2024 Prep work and training

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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Duck Engr » Thu May 23, 2024 4:51 pm

Pretty cool concept. Could see a lot of Dave’s concerns coming to my mind every time he said “simple” and “simply”
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Deltaman » Fri May 24, 2024 8:52 am

Pretty damn creative, and the motion is very realistic. Like y'all, I would have concerns of leakage as well, but what a cool concept!
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Tue May 28, 2024 11:41 am

This was a local outdoors program that ran during the late 80's early 90's. The commercials are neat to see.

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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Rick » Tue May 28, 2024 3:51 pm

Gettin' pissed off just thinking about Provost.
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Tue May 28, 2024 4:43 pm

Rick wrote:Gettin' pissed off just thinking about Provost.


I had dealings with him as well.
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby 5 stand » Tue May 28, 2024 7:30 pm

Rick wrote:Gettin' pissed off just thinking about Provost.


The good old days, weren't they special...

Not sure what can of worms I'm getting involved in, so I'll try to divert, don't get mad at me, DC brought it up... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Rick » Wed May 29, 2024 4:37 am

5 stand wrote:The good old days, weren't they special...


Surprising, and disturbing, that someone who's been dead for years could still stir such vitriol in me. Fellow was that kind of special, and the day I ran him off was, indeed, a good one.
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Wed May 29, 2024 4:50 pm

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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Mon Jun 03, 2024 4:49 pm

It’s confirmed. Ducks are getting into new rows. More specifically, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited scientists found that over the last 60 years, the autumn and winter ranges of three species of dabbling ducks have shifted.
Before you ask, no, the scientists don’t yet know why. But they are already looking into it.
Importantly, the autumn and winter ranges of the mallard, northern pintail, and blue-winged teal are different, but scientists did not find evidence of wholesale abandonment of large wintering regions or switching between flyways. This research used 60 years of bird band data contributed by waterfowl hunters in one of the longest-term community science efforts in North America.


“This research was in direct response to public concern that duck winter ranges had shifted northward,” said Lisa Webb, Southern Regional Supervisor for the USGS Cooperative Research Units Program and study co-author. “It was made possible by over half a century of work and investment by numerous waterfowl banders and supporting agencies in the United States and Canada.”

https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/60-years-data-show-shifts-winter-ranges-three-duck-species-midwest

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.11331
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:55 am

It's interesting how the BWT October distribution shifted a lot south. There were few teal far south in the '60's but now a large chunk of them are. It also looks like the area has expanded a lot.

I just wish they would use this to move our duck season into January. It's really aggravating not having a split season and watching large numbers of ducks in January when we had relatively few when the season was open in November.
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:56 pm

Oh my!!

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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Rick » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:06 am

And, yet, one might still pull a Marcel Ledbetter, shoot up amongst 'em and not cut a feather.
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Deltaman » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:21 am

Would be hard not to shoot amongst'em for sure :lol:
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby Darren » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:23 am

Rick wrote:And, yet, one might still pull a Marcel Ledbetter, shoot up amongst 'em and not cut a feather.


Been on both ends of that spectrum; once had my lone gun take five from a little cluster of GWs landing, but way more often than not have seen 2-4 guns get 1-2 birds total from a similar wad.

Surely Rick's seen it all !
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Re: 2024 Prep work and training

Postby DComeaux » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:13 pm

The lone drake in the front must be a youngin. He hasn't learned how to approach decoys yet.
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