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#6464007 - 09/22/16 04:53 PM Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 175
Loc: Spicewood, TX
We finally figured out the teal up north and my dog Mack got her first duck hunt under her belt (9mo female chocolate). Its taken us a few season to figure out where the birds were going since we only get to hunt this property one weekend during early teal. Last year we watched them fly by in the distance all weekend but were almost right on the X this time.

It was a great hunt and Mack did great outside of a cripple playing dead face-down in the water that bit her on the nose as soon as she tried to pick it up! She walked on water but didn't quit & swam around it a few times trying to figure out what to do! Here's a few pics of the hunt and the dang snakes! Had never seen one on this property in 3 years and killed three this past weekend - two of which were huge! I hate snakes!







Edited by DuckBuckGoose (09/22/16 08:25 PM)
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#6464024 - 09/22/16 05:06 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 12/27/07
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Loc: Austin
Mack looks proud!
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#6464103 - 09/22/16 06:00 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 09/12/07
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Loc: Central Texas
Glad ya'll had a good hunt.
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#6464193 - 09/22/16 06:56 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 172
Loc: Austin, Texas
Looks great, except those snakes. Congrats on the hunt and the gorgeous dog.

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#6464262 - 09/22/16 07:52 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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#6464330 - 09/22/16 08:28 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 175
Loc: Spicewood, TX
Thanks guys! This is my first real hunting dog so I'm not sure what to expect but it was pretty awesome to see her/our training put to work. Although if it was up to her I think she'd rather chase frogs all day. There were hundreds of tiny frogs everywhere and she broke a few times just to chase them. Still a puppy!
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#6464368 - 09/22/16 08:50 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Awesome!
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#6464467 - 09/22/16 09:56 PM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
You killed it wrong..remember your supposed to pick it up and snap it like a towel:)
Nice pictures

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#6464639 - 09/23/16 06:54 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Great job and a good looking pup!
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#6464722 - 09/23/16 08:05 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 08/24/16
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The pond we hunted Saturday was full of big bullfrog tad poles and also full of snakes eating them. We kept the dog on the bank, there were so many.

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#6464736 - 09/23/16 08:16 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
great job, hope you buried or burned the head of those rattle bugs>>>
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#6464763 - 09/23/16 08:32 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/19/11
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Loc: Spicewood, TX
Yup - one got burned, one was removed by the shotgun once I figured out which end to shoot!
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#6464782 - 09/23/16 08:44 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Congratulations on the hunt but like you I hate snakes too ! The size of that is huge !! What I also notice is your wearing waders with rubber boots . Are they snake proof ? Snakes can bite right through rubber boots like butter . You might consider getting some gaiters at least for protection .

http://www.snakeprotection.com/snake-gaiters


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#6464809 - 09/23/16 09:02 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Just to clarify, there aint no wrong way to kill a snake.
Great looking pooch
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#6464872 - 09/23/16 09:41 AM Re: Mack's first duck hunt & rattlers [Re: HuntCrafted]
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Registered: 12/19/11
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Loc: Spicewood, TX
Yeah ronlhodges snake gaiters are a good idea. I broke my own rule by walking around the area we were hunting looking for a duck in the waders. I drew the short straw and was the only guy in waders to setup the spread but we all had snakeboots the rest of the time.

Who makes some breathable Kevlar snakeproof comfortable lightweight waders?? hahaha
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