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Postby brampus » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:59 pm

Hunted off Faulkners today with my neighbor and two others today.
He just bought a nice used two man layout boat and wanted to give it a go at some scoter. Nice to get out saw Maggie's dad out there. Not a ton of birds ended up with 12 and the weather couldn't have been any better
Maggie's Dad read your report good to see you guys had a nice shoot

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Postby on duck call » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:30 pm

Good job nothing wrong with 12 birds. What kind of ducks did you get? Any oldsquaws? I also hunt that area later in the season.
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Postby brampus » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:38 pm

On The Call,

We shot 2 white wings and the rest were surf scoter we didn't see any
squaw. That was my first time down in that area and it did look really good
I would say you have to really watch yourself down along that whole area
it's really big water. Do you shoot divers down there or just sea ducks.
I did see a small group of squaw birds in New Haven harbor on the way back home.

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Postby Major Woods » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:29 pm

Nice going on the early seaducks, that's one of my goals this year to hunt that island.
As you stated it's going to have to be a perfect weather day to do safely.
Thousands on the boat.
Hundreds on decoys.
Time away from the wife....priceless
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Postby on duck call » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:54 pm

I shoot both divers and sea ducks. I don't hunt there a lot like you said its big water and I only have a 16 foot lowe boat with 20 inch sides. I go when the weather is perfect. I shoot other places that are more protected and do as well. I am not seeing many puddlers in the marshes so the opener I might go sea duck hunting. I scouted 3 locations and saw very few birds. Maybe this rain has them spread out? In a year or two I will be buying a 17 duckwater boat for the big water; I still need to do some research on the TDB boats and see the difference between the Duckwater and TDB. I have 2 daycares for my kids so funds are low now. In two years I will be done so that will free up 20,000 a year.
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Postby Major Woods » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:23 am

I have a 20'cc duckboat with 30" sides so I feel safe out there but still like to see seas <2'

20k........Now I know why I don't have kids :eek:
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Hundreds on decoys.
Time away from the wife....priceless
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Postby brampus » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:20 pm

Major woods,

What kind of boat are your running?
20' cc duck boat sounds very nice.
I like the Lund boat but have never seen a cc one.
I would like a 20' cc to pull double duty between hunting and fishing
but would still want aluminum.

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Postby Maggie's Dad » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:11 am

Heading out again this weekend. Maggie's staying home in the morning bringing her brother (litter mate). But she'll be back in action for the evening hunt for puddle ducks.

Hope to see you out there!
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Postby Major Woods » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:46 pm

I have a G3 2072 with a 90hp motor.
The marine forecast looks good, going to try Falkner's on Sat.
Thousands on the boat.
Hundreds on decoys.
Time away from the wife....priceless
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Postby Maggie's Dad » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:47 pm

Major - Well see you in the morning! I'll be in my Xpress H-56 with a 115 hp.

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Postby 7thsign » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:05 pm

I haven't been down that far south. Usually go to Barn Island. In a month or two you can limit out on the blues and if you lucky some redheads.

I hunt with a wilderness system pungo 140 14' kayak, can that handle the trek out to Falkners Island? Also, how far is the paddle? I'd like to give some scoter a go but never have had a good opportunity. Thanks in advance.
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