Slow Start

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Slow Start

Postby Benny8 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:12 pm

We hit a field this morning that the woodies had been hitting early along with mallards and geese. However, the birds didn't want to cooperate this morning. About 8 am we decided to pick up. I said lets give it a few. Three birds came over the trees and started to bank into the decoys. Mallards! On the second pass they were cupped to land, four shots rang out and three mallards took a dirt nap. Was very pleased with my little yellow lab, Belle's retrieves. We picked up and then went pheasant hunting-no dice. We decided to try and find some birds jump shooting. We found some woodies and jumped them. I shot a double as they tried to flee. Ended the afternoon with a drake mallard and two drake woodies. The mallard and one of the woodies hadn't colored up yet. Headed back out this evening.
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Re: Slow Start

Postby JustinNH » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:19 pm

Nice!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Slow Start

Postby poor_duck » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:27 pm

Nice !!! and good luck this evening. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Slow Start

Postby chefletch » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:03 pm

nice work :hammer:
If it Flies, It dies.... if it's brown knock it down
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Re: Slow Start

Postby StevePopaDuck » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:37 pm

Nice Woody! I'm jealous... Went to our favorite spot for Geese and nothing. No Birds.
But it's early and I think being a Leap Year has affected their patterns.
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Re: Slow Start

Postby Cigarz » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:58 pm

Great recap:)
It's better on the water.
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Re: Slow Start

Postby deertoducks » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Well done :thumbsup: Ive never had much success duck hunting the evenings unless on the salt marshes and hunting the tides, have you had good inland evening hunts?
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Re: Slow Start

Postby Benny8 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:38 am

deertoducks wrote:Well done :thumbsup: Ive never had much success duck hunting the evenings unless on the salt marshes and hunting the tides, have you had good inland evening hunts?

Mostly on the Woodies :beer:
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Re: Slow Start

Postby NHDuckHunter » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:31 am

StevePopaDuck wrote:Nice Woody! I think being a Leap Year has affected their patterns.

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Awesome, I guess I was the only one to catch it... or maybe I'm the only one that thought it was that funny.
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Re: Slow Start

Postby JustinNH » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:15 am

NHDuckHunter wrote:
StevePopaDuck wrote:Nice Woody! I think being a Leap Year has affected their patterns.

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Awesome, I guess I was the only one to catch it... or maybe I'm the only one that thought it was that funny.


I completely overlooked that...

But I 100% agree with the way it has been going for me so far! Darn extra day!!! :beer:
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Re: Slow Start

Postby goosebuster11 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:15 pm

Nice work! How can you tell the difference between hens and drakes that havent colored yet? The mallard is a little easier to see than the woodie.
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Re: Slow Start

Postby Benny8 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:36 am

Drake woodies have the multi colored bills-the immature one is fainter than the colored one. Also you can start to see the white "chin strap" on the immature woodie as well. The hens also have a teardrop of white around their eyes.
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