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  1. Originally posted by tucker301:

    I'd like to invite all waterfowlers to post their pictures from this season to this thread.

     

    Let's be respectful to our gracious host and let's keep it about the pictures, the guns, the birds, and the good times!

     

    Please repost your previously posted pictures here.

     

    Thanks, and have a safe and fruitful season!


  2. Originally posted by tucker301:

    I guess this is considerably late, but I just heard about it on Benelli's American Bird Hunter, recorded earlier today.

     

    Published in the Lansing State Journal - December 27, 2005

     

    Gruber, David

     

    Gruber, David D. Laingsburg, MI On Friday, December 23, 2005 Dave Gruber our father, friend and hunting partner left us without warning. Dave was at home preparing for his next hunting trip accompanied by his two faithful Brittany Spaniels, Peaches and Holly when he died from an accidental fall.

     

    Dave was born March 29, 1938 in Marlette, MI, the oldest son of Dalton and Helen Gruber.

    He graduated from Hillsdale High School and Michigan State University before beginning his professional career with Dow Chemical.

    Dave was consistently among the top ten pharmaceutical sales professionals for the company winning numerous awards for his excellent performance during his nearly 30 year career.

     

    Dave's lifelong love of the outdoors was rewarded with a second career that began in 1994 when he began working with Wolf Creek Productions, Inc. of Perry, MI.

    Dave became a regular on the Outdoor Channel on his son's program Outdoor America. His knowledge of the outdoors was unsurpassed and he could recite facts at the drop of a dime whether you were interested or not.

    There are few people who could recite the 28 species of North American game birds complete with scientific facts about each one and if you cared to listen that was often just the beginning.

     

    His passion for and dedication to Wolf Creek Productions, Inc. was rewarded once again in 1998 with the launch of Benelli's American Birdhunter on The Outdoor Channel. The series was quickly recognized as one of the best outdoor programs anywhere and soon began to win the highest awards in the industry.

     

    At the time of his death, The General as he had been nicknamed several years earlier, was preparing for another trip to film new episodes for 2006.

     

    Although he had no formal training in broadcasting his unique and vivid personality made him a natural in front of the camera.

    Along the trail he made numerous lifelong friends that are also feeling a profound loss today. He was a voracious reader his entire life and that kept him informed and interesting in matters of the outdoors, finance, current events and much more.

     

    There were few topics he could not discuss with some depth of understanding and knowledge. The entire Gruber family, the Wolf Creek family and The General's vast network of friends and acquaintances feel a tremendous sense of emptiness with his passing.

    To say whether the world is better or worse is hard to say...but the world is certainly less colorful today than it was with him at our side.

     

    Dave is survived by his parents, Dalton and Helen Gruber of Monroe, MI; his brother, Paul Gruber of Greenville, SC; three sons, Shane (Susan) of Webberville, Scott of Holland, MI, Steve (Alyssa) of Williamston; and nine grandchildren, Melody, Nicki, Amy, Emily, Marshall, Alyssa, Katie, Kelly and Madison.

    Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

     

    Though Dave rarely attended regular church services he often spoke of God and Christ making references to our Lord both in front of the camera and in private. We trust he is in good hands today.

     

    May the dogs point hard and the birds flush wild!

     

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29th, 11:00 a.m. at the Williamston Free Methodist Church, 4400 N. Williamston Road, Williamston with the Rev. Doug Bradshaw, officiating.

     

    The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle Street, Williamston Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

     

    Those desiring may make contributions to the Delta Water Fowl, 1305 E. Central Avenue, Bismark, ND 50501 in memory of Dave.


  3. Originally posted by Victor:

    What do ya'll hunt with in terms of decoys when you hunt geese?

    Blackwater FUD GOOSE DECOYS-And a few Ure-a-duck Goose decoys with movement... The BW FUDs have great movement on the water....

     

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  4. Originally posted by Remy:

    OK, duck season is over for this year. What is the general opinion of the effectiveness of Hevi-steel shotshells?

    We like Hevi-shot...It pounds game hard...I do not like the price of it though... My Dad shot 3 turkeys last spring with one Hevi-Shot Turk load...

     

    I heard Remington is not carrying it this year, the licsense

    goes back to the original company that created it....Environ....something... so it will be a bit cheaper...

     

    The reason it works so well, is that the shot pellets are not uniform pellets..they look like pieces of slag rock...frayed ends, different sizes,

     

    when the shell is fired, the pellets have better distance and penetration because they are different sizes and weights...

     

    Once out of the gun barrel, the pellets move so that the heavier shot pellets utilize thier different shapes to fly through the air faster and with more penetration....

     

    That combined with the hevi-shot special metal materials, like nickle, make it a winner in the field...

     

    We have tried Bizmuth, tungsten,Kent, ect...nothing compared to Hevi-Shot..

     

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  5. Originally posted by pbro21:

    Three man limit of Geese in Maryland's late season. This is my best hunt to date. Was hunting with my SBE II, and my friend was shooting an M1 Super 90. Awesome hunt.

     

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    Nice hunt, Hey that truck is what they use for decoys in both Mexico and Argentina....

     

    You guys shot some nice big geese, we just get lessers down here in Texas...


  6. Originally posted by tucker301:

    Guilty by association.

    That's what animal rights groups and anti-hunters think when they look at this disgrace and then at us.

     

    We, as sportsmen, need to do whatever we can to let the non-hunting world know that this kind of thing is just as wrong in our eyes as it is in anyone's.

    In many ways, we should be even more outraged than PETA and other animal rights groups.

    They see it as a means to their end... an opportunity to sell their product and gain more control over us.

    We see it as a direct threat to the very things that we enjoy the most.

     

    PLEASE. If anyone knows anything about this case, call it in, and let's make sure that anyone who'll listen to us understands that we are against the senseless and wastefull slaughter of game.

     

    Sportsmen didn't do this, but we can do something about it.

     

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  7. Dang even the ducks are rich in Cali...nice jewelry picture.. We had no choice on the refuges, as it was high school years for us back then... Every hunt was also a long road trip from Thousand Oaks. You a California Water Fowl member? You folks take duck clubs to whole different level out there...$$$$

     

     

    Originally posted by mudhen:

    Gonna hit Kern this weekend. Refuges are fine, but I like the club life too...

     

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    mudhen - CA


  8. Nice pics from Cali... While in our high school days,,My brother and I used to be Central Cali public refuge rats...Mendota, Merced, Volta, Kern, and even Wister near San Diego... Many good times spent camping sweat lines with fellow duck hunters... Now we run a Outfitter company in North Texas and get to hunt quite a bit more often... There is something really cool about the Pacific flyway and public duck hunting in California... We have found that most other states have very poor public hunting programs, compared to California...

    this pic is from 1990 at Mendota ..or Volta..

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  9. Originally posted by DougK:

    I was calling a Texas triple play a deer, turkey and dove in the same day, because the seasons have a few overlap days where you can get all three in a single day.

     

    A Texas grand slam would add a wild pig in the same day.

    in Texas- for us it is, Ducks,Geese, Quail in the same day!

  10. Originally posted by DougK:

    I was calling a Texas triple play a deer, turkey and dove in the same day, because the seasons have a few overlap days where you can get all three in a single day.

     

    A Texas grand slam would add a wild pig in the same day.


  11. Originally posted by CuzTheyFly:

    We did a show with the "General" Dave Gruber and his camera man for Benelli's American Bird Hunter show ,last season... It runs next week on the outdoor channel. Sure was fun hunting with one of our long time favorite TV shows...We chased Quail - Ducks and Geese in North Texas... It was very neat to have so many fine shotguns to shoot with,,,!!

     

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  12. Originally posted by CuzTheyFly:

    We did a show with the "General" Dave Gruber and his camera man for Benelli's American Bird Hunter show ,last season... It runs next week on the outdoor channel. Sure was fun hunting with one of our long time favorite TV shows...We chased Quail - Ducks and Geese in North Texas... It was very neat to have so many fine shotguns to shoot with,,,!!

     

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  13. We did a show with the "General" Dave Gruber and his camera man for Benelli's American Bird Hunter show ,last season... It runs next week on the outdoor channel. Sure was fun hunting with one of our long time favorite TV shows...We chased Quail - Ducks and Geese in North Texas... It was very neat to have so many fine shotguns to shoot with,,,!!

     

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    Monday-Dec 5th 3:30PM

     

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    Sat- Dec 10th 7:30PM


  14. Dub- Great picture, nice Drake Mallards... I bet you read several hunting and gun magazines.... Cause you took the time to set up that...Great guns, ducks and image.. Hope your season goes well and keep doing more

    creative hunting images like that ..... It helps to share your hunting success with others...

     

    SbeIIfan- Congrats to you and your Dad! Duck hunting is such a hard type of hunting to do,,,, Rules, calling & identifying, weather, costs,ect.... So you guys did awesome...

     

    - Ask any Duck Hunting pro, guide, or veteran

    how they got so good at duck hunting.

     

    They usually always say a life time of practice, My Dad, my relative, or another senior hunter that helped them...

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