Off Season Reading Material

dave_k

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Dave
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Hey guys,

I’m pretty new to hunting and got really into the waterfowl thing this year. Had a tough season, but it was a lot of fun since I was learning a ton on each trip. Now that it’s the off season and ducks are all I can think about, I was wondering if you could recommend any magazines or books that would be good to a new CA waterfowl hunter? I’m looking to learn as much as I can between fishing trips before the opener next fall.



Thanks!
 
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Smudge

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Mar 11, 2005
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I'm just a deckhand...
Join Ducks Unlimited, California Waterfowl and Delta Waterfowl. You'll get their excellent year round publications and do something to actually preserve our hunting rights and areas. Those three organizations do more actual work to preserve habitat than all of the pillow biting tree huggers combined...
 
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Wisterholic

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Jan 29, 2008
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You'll learn like the rest of us addicts that Feb - October is the worst. Everyday I'm at the beach in the summer but all I can think about is folding ducks and geese. Try to stay busy and try not to think about hunting too much. I always feel bored after duck season, can't wait til the 3rd week of October.
 
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KID CREOLE

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Sep 19, 2003
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Dave,

If you haven't purchased any equipment, PM me as I'm about to sell most of my waterfowl gear. I'd prefer it go to someone just getting started
 
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Sluester

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Poor guy! :rofl:

Do you do the whole refuge/club thing or are you a freelancer?
Different needs for each in my opinion.
 
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Maunsell

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I also picked up duck hunting recently and got absolutely hooked. Last July I couldn't stand it anymore and tracked down a couple dozen sprig and widgeon decoys that were about to get thrown away at a duck club I had been a guest at. I spent the next few weeks killing my day dreams of shooting birds by repainting all the decoys. Not only was it a great little hobby, but last season was the first time I had ever freelanced, picked my spot, set up my own blind and decoys, froze my ass off, etc. It was pretty rewarding when I finally got to watch birds coming into land with the decoys I had re-painted.

It isn't quite offseason reading, but it sure did kill time and was a great way to fill out a spread.
 
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