Just out of curiosity how old are you and how many years have you been a waterfowler ?

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    About this long if you're lucky !

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    New Well, I got bit by the duck bug when I was 13, and that will be 80 years ago this fall. In that period I can remember only four years that I did not duck hunt here in the U S at least part of every season, and that was while spending one year in Panama and four years in Ecuador. One of those Ecuador years I managed to sneak back for one hunt with my two brothers.
    But the bug has loosened the fierceness of its bite, and I may have done my last stint in the blind. I don't like the idea, but when ya gotta face reality, that is what you have to do. But there are great times to look back on!
     
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  2. river_city_dogs

    river_city_dogs Senior Refuge Member

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    49. Been chasing birds for about 15 years (don't come from much of an 'outdoors' family so had to wait until I bought a little ******* of a retriever puppy that showed me the light). Just trying to make up for lost time now.
     
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  3. sisqsprig

    sisqsprig Senior Refuge Member

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    48 (for another month). Shot my first duck at 15 over a farm pond in Maryland. Didn't have much opportunity back there but when I moved to CA in 1991 I found public land and lots of ducks around Humboldt Bay. That was the beginning of the addiction.
     
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  4. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    Well I'm 53 dad and grandpa carried me out to the blind when I was 8 , no waders available even though we owned a sporting goods store. When I was 10 I got my license a Ithaca MDL 37 20 gauge, waders and have been loving it ( and every shooting / hunting sport)ever since
     
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  5. jzee

    jzee Elite Refuge Member

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    52 years old, on and off 40 plus years, last 25 seriously.
     
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  6. craig wilson

    craig wilson Elite Refuge Member

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    61 been doing it for 52
     
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  7. Jim Bitterman

    Jim Bitterman Senior Refuge Member

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    70 yrs old, been chasing feathers for 62 yrs. Found a few along the way.
     
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  8. ZaneO

    ZaneO Senior Refuge Member

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    19 years old and 13 years hunting ducks
     
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  9. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Just when I think I am an old timer OFH posts up.
    Makes me feel young.
    OFH, I have some Syrah for you if we cross paths again.
     
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    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    39, older brother put the bug in me 11yrs ago and I've been broke ever since.
     
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