been touched yet

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    I'll go out on Sunday, probably focus on the afternoon/evening. Not sure what to expect this year, but will still hit my spots that have been productive in the past and probably try to find a couple new ones along the way.

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