A place to learn from others, share information and gain knowledge on duck hunting in Maryland, of the fabled Chesapeake bay.
Moderators: Mikeguard01, Cupped-n-Committed
....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??!!
- Posts: 189
- Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:06 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
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.
- Super Moderator
- Posts: 6201
- Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:04 pm
- Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Most of our bluebills come from Lake Erie and until that freezes we will not see them - - -
- Posts: 1167
- Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:04 pm
- Location: Solomons MD
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.
- Posts: 11
- Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:09 pm
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.
- Posts: 19
- Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:42 pm
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.
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.
- 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: barrelburner and 9 guests