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Worst opener ever #5908195 09/01/15 11:40 PM
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This has been my worst opener yet. Two birds to shoot at,
3 shots, 2 birds in the bag. Morning and afternoon hunts.

Hunting near Coolidge

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Yep it was below expectations, but at the end of the day, it was nice to just be out there.


I think Saturday I'm going to stay home and finish up some outdoor projects. Then get the rest of the hunting gear pulled out.


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At least you were there. I had to work.


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Re: Worst opener ever [Re: Sader762] #5908263 09/02/15 12:29 AM
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I'm out here aT chapel hill. Saw 2 birds, got one. But lots of people shooting around in other fields

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Our cresson lease was Sloooooooooow.


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We had a fun time and shot really well! Ended up w 35 between 4 of us.


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Re: Worst opener ever [Re: Sader762] #5908334 09/02/15 01:03 AM
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Glad you guys got to go out. I saw my first birds out here this evening, normally would see hundreds at a time the last 2 weeks of August. Not sure why the lack of birds - looks to be at least a couple of weeks until a front pushes the northern wings our way.


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We hunted Haskell, this AM. 4 of us (2) limited out (2) were real close. We were cleaning by 9:45.
Most of the other groups were at limit or close to it.
I Love hunting West Texas, but the drive back is a whipping.


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Only saw 2 birds here, worst I have seen in years....

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Northwest of Sanger I saw more birds than I have ever seen in that area. After the lack of birds last year, it was really good to see them.

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CenTex sucked!


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Saw a couple way off. No shots fired between the three of us. Near Dayton.

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Limited with 45 minutes to spare. If all my shells would have had shot in em i would have been done an hour earlier.. west of odessa..

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Reports are- further west- most success- worst opener in 20 years. We all shot between 5-7 birds- 6 guns. Coleman. Expectations low. We have limited 15+ years in row in Haskell. Was very little feed in most of county.

Hunted w 5 of my best friends. Would have shot more birds at my places hour form big D.

Great day. Good warm up for dogs


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The front pin of my 870 shotgun came out an I lost it in the brush. As soon as that happened the birds were coming in left and right.


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Lots of birds, lots of shots, not many hit.LOL. Birds were really good, afternoon hunt got cut in half because of a pop up shower. Bout to head out now, later!!!

Re: Worst opener ever [Re: passthru] #5908868 09/02/15 12:19 PM
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At least you were there. I had to work.


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Early afternoon was slow. But it picked up late and 15 of us limited with an hour left near Hondo. Guys I hunted with said it was worst in years but it was fine with me.

Going to Big Lake Friday. It should be incredible there.


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North Texas was slammed packed about 4:00 , couldn't keep the gun loaded. At 4:30 it drug up pretty slow with small sets flying up in the stratosphere wearing flak jackets and oxygen masks. Dad and I did decent

Timing seemed way early

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One of my worst hunts. Saw very few birds and took even fewer shots. Reports from the people I talked to were the same.

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Originally Posted By: Humannpower
The front pin of my 870 shotgun came out an I lost it in the brush. As soon as that happened the birds were coming in left and right.

One of mine hasn't had a bead on it in years, thought about replacing it but meh I don't use it anyway. Both eyes open don't "aim" a shotgun.

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Only saw 3 dove the whole morning (40 acres - east of Valley View) - at least I got 1!
Glad I only had to drive 30 min out.

Soon as I got home in Denton @ lunchtime - saw 6 dove sitting on powerline above my garden mad


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Hunted in Falls county in the morning and Bell county in the evening. slow in both places. A friend limited out 5 miles from where I was hunting in the morning bang Gonna try another spot this evening.

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Hunted a good sized sunflower patch west of Gatesville. Set up by a big dead hackberry tree on a cross fence and limited in about an hour. Young and dumb birds for the most part. I had a couple of groups head in towards the tree and I'd shoot one and the others would still light in the tree above my head. They wouldn't fly until I stood up to go get the dead one. Good times!


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