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Canvasbacks

Postby crazee_canuck » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:55 am

Hello everyone, my name is Dan Foster & I live in Southern Ontario Canada. I'm seriously considering a road trip to the Ferryville area this fall for Canvasbacks & would appreciate any advice regarding timing. I'm looking at roughly November 11-17 but I have no sense of this being too early or late etc. As I said, any help would be great.

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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby QH's Paw » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:09 pm

Ferryville? :huh:
I wasn't aware they hunted canvasbacks in San Francisco.
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby BGipson » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:34 pm

QH's Paw wrote:Ferryville? :huh:
I wasn't aware they hunted canvasbacks in San Francisco.


Actually I've heard the bay has some great diver shooting, no lie :lol:
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby crazee_canuck » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Well, MUFDVR's maybe :)
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby QH's Paw » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:51 pm

crazee_canuck wrote:Well, MUFDVR's maybe :)

I guess that just depends on your personal definition of "muff".
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby Shade » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:13 am

I have no idea where that is that you are going, but usually later = higher chance of birds. But for the most part, the weather pushes them down. If you plan on later, you'll have a better chance at colored up birds. I had two friends that targeted divers and Cans specifically last year. They went on Nov. 10th and 11th (which was U.S. veterans day if I remember correctly) and they saw zero Cans. I went to the same spot on Dec. 10th and 11th and had Cans crawling up my @$$. Equivalent Latitude would be about mid-North Dakota.
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby koonce727 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:14 am

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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby crazee_canuck » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:05 pm

Thank-you for your help guys!
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby canbackhunter » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Actually the great lakes gets a lot of cans late in the season, if you dont want to travel so far
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby Wisconsincheese » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:25 am

Is your trip to to Ferryville, Wi. on the Mississippi River? If yes, the Canavasback should still be there at the time of your trip. The weather obviously can move things back and forth by several weeks. They will be educated birds by that time.
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby WiHonker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:20 pm

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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby crazee_canuck » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks again for the replies everyone.

canbackhunter: I do hunt the Long Point area on Lake Erie & Eastern shore of Lake St. Clair for divers fairly regularly... I'm just looking to get away for a week & see some new places & hopefully get into a few birds :)

Wisconsincheese: I appreciate the help, I've moved the trip "up" one week so hopefully things will work out for those dates as well.

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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby bigbuckilla » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:40 pm

how about classic canvasback hunting? eastern shore of Maryland
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby vacuum6 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:33 pm

just so you know...daily bag on cans is usually 1....that's one per day. also, I have not seen the 2012 regs, but in the past the canvasback season has been closed....no daily bag...none, nada.
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Re: Canvasbacks

Postby luie b » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:18 pm

I thought they hunt brokebacks in San Fran? :lol3:
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