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WMA Birds

Postby jk58 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:33 pm

Hey Guys

Has anyone been out to Fort Boise or Montour WMA's? Im thinking of making a trip out there but I haven't heard much about it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Im not trying to find anyones secret spot I just want to know if people have had success out there.

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Re: WMA Birds

Postby Duckhunter6989 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:48 pm

Lots of birds but tons of people generally, good luck.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby jk58 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Is it worth going out? What about the snake river? Is that usually crowded?
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby FlyFishingFreak » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:20 pm

Go check them out. There close to town. You will need a shield now or you'll get peppered.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby H82Miss » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:18 am

Fort Boise = skybusting amateurs, and lots of 'em. We had a guy walk in behind us, crouch down, and start shooting over our heads from behind at ducks that were coming into our spread while they were still 60 yards out! It's not worth the time and effort to hunt there, and it's not safe.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby jk58 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:39 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. Definitely don't want to be out there when its unsafe. Looks like I have to find a different spot.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby IdahoSkies » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:04 pm

WMAs have always been a mixed bag. Like most public land hunting, weekdays are your friend. I have great hunts at WMAs and some really bad ones. Depends on the day (and the neighbors.)
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby jk58 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:38 pm

Does anyone know how deep the ponds out there are? We are dog-less this season because it ran away. We are trying to figure out other methods of retrieving the birds.
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WMA Birds

Postby H82Miss » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:28 am

Most of the ponds are wadeable, just go slow.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby IdahoSkies » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:24 am

They are pretty sticky too if I remember. Mucky bottoms. I'm not sure if they are all that way, but I recall a few. So if you dont have good fitting waders walk very carefully, otherwise you'll step out of your boots.
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Re: WMA Birds

Postby jk58 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:49 pm

Went out today and had a good day. The ponds are really muddy, you sink about 3 inches with every step. In the tules there are some hidden stumps/logs that I didnt see and ended up in the water with wet gloves. Overall a good day but the pheasant hunters walking around didnt really help.
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