Ga widgeons?? help please!!!!

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Ga widgeons?? help please!!!!

Postby Hbnel5on » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:43 pm

So down here in georgia we get very few widgeon.. But this week scouting out the spots before the opener this weekend I found one of our holes is holding about 30 or 40 widgeons mixed with mallards gadwall teal and shovelers. The forage is they're dabbling for hydrilla and milfoil. But.. We don't get very many widgeons here.. Any tips for decoys and what not would be awesome! Thanks


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Re: Ga widgeons?? help please!!!!

Postby Justin Weber » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:15 pm

Widgeon will dump into a straight mallard spread without thinking twice most of the time. If you have a few widgeon decoys use em but its not gonna be the end of the world if you don't have any. They do help some though.
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Postby Hbnel5on » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:13 am

For some weird reason one of the guys I hunt with has a half dozen.. I reckon they'll be goin out there! This is just weird because I've only seen one widgeon in the mountains of north ga before and here there are quite a few. Image


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Postby Ga ducker » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Awesome! Good luck if you're going out in the morning!
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Postby Hbnel5on » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:58 pm

I am for sure! Will post pics


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Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:29 pm

Play your lucky cards. Only wigeon I've ever shot was here in MO on my first hunt this year. I have 4 wigeon deecoys and had them with my mallard and gadwall decoys.... he bombed in as a loner. real nice and very mature as well! I see very few around here but I hear of them getting killed about once a week.
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Postby Hbnel5on » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:00 am

Well we ended up with a full strap!! 8 widgeons 2 gaddies and 3 ringers. Had a blast!! Had a group of mallards come in before shooting light and after a few mins they sensed somethin wasn't right and left us. All in all a great way to open up the season!!

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Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:06 am

Glad to hear!
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Postby Hbnel5on » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Trust me you're right! Especially since last year we only squeaked out 3 woodies on opener!


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Postby Ga ducker » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:14 pm

Wow. :eek: Want an extra shooter (Kidding but not kidding lol)?! Awesome hunt and those look to be some pretty mature wigeon! Glad you did well and got some awesome looking birds!
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Postby Hbnel5on » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:09 pm

Yeah they were healthy mature full birds!


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Postby jgoetz » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:34 am

That third one back is a STUD! Wall hanger for sure for ya GA boys!
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Postby Hbnel5on » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:12 pm

They all were pretty mature in my opinion.. But how do you really tell? I mean I know like if the stripe is thin or like meshed with the green and grey that means that they're young.. Right? Then a very defined thick is mature?!


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Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:22 pm

Hbnel5on wrote:They all were pretty mature in my opinion.. But how do you really tell? I mean I know like if the stripe is thin or like meshed with the green and grey that means that they're young.. Right? Then a very defined thick is mature?!


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as well as they have a small sprig like a young pintail would.

check out the sprig on the wigeon I shot this year, as well as the stripe on his head :eek: :yes:

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Postby Hbnel5on » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:15 am

2500hdon37s wrote:
Hbnel5on wrote:They all were pretty mature in my opinion.. But how do you really tell? I mean I know like if the stripe is thin or like meshed with the green and grey that means that they're young.. Right? Then a very defined thick is mature?!


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as well as they have a small sprig like a young pintail would.

check out the sprig on the wigeon I shot this year, as well as the stripe on his head :eek: :yes:

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That's what the third one looked like.


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