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bluebill or ringneck

Postby woodduckhunter » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:07 pm

This may sound stupid, but what is the difference in a bluebill and a ringneck, if there is one?
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Postby casey_714 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:21 pm

Well one difference is that drake ringnecks have bright white stripes on their bills. And the hens have a bigger, brighter white cheek patch for bluebill. The bluebill hens are a lot darker in color.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:25 pm

well one is a duck and one is a pheasant... :getdown:
but seriously... here is the waterfowl identification thing for du... i used it a lot because this was my first year and i wanted to know my species better
http://www.ducks.org/waterfowling/gallery/index.asp
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Postby AK Ducks » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:58 pm

thats pretty good site there johnson
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Postby jedisme » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:22 pm

greaters and lessers are hard for me to id. ringnecks and scaups are also aggravating to id when flying.
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Postby casey_714 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:01 pm

I can tell greaters from lessers now, but I'm not sure about when they're flying or not...
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Postby marshwhacker » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:05 pm

my friend has a freshwater lease that at least 5,000 scaup and bluebills on it this year we went about 10 times and came back with 3 man limits every time. is there a different limit for bluebills and ringnecks in texas if anyone knows
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:00 pm

I'm not familiar with Texas regs, but bills are limited 2 nation wide this year for the most part, ringnecks on the other hand I have never heard of being regulated, they are 2 different birds
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:29 pm

you guys could only get 2 bluebills? in idaho we were allowed 3... dont know why.... i guess we are just more special that you :getdown:
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:02 am

We were 3 last year then they hacked us, it's okay Canada waters are about 1 hour by truck and 2 miles by boat and I can shoot 4 cans towards my 6 or 6 bills for my 6 :yes:
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Postby marshwhacker » Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:36 pm

we were just shootin 2 bluebills per person they need to make it about a 6 bluebills limit we have to many need to thin em out, were we go its also a great bass fishin place we went out there last week in blue and white fishin shirts and his boat out in the middle of the place and still could have shot our limit
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:44 am

Sorry man I disagree bill numbers are on a downslide and have been.I personally think it sucks beings we get tons and tons of bills but they are hopefully correecting the problem before it gets out of hand.We don't want another canvasback or pintail situation, just my 2 cents
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Postby marshwhacker » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:33 am

your right about that it stinks that you can only shoot 1 pintail or 1 can but i've never shot a canvas back before although all i have to do is get up and drive about and hour and half and go shoot some sometimes i don't think its worth it to go up there and only shoot one duck every there a pretty duck
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:37 am

Some people have different motives for hunting, I won't say anything more
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Postby marshwhacker » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:54 am

i'm thinkin about next year goin up to lake sam rayburn its only a couple hours from my house and try go shoot some cans as far as pintail were i hunt around my house we get our 1 pin every day
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