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Skinny Mallards

Postby Dirt » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:09 pm

Prior to this last week we've done really well on mallards. Between
myself and four other guys about every mallard we've taken
had no fat. The birds are nice looking and all but when you pick em
up you can feel they are light as well as notice most arent very big.
You can easily feel the breast plate bone too. I did get plenty of big
fat ones earlier in the year though. Seems as of late they've all been
kinda skinny. I havent notice that many mallards being so small
in my 18years hunting in NM. Kinda makes me wonder how they
will fare for the ride home and next season.
Anyone else notice anything?
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Postby randy marci » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:58 pm

what's a mallard :cool: do they have any at bernardo? :help:
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Postby Dirt » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:10 pm

[quote="randy marci"]what's a mallard :cool:

Tell me about it!
I'm goin on a cinnamon teal mission for the last weekend.
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Postby Ex-Cajun » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:32 pm

Well Dirt, I have'nt been hunting ducks long, but the mallards we've been getting have been pretty good size but no fat. I had 2 that had a good layer of fat (1/8th inch) under the skin, but the other few were just skin over the breast meat.
I haven't seen a cinnamon teal here ever but quite a few greenwings.
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Postby Dirt » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:15 am

Thats what I'm talkin about Ex-Cajun, just skin over breast meat and
not just on a few. I'm talkin over 100 greenheads in two weeks
every one of em like that.
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Postby randy marci » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:54 pm

dirt, you have a p.m.
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Postby Dirt » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:12 pm

Back at ya Randy
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Yeah now is the time for a chance at a cinnamon teal. They work their
way back north throughout the state about the last couple weeks of the
season. I know a guy who got one last week off the ditch south
of Belen. We got into em last day of season a few years back on the
quag. Last year in Tucumcari I got one and missed a couple others.
In extreme southern part of the state you can get em anytime of the
season. Go to Pena Blanca in the spring and they are all over.
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Postby Dirt » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:32 pm

No Cinnabons for the last weekend.
We did get some big ole honks and really fat greenheads.
Time to fall into my normal realm of deep depression for eight months.
Cant deny twas the best season I've had ever.
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Postby Ex-Cajun » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:04 pm

Well, I'll have to agree Dirt. Best season ever for me too! Then again this is only my second year to hunt ducks and Geese EVER. But I'm hooked. You gotta figure, if a guy takes a summer and builds a duck boat only to haul it about 300 yards from the truck to the water, then pushes it over 500 yards through ice for 6 birds, there's the beginning of an addiction here! I'm gonna make a few mods for next year, hell maybe even build a different one, Pirouge style.
Looking forward to a Cinni-bon too.
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