Discuss everything from issues in the region to Connecticut duck hunting.
Anyone ever shoot a ruddy duck around here? I shot one this morning and had a few others swimming around me all day. I have never seen these in person before and found it interesting. The coloration was dull, though. Certainly did not look like the late season plumage that many other birds have.
- Posts: 166
- Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:35 pm
shot one. it dove. see a good number of them though.
team quack attack "if you blow it they will come"
- Posts: 312
- Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:11 am
- Location: niantic ct
I shot one last year on a lake. Watched it fall so we paddled over to it and it dove pretty deep. I could see it swimming under water, and it stayed there for a few minutes but when it came up it was about another 50 yards away! The second shot wasn't too forgiving. I don't think ill shoot another one though, or at least TRY not to.
- Posts: 1592
- Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:34 pm
- Location: Connecticut: The Confiscation State
I see them often in january on the sound...they dont fly around much...but very occassionaly youll get one to fly in. But more times than not they happen to swim in...the drakes are seldom in nice color during the season...
favorite quote: We constantly dont do things this way
- Posts: 3241
- Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:19 am
- Location: only been to Cromwell once
Return to Connecticut Duck Hunting
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests