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Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:54 pm

Get your long lines ready boys, the divers are in tkown!!! Shot a hen buffy this afternoon! Would have had 2 drakes but they landed outside of the spread. This is a good sign seeing them could mean the water up north is starting to freeze!!! :grooving:
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Postby ericbarber » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:57 pm

I setup my long line tonight I'm new at this painted 9 old decoys it'll be low tide in the morning ill be shooting from shore. The area is loaded with hooded mergansers and Buffy's so hopefully they find my small spread appealing
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Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Dont worry if it's mergs you want, mergs youll get. They'll decoy into floating trash lol. Divers make for a fun shoot though, fast and low and make for great practice as you can see where your shot hits in relation to the bird. The buffy decoyed into mallard decoys today. Good luck tomorrow! :thumbsup:
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Postby STEELrainCT » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:01 pm

Me and my buddy were hunting a marsh sat. Afternoon and one buzzed the channel on us...totally took us by surprised we just laughed and said thats an early one.not used to seein buffys till mid december.
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Postby hardcoreducks » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Good to know. I'll be hunting from Wednesday through Friday. Going to setup in a usual spot the first day and then scout the afternoon and try to find some buffleheads. I'll post reports.
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Postby ericbarber » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:32 pm

I saw about 200 mallards this morning. None seemed to be interested (flying high) no divers flew by but a boat kicked up like 20 Buffy's in the distance but they simply jumped up and landed where they were. As I was driving home through mystic all I saw was hoods and buffs in the marshes. I'd like to know where those mallards were going
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Postby SquadIrons » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:35 pm

Saw a a few buffies yesterday. Had one buzz my dekes so fast I didn't have time to react. Another landed and I gave him 9" of #3 at 20 yards and still went under before I could recover him.

Saw a TON of mallards yesterday morning but most were high flyers on a mission. A dozen or so came in range but from behind me and landed just out of range. We worked a few here and there but nothing out of the ordinary. The sunrise flight, however, however was the biggest I've seen in 2 or 3 years.
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Postby lbhansford » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:09 am

yeah divers are way earlier than the norm. We have a ton of buffies in VA already.
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Postby ericbarber » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:51 am

Went this am saw all the same mallards none focused on landind. I didn't set up for divers but if I did I would have had a flock of hooded mergansers come in. That's just my luck
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