Christmas Eve morning hunt

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Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby Wallew » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:40 am

Let me start off by wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

I was able to sneak out for a couple of hours this morning at my local south jersey spot. I was surprised to see more ducks today than I have seen in the last few weeks. I guess that cold snap and couple of snow storms we had got some ducks headed south in our direction.

I was able to get four mallards. I should have probably gotten my limit but my shooting wasn't so great.

I heard quite a bit of shooting in the area so I know I wasn't the only one to get out this morning.

Hopefully we can finish out the season strong. Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby GJF » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:40 am

Nice hunt ! Enjoy Christmas .
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby ithaca10 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:43 am

Very nice! :thumbsup:
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby cadillacmallard » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:47 pm

good job nice ducks!! :beer:
good luck everyone with the rest of the season
Merry x-mas!
happy new year!!
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby jerseywaterfowler » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:02 pm

Nice hunt, heard a lot of banging as I was getting ready for work this morning, both south and north of me.
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby njgoosekiller » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:36 pm

Not trying to be the internet cop but 4 mallards is your limit.

Nice hunt and merry Christmas!!
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby Wallew » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:04 pm

I know the mallard limit is 4 birds, but the daily duck limit is 6 birds that was the limit I was talking about.

I had a pair of black ducks swing by the decoys but I got ansy and shot to early. I also had three pintails fly by low enough for a pass shot and I just didn't lead them enough. Not all ducks decoy as easy as mallards.

It's just exciting to start seeing the number of birds in the area increase. In the 2 1/2 hours I was out yesterday I probably saw 30 ducks and more geese than I wanted to count.
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby duktatr » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:26 am

Got out Xmas morning with Pop. Epic morning and the only boat in the marsh. 3 buffies, gadwall, ruddy and 2 shovelers in an hour. We're going to start calling shovelers the Christmas ducks. We've shot one each year on xmas morning for 3 years. Colors on those birds are amazing. Best wishes for mixed bags to all in 2014.
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Re: Christmas Eve morning hunt

Postby duk_hunter155 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:28 am

Congrats on a nice hunt. Unfortunately in the North Zone that day we had no birds at all and the week before it was complete insanity with the snow we had the best hunts in years.
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