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2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby agr1365 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:34 pm

Does anyone know when the 2010-2011 season dates will be released?
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby jknick » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:54 pm

I don't think they announce the seasons for the flyways until after they have done their counts. Usually late summer/ early fall if I am not mistaken.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby earlyriser20 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:55 pm

i havent even got my fishing poles out yet with everything frozen over....
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby gooshnr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:49 pm

The Federal frameworks for season length/bag limits will be set by the flyway councils at their July meeting. The Kansas seasons will be based off these frameworks and set at the commission meeting in August.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby KSRedleg » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:58 pm

I'll bet you a 12 pack of Falstaff that its a 74 days season..... :beer:

It's been that since some of you boys was in grade school. Why would it change now. :lol3:
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby cONG » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:21 pm

globe warming that why its way beeter duck hunting later season than before they need to add another month on or so
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby John O`Neal » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:45 pm

How about a 120 day season. like the Pacific Flyway gets ? We experienced some of our best hunts in late Dec and during the Jan. split. Some years back I read some data that tracked the peak migration through Kansas at mid November. It appears that the ducks didn`t read it though, as it seems to be occurring much later in the season. Perhaps it`s time to re-evaluate the Central Flyway season schedule ?
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby cONG » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:35 pm

im starting to think the people that make the season don't get out that much or just to lazy to change the season dates. its bull crap I want to hunt longer :fingerhead:
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby ksfowler » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:17 pm

KSRedleg wrote:I'll bet you a 12 pack of Falstaff that its a 74 days season..... :beer:

It's been that since some of you boys was in grade school. Why would it change now. :lol3:


And i would also guarantee that we will be stuck with hunters choice again.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby KSRedleg » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:18 am

John O`Neal wrote:How about a 120 day season. like the Pacific Flyway gets ?

It's actually 107 days for ducks. But who's counting :tongue:

http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/sh ... 75A28ACA1F

cONG wrote:its bull crap I want to hunt longer :fingerhead:

You already can. Just move out near the line between the low plains early zone and the low plains late zone and you should be able to add about 25 days to your season.

ksfowler wrote:And i would also guarantee that we will be stuck with hunters choice again.

Agreed. :mad:
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby John O`Neal » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:53 am

KSRedleg wrote:It's actually 107 days for ducks. But who's counting


The 120 day reference came as the result of a duck hunting buddy, who now lives in northern California ribbing me about the liberal length of their season, as compared to ours . It appears he may have embellished a little for effect. But even at 107 days I am still envious of their extended opportunities to chase the duck. I am extremely grateful for the days we have been given but would love to see those missing January days incorporated into the season somehow . How about a 95 day season for the Central Flyway ? That would do it. Thanks for posting the Fish and Wildlife link. It was enlightening.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby KSRedleg » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:29 pm

John O`Neal wrote:but would love to see those missing January days incorporated into the season somehow .


Kansas could do that now if they'd simply move the season back to the middle of november. Use 15 days in November, 31 in december and 28 in January and you still have a 74 days duck season. If you put a 2 week split in you could still open for a week the first part of november.

Any of you boys remember th 93 season that closed December 12th??
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby joshco84 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:53 pm

We hunt different zones to stretch our season out for sure. I wish they would take the split out though and take days off in early season. Seems to me the ducks keep migrating later each year i have hunted.

I also wish they would take some time off the beginning of goose season and move it later too. Seems to me they came in way late this year, especially canadas. We had tons of specks early season though.

O and up the goose limit all around, especially on specks. we shot more specks than canadas this year, even with the smaller limit.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby mudpack » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:16 am

No one can tell when the birds will show up on your (or my) favorite area each year. Yes, the big birds came down late this year (or so it seemed), but next season may see them coming in early. We all want the maximum opportunities, but I hunted in California from 1990 to 2007, with it's very long seasons, and STILL wanted more days.................. :rolleyes:
If you want to hunt more days each season, then GET OUT THERE more days. :thumbsup:
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Now, I'm about ready for it to start all over again!

PS I would like to see the limits on geese raised. I don't think adding one or two Canadas and Specks to the daily bag limit would harm the populations much.....not after the numbers I saw this winter. Of course, with the prolonged period of "hard water", the geese were not vulnerable like they were last year.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby Mallyard » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:18 am

I think the dates are ok.. maybe a few more days in late January. As far as hunting ducks early season, we have some of our best numbers in October and Early November, can't beat those early season dumb birds.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby KSRedleg » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:50 am

Mallyard wrote:I think the dates are ok.. maybe a few more days in late January. As far as hunting ducks early season, we have some of our best numbers in October and Early November, can't beat those early season dumb birds.


Plus you can kill some trophy size Skeeters while you're duck hunting...... :yes:
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby goodkarmarising » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:39 am

KSRedleg wrote:
Mallyard wrote:I think the dates are ok.. maybe a few more days in late January. As far as hunting ducks early season, we have some of our best numbers in October and Early November, can't beat those early season dumb birds.


Plus you can kill some trophy size Skeeters while you're duck hunting...... :yes:



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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby ks_waterfowler » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:30 am

I like the way they are set. The birds showed up mid november. Peak was around Thanksgiving. I could do without more days in January. Unless we are thawed the hunting is dead round these parts.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby duckdozer » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:03 pm

i think that the geese limit could goto 4, but I am fine with 3, 4 would just keep me from the wife longer LOL!!!!!! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby cONG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:22 pm

has anyone killed 3 geese with 3 shots. I killed 2 with 3 shoots but you can have your limit in one group
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:23 am

cONG wrote:has anyone killed 3 geese with 3 shots. I killed 2 with 3 shoots but you can have your limit in one group

We did it this year in a bean field. First flock that came in made a perfect approach. My brother and I were the only ones hunting and we killed 6 geese with 6 shots out of the first flock of the evening. First time my pup had ever seen a goose and she didn't know what to do with those big geese. I've got pics of the hunt I'll see if I can find.
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Re: 2010-2011 Duck Season

Postby KSRedleg » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:41 am

cONG wrote:has anyone killed 3 geese with 3 shots. I killed 2 with 3 shoots but you can have your limit in one group


A few times......Best was when I laid out 3 on 3 shots and 2 of them was banded. :yes:

Now.......I once put 7 mallards on the water with 3 shots. Course I did have to shoot a couple of them twice. :eek:
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