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Old 09-06-2019, 11:22 PM
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Hey there,

Iím planning on going on hunting for the first time on my own (Iíve gone a few years ago when I was younger with a family friend ) and Iím hoping to go for ducks geese and grouse . My plan for ducks and geese was most likely frank lake and then for grouse just drive back and forth dirt roads and hope for the best and if Iím really lucky see a pheasant. Just wondering if anyone had any tips or pointers to help out.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:18 AM
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Hey there,

Iím planning on going on hunting for the first time on my own (Iíve gone a few years ago when I was younger with a family friend ) and Iím hoping to go for ducks geese and grouse . My plan for ducks and geese was most likely frank lake and then for grouse just drive back and forth dirt roads and hope for the best and if Iím really lucky see a pheasant. Just wondering if anyone had any tips or pointers to help out.
Thanks !!
Iíve hunted frank lake a couple times and had some good duck shoots.
Itís muddy as hell, youíll need waders or a canoe.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:12 AM
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Default Decoys?

I donít have decoys or a call. Would it be worth investing in those. When I was younger I remember just hiding in the cat tails. Thanks!
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:57 PM
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Iíve hunted frank lake a couple times and had some good duck shoots.
Itís muddy as hell, youíll need waders or a canoe.
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I donít have decoys or a call. Would it be worth investing in those. When I was younger I remember just hiding in the cat tails. Thanks!
You can hunt Frank by pass-shooting, but decoys usually help.

Frank is also a pheasant release site after the season opens on Oct. 15.

You can hunt roads for grouse, but I'd encourage you to get back in the bush, especially later in the season.
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:03 PM
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Thanks! Iím gonna give it a go tonight for ducks without any decoys and hope for the best
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:34 PM
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Curious to see how you make out. Good lucj
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:44 PM
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Got three ducks and a goose. Definitely gonna grab some decoys for next time
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