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Until I get a blind constructed or purchased I decided to paint the duck boat. Didn't turn out too bad for a garage paint job. I've shot 15 wood duck so far this season out of this boat.

 

Here's some before and after pics:

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Nice looking rig. We used to have an air boat camouflaged similar to your pattern that we would hunt from when we didn't feel like slogging through knee-deep mud to get to our regular blinds. Made retrieving a heck of a lot easier, too. I haven't duck-hunted in quite a while, but things like your rig brings back good memories.

 

OP

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Here are a few pics from early season. This time of year is when it really picks up. I went out on another guys boat and shot two bufflehead and missed a pair of redheads and a single bluebill.

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Shot a Hooded Merganser hen this morning. Had mallards and wood ducks flare off out of range. A blind is in the works.

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Those wood ducks are so darned pretty! I've collected a couple of them over the years, and each one was really treasured. I like what you've done with your boat! Great break-up pattern for boat hunting.

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Thanks Mike.

 

OP, an airboat would be fun and super convenient.

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Alright, we got busted by some mallards yesterday so I had to take action.

 

Not the prettiest or sturdiest but it should bet the job done. Going again in the morning,hopefully ill have some good news.

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Shot my first Canada goose this morning. Only had two out of a hundred come in range and I dropped one.

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Big birds and pretty little girls; it doesn't get much better than that!

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looks like its working pretty good! Just an fyi, on those buffies. The one on the left is a first year drake. They look just like the hens but are bigger and the white eye patch is a bit differant, not much though. They dont get black and white till there second winter. Keep it up, Im liking the pictures!

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Posting this a little late: Second to last day of the season we shot a five man limit of bluebill. Great time. Missed a redhead and a scoter.

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Last day if the season ended up with two ruddy and one ringneck (all drake).

 

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Last weekend we got into some snow geese. I shot two and a bud shot ten. (He shot ten with three shots, that's how thick they were)

 

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2013-14 duck season:

15 woodies

4 ringneck

2 GWT

7 coot

2 Bufflehead

1 hooded merganser

9 Bluebill

2 Ruddy

1 Tundra swan

1 Canada Goose

2 Snow Goose

 

 

And I have another week of Canada a Goose season and another month of Snow Goose season.

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