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#7163390 - 12/10/12 How is your duck season going ???
RipSnort Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Let's have a report on how the ducks are treating you. Lots of birds? No birds? Spotty? How is it going?

Thanks, RS

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#7163429 - 12/10/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: RipSnort]
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Registered: 03/28/10
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Loc: Nebraska
Hunted both days this weekend.Saturday morning zero wind,lack of birds and not one shot fired.This morning light rain,low cloud deck with clearing,temps plummeting and winds gusting to 35 out of the West.We got nine but all within a half hour.Mixed bag of Widgeon and Gadwall.. the main body of mallards still seems North of us in S.Dakota at present.DU site says 750K in the Dakotas.
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#7164785 - 12/10/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: FlyboyFlem]
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Registered: 06/01/05
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Loc: NE South Dakota
Not any more. Arctic air moved in with 4 to 14 inches of snow north of I90 (I90 and I29 still partially closed), blizzard winds. Below zero in Sioux Falls and it just gets colder north.

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#7165281 - 12/10/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: nighthawk]
30338 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
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Loc: Denver
Son is going to like to hear that. He is hunting Nebraska late this week.

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#7165325 - 12/10/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: RipSnort]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 156
Loc: Kansas
Not many in Kansas yet. Cold front came in last night with single digit windchills. We can only hope that they are on their way.
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#7174681 - 12/12/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: KSQUACKER]
bull Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 447
Loc: North Mississippi
We have limited out every day since this past Saturday with a very mixed bag-- canvasback, redheads, greenwings, gadwalls, mallards,ringnecks,widgeon, pintails--and one suicidal shoveler.

Had to break ice this morning in Mississippi. Supposed to warm back up which will slow things back down but it is good for now.

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#7189230 - 12/16/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: bull]
Odessa Offline
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Loc: Downeast NC
Just finishing packing up the vehicle to drive up to Knotts Island on the northern Outer Banks (Back Bay and Albemarle Sound). Going to hunt MON-TUE-WED, hope to have a good report when I return.
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#7190094 - 12/16/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Odessa]
Les7603006 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: MN
Selling everything. To much roost shooting before hours here in MN and fisherman that think decoys attract fish.
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#7191317 - 12/16/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Les7603006]
splattermatic Offline
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Registered: 07/25/08
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Loc: n.w. new mexico
Having a great season here.
Haven't been out for about 2 weeks, but trap is up to 68 ducks and 4 geese.

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#7191958 - 12/17/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Les7603006]
Phoneman Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
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Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: Les7603006
Selling everything. To much roost shooting before hours here in MN and fisherman that think decoys attract fish.


i know how you feel. Had a guy outside the deeks this am at 10 til legal trying to find a spot to setup. Watched 2 guys ride around in a 100yd circle for 30 minutes trying to get their bearings in the fog. Gotta love it. I usually head to arkansas a couple times a year but my hunting partner can't go this year so i'm stuck here with rubberheads in SC

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#7193074 - 12/17/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: splattermatic]
ScottM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 325
Loc: Idaho
Been a pretty good year so far. Until the last few days the mild winter has kept the big water open. Lately though, a few have started to move to the rivers and creeks. Mostly mallards with a few teal.

Tonight was a truly unexpected surprise. Shortly after this picture was taken I got another pair. These are not common in this area and I was pretty excited.
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#7193097 - 12/17/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: ScottM]
ScottM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
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Loc: Idaho
Quite rare for our neck of the woods.

Poor pic though.
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#7196060 - 12/18/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: ScottM]
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Registered: 12/14/10
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Loc: NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
Been hunting some in AR so far. Been limiting or close most days, even with the warm weather.
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#7205936 - 12/20/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Phoneman]
kawi Online   content
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Might as well shoot the out house on this end. Mid mt just me on that though.

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#7248359 - 12/31/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: kawi]
rost495 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 38929
Loc: La Grange, TX
Sucks in TX often. Often its not until seaosn is almost over that we get the over educated birds in great numbers this far south. Sometimes never.

Finally with some of the last few fronts I've been starting to see enough numbers that it may be worth going out to give it a try.

Of course after last years amazing season, we are due a drought for a few years on hunting.

Jeff
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#7250245 - 12/31/12 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: rost495]
splattermatic Offline
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Registered: 07/25/08
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Loc: n.w. new mexico
Lots of geese, like thousands of canadians, have moved in.
Haven't been out for ducks for a few weeks, but trap and i are going in the morning.
Some friends have said that there are lots up by the dam, so hopefully, down where i hunt we will have a great morning.
Charging the battery for my lucky duck right now.
Better report tomorrow.

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#7250806 - 01/01/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: ScottM]
doctor_Encore Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
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Loc: west of the Chesapeake Bay
Originally Posted By: ScottM
Quite rare for our neck of the woods.

Poor pic though.






Your Rem 870 has seen some duck seasons.

Doc

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#7252357 - 01/01/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: doctor_Encore]
GSP814 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
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Duck hunting here in New Jersey has been spotty, goose hunting in the fields is really picking up since it snowed.

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#7253576 - 01/01/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: GSP814]
Odessa Offline
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Loc: Downeast NC
Spent three days on Currituck Sound the week before Christmas - some ducks but pretty spotty (shot three ducks in three days - a few parties got into them better and got two or three each). Heading to Arkansas in ten days for a three day hunt in timber and flooded fields - hope to get in a little more gunning there.
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#7253709 - 01/01/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Odessa]
mtmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/20/03
Posts: 782
Loc: Montana
Hope to get a good hunt in next weekend. Waterfowl lost out to uplands and big game again this year, but GuNR and I found a few birds in MT.








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#7265635 - 01/04/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: doctor_Encore]
ScottM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 325
Loc: Idaho
"Your Rem 870 has seen some duck seasons."

Doc

It has seen a few. I was reflecting the other day that although I now own several "better" shotguns, this one remains the most lethal.

Floated the river last Saturday after the big water froze. I can't remember having a better shoot. Flocks of hundreds of mallards coming up around many river bends. Float takes about two hours. After thirty minutes we had our limits of beautiful late season drake mallards. After a day like that I cleaned up and organized my steel shot, cleaned and oiled the 870, and stowed the waders. Now for devil birds!
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#7265637 - 01/04/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: mtmiller]
shooten Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Pretty good late season in the Imperial Valley in Southern California. Not too many green heads but lots of Gads, teal, and the omnipresent spoonies.

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#7265810 - 01/04/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: Odessa]
wilkeshunter Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 3218
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Odessa
Spent three days on Currituck Sound the week before Christmas - some ducks but pretty spotty (shot three ducks in three days - a few parties got into them better and got two or three each). Heading to Arkansas in ten days for a three day hunt in timber and flooded fields - hope to get in a little more gunning there.


Hey Odessa,

Where in Arkansas are you going? I am heading to the Bayou Meto area south of Stuttgart next week. I spoke with a buddy out there today and he said that there is a lot of water out there and it is scattering the ducks. They have had great season until the last couple weeks. The recent rains have driven the birds to new areas. We are hoping that they return soon. It seems like we go through this ever few years. To date we have never had a blown hunt. Some years are surely better than others, but we have always done pretty well. Good luck out there and let me know how you do.

Tim

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#7269299 - 01/05/13 Re: How is your duck season going ??? [Re: wilkeshunter]
Odessa Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
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Loc: Downeast NC
Tim, heading to the Cache River area near Brinkley - did great there last season, going to try it again. Duck hunting is always a crapshoot in being at the right place at the right time - but looking forward to my trip none the less.
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