So, who's gonna do it.....

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So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Maineduckhunter » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:41 pm

like go out in the morning for the opener?
I've got a buddy and myself going out to give it a go, won't stay out too long,
since Sandy is coming knocking on the door, but I think the first few hours in the
day are doable, these are prime duck hunting conditions.
Anyone else?
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Seaductor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:45 pm

Don't think it's a good move for me! Plenty of season left after Sandy!
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby daffy... » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:26 pm

tides are a trickle at shooting time in my part of the bay. ill be waiting til after noon or finding a hole elsewhere
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby southernducker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:32 pm

I wont be there till lunch tomorrow, but then I'll be after em
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby DLHO » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:36 pm

i am coastal and still on split!! good luck!!
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Baymen Moe » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:18 pm

[quote=",
, these are prime duck hunting conditions.

More often these storm conditions do nothing for me as far as ducks are concerned. I have a friend who always says "This will be epic for duck hunting" Last time he said that we got one black duck and saw nothing. Why chance a dicey situation. I think the hunting will be great once Sandy has passed.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby 733SubDucker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:39 pm

RIGHT AFTER the storm is the time to hit it.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby maineducker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:43 pm

I'll be out up here in the north zone. Not expecting too much. Tuesday will be a total wash for sure and I expect most birds will be hunkered down. Wednesday might be really good.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby native brookie » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Went down and pulled my boat this afternoon. It's on a haul out, exposed to an east wind, and there really isn't any place handy that's safe to leave it. There were a few ducks around, and it looked to me like they were already looking for places to hide from an easterly.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Robk » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:31 pm

saw the same thing today Brookie. We're hitting it thursday morning.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Maineduckhunter » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:20 pm

I've had epic shoots in gale force winds, and I've also had poor hunts in them, depends if the birds are around.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby 733SubDucker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Maineduckhunter wrote:I've had epic shoots in gale force winds


winds, yes
drizzle / light rain, yes
downpour, no
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby R-Factor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:39 pm

Interesting thoughts here on fowling in fowl weather. I do typically like a "stir" going on as it seems to improve the ducking. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take a youngster out hunting for his first time- it was a great trip with great weather...but I had to chuckle at my harvest on the way home- one little teal! :lol3:
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby daffy... » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:43 pm

ive done well in strong wind and down poor on opening days/week. never during the season.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby maineducker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:16 am

I usually find pre-storm isn't that great. I always think it could be fantastic but it usually turns out average or less. Post storm is much better in my experience. The birds have been pinned down for the most part and want to move around and feed. It also probably depends on how/where you hunt. I hunt mainly fields so post storm when the fields are sloppy and flooded makes sense. Either way, you can't tell sitting inside! :biggrin:
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Maineduckhunter » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:00 am

Having been weened on Duck hunting many moons ago, back out west, there are literally millions of waterfowl during the peak of the migration. It's not unusual to show up at a refuge or club, and have close to, if not more than 500,000 ducks & geese within a 50 to 75 mile radius, some of these refuges will hold that many birds in a single place.
Now, you don't shoot limits everyday, but you get to see a lot of waterfowl in a day.
Anyhow, when a storm comes in, and the wind kicks up, everyone and their brother heads out, knowing that the birds will be stirred up, and they will fly low. presenting ample shooting opportunities.
Out here in Maine, it's a different beast, way less birds, but, if you can locate them, wind will be a benefit to you, they are seeking shelter, and they will fly around quite a bit. Light rain/wind or just wind is good. Heavy rain & wind not so good, but like I have said before, I have had some really good hunts in this kind of weather, again, it helps to have the birds around, otherwise you'll be looking at empty or near empty skies. Fog, not the super can't see through dense ground fog, but a high fog, 1/2 mile visibility can also be a killer.
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby Seaductor » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:23 pm

I find hunting in the rain when you wear glasses, sucks! Now that I'm retired, it's easy to pick my fair weather days and I do!
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Re: So, who's gonna do it.....

Postby 682x » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:29 am

We've discussed glasses before, pain in the arse..
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