3days left for puddlers and 5 for sea ducks

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3days left for puddlers and 5 for sea ducks

Postby badabing1997 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:32 pm

the end is getting close down here on the cape...i know most of you to the west have been done a while now but at least you have geese to look forward to....good luck the last few days to everyone
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Postby MIKE J. » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:58 pm

Good Luck and get a Black Duck or 2!

Might not have the chance next year on the Atlantic Flyway due to concerns over declining populations in some areas??
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Postby badabing1997 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:26 pm

you have gotta be kiddin me
you might not be able to shoot one
the guys in canada areallowed three in some areas
i feel like we get the short end of the stick being only allowed one
blacks are the most fun of all ducks in my opinion...they are smart
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Postby DieselDog » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:35 pm

why duck hunt coastal mass then..Mike where did you hear that....i saw blacks every where I huntred this year from rehoboth to halifax to marshfield to UPSTATE NY....the pop decline is over the loss of breding habitat not hunting..i could only guess seeing in the state they only sell somewhere around 9000 stamps
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Postby MIKE J. » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:01 pm

According to DU the atlantic flyway, primarily in the Mid Atlantic states have seen a 60% decline in the Black Duck population and the FEDS are looking for answers and possible remedies?????

I know we have an abundance of Black Ducks in New England and the Maritimes but you know how these studies always end up. We get the short end of the stick!!

Hopefully it won't happen, but its something to keep an eye on just in case we need to voice an opinion rather than find out when it's too late!

Here's a few articles from down there???

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.c ... ran=213637

And YES money from the Mid Atlantic states are driving the issue!!! They should spend it on cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay instead of wasting it on another study.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sa ... 5855934842"
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Postby badabing1997 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:36 am

i would attribute a lot of the decline to the fact that with milder winters the birds dont go as far south....i mean i am here on cape cod and we havent even had a freeze yet...all freshwater is open...why would the ducks push another 2 or 300 miles south....our season is about to end and i am sure the biomass of black ducks is still north of us....
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Postby DieselDog » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:56 am

Hey Ty,
Doug from the sashamy...I agree 100%
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