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Looks like my dove opener might get ruined.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MCgunner, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

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    Here's hopin' Dean goes somewhere else.
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    A bit early to even speculate, really. Dunno if it will curl up into the eastern Gulf, or continue on NW...

    Art
     
  3. ojibweindian

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    Blow really, really hard, and maybe it'll come my way :D

    Alabama needs the rain, desperately.
     
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    I love the rain!!! Anyway the good hunting for me doesn't start until after 2nd week in Sept.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    Well, I'm headin' for Waco next weekend, the first, for mid zone opener....unless Im packin' to get the heck out. But, then, I could evacuate to Waco I suppose. :D

    It could just head into Mexico, I'm thinkin'. Hard to say, way out there right now. We have this stupid tropical storm out there now, Erin, no wind to speak of, but the ground is already soaked and the Guadelupe ain't come down below flood stage YET from all the rain we've had. Victoria is 30 some inches OVER for the year and it looks like we'll get a few more in the next few days. Due to the river, looks like my teal season will be spent at Mad Island up the coast a ways. The river will have Guadelupe Delta shut down.
     
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    Wuz a highway contractor, back in 1967, who set up on a road job between Cuero and Victoria. Two weeks before Beulah. 30" of rain. He went broke on that job. In the twelve months including Beulah, the area got close to 100" total...

    When Carla peed on the world in 1961, guys were putting their outboards in the bar ditches near Victoria and going down to Corpus...

    The 1998 flood on the Guadalupe got a foot of water into the old family house just north of Thomaston. The homesite dated back to the late 1840s or early 1850s, and never had been flooded before. My next-door neighbor, a cousin, trapped some 34 hogs up around the house, run out of the bottoms by the flood.

    Nature bats last...

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  7. Grayrock

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    I'm near Canyon Lake- we got about 8 inches of rain today from Erin. Now Dean is near the scene. I'm hoping it doesn't spoil things for me, too. How do storms like this affect migration patterns?
     
  8. koja48

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    The dove opener in SE WA State is ruined also . . . both doves left.
     
  9. phantomak47

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    Mcgunner did you get hit hard yesterday? I barely got anything up here in Spring.
     
  10. MCgunner

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    We got several inches over night, but nothing that hasn't been going on for 6 months now. Looked to me like inside the loop around the medical center from 288 to Fannin got the worst of it, just judging by the TV. It was all up around San Antonio this morning, so I'm sure the Guadelupe will rise again. Oh, well, here's hopin' Dean says away.
     
  11. MCgunner

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    I think they must just evacuate like the people do. LOL Serious, went down to the land cut, Padre Island area south of Baffin Bay one year for some duck hunting. Hurricane Brett, a small, but very powerful category 4 had just went in. It didn't hit anything, but Kennedy Ranch, so it didn't make the splash a very similar storm, Andrew, did in 92. But, while there were camp houses obliterated and house boats tossed up on the ranch and island littering the place, the birds were thick as anything and, from what I've heard, the deer population on the island never missed a beat. It was a small area of devastation, could tell by the destruction right where it went, like a giant tornado, but still sorta defies logic, but I guess if they can get out of the tidal surge by moving or bedding on dunes or something, don't know. I'm sure, though, that there were a few deer washing ashore somewhere after that one. That island is low, low, right at sea level or only a little over. There are dunes, but I don't know how much refuge they'd be from a 20 foot surge.
     
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    phantomak- how is the ground saturation there? I am planning to hunt near Cypress on Sept 1. How about the skeeters and ticks and chiggers?
     
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    Things were going well in terms of saturation, it had been hot enough that the soil was really starting to dry up but after yesterday and today, things are back the way they were.

    The ticks have been really bad this year, much worse than last year. My dog spends a lot of time outside and she has gotten atleast 6 ticks in the last month alone. I put industrial grade pesticides down on my lawn about a month ago for fire ants, all of the ants are gone but there are still a lot of ticks in my lawn.

    The only good news is that the skeeters have not been around as much as they were about a month ago, they were really bad then. What are you hunting? Doves?
     
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    Dove the 1st of the month. May be back for teal near the end of the month.
     
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