Teal Season

In the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota duck hunting is some of the best. Log in and discuss your Minnesota duck hunting experiences.

Moderators: commander019, beretta24

Teal Season

Postby Woodrow03 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:20 pm

With the decoy thread going on and mention/hopes/thoughts of a teal season....

I'm just curious who is for one and who is against a early teal season...

Keep this a simple yes or no reply.


We have had this debate on an already posted thread....
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
User avatar
Woodrow03
hunter
 
Posts: 411
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:08 pm


Re: Teal Season

Postby Woodrow03 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:21 pm

I'll start:

Against
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
User avatar
Woodrow03
hunter
 
Posts: 411
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:24 pm

Woodrow03 wrote:Keep this a simple yes or no reply.

Woodrow03 wrote:Against


You have a short memory. :hi:

I say it depends.
User avatar
beretta24
State Moderator
 
Posts: 5963
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:54 pm
Location: MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby Woodrow03 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:28 pm

beretta24 wrote:
Woodrow03 wrote:Keep this a simple yes or no reply.

Woodrow03 wrote:Against


You have a short memory. :hi:

I say it depends.



There was no..."it depends"

Make a desision.

It would be a season like Teaxs. Straight bag limit of teal. No stupid oops bird or I couldnt tell that Honker from a teal mistake bird.
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
User avatar
Woodrow03
hunter
 
Posts: 411
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby MinneKans » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Yes (I'm for the teal season)

Feds would have to approve an oops bird. And my guess is they won't approve it.
MinneKans
hunter
 
Posts: 394
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby kbooger » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:01 pm

Can't say I have a strong opinion on it.

So I guess yes. I wouldn't be upset if we don't have a teal season tho.
User avatar
kbooger
hunter
 
Posts: 463
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Location: metro MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby goldfish » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:56 am

Yes

Sent from a phancy fone
If you are having a bad day, just remember...


Someone has Snooki as a mom
User avatar
goldfish
hunter
 
Posts: 4442
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby MinnesotaDan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:08 am

Against.
Nobody cares about your season totals.
User avatar
MinnesotaDan
hunter
 
Posts: 4388
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:33 am
Location: Out Here

Re: Teal Season

Postby chevyobsession » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:03 am

I'm against it, but if it happens I'll be out there.

Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
User avatar
chevyobsession
hunter
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:00 am
Location: South Central Minnesota

Re: Teal Season

Postby beretta24 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:13 am

More than likely for it depending on how it impacts the reg season
User avatar
beretta24
State Moderator
 
Posts: 5963
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:54 pm
Location: MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby pj » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:12 am

I can't figure out why people would possibly be against this. :huh:
For every tear a smile.
User avatar
pj
hunter
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: The STP, or St. Paul

Re: Teal Season

Postby kbooger » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:45 am

pj wrote:I can't figure out why people would possibly be against this. :huh:


Less of an action packed opener since ducks have been shot at.
People taking non-teal ducks. (study in the 60s was around the 50% of birds shot at were non-teal)
Last time it happened it was an unbelievable amount of teal taken. (in the 60s)
Too warm to hunt.
Might kick nesting birds out of the state.

Like I said I would say yes to it, but it seems to me like there are valid concerns.
User avatar
kbooger
hunter
 
Posts: 463
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Location: metro MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby iFAIL » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:52 am

Yes!
That horrible duck call, it was I!
iFAIL
hunter
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:34 am
Location: Saint Paul MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby MNjonboatguy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:57 am

Against.

I'd be out there if a teal season passes (only because MN early goose season is a joke), but I'm sure I'd get frustrated when I started educating wood ducks. Mourning dove will be on my mind at this point in the season....
Longest off season ever
User avatar
MNjonboatguy
hunter
 
Posts: 266
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby goldfish » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:05 am

Technically, you shouldn't be educating other birds, but conversely lulling them into false security in your decoys because they aren't being shot at sitting in your deeks.

Sent from a phancy fone
If you are having a bad day, just remember...


Someone has Snooki as a mom
User avatar
goldfish
hunter
 
Posts: 4442
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby duck_dynasty » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:19 am

Im against. The southern states have a larger gap in between their teal season and the regular season. That being said it would be cool if we could have a week or two longer regular season becuase we dont have the early teal season. USFW get on that asap! :yes:
User avatar
duck_dynasty
hunter
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby zee-unit » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:46 am

Yes.

I would love to have a couple more weeks to hunt ducks in Minnesota. However, it would significantly lessen the excitement of opener.
User avatar
zee-unit
hunter
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:04 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby MinnesotaDan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:43 pm

goldfish wrote:Technically, you shouldn't be educating other birds, but conversely lulling them into false security in your decoys because they aren't being shot at sitting in your deeks.

Sent from a phancy fone



This is an interesting argument. But couldn't it be said that you are also creating an association between the decoys and humans which would then end up smartening them up just as fast?
Nobody cares about your season totals.
User avatar
MinnesotaDan
hunter
 
Posts: 4388
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:33 am
Location: Out Here

Re: Teal Season

Postby dfrauenkron » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:02 pm

Yes, might as well hunt geese over the water as well during early season.
User avatar
dfrauenkron
hunter
 
Posts: 967
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:03 am
Location: SE Minnesota

Re: Teal Season

Postby MNjonboatguy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:38 pm

goldfish wrote:Technically, you shouldn't be educating other birds, but conversely lulling them into false security in your decoys because they aren't being shot at sitting in your deeks.

Sent from a phancy fone


Any time birds decoy into a spread and do not die, I consider that to be 'educating birds'. MN Dan brings up an interesting argument, although this is all fairly moot. If birds land in decoys and aren't fire upon, they're being lulled at all.... they just get freaked out after a while and take off.

IMO, birds learn more from shoreline experiences than decoy experiences. Ducks land in other swimming ducks all the time, but the pattern they figure out is that they get shot at when they land into other 'ducks' near shore...
Longest off season ever
User avatar
MNjonboatguy
hunter
 
Posts: 266
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 pm

Re: Teal Season

Postby goldfish » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:31 pm

I dunno. I've had them sleep in my decoys numerous times. Granted, this was before shooting hours, but none the less

Sent from a phancy fone
If you are having a bad day, just remember...


Someone has Snooki as a mom
User avatar
goldfish
hunter
 
Posts: 4442
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Re: Teal Season

Postby MinnesotaDan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:52 pm

I had a goose laying down in the field decoys once. Worst part is I had no idea how long it had been there, I just looked up and there was goose laying in the decoys some hunter I am....
Nobody cares about your season totals.
User avatar
MinnesotaDan
hunter
 
Posts: 4388
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:33 am
Location: Out Here

Re: Teal Season

Postby StuStiltman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:25 pm

MinnesotaDan wrote:I had a goose laying down in the field decoys once. Worst part is I had no idea how long it had been there, I just looked up and there was goose laying in the decoys some hunter I am....


Haha, been there. Me and second shot usually run a string of diver decoys. Sometimes when it gets slow 2nd shot counts the decoys in the string, its supprising how often we see an "extra" decoy floating out there, if the string isn't gapped right the goofy ducks sometimes fill in the gap, but usually they just sit at the end. This early season we were hunting a field about a mile from my house, it started raining so we went back to my place but left the decoys out. 2 hours later the rain stopped and we headed back out, as we approached the decoys in my truck I thought man those decoys look good,.........I don't remember putting out that many sentry decoys..........dangit there flying away. 3 had landed inside the decoys and were none the wiser until they saw my truck. So from what I've seen as long as birds aren't shot at they don't get wise to decoy spreads. Maybe I'm wrong, it is a good way to explain how stupid coots are. And as far as the original question goes, ya I'm for it, I probably won't do an early teal hunt but I don't care if others do. Have fun!!
StuStiltman
hunter
 
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:40 pm
Location: kinda between Fergus, DL and lawndale. draw a triangle on a map, I'm in there

Re: Teal Season

Postby hillbilly.. » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:13 am

I am AGAINST it. and if you ever watch teal they have a.d.d there bouncing around none stop wood ducks also. yes every now and then they fall asleep .
hillbilly..
hunter
 
Posts: 1346
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:27 pm
Location: gaylord mn

Re: Teal Season

Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:01 am

My mind would be put at ease if they had shooting hours open at sunrise instead of 1/2 hour before.
Nobody cares about your season totals.
User avatar
MinnesotaDan
hunter
 
Posts: 4388
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:33 am
Location: Out Here

Next

Return to Minnesota Duck Hunting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests