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Postby Citori84 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:48 pm

Wanted to check if anyone heading out this Saturday has room for another hunter. I was thinking about going down to Myrtle Grove but that doesn't seem too promising and my other option, beshers, is mud puddle. If so, just send a pm my way. Thanks.


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Postby PSUbuzz » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:28 am

Figured ive talked to most of you on this thread so id let you know and rub it in a lil bit. Came back up to school last night, went out this morning, dropped 6 mallards between 2 of us. Ill put up pics later. Good luck this weekend anyone who is going out down there
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Postby Lefty26 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:46 am

We don't want no stink'n pics of PA birds in the MD thread!!!!! :rofl: :rofl:

Might get my PA license for bow hunting next year, if I do we will have to do some PA bird hunting.
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Postby PSUbuzz » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:27 pm

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Aw come on, i had a fun morning haha, the air lucky worked great up here. PA birds dont have to worry about the Mojo's that we were using on the potomac so they came right in. Saw tons of mallards, just called it a day on these ones
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Postby Lefty26 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:25 pm

I'm just mess'n with ya buzz, good looking bunch of birds.

I can't wait to get some action like that. We have just been getting 1 or 2 every couple times out.
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Postby slicendice » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:59 pm

Nice pics, buzz!
2013-2014 season totals
1 Bufflehead
1 Gadwall
1 Black duck
1 Hoody
3 Mergs
3 Cans
4 Geese
4 Wood ducks
1 Mallard
3 doe
1 buck
1 fall turkey
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Postby Lefty26 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:05 pm

Slice and I hit the water this morning on our first hunt without Labs guidance. We did ok, 3 ducks, 2 blacks and a common merganser. Have a ton of birds flying, decent amount hit the dekes. We had some poor shooting on our part or we would have taken a few more. Great morning to be on the river.
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Postby DSchmidt » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:41 pm

My son and I were out on the Potomac this morning and saw alot more ducks than we've seen all season. We're guessing that with the cold the ponds have frozen over and the ducks are moving onto the river. We got one mallard but should have had more.

Great morning to be on the river. It was cold, clear and alot of ducks moving. I can't think of a better reason to get up at 3 am.
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Postby slicendice » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:14 pm

Yeah, it was a real good morning to be out. I was surprised by two things, the amount of ducks we saw and the lack of geese. And this time, when the ducks came into the spread, my gun was in one piece.

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2013-2014 season totals
1 Bufflehead
1 Gadwall
1 Black duck
1 Hoody
3 Mergs
3 Cans
4 Geese
4 Wood ducks
1 Mallard
3 doe
1 buck
1 fall turkey
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Postby PSUbuzz » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:28 pm

be patient on the geese guys, the ponds up here in central PA have apparently been frozen over for the last week and a half and when we went out on thursday it seemed like none of the geese were stayin or moving to fields, they were just headed south. They should be coming to ya. Mallards on the other hand were sticking around pretty well up here for some reason. Keep your eye on the sky, theyll be coming :thumbsup:
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Postby Lefty26 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:03 pm

Drug my butt out of bed this morning and headed down to the river. Birds were flying good, had a couple of close calls with some blacks and mallards. Eventually I had a couple of flocks of mergansers come in. Managed to get 2 hens in the bunch. First time I have been successful on a solo hunt, now if I could only shoot a mallard one of these days.... :gatgun:

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Postby Citori84 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:38 pm

enjoy eating those
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Postby Lefty26 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:46 pm

Labs gave me a good recipe for Merganser sack of *** stew. I will make up a batch and bring it for a snack on Sat. :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby Labs » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Here is a picture of a drake black that I shot with Lefty this AM...I am gonna have this one mounted...it was big.


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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:56 am

Nice duck Shawn. Who are you going to use? I can recommend tim Martin up here in Boonsboro. He hunts the river in some of the same areas your going out in.

Here is his bird gallery. http://martinstaxidermy.homestead.com/Bird_Gallery.html
Tell him I sent you and we could use him with MDWFA. It's nice when business guys become members.

I hope you upper river guys are home or field hunting today. We canceled going out as the river went up 3' and still going up right now! We did not call for some of our field spots. So we took the day off. Logs and trash will start coming down river at this high. I actually watched West Virginainas last week while hunting pile tree tops on the river bank so the river wold take them away.
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Postby Lefty26 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:02 pm

We hit the river today and had a real good shoot. I will let Shawn tell the tale and post the pics when he gets back.

I use Tim for all of my mounts, took my mergy to him last Sat. Top notch work and an all around good guy.
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Postby slicendice » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:08 pm

Yeah, it was definately a good morning to get out. As lefty said, As far as Tim Martin, I saw some of his work and was real impressed. I dropped off a mergie hen with him today...
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2013-2014 season totals
1 Bufflehead
1 Gadwall
1 Black duck
1 Hoody
3 Mergs
3 Cans
4 Geese
4 Wood ducks
1 Mallard
3 doe
1 buck
1 fall turkey
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Postby PSUbuzz » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:39 pm

wow nice shooting guys! were coming up on the last 2 days of duck up here, goes out the 15th. We got 3 mallards at my grandma's farm on friday but we went mostly to rabbit hunt. When does the MD season go out?
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Postby slicendice » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:02 pm

Buzz, it goes out 1/26 in MD.
2013-2014 season totals
1 Bufflehead
1 Gadwall
1 Black duck
1 Hoody
3 Mergs
3 Cans
4 Geese
4 Wood ducks
1 Mallard
3 doe
1 buck
1 fall turkey
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:24 am

Were you guys hunting out of a canoe again? The river hit 8' on the hancock meter, which is 5' to 6' or more above the normal mark.

I know guys hunt it when it high, but I have also seen water recues when the water is high. Be caurefull out there!
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Postby slicendice » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:28 am

The river wasn't up much at all until later in the day where we were. Once she started coming up and we started seeing the trash and logs floating by, we didn't hang around long.
2013-2014 season totals
1 Bufflehead
1 Gadwall
1 Black duck
1 Hoody
3 Mergs
3 Cans
4 Geese
4 Wood ducks
1 Mallard
3 doe
1 buck
1 fall turkey
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Postby PSUbuzz » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:16 pm

yeah, all it takes is one submerged log floating down to take all your decoys for a ride. i found one drake mallard deke in a log jam on the back side of one of the islands when i was kayaking down about 2 weeks ago
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Postby Labs » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:09 pm

First of all, do you guys think my waders make me look fat? LOL....anyway, this was a great day in the duck blind. New friends, a nice area, and the ducks were cooperating....when we got to the spot, we had initially wanted to set up farther upstream, however, the cover was less than sufficient, so with the inpending dawn and the hike we already put in, we decided to set up in a less than ideal spot....but it turned out to work in our favor. We saw plenty of birds considering all the ponds were still unfrozen...we started off the morning with a flock of low flying geese...right place right time..they flew over us at 20 yards...we dumped two out of the flock. Then the blacks started flying....they were everywhere...to be honest, I would like to know where I can kill some mallards in this state...LOL....In looking at the hybrid we shot, it is good we got him before we got our four, because you wouldn't be able to see the green on his head from any distance...he was the third duck shot, so I knew that we could take two more blacks....slice put the hurtin' on his first merganser....here are some more pics...

Can you pic out the hydrid?

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Close up of the hydrid
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Postby Lefty26 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:09 pm

First of all, do you guys think my waders make me look fat?


I don't know if they make you look fat but they sure as hell make you look gay!!!! :rofl: :rofl:
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Postby Labs » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:14 pm

I'm not gay.... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Bas#%*d! I laughed out loud at work...btw, you didn't miss much this morning...saw no birds...

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