Is it me....

A place to learn from others, share information and gain knowledge on duck hunting in Maryland, of the fabled Chesapeake bay.


Moderators: Cupped-n-Committed, Mikeguard01

Is it me....

Postby flightcancelled » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:39 pm

....Or are the bluebills non-existent this year? In previous years the river and bay areas I hunt have been covered up by bluebills but I have yet to see one this year. I have spotted the usual suspects in my spots with the execption of bluebills, and they are usually the highest numbers. Anyone else shot, or even seen bluebills in any substantial numbers yet this year. I know the season has been tough with the weather not helping but any thoughts? Havent migrated yet??!!
flightcancelled
hunter
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:06 pm


Is it me....

Postby Smackaduck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 pm

We have killed lots I birds this year, but bluebills have been very minimal. I bet we've only killed 10, and we are normally done with them and letting birds light so we can pick out ringnecks. Very weird not seeing giant wads of
Them.
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

Know your target before you pull the trigger.

Duck Hunting is ALL about the bag.
User avatar
Smackaduck
Super Moderator
 
Posts: 6201
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:04 pm
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana

Re: Is it me....

Postby Bay Bob » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Most of our bluebills come from Lake Erie and until that freezes we will not see them - - -
User avatar
Bay Bob
hunter
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Location: Solomons MD

Re: Is it me....

Postby Bay Bob » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm

Starting to freeze in the west end of the lake but we have a ways to go - - -

http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/WIS125C/20120109122200_WIS125C_0006225931.gif
User avatar
Bay Bob
hunter
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Location: Solomons MD

Re: Is it me....

Postby gravityinducer » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:01 pm

I'm here in southwestern Pa, have seen more bluebills this year than others I can remember. Not big groups, 100 down to 30 some, but the trickle has been steady since the first of the year. On that note, saw alot fewer ringnecks and the greenheads and blacks have not shown up yet in any numbers. Last year it was an overfow of blacks.
gravityinducer
hunter
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Is it me....

Postby nickb1414 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:20 am

x2 on not seeing many blue bills in MD. on the other hand, i have seen more frick'n blacks than ever this year. huge groups of them. damn black duck
I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
Jerry Garcia
User avatar
nickb1414
hunter
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:42 pm

Re: Is it me....

Postby assateague » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:09 am

nickb1414 wrote:x2 on not seeing many blue bills in MD. on the other hand, i have seen more frick'n blacks than ever this year. huge groups of them. damn black duck

Yep. Seems like they've been here all year.
WOLVERINES

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Let a man vote to give himself a fish and he eats until society collapses.
User avatar
assateague
Emu hunter extraordinaire
 
Posts: 21277
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:25 pm
Location: Eastern Shore, People's Republic of Maryland


Return to Maryland Duck Hunting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest