Saskatchewan 2011
Sep 9 to Oct 1, 2011
Donna's Albums > Saskatchewan 2011
Our hunting trip to Saskatchewan was great. The weather was unusually hot...80*+ several days and there was lots of water so ducks were spread out. Found several honey holes though! Geese were hard to find because there were few pea, wheat or barley fields. Most farmers seeded canola and oat because of high contract prices. We still had fairly good success when we hunted geese. The northern birds had just started to come down when the last few days we hunted. All in all it was a good trip.
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Joe & Coot relaxing between flights of mallards by a small pothole.


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Joe Tonelli


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Me in my layout blind with my first crane!


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Real fashion plate!


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2nd day in N Sask. water, water, ducks and more ducks. The most I have seen in 30 years up here. Yesterday really hot 90. Terrible duck hunting weather. Killed 6 g/w teal. Today weather changed and Donna and I got our 16 Canada geese and Donna got her 1st Sand Hill Crane. Should be a great duck season if and when they get to Ill.


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Shot my first crane this year while Joe was out picking up a cripple goose.


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Dale Nagel, Joe, Billy Herring & Tonto


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Dale Nagel, Joe, Billy Herring & Bill 'Tonto' Hartman


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Tonto


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Billy


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Joe counting geese


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Dale Nagel picking up


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Day 2 Tonto & Billy


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Dale Nagel, Joe, Billy Herring & Tonto


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Dale Nagel, Joe, Billy Herring & Tonto


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Pickup time


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Joe


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Billy


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Nagel


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Joe & Coot


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Coot is watching!


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She does like Joe


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sunrise


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Misty Morning


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Joe


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Joe & I were on our own after friends left. Joe added mud mask for this bright sunny day!


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Silhouettes conceal the layout blinds pretty good


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Another good day for us


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mess in the motel yard!


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Beautiful pothole


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Coot helps Joe set out his decoys.


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Not a full llimit but still a great day in the field


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Geese!


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lots of geese!


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My favorite honey hole. Easy to hunt and birds came in beautifully


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Like I said a real 'honey hole'


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Duck Unlimited project in southern Saskachtewan where we spent the last few days of our trip.


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