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ok guys ive been duck hunting a couple years now but here in ohio we have an early teal season...ive never tried teal hunting usually see a couple during the regular season but there usually south by the time the seasons in.....anyways what do you guys use for early teal season...what type of decoys anything else i might need...im gonna try it this year...and does anyone no what if its gonna be primarily blue or green wings....
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The Blue wings are the primary target of teal season here in Ohio but you will sometimes run across a greenwinger during early season. They will work to mallard decoys but watch the young mallards as the don't have much color and are real small during teal season,you also have to watch out for woodies and shovelers all of which will zip in and out of your decoys. The teal will even come to canada goose decoys as I have shot them several time when hunt canada geese in the early season here over just goose decoys. If there are a lot of teal down I'll set teal decoys ( bluewing mostly) and about 3 or 4 mallards to increase visibility. A good fast load of #4 or #3 steel will make quick work of teal.
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Ohio Wildfowler wrote:They will work to mallard decoys but watch the young mallards as the don't have much color and are real small during teal season,you also have to watch out for woodies and shovelers all of which will zip in a nd out of your decoys.
It's a banner couple weeks for the wildlife boys to be writing tickets and people going to court. Make sure you know it's a Teal. Those immature Woodies look alot like 'em!
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a dozen or two hen mallard decoys will work for you just fine
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WHen is the early teal season?
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