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Best Canvasback State

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:26 am

Anybody know the best state specifically for hunting canvasback?
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby toolmaker » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:31 am

I guess I am going to guess you ment Specifically, instead of Pacifically....which could be construed as meaning...ON THE WEST COAST TO HUNT

but you may be in LUCK as California havests more cans than any other state usually


with Maryland a distant second...again usually

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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:18 pm

hard to beat Lake Catahoula in Louisiana, a well known Canvasback mecca.
http://www.ducks.org/hunting/destinations/catahoula-canvasbacks
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby lbhansford » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:22 pm

starting to see a comeback here in VA as well. couple places you can shoot a few everytime you go.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:28 pm

lbhansford wrote:starting to see a comeback here in VA as well. couple places you can shoot a few everytime you go.

Legal Limit is two here in the Miss. flyway. What is the limit in VA?
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby TrapperRob » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:29 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
lbhansford wrote:starting to see a comeback here in VA as well. couple places you can shoot a few everytime you go.

Legal Limit is two here in the Miss. flyway. What is the limit in VA?


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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby lbhansford » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:43 pm

two per person.

last two years we had three people in the boat and all shot our one can along with bluebills and redheads. upped it to 2 this year but dropped blackheads back down to 2 from 4. cant catcha break on a diver hunt around here.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:49 pm

lbhansford wrote:two per person.

last two years we had three people in the boat and all shot our one can along with bluebills and redheads. upped it to 2 this year but dropped blackheads back down to 2 from 4. cant catcha break on a diver hunt around here.

...blackheads? :huh:
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby lbhansford » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:51 pm

bluebills...
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby The Pas Swamp Donkey » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:53 pm

I can shoot eight cans ot redheads a day uphere in Canada. Perhaps you may want to look north rather than west
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:54 pm

The Pas Swamp Donkey wrote:I can shoot eight cans ot redheads a day uphere in Canada. Perhaps you may want to look north rather than west

this is amazing to me....
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Bill Herian » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:32 pm

90% of the cans that come down the Mississippi flyway use pool 9 between WI and MN.

Odds of getting a pretty one are low. I believe the season is already over there.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby BigRiver » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:50 pm

Bill Herian wrote:90% of the cans that come down the Mississippi flyway use pool 9 between WI and MN.

Odds of getting a pretty one are low. I believe the season is already over there.



100% correct. I live a a couple pools north of that and we see plenty of Cans. They are pretty by the end of Oct -Nov, but no where near mounting.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:53 pm

They are usually prettied up by the time they make it south to Louisiana...though this season with the late migration, we've seen a lot of birds not plumed out.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby BigRiver » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:58 pm

Indaswamp wrote:They are usually prettied up by the time they make it south to Louisiana...though this season with the late migration, we've seen a lot of birds not plumed out.


Swamp gonna be single digits up here in the next few days. Big cold snap commin. The ducks that are left up here will be headin out quickly.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:26 pm

lbhansford wrote:bluebills...

Ohhh you mean Scaup.......
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:52 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
lbhansford wrote:starting to see a comeback here in VA as well. couple places you can shoot a few everytime you go.

Legal Limit is two here in the Miss. flyway. What is the limit in VA?

two for the first season in awhile (I live in Va) apparently the cans are coming back.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:55 pm

The Pas Swamp Donkey wrote:I can shoot eight cans ot redheads a day uphere in Canada. Perhaps you may want to look north rather than west

I have heard Canada is great but thats out of the budged.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby lbhansford » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:49 pm

saw cans on my creek today, small flock of 14 or so.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:01 pm

I think they've made a huge comeback. My state's limit was 2 this year. For a while, that's all we'll see. We've had a huge number of hunters this year and it's been a big problem with wounded and dead cans left in the marsh. I found 10 on a single walk while out hunting. Another hunter posted the same problem on my state's site as well. Hopefully it won't do too much damage. :no:
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby luie b » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Iowa and Illinois hold them good on the mississippi. My town on Pool 19 of the river had a migration report that said we're holding 250,000 cans right now on that stretch of river.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby MODuckkiller » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:57 am

luie b wrote:Iowa and Illinois hold them good on the mississippi. My town on Pool 19 of the river had a migration report that said we're holding 250,000 cans right now on that stretch of river.

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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby copterdoc » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Even though we are allowed to kill toucans this year, it doesn't matter.

We never get toucans here.
We don't get cockatoos, parakeets, macaws or peacocks either.
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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby TrapperRob » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:52 pm

copterdoc wrote:Even though we are allowed to kill toucans this year, it doesn't matter.

We never get toucans here.
We don't get cockatoos, parakeets, macaws or peacocks either.


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Re: Best Canvasback State

Postby La. Hunter » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:10 am

Indaswamp wrote:hard to beat Lake Catahoula in Louisiana, a well known Canvasback mecca.
http://www.ducks.org/hunting/destinations/catahoula-canvasbacks


Are you trying to get this guy killed?

Stay away from Catahoula Lake! I understand a lot of inbreeding has taken place around that area. J/K, I think.
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