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  1. hawg382

    Latest hunts from N. Texas....

    Some of my latest hunts recently. So far been a tough season have had to do a lot of scouting to find them. Burning a lot of gas in the boat!! Boat has been performing flawlessly thing goes anyway!! Gunner has been doing great until this Monday he stepped on a stick and punctured his RF paw...
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    Opening day!!

    Opener didn’t disappoint!! Just like every opening day, since I was 9 years old, I couldn’t sleep!! Went to sleep around 9:30 and was wide awake at 12:30 so decided just to get up and get out there! Was glad to see I was the first one at the ramp and just as I was heading out 2 other trucks show...
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    Finally.........

    Seasons opens tomorrow!! Went scouting on Wednesday and saw a ton of birds should be good opener!! Got the boat loaded up and Gunner is ready to do his thing!! Stay tuned........
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    Lots of grey ducks this year...

    Here’s a few pics of some recent hunts. This season has been pretty tough here in North Texas, some days birds are everywhere and some days you see only a few!! Never really has gotten cold!! Been in the 30’s some days but usually it’s been 45 degrees or hotter! Can’t complain to much still have...
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    Day 3..... a little grey!

    Day 3 didn’t disappoint the birds are definitely showing up now!! Today was a little chilly at 28 degrees and with this cold front saw a lot more birds!! Had a nice group of pintail come right in which was an awesome sight!! Lots of gadwall flying for the first couple hours could’ve shot my...
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    Day 2....

    Well today there was a pretty good north wind blowing which isn’t good for the launch ramp I launch at!! Sure enough by the time I park the truck and get back to the boat it took on quite a bit of water!! Turned on the bilge quickly and headed out! When enought water finally got out I was able...
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    First day of vacation....

    Today was the first of 8 days of hunting!! Wasn’t a bad hunt found some birds in this area Friday afternoon so I decided to hunt it!! I’m pretty sure this is a roost spot cause got all setup with over an hour until LST ducks were everywhere!! Was heading mallards, wigeon, gadwall, teal, and...
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    Today’s strap...

    Had another good hunt today! First thing was a beautiful North Texas fall sunrise!! Followed by a pair of mallards finished up with some gadwall!! Was surprised not too many hunters out today atleast didn’t hear a lot of shooting. Luckily I do a lot of scouting and find where the birds want to...
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    A Grey Thanksgiving Hunt....

    Not much color for today’s hunt!! Gunner and I hunted the same spot as yesterday and it didn’t disappoint!! This spot have to hunt from the boat since it’s about 7ft deep one reason why I put power poles on the boat. Just set up behind a willow tree drop the poles and hunt!! For never hunting...
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    Cast N blast day.....

    Went out to a new spot I scouted today and it ended up a quick hunt!! Since the water is still high this spot was about 7 ft deep so I set up behind a willow tree and dropped the power poles and hunted from the boat today!! First time doing this but that didn’t slow Gunner down!! Dropped the...
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    Season opener...... Finally!!

    Well our season finally opened today in North Texas and it didn’t disappoint!! Started out a little chilly on Lake Ray Roberts today, it was 30 degrees with a nice north wind!! Since the lake is high I went out yesterday and built a blind so I wouldn’t have to this morning. Now all the public...
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    Fall Bass Fishing....

    The fall bite has to be the best time of the year!! They have been absolutely crushing the frog and swim bait this year!! I’ve been throwing the Spro Bronzeye Frog in the midnight walker and nasty shad color if they are not hitting that I’ve been throwing the Reaction Innovation’s skinny dipper...
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    Early Teal Season...

    I usually don’t hunt early teal, north Texas is not know to have the best teal season. This year has been different for some reason there are a lot of teal on the area!! Went scouting the Friday before opening day and found 75-100 in the very back of a creek!! So we set up that morning and it...
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    New murder weapon....

    Well finally broke down and bought a boat for duck hunting!! Found this Excel boat in Arkansas, only 3 hrs away, and the price was right!! It’s a 2014 Excel 1754SWF4 with a mud buddy 45hp Black Death with only 80hrs on it! Took it out today on Lake Lewisville and ran through some real shallow...
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    Some old San J and Wister maps....

    Going through some old stuff and found these old maps of the refuge’s. These are probably 20+ years old enjoy everyone....
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    Recent catches....

    Here’s some pics from the past week catches!! Bites been good some days lately then a cold front comes in and shuts them down. Gotta love Texas weather it can change quickly!! Today 52 supposed to be 70-80 degrees all week then back in the 50’s on Saturday!
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    Lake Fork, TX

    Headed out to Lake Fork today!! It was a beautiful day on the lake caught a few bass!! Not a bad first trip, usually go 5-10 times a year!! 7lbs 7oz!
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    Not a bad first time out....

    Took the boat out for the first time this year, fired right up!! Water temp still 50 degrees threw a football jig on a rocky shallow point. Didn’t catch anything real big just some 2-3lbers but they thumped it good!! It will only get better the warmer it gets! Couple from today Best one went...
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    Got to start rigging....

    Got a last minute invite to go to Falcon Lake, leaving tomorrow it’s about an 8 hour drive!!! Haven’t touched my rods since November, I got some rigging up to do and to get tackle ready!! Haven’t fished there in about 6 years. Bite should be good this time of year, it’s a lot warmer down there...
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    What do you when then season is over.....

    Day off today and since I can’t hunt had to get everything cleaned up!! First was clean both vehicles then got all the decoys and hunting gear cleaned and put away!! Even pulled out the old Schwinn cruiser out and took for a spin around the neighborhood! My old paper route bike I threw for the...
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