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dukhnt

Opening Day success!!

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My dad and I were hunting a wheat field in Kandiyohi County. Had one flock come in at 8:00 am. Took six out of that flock. Another flock came in around 10:00 am. Got the other four for our limit. We usually are not that good of shots, but I guess the stars were aligned right for us. How did everyone else do?

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Looks and sounds like you had a great day.

Sifty

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Congrats definitely made some great memories. And wow 2 true triples in one flock, that is outstanding shooting. Our group of 4 managed to drop 4 on a flair flock which was the only one to come close all morning. Shot some doves and pigeons in the afternoon as well.

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12 for us so far but not as good as we expected hopefuly tommorow morning things turn on!

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doves and pigeons for us as well. honks got short stopped by some other hunters. wedding dance tonight; sleeping in tomorrow; do it all again next weekend!

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have fun at the wedding party and good luck next weekend

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What a difference a day makes. Hardly saw any geese today. Didn't even fire a shot at one. Got one dove and one pigeon.

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Hunted on Saturday morning in a picked oat field and ended up with 20 geese for 4 of us at 9:45. Did pretty well but should have been done by about nine. Onle other group hunted the same field about 200 yards away and had there 25 as well pretty good opening day.

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we got 25 for 5 people in hugo on sunday. took a little bit cause they didnt really want to land but we got them too. biggest flock was 29 birds in the deke's. dont know how to post pics otherwise i would have some. first couple were some singles and then dropped a flock of 5, then a 7 and then picked the rest out of bigger flock's. saturday would have been the same except for the (poor word usage) that set up 150yds away from us on a first come first use feild that we set up on at 2:30am(they showed up at 5:40am!! and sky busted they birds trying to set into our spread, then didnt even make a attempt to get the cripples on the other side of the feild. we picked up one and another group picked up 4 of there cripples..!!!!! anyway good luck on the rest of the season guys

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