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So.... Maybe it's time for some pics from seasons past...Hazard 1975, San Diego Bay 1976, Wister opener 1979.... :D

Let's see 'em guys.................. :smiley_tofrocks:
 

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The waterfowl bug hadn't bit me yet but this is 1984. :D
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79... not born... 84, I was two, Steve, I love the old pics!!!
 

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Not exactly sure of the year, but I remember the day like it was yesterday. These pictures were of the double drake wood ducks that I shot sitting on the edge of a cattle tank in southern AZ. I was probably 11 or 12 at the time, shooting a winchester 20 gauge. These boys swooped in over my head to land, and I shot at one, and both fell! Huge deal for a kid, not to mention they were wood ducks - we haven't shot another wood duck in the last 16 years in AZ. On top of it all, they were both banded! Here's where the story gets sad. We didn't know what the bands were, or what to do with them but my dad kept them anyway.

Over the last few years, as I have been getting more into waterfowling, I set a standing goal for myself to get a band to put on my lanyard.... I had forgotten about the banded wood ducks that I shot 16 years ago. When I realized this, I frantically called my dad to see if he still had the bands but he couldn't find them. They may turn up someday, but at least we were able to find the pictures, including the proof that at least one of them was banded :D .

Still makes me a little sick thinking about those bands and not being able to find them...
 

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Jake,

Great story & pics.....I wish I had a pic of my 1st duck......... :smiley_10sign:

By the way, I'd be tearing your dad's house apart looking for those bands................ :lol:


OK.......How about some newer pics from the 80's............... :smiley-thumbs-up-aqua:

Kern 1984, Henshaw 1987, Vail Lake 1989.....
 

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Dude Jake, thats awesome!!!! Hope you find em someday.
 

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QUOTE (I'dRatherBeHuntin' @ May 10 2010, 07:59 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=263144
Not exactly sure of the year, but I remember the day like it was yesterday. These pictures were of the double drake wood ducks that I shot sitting on the edge of a cattle tank in southern AZ. I was probably 11 or 12 at the time, shooting a winchester 20 gauge. These boys swooped in over my head to land, and I shot at one, and both fell! Huge deal for a kid, not to mention they were wood ducks - we haven't shot another wood duck in the last 16 years in AZ. On top of it all, they were both banded! Here's where the story gets sad. We didn't know what the bands were, or what to do with them but my dad kept them anyway.

Over the last few years, as I have been getting more into waterfowling, I set a standing goal for myself to get a band to put on my lanyard.... I had forgotten about the banded wood ducks that I shot 16 years ago. When I realized this, I frantically called my dad to see if he still had the bands but he couldn't find them. They may turn up someday, but at least we were able to find the pictures, including the proof that at least one of them was banded :D .

Still makes me a little sick thinking about those bands and not being able to find them...


Pretty cool Jake! Two banded Woodies @ 12 y/o in So. Arizona none the less! :beer-toast:
 

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GooseGobbler, not only was I dating you mother in 1979, but I was also .........you mother in 1979. It takes alot of practice to make kids as special as you and your sisters are to me and your mother.
 

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Me and my brother 1953 check out the SxS it taller them me.
 

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Only been waterfowl hunting a few years.....here's a couple from one of my first succesful trips and my first Bull Sprig.
 

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Greg (Huntducks),

Those are some great pics of the early years..................Wish I would've started earlier on waterfowl............. :2:

Here's some of my 1st's.......... :D

My 1st Wister trip........1972

The earliest pic of me with ducks....Owens River 1966. Shot my 1st duck (Greenhead) in "The Gorge"....1964

My 1st honker and snows hunting with the Elmore's on the present day Union Trac.....1970 (limits 1 honkers, 6 snows).....If you look closely at the honker, you'll see one 00 buck shot hole........Some goose hunter...... :lol:
 

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JFromme...........Love those snow pics.................. :smiley_10sign:

Here's a couple of my snow pics......(SoCal style).......... :smiley-thumbs-up-aqua:

Owens River....1983

Wister U10........1983

Wister Y14 close zone....Talk about no feed......1974
 

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