A Good WMA/public land for DUCKS?

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A Good WMA/public land for DUCKS?

Postby tro453 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:27 am

I have been hunting mostly in Al, I was wondering if there is a good wma's for duck hunting(mallards, gadwals, or geese) any where closer to the atlanta side( i live 30 min south of atl) ?
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Postby Dep6 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:56 am

Not that I know of, haven't heard of any going great guns.
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Postby dmbfan4 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:00 pm

I live in Stockbridge and have been going to Lake Juliette every weekend. Its about 45 minute drive from my house, just north of Macon off of 75. Its Rum Creek WMA. There are always about 6 or 7 other trucks at the boat ramp when I get there. Its a nice lake as there are no houses and you can only take a boat that has less than a 15hp motor. Also, You can only hunt Wed-Sun until 12:00.

I have only taken a couple mergansers but talked to a few hunters last weekend at the dock and they had a drake pintail and others had a few woodies. The birds started moving well last weekend around 10:30 in groups of 5 or 6. I had to leave at 10:30 so I could only watch them from the dock.

I am taking off work starting tomorrow and going back after Xmas. I will be there Thursday and Friday morning and hopefully over the weekend. I just bought a new baby mojo drake mallard to add to my spread. I will let you know tomorrow how the morning hunt goes.

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Postby tro453 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:44 am

Thanks dmbfan4 that was very helpful. I am assuming there are no places to walk in there? And is it mostly flooded timber there?
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Postby Dep6 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:01 am

Just a place to take Youth that you can walk in, I believe.
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Postby dmbfan4 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:25 pm

there are places to walk in, but boat works best.

I had only seen one duck this morning and he is in the freezer. Got my first drake wood duck.
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Postby Dep6 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:04 pm

Congrats on your first Woodie there dmbfan4!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Remman » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:13 pm

Way to go! :thumbsup:
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Postby 1*DUCK » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:16 am

Tro,
looking at the DNR WMA maps it seems the Joe Kurz and West Point WMA's are close to you and do have waterfoul impoundments. Go on Google Earth, type in "Joe Kurz WMA, GA" and it will bring it up and you can obtain directions from there
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Postby dmbfan4 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:02 pm

Hunted Juliette today today with a friend. We hunted the big lake which I have not done yet. Saw several nice flocks of geese flying early. We had a flock of 10 fly directly over head and my friend got his first Canada which also had his first band.

Nice shot labhunter![/img]
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Postby Remman » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:23 pm

Congrats on the band ! :goodjob:
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Postby cbfd306 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:59 am

Be glad yall stayed ont that side of the lake dmbfan4 we should have stayed over there as well but like you said several geese flying and if we would have had some decoys i think we could have got them in for the shot After the hunt we rode the lake to do some scouting and just to look at the lake and did not get the first duck up off the water i dont know where they have gone but they are not at the lake
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Postby Dep6 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:16 am

One of 3 places, the duck refuge, the youth hunting spot or the ash pond where you can't hunt them either, I betcha I betcha!!
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Postby cbfd306 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:45 am

Guess so they were not on the lake like they have been the last 2 times i went
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Postby 1*DUCK » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:27 am

Congrats on the band.
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Postby tro453 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:03 am

1*DUCK I looked on the dnr website and are you sure you cant hunt waterfowl there it never said anything in the desciption.
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Postby ugajones » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:49 pm

I don't have a boat yet, so i just walk into juliette, mostly because my inlaws live near there and the geese don't come into their pond in the afternoon. Got my first ducks today, two hoodies. So you can have success ou there without a boat. If you heard the ruckus today you'ld have wanted to be in a boat, I sure did.
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Postby Remman » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:08 pm

Way to go UGA!
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Postby R.B. » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:34 pm

Remman wrote:Way to go UGA!


You the DCL ??? Designated cheer leader ??? :yes:
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Postby GAduckslayer » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:03 pm

Its a 25hp or less on juliette. We've been out there alot... been wearin out some mallards and teals Havent seen a woodie out there yet... I dont think were far enough back for woodies though...
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Postby Remman » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:53 pm

Yep I have the pom-poms , and the megaphone!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby R.B. » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:58 pm

Remman are you Bigred ???
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Postby Remman » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:13 pm

No sir R.B.!! I have never meet you before.
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Postby R.B. » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:21 pm

Remman wrote:No sir R.B.!! I have never meet you before.


Well that's a shame. Bigred lives down that way & I thought you was him. Lives about an hour from Brunswick maybe.

Took us on a hunt years ago and was the perfect host. I forget his real name. Like most we all know each other by their user names.

He's a cool dude if you ever get the chance to meet him.
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Postby Dep6 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:16 am

He changed his sign in on GWF and have not heard anything from him in months. Honestly don't remember what his new sign in is.
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