When you think of divers......

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When you think of divers......

Postby InTheDecoys » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:01 pm

.........what kind of bird do you think of? I would say a GE or a Can. What do you think of? :thumbsup:
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Postby Mike M. » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:33 pm

In this area, when I think of divers I think of Goldeneye and Bufflehead.
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Postby huntmq1 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:37 pm

My area, Ring Necks.
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:14 pm

Coots...ganzers :yes:

no seriously, Redheads and Cans fo sure....
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Postby GADKHNTR » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:03 pm

Round here it's ringers and 'bills
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Postby benelliduckman » Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:49 pm

Goldeneye or buffie.
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Postby donell67 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:56 pm

i think of getting the all mighty can.
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Postby 870 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:57 pm

broadbills, wistlers
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Postby shrpshtr » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:21 pm

i am definitely with donnell on this, cans. they're absolutely one of my favorites.

bluebills, buffleheads, and goldeneyes come to mind also.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Wed May 04, 2005 12:11 pm

first off...i try not to think of divers, but when i have a mental lapse and the image creeps into my skull...it is usually of Scaup. there are so many of them around that it is hard not to think of them...though i would prefer a nice big ol' Can.
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Postby Layout » Wed May 04, 2005 9:54 pm

Big fat broadbills bombing in.......... so close I can see their toe nails.
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Postby 870 » Fri May 06, 2005 8:39 pm


You bet, let me add to that. It’s snowed hard all night, the broadbills had to fly all night to keep the snow off their backs. The rafts were broken up, thier tired and looking to land.

While you and your buddy are still in your boat, setting the decoys, the broadbills are landing in them. You look to your buddy and say, “I don’t think we brought enough shells”

Then he asks you “what’s the bag limit on broadbills?” You can’t help but say, “that all depends” on what he asks? “ On how big of bag you brought” is your answer.

Then you start hoping for cans, redheads and ring-bills to show up so your day last longer.
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Postby Kenny » Sat May 07, 2005 6:15 pm

I hunt The Longpoint bay area of Lake Erie mostly blue bills ,red heads ,and Cans here
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Postby frazier2209 » Sun May 29, 2005 9:01 pm

around here, our main divers are ringnecks and goldeneyes.
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Postby Quackcephus » Mon May 30, 2005 9:41 am

JACKS :yes:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon May 30, 2005 11:00 am

Yeah, Im just not that experienced w/terms and names....... still got alot to learn, thats why I like this site-I learn fancy new lingo, and it makes me feel smart saying them around my hunting buddies :laughing:

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Postby 98ramtough » Mon May 30, 2005 12:58 pm

Mostly the only divers I get a crack at are bluebills. Reds and Cans are pretty rare where I hunt. Man can those divers move though. They are a fun hunt no doubt..
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Postby texan68 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:23 am

can, bluebills, and redheads
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Postby pitboss » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:47 pm

cans & blackheads on some big open water...

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Postby duckbuster » Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:40 pm

bluebills mainly, but i also then dream of some nice cans
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:52 am

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Postby Evil_McNasty » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:34 pm

Definitely redheads. They have some big old noggins too!! You'd think with all that head, that they'd be smarter.
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Postby Cobra » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:50 pm

'bills, 'eyes and buffies.
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Postby firebird » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:40 am

We get all the different divers but none in really good numbers. I guess my favorite would be pass-shooting the whistlers rippin down a big river during a December snowstorm. Lots of commons and the occasional Barrows just for style!
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