Here's a little time capsule

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Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:56 am

Picked up this book in the 90s at a Menards store.
The old school stuff in it is kind if neat to look at.
I used it as a "how to" and really its not that good for that.
The old pictures of clothing and stuff is cool I think.
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It's crazy how much my gear resembles this.
No o/u...no federal ammo however.
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:59 am

That top one kicks like hell. :mrgreen:
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Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:00 am

This is good stuff.
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:04 am

This...
Counterintuitive but I've tried that backwards and front ways too.
Here it works better if you hide in front of the brush pile.
Saw a deer hunting video where it worked on deer.
Tried it on shoreline ducks and it works.
Try it?
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Quite a few of the Illinois public venues allow this sort of thing shown above.
That looks a lot like where I started out as a kid.
If I knew what I know now I'd have hauled in t-stakes and a driver and a roll of chicken wire, zip ties, loppers and a saw. It's allowed in some areas. Not in others.
Example: rend lake subimpoundments. No! They'll ticket you for even having loppers.
Clinton Lake? No. Bring your own brush pile. :lol:
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:15 am

Hey old guys tell me about what the heck a volochoke call is.
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:18 am

Now this is where I screwed up for years.
"Tips n tails" and calling on the corners?
I had to be shown by guides what the hell it means. It took me several guides to get in the right place.
This chart helps but it's not a strict guide.
I thought it was. :lol:
Weird way to draw out duck calling.
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I'd get em circling tight and get so excited but had no clue what next. They'd circle 3 times and split.
Sound familiar?

I didn't know about letting them get a ways down wind before turning them. Frustrating but my early days were exactly that because I had no clue on how to finish ducks or when to not call.
Grrr. It was hard.
It got easy then hard again. :lol:
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Darren » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:51 am

Neat stuff indeed
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:57 am

The clothing.
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Notice them hip boots?
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Hey look!
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 9:00 am

What's in your blind bag/ bucket?

This book ain't so old that they didn't have GPS but they were slow as hell and hated trees.
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 9:01 am

How the hell did they take this picture before 1997?
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 9:03 am

Ruh roh raggy...
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Re: Here's a little time capsule

Postby Ricky Spanish » Thu Feb 09, 2023 4:17 pm

Hmm. A volochoke explained.
It's a duck call with "choke tubes" to adjust volume.
I'm guessing I'd call it a variable bore call.
https://www.carlsoncalls.com/store/patented-volochoke

Have never seen anything like it.
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