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    So the kids started their online schooling last week and the systems are full of glitches. They were pretty frustrated with how things were going, so I packed the trailer and canoe and took them up for some upland and ducks. We camped on some crown land near Sudbury. I’ve been watching wood ducks pile into a little swamp for a few weeks and gave it a shot. It was quite cold for this time of year, which was a welcome feeling. I’m not a big fan of wearing my waders in 25 degree weather. My son and I crept out of the trailer around 5am, portaged the canoe for 200 yards to the swamp and paddled in. We set up roughly where I’ve been watching the ducks fly into. I set up my wood duck decoys, and hoped for the best. 2 minutes after legal we were getting buzzed by woodies, but it was too dark to see them. None landed in the spread. Ten minutes later we dropped our first, to my sons excitement. Shortly thereafter we got 2 more. The next hour was dead. The grumbling in my sons stomach signalled the end of the hunt. We collected the ducks and decoys and paddled back. Back at camp the girls were up getting the fire ready for breakfast and were super excited to see the birds. The highlight of the hunt, in my sons words, was the shooting star he saw while I paddled us in. Great memories for me and my family.
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    Last edited by Birdbuff; September 20th, 2020 at 08:47 PM.

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    Right on, great outing with the kids.
    "Only dead fish go with the flow."
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    Always great to get out making memories with your children.

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    Nice woodies
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Sounds like a perfect weekend!

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    Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Congrats for getting the kids out, and I'm sure that such memories will last. Well done!
    “Think safety first and then have a good hunt.”
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    Awesome love it that your sons best moment is the shooting star. Awesome job on taking the time and doing the extra work to take the kids. Although you already know the payoff by your sons comment.


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    Best kind of hunts are the ones with your kid(s), the birds are a bonus,

    TurkeyJohn

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    Thanks for all the comments, the little extra work is worth it.

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