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Postby orsalak » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:59 pm

While I am here I was wondering if anyone can give me some tips where to hunt?? I am staying in the Toms River area. I grew up in NJ but moved to Montana and I only have 2 days to hunt while I am here.
I shoot a lot of Mallards in MT so I would like to shoot ducks that I can't shoot out there. Black ducks and sea ducks would be great but woodies are usually gone in MT before season opens so I would also like to hunt them.
Thank you in advance
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Postby Marshmudd » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:09 am

A little late in the season for woodies here also. You might get lucky and find a straggler. But most of them have gone south.
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Postby jerseywaterfowler » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:16 pm

Check your PMs
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Postby orsalak » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:17 pm

jerseywaterfowler wrote:Check your PMs

Thank you I will tell you how I did!!!!
If you are ever in MT look me up. Fishing or Hunting!!!!
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Postby jerseywaterfowler » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:19 am

Thanks, someday after the kids grow up,its a trip to Rome for my wife, and a trip to the Madison river for trout for me :thumbsup:
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Postby orsalak » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:09 pm

I guide fishing on the Madison 75 times a year. Find me and we can go. I work at Jacklin's fly shop
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Postby Modified_Choking » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:05 pm

What happened to orsalak? Did he go out? Did he get anything?
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Postby orsalak » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:52 pm

Modified_Choking wrote:What happened to orsalak? Did he go out? Did he get anything?

I am still around I have not gone out yet. I am still researching the spots that have been pointed out. I am now planning on going next Wed. and Thurs. Hoping it gets colder. I have been out on the beach catching Strippers from 14-25 inches on my 10 wt. fly rod. This is going to be a good trip back to NJ.
Something else I could use some :help: with is, on a flying bird how can you tell if it is a Black Duck or a female Mallard? Excuse my ignorance but since I only hunt in MT, I have never seen a Black Duck before. I am not interested in shooting Suzie but if it is a slow day I have been known to kill her every once in a while. I don't want to pass up a Black Duck because I thought it was a Suzie.
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Postby barngeatbayman » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:49 pm

good luck IDing a black duck on the wing almost impossible. Only good indicator is the bill color.

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Postby emptyshells » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:16 pm

I agree, especially hard in low light. If your out in the marsh near Atlantic City bet on a Black Duck.
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Postby Modified_Choking » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:42 pm

It is definately hard to distinguish between the two. 9 times out of ten you're not going to have time to distinguish - as others have said - especially in low light.

In general, I would say a Mallard Hen will be flying with a Mallard Drake or two. Also, in my experience, the Blacks I chase after (perimeter of Raritan Bay) rarely hang with Mallards unless ponds are freezing and they are all sharing open non-frozen water.
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Postby jomachn3 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:20 am

I have always went by the pitch in the quack. They seem to have a higher tone.
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Postby orsalak » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:35 am

Modified_Choking wrote:What happened to orsalak? Did he go out? Did he get anything?

I did not get anything!!! Had a chance too shoot at two mergs but I did not shoot. One Black Duck was locked up and comming in to the deeks but we were still standing in the water setting up. Oh well. Thanks for the help guys. If we had another day we for sure would have had more shots.
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Postby Modified_Choking » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:40 pm

That's duck hunting!!! I had the same thing happen to me in SC. It's hard to hunt out of state. But, in my book, credit is always due to one's self for getting out there. What's the saying...90% of success is showing up. Something like that.

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