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Black Ducks everywhere

Postby mwc4fishing » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:20 am

My father and I decided to do an afternoon hunt yesterday and the blacks were trying to set in before we even had the rig out. Within the first 15 minutes, we each had our one blackie and spent the next 3 hours watching as singles, pairs and tripples decoyed. Not a mallard anywhere to be found! My lab was upset - couldn't figure out why were weren't blastin away! It was a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.
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Postby Ducowti » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:23 pm

I was hunting some bay areas on the Hudson (Kingston area) and saw lots and lots and lots of blacks (as I do every year there). Why is the limit only one? Seems their #s aren't low...?
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Postby 870 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:50 pm

thats a good question, it seems there numbers aren't down up here eather their all over the place :cool:
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:54 pm

Their numbers aren't what they used to be in other areas (outside NY). There was an article in this month's Conservationist magazine about the blacks. Like you said though, out on Cayuga Lake I often see more blacks than mallards.
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Postby 870 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:07 pm

whats nice about hunting them this time of the year when it gets real cold. they get real dumb I mean "buck in rut dumb" They do things this time of the year that make you scratch your head. They tend to decoy super easy for some reason...... my seasons ending soon :pissed:
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Yuck it up 870

Postby Dep666 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:59 pm

You guys are freakin killing me. I can barely choke back the puke as I read these posts. UUUUGGGGGGHHHH! Every day feels like the Groundhog Day movie......Is it ever gonna be Dec 26th??????


Just kidding boys. Glad to hear that you guys are knockin the snot out of 'em. In the process of making some new blocks, rigging up a few secret weapons, and finaaly making a blind for my boat. Gotta get back to painting, Shoot em up fellas!
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Postby BENELLI » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:11 pm

Hey Matt....I saw the pictures of you with your friends decoys. Does that friend happen to work for the County of Monroe?
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Postby Dep666 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:08 am

You got it ........ Pm me brother.
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Postby hudson river drake » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:02 pm

i have to say this is the first year i hunted ducks on the hudson river and most of the ducks i saw tons of blacks. Normally i hunt streams and small swamps and get most woodducks and a few mallards, dont know if it is like this every year on the Hudson. I also did have the same experience of having black come in before i could get all my decoys out
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