When you think of divers......

Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.

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Postby suskiedrake » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:14 pm

Goldeneyes.... I dont see them usually until the last week of the season which means the river appears more like slushpuppy than a body of water. You also start to judge your sanity as you leave the dock and the therometer reads 3 degrees. But they come once a year and I would not miss them for the world..... Long lines, frozen neoprene and frostbite all go along with madness but when you hear those wing coming from a half mile down riverand they buzz the dekes there is absolutely no bigger rush for me anyway...
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Postby kms399 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:29 pm

ring bills here
another one bites the dust
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Postby widgeon1013 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:45 pm

Can hands down...fasting flying duck!
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Postby AK Ducks » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:37 pm

in juneau we call divers sea ducks ( cause you hunt them in the . . . guess)
any way they are scoters and Goldeyes ( of course the state calls goldeyes puddle ducks and scoters sea ducks so that means you could get 17 sea ducks in one day if you played your card right, that fills the freezer :thumbsup: )
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Postby kyfowler » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:43 pm

round here its can's, redheads, bluebills and buffies on the ohio river.
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Postby mjlduckman » Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:11 am

Up here it's all about the mighty scoters, those big ole fat things, then buffs and goldeneyes, and if your lucky enough and pray alot maybe a harlequin will grace your blocks?

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Postby on duck call » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:41 pm

Longtails, broadbills, buffies and goldies.
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Postby 870Hunter » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:18 pm

Nice big Bluebill cupped and committed..no backin out its just you and the duck! who wins....?
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Postby openwaterhunter2 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:11 pm

bills, rings, VERY few cans, some reds
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:19 pm

When I think of divers I think of me being 3 miles out on Erie in some nice 2-3 foot chop in low 30 degree temps with water splashing on me as I rock in the waves and get ice to form on my when the water meets my coat and skin as I try to knock down a Goldie, Can, Bill, Redhead, Buffy or whatever comes through the spread, that is the size of football flying 50 MPH at 30 yards, God I LOVE DIVER HUNTING!
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Postby EASY » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:12 pm

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Postby Dep666 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:38 pm

" Ok dude...your shot. here he comes. Nice drake.....lead that sucker by 6ft........OK TAKE 'EM. ( Bang...Bang...Bang....) Are you kidding me????I said 6ft lead....nice shooting MARY! " As the dog looks all puzzeled about the nice Drake Goldeneye that is flying away unscathed.


Better yet......" Hey pass the coffee.....Oh my God! Did anyone see that Bill that just landed in the dekes? Hey guys lets get our heads out of our a$$es."

And the #1 think I think of when I think of divers...." Nobody move.....Big flock of Cans workin us...(6 passes later) OK....next pass PICK OUT A DRAKE! BANG BANG......Better make space on the wall for that one!
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Postby chevyZ71 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:11 pm

well...hmm, here in bama the most common are bills and ringnecks. you'd be surprised how many canvasback and goldies we see. never killed any of those though. ive just seen local pics of them being killed. a good many too. but i only see the bills and ringers as i said. maybe i will soon bag more colorfull divers.
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Postby CANBACK KILLER » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:17 pm

definately a big ol fat mature bull can,redheads & bluebills
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:39 pm

Buffleheads and Redheads up in northern Idaho.
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Postby scwaterfowler » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:24 pm

redheads, cans, and bluebills
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