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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!
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
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.
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!
Not much here in NC since Christmas. ;g
Sorry guys, I guess we took too many up here back in September! ;f
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.
i had a pretty good hunt in maryland the 1st week of january but that is about it.
here are a couple of pics...
seasons over form me.....i live in massachusetts
didnt get anythign
got a goose tho so that was cool
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.
Monday's bag - a wiley trumpeter swan (yes, you can shoot those here in NC),
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.
Oops, meant "tundra" instead of "trumpeter." And "wiley" as in "dumb as rocks."
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
Originally posted by CodeBlue23
but i have heard that they are not smart animals
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. :)
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.
Season is over :(
The Snow season is still open but I can't find them. There is always next year.
The new pup.
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.
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.
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.....
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