San Jacinto Opener

Bendo28

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My luck finally changed after years of not getting drawn on the opener I ended up pulling #16 for SJ. After a successful 2013/14 solo season, I was hoping to get out with some new acquaintances this year and hopefully make some new friends in the process.

For this hunt, fellow BD'ers nmbrinkman and dave_k joined me. The check station was a madhouse as expected and Tom did a good job of describing the new rules for the sweat line and the usual talk about shooting early. There was only one shot before the horn blew, a good twenty minutes early but apparently that was an accidental discharge and thankfully nobody was hurt that I heard.

The two hours leading up to shoot time were a bit interesting. Between practically getting lost in the tules trying to find the pit blind, the standoff with the skunk that insisted on blocking our path, and the dozen or so black widows that we killed in the pit blind, we were probably a little lucky that we were able to make it to shooting time.

Anyways the rest of the story is pretty quick. After the horn blew it was non stop action and we were finished with three man limits by about 8:30. Two widgeon, two spoonies, and the rest were cinnamon and GWT. Not a lot of big ducks flying out there and if you were so inclined the coot were out in force.

Had a little fun with the gopro, but I need to work on my follow through after the shot.


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My daughter was excited, hopefully that never changes.

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nmbrinkman

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Had a lot of fun. Hopefully we can exchange some greenwings for a greenhead or two next trip.
 
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DOGHOUSE26

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The video was fun to watch thanks for sharing! Congratulations on a great hunt I got to get me a GoPro too!
 
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sitonmyface

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Why must people post the same report on multiple forums? Is the need for an internet handjob that bad???? The only thing this type of behavior does is make the place more crowded.
 
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DOGHOUSE26

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Why must people post the same report on multiple forums? Is the need for an internet handjob that bad???? The only thing this type of behavior does is make the place more crowded.

Get up from your computer and pull the stick out of your ass, you'll get a better outlook on life
 
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Bendo28

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I post reports every time I hunt and fish.

I've been on this forum for longer than the other thus the longer report with a few more pictures.

thanks for the positive input though. you are totally right the Internet is way too crowded, you should probably leave and make more room.
 
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nmbrinkman

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Why must people post the same report on multiple forums? Is the need for an internet handjob that bad???? The only thing this type of behavior does is make the place more crowded.


Who gives a fuck? He's sharing with like minded people the hobby he loves. It's the opener, he's jacked he had a good day. You really think no one here or DHC, Jesse's or TRF has heard of SJ or Wister? These sites wouldn't exist without reports. As much as you must hate it the water fowling community will only benefit from more hunters. Keeping it a secret is a death knell to our sport. No funding. No habitat. No water (except for hunting free habitat). Refuges will be bird watching sanctuaries starting here in California.
 
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kindafishy

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I don't spend that much time at my computer. Only when I'm at work donkey boy.
if you don't like what happens here leave. you may just want to look through your post history a bit, seems like you mostly do alot of negative, name calling, and bashing. from the outside looking in i get the impression your a very unhappy,sour individual that likes to put a negative spin on other peoples fun. what kind of a "inernet hand job" are you looking for? you want people to think your a badass, tough guy, or maybe witty? its not working in fact just the opposite. sounds like maybe your overcompensating for some of your own shortcomings. i recommend you not looking at this site if it makes you so unhappy, after all, this is a site where people go to share their hunting and fishing experiences.
 
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fishingkid

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You can share them all you want you just don't have to advertise the locations. People google this shit all the time. Then we get more donkeys out in the field. New rules of the Internet cropped pictures and no locations is the way to go.
 
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sitonmyface

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if you don't like what happens here leave. you may just want to look through your post history a bit, seems like you mostly do alot of negative, name calling, and bashing. from the outside looking in i get the impression your a very unhappy,sour individual that likes to put a negative spin on other peoples fun. what kind of a "inernet hand job" are you looking for? you want people to think your a badass, tough guy, or maybe witty? its not working in fact just the opposite. sounds like maybe your overcompensating for some of your own shortcomings. i recommend you not looking at this site if it makes you so unhappy, after all, this is a site where people go to share their hunting and fishing experiences.


Donkeys like you make me unhappy.
 
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kindafishy

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