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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:49 am

I AM NEW TO THE AREA AND i AM LOOKING FOR A GOOD PLACE TO GO FOR PUDDLE DUCKS UNTIL I GET MY BOAT UP HERE. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGESTIONS. I LIVE IN GORHAM, ME
THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Postby Dogman » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:54 am

Welcome aboard Arrowrapsunlimited, :welcome:This time of year it is increasingly iced up in the inland areas.Bigger rivers and the salt marshes are your best bet.Merrymeeting bay and Scarborough marsh are the biggest salt marshes in the vicinity.
My lab is still the best hunting partner there is.
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:45 pm

Thanks for the info. Can you hunt off of payne road or is it maine mall rd.
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Postby duckmann » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:45 pm

Hello! and welcome to the Maine chat. Nice to have another NEW participant!

Take a look at some of the previous posts on this page and you will note they contain a fair amount of information concerning hunting in your area.
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:52 pm

Will Do, Thanks
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Postby redleg hunter » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:47 pm

ARROWWRAPS: I TO AM FROM GORHAM. GOT TO TRAVEL FOR ANY GOOD DUCKHUNTING. ALTHOUGH, SOME SPOTS IN THIS TOWN LOOK GOOD FOR EARLY SEASON, MOST PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN DONT LIKE US. AND ARE AGAINST US HUNTING ANYWHERE NEAR THIER LAND. BUT I AM GLAD TO SEE ANOTHER DUCKHUNTER IN TOWN.
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Postby DUKHTR » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:36 am

welcome arrow...I am next door in Buxton....there are some good areas within a half hour...although I do alot more waterfowling in NH....but our local resources are pretty good bets for either seaducks or puddlers. Usually best in early season due to freshwater freezing up in alot of the inland marshes and ponds, but there are a couple spotsa real close that offer stream hunting - especially in last hour of hours! Took me quite awhile to find the right spots though.
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:19 am

redleg hunter, I live off of 202 and there is a guy that has horses right across from acorn street. This guy has a mud puddle right on 202 and every morning when I take my stepdaughter to the bus stop I see around 20-30 mallards flying in to this little puddle. It kills me that there is nothing I can do about it. What a tease... I live right on the river and these duck fly right over it. What would be the best way to see if the duck are comming from the river.
DUKHTR, Where are those spots you found. Would you mind helping me out a little. If not I understand. But if you don't mind e-mail me so you don't tell the whole world. here is my e-mail arrowwrapsunlimited@yahoo.com
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Postby redleg hunter » Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:51 pm

ARROW: I AM NOT FAR FROM YOU, I HAVE SEEN THOSE DUCKS THERE FOR YEARS. THEY DO FOLLOW THAT RIVER ALOT.
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:19 pm

Now it's all about locating where they are coming from. I have some homework ahead of me if I want to find where they are coming from.
Are there any other places near by to hunt? Any rivers
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Postby redleg hunter » Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:00 pm

arrow: try looking around Dundee river area off River rd. Windham. Not sure about the dwelling situation . its a good river to put a canoe in at north gorham pond at the dam on north gorham rd. do you live on Acorn st.??
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:26 am

No I live on Sydneys Way Across from acorn. Its the new developement. Mathew Johns Hair Salon is on the corner.
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Postby redleg hunter » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:22 am

YES BEHIND PAUL MAYBERRY. ITS A GOOD DEER HUNTING AREA.YOU MUST HAVE THEM IN YOUR YARD
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:00 pm

Exactly right behind Mayberry. Yes I do have deer BUT, They are there at 11pm and 4am . I had a trail cam set up in 2 spots and those were the times they were moving. I was thinking of scouting the river that I live next to. Think it's worth it?
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Postby redleg hunter » Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:50 pm

I HAVE SOME FRIENDS THAT HUNT IT AND DO WELL. A GUY IKNOW IS ONE OF THE MANAGERS AT DICKS SPORTING GOODS GOT AN 8 POINTER OUT THERE 2 WEEKS AGO. EARLY SEASON ON DUCKS IVE SEEN A FEW WOOD DUCKS ON THE RIVER THERE WHILE I WAS BIRD HUNTING.
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:30 pm

Cool I will keep my eyes open next season. I want a wood duck in a bad way. They are just so awesome
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Postby redleg hunter » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:48 pm

where did you move here from??
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:49 am

I moved up here from NY 4 months ago. I don't miss it a bit. Its like I lived here before and moved back. I love it up here. Have you live here your whole life?
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Postby redleg hunter » Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:29 pm

YES I HAVE BEEN IN GORHAM 35 YEARS ANY DUCK HUNTING IN N.Y.??
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:44 pm

Tons of duck hunting in NY. Open water and puddlers. I knew where to go so it was easy for me to go when and where I wanted with no problems. Up here I am new so I don't know crap. I kinda feel lost. I will get use to it. I just have to do some homework thats all.
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Postby redleg hunter » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:02 pm

FOR CLOSER TO HOME SPOTS, CHECK OUT SACO RIVER SOUTHERN END. AND SACO BAY . SOME AREAS OF FALMOUTH, SEBAGO LAKE, LITTLE SEBAGO LAKE .
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:45 am

Awesome Thanks for the info. I will check them out
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Postby redleg hunter » Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:39 pm

DO YOU HAVE A BOAT AND DECOYS ETC.?
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Postby arrowwrapsunlimited » Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:38 am

What Kind of boat? I have a 17' boat I made into a duck boat with 115 evenrude motor and a cannue (how ever you spell it) I just have to get them up here. I can have them for next season. this season is almost over right?
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Postby redleg hunter » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:27 pm

YEH, REGULAR DUCK SEASON ENDS CHRISTMAS DAY, SEA DUCKS THE END OF JANUARY. SOUNDS LIKE QUITE A BOAT YOU HAVE THERE. DO YOU WORK LOCAL?
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