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Field Hunting Mallards

Postby Booches » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Our shallow marshs, and ponds are frozen. Layout boats are ideal, Its time to head to the field. Field hunting can be good if you can get permission. Everyone wants to hunt the feed fields and competition can be heavy. I know land owners get sick of people asking them to hunt all the time. If a field is hot the owner wants you to pay for the lease. Poor boys like me can't afford to pay $25 per duck or goose. Doesn't make sense. Hoping to harvest a few tonight, the mallards seem to like evennings. LaCygne is loaded with birds.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby billythekid » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:58 pm

What exactly are you trying to say?
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby T Man » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:33 pm

billythekid wrote:What exactly are you trying to say?


I think hes only trying to tell the cyber scouters where and when to hunt. Thank goodness I dont hunt up there.
Botiz630 wrote:How much does an apostrophe cost down south? Must be quite a bit, based on how sparingly you use them.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby radfordc » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:53 pm

It's probably fair to say that "any" open water is loaded with ducks now.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby mudpack » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:29 am

Well, not exactly "any".
I did a bunch of scouting the last two days. Found open water in a few areas. Tons of geese on 'em, but darn few ducks. :huh:

Decided to go pigeon shooting instead yesterday. Shot 162 in 2.5 hours before I ran out of ammo..... Decoying pigeons is almost as much fun as decoying ducks....even in 22 degree temps.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby TheMiz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Booches wrote: LaCygne is loaded with birds.


....Why?
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby dukhntr » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:17 pm

mudpack wrote:Well, not exactly "any".
I did a bunch of scouting the last two days. Found open water in a few areas. Tons of geese on 'em, but darn few ducks. :huh:

Decided to go pigeon shooting instead yesterday. Shot 162 in 2.5 hours before I ran out of ammo..... Decoying pigeons is almost as much fun as decoying ducks....even in 22 degree temps.

What does one do with pigeons? 162? Bet that was a blast!!! :grooving:
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby mudpack » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:16 am

dukhntr wrote:
mudpack wrote: Decided to go pigeon shooting instead yesterday. Shot 162 in 2.5 hours before I ran out of ammo..... Decoying pigeons is almost as much fun as decoying ducks....even in 22 degree temps.

What does one do with pigeons? 162? Bet that was a blast!!! :grooving:


Dump them in the river bottom; the coyotes, skunks, and coons appreciate it.
Yes, it is a blast. Very similar to decoying ducks, except the pigeons are much harder to get a double/triple on.

One day last year, two of us shot 503 pigeons and collard doves in one day. Did not make a perceptible dent in the pigeon population there. We put out about 3 dozen pigeon decoys, and they come in just like ducks.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby golden boy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:04 pm

save them for me next time, I get $1 a bird from the retriever trainers. Next time you see me on the firing line, dump them in the back of my Volvo. I will leave it unlocked.
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Re: Field Hunting Mallards

Postby mudpack » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:33 am

How many do you want?
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