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YARD HOPPER 7 AND 8
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Contributors to this thread:
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
Inshart 05-Feb-21
TD 05-Feb-21
Supernaut 05-Feb-21
drycreek 05-Feb-21
BOWNBIRDHNTR 05-Feb-21
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
Habitat 05-Feb-21
BOWNBIRDHNTR 05-Feb-21
Chief 419 05-Feb-21
BigStriper 05-Feb-21
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
Jaquomo 05-Feb-21
sitO 05-Feb-21
paul@thefort 05-Feb-21
From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21

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red winged black birds are showing up
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red winged black birds are showing up
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as is this Blue Heron
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as is this Blue Heron
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one of a pair of local hawks that nest nearby.
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one of a pair of local hawks that nest nearby.
What a difference a year makes, from last season to this season. Last season I had to beat the geese off and killed 17 geese and the best day was a limit of five, but this year is a very different story. While there was a few local Yard Hoppers in the area earlier when there was still some green grass in the pasture and surrounding properties, that has changed drastically in the past week or so. The lack of moisture and the very dry conditions have caused the geese to go elsewhere.

I do see 200-300 geese in the morning coming off the big lake but they just fly over for a better place to feed.

Oh well, I did kill two geese, missed two. Jerry got his first goose with the bow and missed one that same day. So we might have killed 6 geese but got three. Ha, better than none and we got to going bow hunting without much effort.

And the STAR of the hunt, Chaser the wonder dog always has a good time, treats or not. The season ends on Feb. 14 so I might leave the blind up until then and give it one or two more tries, but I do not see much changing.

From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21

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Yesterday, while walking the dog, these bucks next door to the goose field.
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Yesterday, while walking the dog, these bucks next door to the goose field.
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buck one
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buck one
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buck two
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buck two
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buck three
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buck three

From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21

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and four.
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and four.
Even with no geese in the bag, I am still entertained by the local critters. my best, Paul

From: Inshart
05-Feb-21
Yup, more about the journey then the destination. Long as Chase gets his treats ..... LOL Thanks for the pics.

From: TD
05-Feb-21
Obviously, they must be social distancing......

From: Supernaut
05-Feb-21
Great pics as usual Paul and thanks for sharing them!

From: drycreek
05-Feb-21
Pretty bucks ! That’s worth the price of admission right there.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
05-Feb-21
If it was only about the kill, bowhunting would be a pretty boring activity for most. Only disappointment in this thread is there is not a picture of Chase!

From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21

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Here ya go! Chase the wonder dog. 12th Birthday on Feb 14.
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Here ya go! Chase the wonder dog. 12th Birthday on Feb 14.
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From: Habitat
05-Feb-21
Know where I would shed hunt.At least this year you don't have to clean as many or try to find some way to eat them

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
05-Feb-21
Handsome as always! Guessing with a birthday on the same day as season closing he will get extra treats regardless! Thanks for posting the pics Paul.

From: Chief 419
05-Feb-21
Paul - As always, really enjoyed the Yard Hopper threads. It won't be long until it's time to hunt Turkeys!

From: BigStriper
05-Feb-21
I hope you have better luck Paul, and whatever you do if you get a shot don't miss one on the 14th if you know what I mean. Chase might get upset.

Kurt

From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21
Hey Kurt, I do know what you mean; the great thing about a good hunting dog, they are just loving and hardly get upset.

From: Jaquomo
05-Feb-21
Give it another shot, Paul. (Chase told me to tell you that!) We're picking up our new 8 week old yellow "Chase" on Wednesday.

From: sitO
05-Feb-21
Paul I haven't pulled a trigger the last four times I've been out for waterfowl, but I ain't much for quittin'...just like you and Chase ;?)

From: paul@thefort
05-Feb-21
Hey Lou, sounds like a great idea. Chase does not know this but we have a new pup on order for next Nov-Dec.

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