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Sunday on The Marshlands of LI First Harvest of The 2019-2020 Season!

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Sunday on The Marshlands of LI First Harvest of The 2019-2020 Season!
Another season has arrived here on Long Island, NY! Took a ride out this Sunday 11/24 with my Father on our annual weekend opener hunting trip. He recently purchased a 14' duck boss from NJ and wanted to put it to the test after modifying it a bit with fellow member Rich F, after hunting out of his Southbay duck boat for 20+ years. I followed along in the 14' TDB so his 6'8" had plenty of room in his own boat. The day called for rain, tide was dropping & winds picking up! Looking good for us waterfowlers, we found a nice spot to set-up where a single drake mallard cupped up to the decoys to which I missed disappointedly after 2 shots.. my father laughed it off and followed up with a nice drake blackduck. Mid-day the winds changed and we found ourselves at the brunt of the wind, rain & rough chop. We headed east around the island for a better advantage with the changing winds and after 5 minutes of re-loacating I noticed a pair of mallards heading right towards us! Unfortunately for pops he couldn't get his gun out of the case quick enough to which I dropped a Hen mallard out of the pair, only to find a nice piece of jewlery on her leg to kick off the 2019-2020 season! Here's a few photos of the day figured I'd share, best of luck to all this season & stay safe!












Long Island, NY
http://www.Island-Outdoors.com

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Anthony Babich: Nov 24, 2019, 7:12 PM
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Great pictures and congrats on the band. The picture of the banded duck being held in victory overhead is something anyone lucky enough to get a band can relate to. What a feeling!

Eric
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Good day for you! I will be curious as to how the banding folks classified that bird.Wink
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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I like the rusty shells.

The badge of a well worn waterfowler, of many seasons.

Congrats on the band.


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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I sure do agree with you, Anthony, that the way you started your season has to be extremely euphoric. The other 99% of us could only dream about it. Congrats. Thanks so much for those excellent pictures.
Al
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Congrats on the jewelry. The victory hoist is how I imagine it to be for every hunter who gets a band. Beautiful.

That Duck Boss 14, would that be a new Duck Invader?
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Good morning, Anthony~


Congratulations to you and your Dad on a fine opener! Great photos as always.


Are those Chesapeake decoys?


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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How fortunate that you and your dad get to share the opener every year!
Great looking black duck rig!


MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

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Thanks All!

Yes Steve those are the Chesapeake Decoys love em!

Hope you and the family had a nice Thanksgiving please give my best

-A

Long Island, NY
http://www.Island-Outdoors.com

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Those Ches. decoys look great! I have little over doz Mallards.
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great way to start the season congrats .