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Shooting any ducks? #14183726 10/07/19
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I spent a week in SD fighting weather and shooting a few ducks and some geese. We fished in the evenings and had a heck of a trip. Weather really sucked. 15-20mph winds in a 14' boat I named the SS Winecork was an experience to be avoided.


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Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: 19352012] #14188111 10/08/19
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Got one woodie in East NC on Saturday. Missed one before that. Could’ve maybe had another one but I didn’t want to push all the birds out of that area. Not a lot of action here so far. Only other ducks I’ve seen have been mergansers that were feeding on some big water this afternoon.

Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: 19352012] #14188188 10/08/19
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Got a couple last weekend.

Hoping that the big storm this weekend pushes them down here from Canada. Haven't seen any flight ducks yet.

Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: 19352012] #14188613 10/09/19
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Cousin near Sioux Falls reported the other day he had great hunting in flooded standing corn. One of his buddies saw them landing there and they set up the next morning with 3 robo ducks. Teal and mallards, locals of course. Doubt the weather will bad enough long enough to push anything. ND waters gotta freeze up hard first.


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Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: nighthawk] #14194277 10/11/19
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Originally Posted by nighthawk
Cousin near Sioux Falls reported the other day he had great hunting in flooded standing corn. One of his buddies saw them landing there and they set up the next morning with 3 robo ducks. Teal and mallards, locals of course. Doubt the weather will bad enough long enough to push anything. ND waters gotta freeze up hard first.



A lot of that here (teal, mallard, flooded corn). Snuck in of a flock of mallards in a small pond - hit the edge and stood up.....they were all asleep! I had to yell at them to get them to flush. Only one hen in the group and I managed not to shoot her.

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Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: 19352012] #14195676 10/11/19
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First hunt of the year last night and this morning. Disappointed in so few shot opportunities (Monte Vista refuge). Shot 2 drakes last night. This morning jumped up a mix of about 15 and bagged a teal and a hen mallard. I was halfway back to my truck when I noticed the hen was banded.

Re: Shooting any ducks? [Re: 19352012] #14197663 10/12/19
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Three mallards this morning, shot them out of waterlogged fields while trying to find sharptails or pheasants. Weather was terrible with 15+ mph winds blowing heavy wet snow. Never found any sharpies but did get two roosters to go with the ducks. The dogs and I are now trying to warm up in front of the fireplace. Some may scoff that it is a gas fireplace but it fires up with the flip of a switch and throws out heat right away. In a couple hours I'll head to the tavern for something to eat and catch up on the town gossip.


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