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Old 09-08-2020, 06:15 AM   #1
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Hunted this past Thursday the 3rd thru Labor day here in Central Iowa.

TH-Sunday had pretty good action with teal (and woodies) all over. I think the front pushed most of the locals out from what i saw yesterday, only got 1 teal out of a small group that came in.

My GSP (Tuff) did quite well, especially considering he isnt 6 months old yet.

Saw a few local mallards and quite a few Canada's. Really excited for regular duck season!

I do need some tips from dog trainers. Tuff will get a bit antsy, and likes to run off- he turns off his ears when he gets more than 15 yards away and knows I don't have any treats.
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Also, if anyone tries to send me a message it won't come thru. I get an email notification but then can't view the message for whatever reason.
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Phone won't let me post more than 1 picture at a time, but here's Tuff with Fridays teal
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:07 AM   #4
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I love low water years. Its been good so far.
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We beat em up pretty good Friday-Sunday. Friday was more of a shoot than a hunt because we had our 5 man limit in 12 minutes. Saturday and Sunday were a bit slower but we got it done. It was a good start to our year.
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:06 PM   #6
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Its going slow for me but more do to cant scout and healing from elbow surgery. Hopefully I get the green light in two weeks to go full throttle from all the docs.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:34 AM   #7
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Had a good early teal season-freezer is looking good for small birds!

No boat, walk in only. Training my 6 month old GSP pup as we go.

Took my oldest friend out and he shot his first animal ever, nice blue wing. Took another buddy from work who had never been duck hunting as well.

Really excited for big duck season. Hoping the woodies stay until then, havent shot one before. Also saw my first pintail which was awesome!

Ordered a case of Boss 2 3/4 4's, they patterned extremely well thru my SBE2 with factory full choke, excited to see how they perform on birds.

Drawing up some plans to make a portable blind from pvc since we walk in everywhere + for fields (if anyone has plans/blueprints id love to see them).

Lastly, picked up a gorgeous 1973 Browning Auto 5 Light 12 for my upkand hunting. Figured my first bird dog deserved a new gun for his first wild bird-ky wife was super excited about that lol!

Good luck to everyone this year, scouting some new pieces these next few weeks before season!
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