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Re: Opinions on 12' Duck Boat...
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That's impressive on that Mallard.

I've got a 10' plastic tri hull jon boat that is 42" wide that I've had two guys a wirehaired pointer and a couple dozen decoy's in...and we always survived. Not sure how safe it was but most of the places I've taken it you could have just about stood had it sunk. I just can't get the stupid thing to hold a coat of paint and the bottom is bright blue when the paint comes off.

Maybe I'll have to look into the Mallard. Trying to do this on a bit of a budget though...

Posted on: 2013/8/9 15:08
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Re: Opinions on 12' Duck Boat...
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Those do look really nice. As good as it gets for concealment. I think I'd have to get my hunting buddies to each get one too. Me, decoy's, and 4 legged hunting buddy would fill one of those up I think.

Posted on: 2013/8/5 23:58
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Opinions on 12' Duck Boat...
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Thinking about picking up a new (to me) duck boat. I'd like something light enough that me and a buddy can carry it in to a spot, but stable enough that two guys, decoys and a dog can get across a lake without sinking it.

What do people think about something like this Lowe 1236?

It's the widest 12' jon boat out there...but it's a 12' jon boat and I'm a 215# guy.

Is there such a thing as a boat that I can both carry and hunt a couple of full size guys out of? Or should I just get a 1448 and accept the fact that I'm not carrying it very far or through cattails?

Posted on: 2013/8/5 20:20
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Re: Belated Snow Goose Report
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Think I got the video fixed. It uploaded as private the first time. Should be able to see it now.

Davey was a hard working guide. I'm not sure what the snow geese ever did to him, but he certainly wants them all killed, and I was more than happy to do my part to assist in his personal quest to exterminate them. I did like how when they weren't finishing the way he wanted he wasn't shy about making adjustments until we got it right.

I did luck out and get a few solo shots. It's good to be in the blind on the end ...except when the birds come in on the other end.

That crazy dog of mine is a killer. He and Davey have that in common. Was pretty funny how the dog would hunker down in his kennel when we were up stretching our legs and whine at us to get down when he saw birds coming.

For a while we were shooting birds so quick I didn't have time to get them from him before before I had to get down for the next flock and he just kept taking them straight back into his blind and piling them up in the back until I noticed he was having trouble getting all the way in there because of the half dozen birds he had stashed in the back.

My wife would agree on the one man dog assessment...she was giving me grief this weekend because she gave him a command and he turned to look at me to see if he really had to do it...I told her he's loyal to whoever takes him hunting...

Posted on: 2013/5/7 15:11
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Belated Snow Goose Report
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Should have posted this a while ago while it was still relevant information...been traveling so much for work I haven\'t come up for air in a while...apologies.

First weekend in April I managed to get out to the Clark SD area for a snow goose hunt with some buddies and LSF\'s very own \"snow\". We had a great shoot. 6 of us downed 58 the first day and 20 something the second morning before we had to get on the road and head for home.

Saw quite a few birds, but not the GIANT flocks we saw last year. That was a good thing though as the smaller flocks of birds decoyed much better, and we got to do quite a bit of shooting.

Our guide was a surly guy but I thought he did a good job working the birds and calling the shots. He added in a little manual calling with the electronics which really seemed to make a difference. I wish he would have left his dog in his truck since we already had two dogs out there, but can\'t blame a guy for wanting to run his dog I guess.

We actually shot pretty well as a group and killed most of the birds we should have. We also got busted by a few flocks that shouldn\'t have busted us, but that\'s hunting.

It was a lot of fun to watch \"snow\" pop birds from WAY UP with hevi-shot (he doesn\'t miss much) and then see the foot race commence between my Wirehaired Pointer , my buddies Lab, and the guides Chessie. I know it\'s not really fair pitting a pointer against a retriever in a foot race...but I never get tired of watching him out retrieve \"retrievers\"

Tim, glad you finally decided to help the guys out and shoot this one...I would have been upset if I traded my gun for a camera and we let a single get away!

snow pops a single

All in all it was the most successful snow goose hunt I\'ve been on and I had a great time. Already looking forward to next year. Might have to see if I can get in front of those things on their way south this fall...never hunted them then when the young dumb birds are making their first trip south.

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Posted on: 2013/5/2 19:10
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Re: Maple Syrup
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Mine have been going strong for two weeks now. Still running. Pretty good syruping weather this year.

Posted on: 2013/4/22 21:23
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River Run
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Heading down to the river tomorrow AM. I'll be in a 16' Spectrum with a 40 HP Force and a goofy looking guy on the back. Say hi if you see me and we can swap patterns. Should be one heck of a nice day to be on the boat.

Tight lines!

Posted on: 2013/3/28 8:52
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Re: Maple Syrup
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Awesome info. Thanks Steve.

Posted on: 2013/3/6 10:17
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Re: FREE TO GOOD HOME!
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You just made me LOL at your prank idea. I would very much like to see a picture of your completed snow storage project. I think your neighbor will understand when you explain it is an investment that you can capitalize on in just 90 days.

Posted on: 2013/3/5 20:35
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Re: Maple Syrup
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I'm not nearly as experienced as a lot of these guys but I like to use the spiles you can hook a hose up to and then I put a 5 gallon bucket on the ground with a hole drilled into the lid the size of the tube. Gallon jugs and 2 liters fill too quickly sometimes and then I'd lose a bunch of sap while at work.

In addition to drilling on the south side of the tree I've also read it is good to drill below a large branch. More experienced guys can confirm or deny whether or not there is anything to this.

Any advice on the best way to boil it down? The wife doesn't appreciate me doing it in the kitchen...I don't know why, the house smells great, you don't need to run the humidifier, and I've only set the stove on fire a couple of times...

Was thinking of using a turkey fryer this spring.

Posted on: 2013/3/5 19:38
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