Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

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Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Jeff S » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:25 pm

Ah! It's that time of the year again. Opening day for ducks in Michigan's Southern Zone. Before sun up, we all met at "Mud Lake" to sneak into our favorite blinds, with hopes of connecting with mallards and wood ducks. This year there were 8 of us nestled into 4 different blinds. While we only managed to get a total of 8 ducks, a good time was had by all. I hope all of the other members of the Fox Fraternity are having a great Fall. Happy Hunting, Jeff
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby 44whiskey » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:37 pm

looking good old buddy. thanks for posting and please keep em comming,is the weather good for hunting all the best
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Jeff S » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:43 pm

Sunday (Day 2) I headed back out to the lake with my son-in-law, Osh. The morning drizzle kept it a little darker than normal and a couple of woodies snuck past us. However, we were fortunate enough to get 3 more birds. That drake mallard tasted pretty good, grilled it this afternoon. Cheers!
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby 44whiskey » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:16 pm

does son in law shoot double barrel?
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Jeff S » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:02 am

44whiskey wrote:does son in law shoot double barrel?


Good question. Osh had never carried a gun until he joined our family. Several times I took him to the gun club, and to a pheasant farm, and let him use my Browning BSS. He didn't fall in love with it, so I switched him to my Benelli Super Black Eagle. He likes it and he seems to shoot it a little better so he has been using that gun. For those of us that started shooting when we were 12, it's tough to remember what it's like "just starting". Wood ducks buzzing over the decoys seldom fly in a straight line. :)
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby 44whiskey » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:36 pm

good for you getting him into shooting.he is lucky to be exposed to such a fine collection of shotguns . hopefully he will develop appreciation of quality doubles.all the best and i look forward to more post.44whiskey
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby fox-admin » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:42 pm

Nice start to the season Jeff. Good job considering the lack of weather.
I missed last Saturday in our Northern Zone as I had a fever for 5 days, my covid test came back negative. My buddies all got stunked.
This Saturday is our opener and we are holding some widgeon, teal and woodies, no big ducks yet.
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Jim Cloninger » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:55 pm

You had a real good looking crew for the opener, Jeff. My opener is Oct 23rd. You guys (and gals) did real well. Jim
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby hihaven » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:15 pm

Nice pictures!
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby jolly bill » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:08 pm

Jeff,

The smiles on your faces tells it all!

I'm thinking your SIL meets your approval.

Very nice going Jeff.
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Jeff S » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:47 pm

Yup! Thanks Bill
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Re: Michigan Duck Opener in the Southern Zone

Postby Foxnut » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:29 am

Jeff, way to get the family involved. Great traditions!!!
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