Another succesful diver hunt

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How many feet of water do you hunt for divers in?

0-2 ft.
0
No votes
2-4 ft.
4
36%
4-6 ft.
1
9%
6+ ft.
6
55%
 
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Another succesful diver hunt

Postby duckhunter6 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:09 pm

2nd weekend of duck season we went out on the Saginaw Bay once again. Had 9 guys shooting. 3 d/f boats though. We set up trot lines and shot a total of 22 divers. It definantly wasnt the best hunt but overall we had plenty of shooting and opertunities.
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Postby diver-hunter » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:32 pm

thats cool, where do you live? what kinds of divers do you guys shoot usually? around here, we shoot up the surf and white winged scoter, bufflehead, and bluebills. once in a while we will get some goldeneyes and oldsqwal.
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Postby duckhunter6 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:03 pm

I live up in MI.usually we shoot plenty of mergansers but thats later in the season. right now though were slayin the redheads, bluebills, and suprisingly the buffleheads. the goldeneyes will come too but no until a little bit later in the season.
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Where on Saginaw Bay

Postby pontoonboy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:50 am

My father and I were hunting near north Island in wildfowl bay and had very little luck this past weekend - opening weekend was great!! How many lines do you put out?
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Postby duckhunter6 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:42 pm

Usually we put out anywhere from 3 to 5 lines. Some advice is to set up ur lines with one longer then the others this will funnel the ducks into ur decoys. it looks like this.
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Postby T-MAN » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:47 pm

duckhunter6-Do you guys actually eat mergansers? We try not to shoot them because we dont eat them. No offense but i woldnt eat em. :eek:
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Postby duckhunter6 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:58 pm

Yea if u get sausage made out of them there actually real good u should try it.
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mergansers

Postby pontoonboy » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:37 am

Maridade them in redwine vinegar for about 4 hours and then cook them like any other duck....
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Re: mergansers

Postby duckhunter6 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:59 am

pontoonboy wrote:Maridade them in redwine vinegar for about 4 hours and then cook them like any other duck....


Just wondering how you cook them.
thank for the advice
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Postby diver-hunter » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:58 am

if you soat them in water with a little vinegar, you will draw out a lot of the nasty taste. then marinade em in a foodsaver marinader with jack daniels (or whatever) and boy it turns out good :mrgreen: we might shoot a couple mergansers the whole season on accident, but thats the way we cook most of ours and it turns out nice :smile:
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