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Any Duck Hunterns Out There?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Sundog, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Sundog

    Sundog Thread Killer

    If so, I hope you're seeing more ducks than I am. I hunt in NW Mississippi, and the pickin's been slim. This warm winter that the southeast has been experiencing since Christmas has evidently moved the ducks back north. I may go again once or twice befoe the end of the season (it's a seven hour drive for me), but not unless conditions improve.

    Any good photos of recent hunts would be great!
     
  2. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

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    My dad had about 10,000 flying through a DAY a while back. Of course he lives on Lake Erie right on the migration route. If you ever get the chance it's something to see. A continuous stream of ducks about 300-900 yards off shore and rafts of hundreds on the water.

    No such luck for me out here in the desert. A few in the canals in town, but the local PD probably wouldn't look to kindly on me shooting them. ;f
     


  3. ducks down here has been sparse. The teal that normally migrate to these warmer areas, have been as you put it "slim pickings". I think alot of this has todo with how cold the northern areas are. Just keep on waiting and soon you should get a big flock of ducks coming down.
     
  4. d0truji

    d0truji

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    Been out every weekend since the season started here. It's been a little slower than normal but we are still seeing about 1000 ducks a day and killing close to the limit.

    Strange thing is that we only killed mallards until last weekend when my friend shot a shoveler and a green wing teal.

    I'm loving it!
     
  5. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

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    Sorry guys, I guess we took too many up here back in September! ;f
     
  6. USPcompact

    USPcompact

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    Welllllllllll, looks like I told a fib about there not being any ducks in NC. We absolutely wore them out Monday and Tuesday at Lake Mattamuskeet in the eastern part of the state.

    Monday's bag - a wiley trumpeter swan (yes, you can shoot those here in NC), pintail, wigeon, limit of black duck, mallard, spoon bill, and I think someone accidently shot a coot or three. Have no idea who that was (me).

    Tuesday's bag - same as Monday, but with a limit of pintail and a single snow goose to go with it. Saw a neck banded swan that landed in our decoys, but someone forgot to put any shot in my shells and he flew off.
     
  7. shrpshtr

    shrpshtr

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    i had a pretty good hunt in maryland the 1st week of january but that is about it.

    here are a couple of pics...

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  8. quinnt

    quinnt

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    seasons over form me.....i live in massachusetts

    didnt get anythign

    got a goose tho so that was cool
     
  9. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    HUNTING DUCKS!!!!! AAAAAAGGGGGHHHH!!;f

    Not any more, too wet and cold for me, and have never been too good at sitting still. Will still go once in a while on a nice day "jump shooting" in the canoe when my buddy and I take turns paddling up the streams.

    Prefer upland (partridge) as normally just a nice walk in the woods and sometimes I get lucky and weed out a few stupid birds from the gne pool.
     
  10. CodeBlue23

    CodeBlue23

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    I've never heard of a "wiley" trumpeter swan, but i do know that trumpeter swans are nongame species. The swans hunted in NC are whistling swans. Also, there are no trumpeter swans in NC.

    I hunted some impoundments at Mattamuskeet this past weekend and we did fairly well, 10 mallards, 3 gadwall, 3 wood ducks and a shoveler. Tried for a swan but we were unsucessful.
     
  11. USPcompact

    USPcompact

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    Oops, meant "tundra" instead of "trumpeter." And "wiley" as in "dumb as rocks."
     
  12. CodeBlue23

    CodeBlue23

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    10-4 on the wiley, didn't catch that lingo....i've never really even hunted swans (well have tried once but didn't have a chance to shoot) but i have heard that they are not smart animals
     
  13. USPcompact

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    We were busy catching up on our limit last Tuesday afternoon when, in the midst of downing a pair of pintails, a group of 4 swans landed right smack in the middle of our decoys. One had a neck band. "Stupid" does not begin to describe these birds. :)
     
  14. True Punisher

    True Punisher Light 'em up!

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    I live in Minnesota and for the last few years the duck hunting has gotten bad. It is so bad that we can't even get our limit. Most guys I talked to around here it is the same story, and most of us think it is our weather being to warm over the season.
     
  15. d0truji

    d0truji

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    Season is over :(

    The Snow season is still open but I can't find them. There is always next year.

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    The new pup.

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  16. chevy01234

    chevy01234

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    Here is the last hunt I went on this year. I have many more pictures from previous hunts saved on another computer. I will try and post them up soon. I was hunting in the MS delta on some family land. Season was so so at best.
     
  17. chevy01234

    chevy01234

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    Those were the only two blue bills I killed all year. Two days before that I killed two red heads on the same hole. Usually more big ducks but not this year.
     
  18. pred8r

    pred8r

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    I can't complain down here in texas. i live 30 mins.from the katy prairie. fat mallards lots of teal and a few pintails. Now that duck season is over, I am enjoying the specail geese conservation season.....