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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Darren » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:01 pm

Nice pair of whoopers indeed! Hopefully first wings with blue patches aren't too far off
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:06 pm

Ericdc wrote:So scad > score?


Is when you see me use it, but I don't pretend to speak for others.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:09 pm

Darren wrote:Nice pair of whoopers indeed!


Didn't try to get close enough for pics with the dogs along, for fear of either running them out of a place it tickles me to see them or making them any less wary of what appear coyotes.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:03 pm

And speaking of odd bird sightings, there were three white-wing doves hanging out in the yard with my pigeons a bit ago. First I'd seen in LA showed up with them last year, so maybe in a few a more years we'll have a flock...
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:21 pm

Rick my buddy who works in lake Charles says he sees them regularly more west of you.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:46 am

Grandson, Preston, helped me pick what I'd like to think the last alligator nest of their 2016 season this morning:
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Would like to think he'll help me with a few bluewings next month, but he's starting with a select ball team that may preclude that. Guess we'll see...
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:57 am

Rick wrote:Grandson, Preston, helped me pick what I'd like to think the last alligator nest of their 2016 season this morning:
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Would like to think he'll help me with a few bluewings next month, but he's starting with a select ball team that may preclude that. Guess we'll see...


Lot of kids that age I invite to the blind can't go because of sports. Year around baseball and basketball.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:22 am

His dad's a gung-ho deer hunter, so it will be interesting to see how that meshes.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby aunt betty » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:17 pm

Holy cow it's almost September.
Canada Goose Sept 1-15
Teal Sept 3-18

Dang. Seems like it was just the fourth of july the other day. :lol:
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to fuck around with a crazy man's head.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:38 pm

Yea I'm going up to Simmons tomorrow for some decoys, and other gear. so that's kind of exciting.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:50 pm

Checked out a couple new farms today. One I'm not nearly so excited about as the big cheese, but the other looked like this last year:
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Also saw a bazillion or so squealers in my travels, but no tealz.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby DComeaux » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:19 am

Near big 4 corner
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:06 am

From Elliot to Alvie between Humble and the drainage that divides that block from 14. Big open stuff the birds like if cannons don't put them out. Believe the owner's son is going to guide part of it, so we should, knock wood, get some cannon relief.

Other piece east of 91 is pretty scabby, but the birds may like it better than I do.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:33 am

Just spoiled my own morning by looking at the Humble road piece on Google Earth: shows six teal ponds on the piece between the drain and 14. And three right across the fence from our already questionable long, thin piece on Ellis Bridge Rd.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby DComeaux » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:26 pm

Rick wrote:From Elliot to Alvie between Humble and the drainage that divides that block from 14. Big open stuff the birds like if cannons don't put them out.


That's a beautiful piece of duck and speck property I admired every time we passed by. There would be a side by side parked there at the grain bins every now and then when the specks took to that place. I'd assumed a guide with customers, from the look of things.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:34 pm

Farmer's son. They've enough family land around Gueydan to hunt that he gives the hunting on the Big Four school section to the fellow who built the pretty log camp below it.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:22 am

Got a compliment to my daisy cutter yesterday and it might be the go to call.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:08 am

That 40th Anniversary model is said to be a return to the early, bigger-bored Short Barrels that many of us liked a lot better than the anemic recent ones.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:06 pm

Rick wrote:That 40th Anniversary model is said to be a return to the early, bigger-bored Short Barrels that many of us liked a lot better than the anemic recent ones.


Yea it's pretty snotty.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:56 pm

The natives are getting restless and checking out their leases, so the annual squatter purge began today:
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Also evicted a bazillion wasps from an old pump shed and thought of AB while putting the diesel to a bee hive in the Detroit's clutch housing.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:25 pm

Honeybees?

Rick, would you have the opportunity to try out any of the RNT 40th anniversary line. Upon comparing my new 40th short barrel to my circa 2010 daisy cutter, the short barrel has a bigger bore, which surprised me.



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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Darren » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:35 am

Rick wrote:From Elliot to Alvie between Humble and the drainage that divides that block from 14. Big open stuff the birds like if cannons don't put them out. Believe the owner's son is going to guide part of it, so we should, knock wood, get some cannon relief.

Other piece east of 91 is pretty scabby, but the birds may like it better than I do.


Mapped out the Humble piece; this is not far to the NE of the camp I stayed at for opener of 2009 season. I recall watching a bazillion or two ducks and geese working between these two points. Camp being just east of intersection of Big 4 and Monceaux/332.

these geese came right over us from that area, at 12 gage (not even 10!) range
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:11 am

You were at the Bonin's camp.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:17 am

Ericdc wrote:Honeybees?

Rick, would you have the opportunity to try out any of the RNT 40th anniversary line. Upon comparing my new 40th short barrel to my circa 2010 daisy cutter, the short barrel has a bigger bore, which surprised me.


Yes, honey bees, and no, I've not tried the anniversary calls. Just know they're supposed to be a return to before they "improved" them. Virtually certain my early SB shared the same bore with my half scroll DC ('04 or '05), just wasn't as harsh. Believe that when they later decided to make the DC more user friendly, they had to throttle down the SB to create some appreciable difference between the two. And know the more recent SBs I've tuned for folks were disappointingly anemic.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:19 am

Rick wrote:
Ericdc wrote:Honeybees?

Rick, would you have the opportunity to try out any of the RNT 40th anniversary line. Upon comparing my new 40th short barrel to my circa 2010 daisy cutter, the short barrel has a bigger bore, which surprised me.


Yes, honey bees, and no, I've not tried the anniversary calls. Just know they're supposed to be a return to before they "improved" them. Virtually certain my early SB shared the same bore with my half scroll DC ('04 or '05), just wasn't as harsh. Believe that when they later decided to make the DC more user friendly, they had to throttle down the SB to create some appreciable difference between the two. And know the more recent SBs I've tuned for folks were disappointingly anemic.


Yea I've got one of those more user friendly Cutters, might look at getting one of the more original cutters with the more open bore and aggressive sound.

Sometimes I wished I lived in a serious waterfowling community that I could spend time with and learn from, but the internet had helped that, just would prefer to visit with folks in person.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Rick » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:38 am

I believe the 40th anniversary DC is also supposed to be a return to the early design, and that would be a lot cheaper than one of the early run DCs that collectors pay silly money for. But I don't know that it is.
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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:27 pm

Rick wrote:I believe the 40th anniversary DC is also supposed to be a return to the early design, and that would be a lot cheaper than one of the early run DCs that collectors pay silly money for. But I don't know that it is.


That's my understanding too. I believe the 40th's could also attain some collectors value in time.


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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Ericdc » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:28 pm

As with our other two flagship calls the Original and the Short Barrel, we have made upgrades to the Daisy Cutter in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. We’ve taken our best selling call of all time, and made what has set the standard in pure raw and powerful, nastiness in a duck call, even more obnoxiously nasty. The toneboard changes along with the opened up bore, only builds on the Dasiy Cutter’s legend as reigning king of raunchy aggression. We also have changed the appearance of the call by adding a smaller diameter lip on the barrel, brass band, and a new 40th DC decal. This new design may not be for every one, but if you can run it... game over.

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Re: Looking ahead...

Postby Darren » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:38 pm

Ericdc wrote:As with our other two flagship calls the Original and the Short Barrel, we have made upgrades to the Daisy Cutter in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. We’ve taken our best selling call of all time, and made what has set the standard in pure raw and powerful, nastiness in a duck call, even more obnoxiously nasty. The toneboard changes along with the opened up bore, only builds on the Dasiy Cutter’s legend as reigning king of raunchy aggression. We also have changed the appearance of the call by adding a smaller diameter lip on the barrel, brass band, and a new 40th DC decal. This new design may not be for every one, but if you can run it... game over.

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