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Mallards

Postby Privileged hunter » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am

My friends and family have all agreed to stop shooting mallards for the remainder of the season. Due to the lack of water mallards are going to have a rough 2014. If you think the mallard population has been bad wait till next year. So if your a true waterfowler and have a love for the birds you'll do the same and spread the word.
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Re: Mallards

Postby Silverwidgeon » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:15 am

Shouldn't you be a strictly spoony purist then to conserve habitat for other waterfowl (mallards included)???
idk I figure all waterfowl are gonna have it tough. Don't know why you are trippin on the green lol. They've got pretty solid long term numbers last i checked. What about Pintail, Canvasback and the like?
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Re: Mallards

Postby slowshooter » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:36 am

What possesses people to cook this stuff up? If you want to help the birds, force your city government to stop issuing building permits that create more suburbs - or build even further out.

Habitat is where it's at. Folks give themselves way to much credit for affecting the bird numbers.
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Re: Mallards

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:22 am

It's all about the long term average... Not what you predict the weather could be. We could have one hell of a wet spring and summer. The last report I read had the mallard at 10.4 million birds in 2013 down from 10.6 million in 2012 but at 26% above the long term average.

The northern pintail and lesser/ greater scaup are sadly 17% below long term average. So... If we go by data and you want to make a statement don't shoot any more pintail or scaup. Old Mr. Greenhead is doing just fine. So shoot em up if you can. With in your legal parameters of course.

The thing about the water situation is... Just because it is dry in your back forty does not mean it is dry in the duck factory of the midwest or the boreal forests of Canada. USFS recorded substantial habitat improvements in 2013 from 2012.

If you want to see something sad... Drive around with me during hay cutting season. Nest after nest destroyed during the first cuts.
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Re: Mallards

Postby quack-attack » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:35 am

This will quickly become the most stupid thread of 2014.

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Re: Mallards

Postby yellowdog53 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:07 am

Quack

There there will be plenty more useless threads to follow just review the past several years of posts..Not sure why people have to tell stories about the guy on the refuge who hunted next to him or how they were shooting high or moved within 100 yards of them but time after time thread after thread of the same old non sense..

Watch this thread go straight South now....
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Re: Mallards

Postby Tyrtruion » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:23 am

yellowdog53 wrote:Not sure why people have to tell stories about the guy on the refuge who hunted next to him or how they were shooting high or moved within 100 yards of them.


Cause it's the internet... I think page 67 of the Internet etiquette guidebook says "thou shalt post no less than 50% rabble rabble"
Page 90 says "arguing on the Internet is like competing in the special Olympics... Even if you win, you're still retarded"

And just to call a spade a spade... Wouldn't complaining on this forum about the posts be the equivalent of complaining on this forum about the guy next to you?

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Re: Mallards

Postby quack-attack » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:26 am

good ole internet biologist, internet game wardens, internet dog handlers (guilty as charged), internet youth counselors, internet duck calling professionals, internet lawyers...this place is one stop shopping....can anyone help me with this rash?....that is where i need some good advice.
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Re: Mallards

Postby Tyrtruion » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:56 am

I got a lot of real world experience with rashes...
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Re: Mallards

Postby Bootlipkiller » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:14 am

I have a belly button.


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Re: Mallards

Postby nut4duck » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:20 am

Privileged hunter wrote:My friends and family have all agreed to stop shooting mallards for the remainder of the season. Due to the lack of water mallards are going to have a rough 2014. If you think the mallard population has been bad wait till next year. So if your a true waterfowler and have a love for the birds you'll do the same and spread the word.


Your kidding right?? True waterfowler... :rolleyes: What the hell is a true waterfowler..

I'm rollin every one that goes feet down... I'll leave it up to you do gooders to save the heard.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

And if you want to save something why don't you start with canvasbacks, scaups and pintails so we can get the numbers up and add more to the bag.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mallards

Postby nut4duck » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:33 am

Tyrtruion wrote:
yellowdog53 wrote:Page 90 says "arguing on the Internet is like competing in the special Olympics... Even if you win, you're still retarded"



I wish I could do what half of what those people do in the special Olympics that you call retarded.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :fingerpt:
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Re: Mallards

Postby hntndux » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:51 am

Whats a Mallard???
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Re: Mallards

Postby yellowdog53 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:02 am

For the record I did not write this try so not sure where you got this from....
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Page 90 says "arguing on the Internet is like competing in the special Olympics... Even if you win, you're still retarded"



Its all the net and the net is what it is and full of IT too....

Does anyone really ever win an internet argument??? CMON MAN... I have tried a million times and lost everyone HAHA See I can even joke about it too..

It is fun though to watch people spin out of control and call each other names and all that...The internet bully......

Then it progresses into the pack mentality because someone is somebodys buddy and then away it spins off into the threating and the good stuff...The net is joke and although some good freindships have been created as well as memories overall it is still a joke with wanna bees and the like everywhere...

Told ya here we go!!!!
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Re: Mallards

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:09 am

sprigpig1 wrote:It's all about the long term average... Not what you predict the weather could be. We could have one hell of a wet spring and summer. The last report I read had the mallard at 10.4 million birds in 2013 down from 10.6 million in 2012 but at 26% above the long term average.

The northern pintail and lesser/ greater scaup are sadly 17% below long term average. So... If we go by data and you want to make a statement don't shoot any more pintail or scaup. Old Mr. Greenhead is doing just fine. So shoot em up if you can. With in your legal parameters of course.

The thing about the water situation is... Just because it is dry in your back forty does not mean it is dry in the duck factory of the midwest or the boreal forests of Canada. USFS recorded substantial habitat improvements in 2013 from 2012.

If you want to see something sad... Drive around with me during hay cutting season. Nest after nest destroyed during the first cuts.


Another thread full of gay won't you say.
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Re: Mallards

Postby Dukslayer26 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:18 am

quack-attack wrote:This will quickly become the most stupid thread of 2014.

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Already is the worst thread of 2014. Long term average is fine on mallards. You must be hunting a spot that doesn't get a lot of mallards. They are around
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Re: Mallards

Postby ericwjennings » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 am

Silverwidgeon wrote:Shouldn't you be a strictly spoony purist then to conserve habitat for other waterfowl (mallards included)?....


I'm doing my part, been stacking up Spoonies like cord wood :thumbsup: . Trying to free up habitat and available food. :biggrin:
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Re: Mallards

Postby Bootlipkiller » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 am

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Mallards bore me.


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Re: Mallards

Postby quigby979 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:48 am

I think we should talk about this rash so more. We have a better chance of at least solving that problem and it might even be a better story of how this rash started
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Re: Mallards

Postby Bootlipkiller » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:51 am

Any rash in Chico normally originated in Oroville.


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Re: Mallards

Postby quack-attack » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:58 am

Sgtstadanko707 wrote:[Another thread full of gay won't you say.



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Re: Mallards

Postby duckscout » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:15 am

Don't shoot mallards save them for me :thumbsup:
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Re: Mallards

Postby gozags09 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:19 am

I kill 7 greenheads every day of the season. by the end ill have killed 700 mallards. I do my part.


...I'm also a liar.
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Re: Mallards

Postby Bootlipkiller » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:21 am

gozags09 wrote:I kill 7 greenheads every day of the season. by the end ill have killed 700 mallards. I do my part.


...I'm also a liar.


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Re: Mallards

Postby Mallards Only » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:27 am

You really need to talk to guys like DUCKSPY and Nighthunter. They're the problem and the reason for the declining numbers.
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