Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

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Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby tealdog » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:52 pm

I'm curious if the majority would trade the first two weeks of October for the last two weeks of January.

I'd trade shooting greenheads in January over sorting through the brown in October every season.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby TopWop » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:20 am

I would even go 3 weeks. This stupid split sure took the
wind out of my sails. I didn't even go back out because of it.
I was also very busy with work and lack of places to go and
not seeing any birds.... you get the idea.

No matter how you slice it, some people are going to
be butt hurt over it. Instead of shutting down for
5 days at the end of the season. They can have random shut downs
during the season. Example: Shut down from 1pm to 3pm every
Wed. that falls on an odd day that the moon is full.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby phutch30 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 am

Not me man! I love the way the seasons are. Im trying for scoters and a bean goose and most of us know they leaved MT pretty early so....


I would like a later opener OR a split the end of Oct
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:45 am

Paul this discussion is for people who actually waterfowl hunt. Hell I live in central flyway and I think I hunted more days in pacific flyway then you did.
Oh wait maybe that's the way it always is, those that don't use a resource setting up the regulations for those that do.


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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby phutch30 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:11 pm

Im an internet hunter now! way cheaper, less effort and more success


prob still have more days in the field over the last 5 to 10 years than most
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby Force Fetch » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:18 am

If it were not for the great teal hunting we have had in Oct, I would give up the whole month to have it hung on the end of the season.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby Leakydecoy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:16 pm

I'd support a mid-October split but I admit I enjoy seeing the blue-wings and woodies on the early opener despite the possible impacts of the youth hunt. Late Oct and early Nov usually provide the first decent push of divers on my waters (sorry Hutch, no harlis or eiders) so I'm not interested in a split then.

Whatever your preference, the Commission's final review of the upcoming season's proposed regs is NOT the time to submit a proposal for the first time. Get 'em in early and repeat them on meeting day. I forget which commissioner it was this past year but the whole last-week-of-the-season-split proposal was a last-second decision during the meeting met with a kind of "whatever" response rather than much discussion.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby montana bound » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:09 pm

I dont know about the pacific but here in the Central I would kill for two weeks in Jan.
I won't shoot a bunch of brown birds in Oct, its a waist of what could be a trophy bird in another month.
I hunt the river and it is always open , and the colder the better.
I would love to put the first two weeks of our season on to the end in Jan.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby wingnutty » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm one of the only hardcore guys who likes things they way they are and like the early season. A lot of areas in the state have good hunting in the early season and poor hunting later in the year. Personally, I like things the way they are adn I think the current structures provide more overall hunter days that if we eliminated parts of Oct. Sure some of the hardcore guys would benefit from a longer late season, but a lot of more casual hunters would get out less...we have to think of everyone, imo. Overall, we have it pretty good.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby wickedmfer » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:54 am

What about a punch card system? 105 days to hunt. You call in everyday your going out. You can hunt anytime during the allotted federal season. 1st no call fine... big. 2nd... no hunting next year. Poachers are poachers so regs don't matter to them anyway. As for the extra stress on fish and game, I haven't talked to one of them in 4 years while hunting, and I get out a lot typically. Not wanting to get hated on here, but I'd like to hear some pros and cons on this.
Also what about a spring snow goose season? The biologist said he wasn't for it because there weren't that many geese in the spring coming through the central flyway, and he didn't want sportsman paying for nothing. Pretty sure we sell a ton of big game tags even though there is a 90% unsuccessful rate. I'd like the option myself.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby Force Fetch » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:57 pm

I am going to hunt waterfowl even if they give us an only between 1 and 2 am season. Saying that I like to shoot a few teal so why not open the season for them in mid Sept. close it after two weeks then open the regular season 1 Nov and run it through the end of January. There is as much reason and science in my logic as the crap they are puking out.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby 2point » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:11 pm

I like it the way it is, in January it is a crap shoot, a week of below zero weather and everything is gone. The few birds around have been shot at for 3 months and find private unhuntable land. It goes till the 21 of January that is the latest I can ever remember. I will take October ducks, we are really lucky to have such a long season.
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Re: Who thinks pacific flyway season dates are a joke?

Postby huntfishnv » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:25 am

I too like the way the season is currently set up. Love hunting birds up here no matter what time of year it is, I think now we get best of both worlds.
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