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midwesthunter

anyone have an open seat for duck opener?

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Thought I would see if anyone was willing to let someone tag along during opening weekend? My buddies seemed to make other plans this year and hunting alone isn't quite as fun for me. I do have some decoys and a canoe (not camo) and a poorly camoed 14 foot boat. I live in the NE part of the metro but would be willing to drive.

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I may have room in my boat.

If I hunt in the North Metro I will be on the water by Midnight Friday.

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That would be great if you do. I requested the weekend off and should have it off but I work retail so its not a for sure yet. I tried to send you a PM but it said it was disabled. Want to shoot me an email or PM?

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i may have room but more than likely its not worth the 4 hr drive for a chance at the 5 ducks in the area..

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I may have room in my boat.

If I hunt in the North Metro I will be on the water by Midnight Friday.

9 hours before shooting time? This is why I either don't go out on opener or go somewhere far far far away from the crowds. It just isn't worth it, I'm too old for that stuff. There are plenty of ducks around the week after. Even better, there will be plenty of ducks around when it is too chilly for the weekenders.

Hopefully, I'll be laying in a field that morning waiting on honkers.

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9 hours before shooting time? This is why I either don't go out on opener or go somewhere far far far away from the crowds. It just isn't worth it, I'm too old for that stuff. There are plenty of ducks around the week after. Even better, there will be plenty of ducks around when it is too chilly for the weekenders.

Hopefully, I'll be laying in a field that morning waiting on honkers.

It is borderline insane, but I am hopelessly addicted to quack. grin

I have a spot that is golden, it is good on the opener and only gets better the deeper you get into the season.

The competition is fierce for the spot, I have reached agreements with several of the people that hunt the spot.

Basically we let each other know we are going out early to get it, so the rest can sleep in, then when hunt it together.

We monopolized it for much of the season last year.

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RumRiver,

That is pretty cool. One of our spots is highly competitive, but we never considered that. I've spent many dark mornings asleep in the boat at our spot...

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I may it depends on weather a second boat is going to be joining our group or not. I hunt the Swan lake area so its pretty crazy and I have to get out there EXTREMELY early to get a good spot but ill let you know if the 2nd boat comes through or not!

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Thanks for the offers guys. Hopefully something will pan out closer to the season.

The lake I have gone to in the past had one really good spot on it that people would always be after and the majority of the shooting on the lake is from this spot. I have brought the sleeping bag with or a lantern and a deck of cards to pass the time when I have gotten out there early.

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Originally Posted By: RumRiverRat
I may have room in my boat.

If I hunt in the North Metro I will be on the water by Midnight Friday.

9 hours before shooting time? This is why I either don't go out on opener or go somewhere far far far away from the crowds. It just isn't worth it, I'm too old for that stuff. There are plenty of ducks around the week after. Even better, there will be plenty of ducks around when it is too chilly for the weekenders.

Hopefully, I'll be laying in a field that morning waiting on honkers.

9 hours is nothing! We get out to Pelican on our spot by 7pm the night before

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RumRiver,

That is pretty cool. One of our spots is highly competitive, but we never considered that. I've spent many dark mornings asleep in the boat at our spot...

It is really the best way, it really helps to be friendly at the landing.

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9 hours is nothing! We get out to Pelican on our spot by 7pm the night before

The idiocy that takes place on Pelican on opening weekend is not worth the hassle.

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