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SmokinGun  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:54:24 AM(UTC)
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Historically the statewide duck season has started the weekend after Thanksgiving and always ends the last Sunday in January. Has anybody seen where Thanksgiving falls this year? I think we are going to get screwed out of a couple days this season. Rumors are circulating that the opener could be the day of Thanksgiving. If that's the case, anybody ever fried a turkey in the blind before?



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#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:56:20 AM(UTC)
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60 - 6 like always.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:37:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SmokinGun Go to Quoted Post
Historically the statewide duck season has started the weekend after Thanksgiving and always ends the last Sunday in January. Has anybody seen where Thanksgiving falls this year? I think we are going to get screwed out of a couple days this season. Rumors are circulating that the opener could be the day of Thanksgiving. If that's the case, anybody ever fried a turkey in the blind before?





Just curious where excatly are the rumors circulating? Southern Missouri and Illinois typically open on Thanksgiving day and Arkansas is open on Thanksgiving day so I have spent plenty of time in the field on Turkey Day.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:49:54 PM(UTC)
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it will either open turkey day and run the strait 60, or less likely imo open the weekend before thankgiving... im good with either...
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:08:48 PM(UTC)
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it will either open turkey day and run the strait 60, or less likely imo open the weekend before thankgiving... im good with either...


x2. IMO it will either open same day as deer gun season, or we will not get a split.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:36:25 PM(UTC)
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I hope we get the split. Wish we had 2 or 3 splits during our season. I think it would really help...
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:17:27 PM(UTC)
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I hope we get the split. Wish we had 2 or 3 splits during our season. I think it would really help...


I agree
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:08:54 PM(UTC)
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Didn't we have a season a few years ago where we only got 58? I think we will get 60. They will either open on Thanksgiving and run ist straight, or open the weekend before then close and reopen the following Saturday like always.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:23:07 PM(UTC)
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Here is a quick thought guys on possible season dates and still have 60 days.

Nov 23 & 24
Nov 29 to Dec 24
Dec 26 to Jan 26

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:26:26 PM(UTC)
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Didn't we have a season a few years ago where we only got 58? I think we will get 60. They will either open on Thanksgiving and run ist straight, or open the weekend before then close and reopen the following Saturday like always.


It was 59... The commission voted to not open it on thanksgiving because ( get this) "it would not be fair for someone from middle Tennessee
To have to drive to west Tennessee to hunt that morning then have to dive back for thanksgiving dinner that same day". It's the truth. Atleast that's what the head of the commission told me personally.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:15:56 PM(UTC)
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Didn't it open on Thanksgiving in the (I think) 2001/2002 season? Maybe it was just the day my family did Thanksgiving, because I know my mom put off our dinner to like 7 o'clock to accommodate me not being there early...
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:40:47 AM(UTC)
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Didn't it open on Thanksgiving in the (I think) 2001/2002 season? Maybe it was just the day my family did Thanksgiving, because I know my mom put off our dinner to like 7 o'clock to accommodate me not being there early...


I know 03'-04' Thanksgiving day. Long, long day...
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:41:19 AM(UTC)
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Yea it opened on thanksgiving that year. Atleast I'm pretty sure.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:26:41 AM(UTC)
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Aw who really cares when it starts or when it close's.... I got me a new shotgun suppressor ordered and I plan on hunting from the time the birds head south till the time they head back north(maybe a 120 day season) muahahaha
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:13:35 AM(UTC)
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I have shot a lot of pre-turkey ducks in rice fields. I do remember when season closed on Christmas several years ago.
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:57:43 PM(UTC)
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I may be wrong, but I think the framework is such that if there is no split, the days get reduced. I would vote for weekend before Thanksgiving, closed thanksgiving weekend, then reopen first Saturday is December as usual. Not really worreid one way or the other. Don't kill many ducks early anyhow.
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:18:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mittens Go to Quoted Post
I may be wrong, but I think the framework is such that if there is no split, the days get reduced. I would vote for weekend before Thanksgiving, closed thanksgiving weekend, then reopen first Saturday is December as usual. Not really worreid one way or the other. Don't kill many ducks early anyhow.


that would knock us to a 53 day season..
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:14:07 PM(UTC)
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Possum,

It did come from Mittens.....UserPostedImage....and we all know how he gets about Happy Hour

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#19 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:07:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mittens Go to Quoted Post
I may be wrong, but I think the framework is such that if there is no split, the days get reduced. I would vote for weekend before Thanksgiving, closed thanksgiving weekend, then reopen first Saturday is December as usual. Not really worreid one way or the other. Don't kill many ducks early anyhow.


Not correct

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SuperX2  
#20 Posted : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:46:46 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SuperX2 Go to Quoted Post
Didn't it open on Thanksgiving in the (I think) 2001/2002 season? Maybe it was just the day my family did Thanksgiving, because I know my mom put off our dinner to like 7 o'clock to accommodate me not being there early...


I know 03'-04' Thanksgiving day. Long, long day...


Ok, yeah that's it... I'm not great with years...haha



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