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We figured the waterfowl hunting was all but over with for the season.  1 - 2 ft of snow and zero temps moved most birds out.  What hung around were all hung up on the reservoirs and lg rivers to the north and far to the south. 

A couple of weeks ago we were taking a back route when we came upon a load of Mallards and Honkers standing around in this field on top of the snow.  Upon inspection the wheat field had never been harvested (we harvest in Aug.), heads of wheat were sticking up through the snow and the birds were gorging themselves.  Layout blinds w/snow covers dug into the snow were almost like a sink box.  We  packed in with a few dozen full bodies and we had a shoot that ya relive with friends for life.  5 hunters x 5 limits of both Mallards and Honkers.  Packin all that gear in and out 200 - 300 yds in 1 - 2 feet of snow was no easy task.  I thought, Good Lord, I sure hope this works out like I hope it does.  It far exceeded my expectations!

Never give up.  Ya never know!

Added note; we do that again, snow shoes and sleds will be the order of the day.

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Wow that sounds like alot of

Wow that sounds like alot of work, but the reward sounds to be real sweet.  The things we will do to kill some waterfowl.  I once to packed in aways to kill some geese...it was awesome...almost like packing in for an elk hunt.

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Thanks for the encouragement.

 

Like you said - you never know! 

 

Yes

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Sometimes everything just

Sometimes everything just comes together and you have the hunt of your dreams!

Congrats!  You obviously had a blast!!!

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Sometimes we get lucky and just stumble into things, don't we?

Sounds like you guys hit it just right on the mallards and canadas.

I guess the guys in layout boats on Saginaw Bay did really well this fall.

I was hearing reports from guys who were fishing (fishing forum) who said there were tons of flocks of ducks out there and quite a few guys in layout boats.

Lots of shooting made it sound like they were probably doing pretty good.

Good report.

 

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Very nice batch of birds. 

Very nice batch of birds.  Some of the guys look too frozen to smile though.... lol

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