Opening Weekend in the Bayou (South Alabama)

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Opening Weekend in the Bayou (South Alabama)

Postby rook » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:46 pm

Had a pretty good opening morning hunt. Had scouted out a large group of birds on Wed AM and to our suprise they stuck around. I think we ended up with 10 with a mix of usual (redheads, bluebills and buffleheads) but we had a couple first for me in the bayou. We shot a hen shoveler which I know frequent the Mobile causeway but its the first one I have seen in the bayou. And then we shot what I thought was a hen surf scoter but has been discovered to be a hen white wing scoter. Pretty unusual from what I have been told.

Sat morning was much slower pace but I think we ended up taking 5. Once again the usuals but a couple more suprises. We took a blue wing teal and two more white wing surf scoters. All in all a great weekend with a mixed bag.

Hunters first bird. He had a great first hunt!
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Mitchell with a Drake Bufflehead
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Hen Northern Shoveler
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Hen White Wing Scoter
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Hunter retrirving another bird
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Opening AM results
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Sat AM before sunrise
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Sat AM results
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Re: Opening Weekend in the Bayou (South Alabama)

Postby pintails82 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:07 pm

Looks like a great hunt in the gulf area. I hunt out of p-cola area. just a few woodies in the area. Haven't seen any redhead or ringers yet.
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Re: Opening Weekend in the Bayou (South Alabama)

Postby MichiganMarv » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:58 am

Awsome looking hunt. :thumbsup:
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Re: Opening Weekend in the Bayou (South Alabama)

Postby Dep6 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:00 pm

Way to go!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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