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Postby OldCypress » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:56 pm

Have you guys seen more redheads this year than normal? Haven't been able to get out yet, but everything i'm hearing it sounds like folks are shooting more of them.

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Re: Redheads

Postby Indawoods » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:47 pm

same as last year, which is to say, we're covered with them.
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Re: Redheads

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:07 am

Pecan Island has been infested with them this season...we normally dont see, or shoot many divers, but we've enjoyed the opportunity to gun a few nice redhead drakes when they come into the blocks...
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Re: Redheads

Postby dog walker » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:41 am

Down in my area of Reggio/Delacroix we are seeing more than we've seen in the past.
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Re: Redheads

Postby clemaire2 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:44 pm

yea i got the same thing going on where im at in pecan island seeing a lot more red heads than normal
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Re: Redheads

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:32 am

Haven't seen any at my little mud hole, but the guys with bigger marsh water and our rice field blinds have shot more than usual this season.
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Re: Redheads

Postby adamdu82 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:55 am

2 female redheads and 1 redhead drake have been killed this year at Pointe Aux Chenes WMA b/t the group I am hunting with. That is a rare kill for this area, so having 3 killed in the first half of season, the numbers must be higher than usual i would assume.
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:28 am

Were always covered up with them. Last year my wife shot one time into a group and had both our limits! We will have a couple hundred in the dekes before shooting time some days.
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Re: Redheads

Postby adamdu82 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:54 am

smackaduck..........what area of Louisiana are you hunting with these big redhead populations?
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:36 pm

Northeast
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Re: Redheads

Postby adamdu82 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:31 pm

which area or part of Louisiana provides the best opportunity to take a mature male redhead duck?
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Re: Redheads

Postby Indawoods » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:46 am

adamdu82 wrote:which area or part of Louisiana provides the best opportunity to take a mature male redhead duck?


the coast with winds of 20 mph to drive them off of open water.
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Re: Redheads

Postby flight canceler » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:39 pm

in central la we dont see many at all, but now the cans on the other had always swarm us, we will have 100s light in the deeks throughout the day
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Re: Redheads

Postby adamdu82 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:07 am

what area of Louisiana is this with these huge canvasback populations coming through? Is this the catahoula lake area?
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Re: Redheads

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:43 pm

Go to the coast if you want redheads
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Re: Redheads

Postby flight canceler » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:09 pm

yes catahoula is slap full of cans every year
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Postby Uncle-J » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:12 pm

Last year was unreal ... This year I am killing a few. I have one pretty male that I'm going to have mounted. In fact, I have it and a Green Head. May have them mounted in flight together. Both banded birds.
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Re: Redheads

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Hunted the edge of mud lake just across from holy beach back when canvasback were 100 points and remember seeing big groups rafting out on the lake along with red heads. Haven't been out that way in some time and was wondering if these birds still used this area? I remember seeing on calm wind days thousands of birds rafting up in the gulf along the beach as well.
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Re: Redheads

Postby K. Courtade » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Hunting the same loction that D. Comeaux used to hunt at Holly Beach and have been shooting a few Redheads, but have not seen any Cans.
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Postby T-TOP » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:28 pm

Have hunted the same area in the last few years have seen very few. But last year in grand chenier we were covered with them.. This year in GC, not that many.
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