Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

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Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

Postby Webfootslayer » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:03 am

Well the time has come that our season is in the final hours for ducks. I hope every1 makes it cuz unfortunately the ducks have finally showed up go figure the last 6 days of the season :lol: . Better than not making it down here at all during the season. Yesterday we saw over 1000 mallards & pintails working the fields & coming into our pond. We were shootn for green & bull sprig only, as we will b doin again 2day, & ended up with 21 greenheads & 4 hens(kids & wife) for 4 hunters. I sure hope everyone hunting sticks it out because as we all know most people pull up & leave bout 10 ish,Major mistake cause yesterday the birds steadily came into the deks from 10 till the end of shooting time. We didn't fire our first shots till 9:45 yesterday after we pushed the birds off the pond @ sunrise. So to every1 out there hunting today stick it out cuz they will fly & just a tip since its the last day all the ducks we bumped off the pond went to Quail valley & Rileys so u guys that hunt there should have a great final day.sick it out cause we now have to wait almost 9 months to get in the field again unless u travel elsewhere. B safe,shoot straight & may the skies in front of you be filled with whistling wings & feetdown Northern greenheads.
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Re: Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

Postby njonesy_07 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:29 pm

Webfootslayer wrote:Well the time has come that our season is in the final hours for ducks. I hope every1 makes it cuz unfortunately the ducks have finally showed up go figure the last 6 days of the season :lol: . Better than not making it down here at all during the season. Yesterday we saw over 1000 mallards & pintails working the fields & coming into our pond. We were shootn for green & bull sprig only, as we will b doin again 2day, & ended up with 21 greenheads & 4 hens(kids & wife) for 4 hunters. I sure hope everyone hunting sticks it out because as we all know most people pull up & leave bout 10 ish,Major mistake cause yesterday the birds steadily came into the deks from 10 till the end of shooting time. We didn't fire our first shots till 9:45 yesterday after we pushed the birds off the pond @ sunrise. So to every1 out there hunting today stick it out cuz they will fly & just a tip since its the last day all the ducks we bumped off the pond went to Quail valley & Rileys so u guys that hunt there should have a great final day.sick it out cause we now have to wait almost 9 months to get in the field again unless u travel elsewhere. B safe,shoot straight & may the skies in front of you be filled with whistl
ing wings & feetdown Northern greenheads.


I sure hope you slayed them today, Alex! The fog had been so bad over here on the westside...got into the teal good today, but pretty slow otherwise.
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Re: Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

Postby cwsmith » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:50 am

i can ditto what jonesy said about the fog in the valley - it made for a real slow first two hours of hunting light around here. glad you're getting birds over there to finish things off!
13-14 Season

40 mallards
14 GWT
13 pin
10 spoony
10 buff
9 wigeon
8 rgnk
6 woodie
6 gad
5 barrow's ge
3 merg
3 ruddy
2 l scaup
1 g scaup
1 comm ge
1 can
TOTAL DUCKS = 132

77 canada
4 snow
2 speck
TOTAL GEESE = 83

TOTAL WATERFOWL = 215
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Re: Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

Postby Webfootslayer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 am

We finished off our season better than most. We ended up putting 3 birds shy of a 4 man limit in the bag both days & I finally got a mautre bull sprig. All in all the last 3 weeks have been better than the last 3 months combined. We put 190 ducks & 43 geese on the since the 1st of the year.now its time to finish out the week shootn blacknecks & see where it leads us. Goodluck to all of u guys in Zone 1 & hope you can have better luck w the fog. I've always done well if huntn where the birds want to b & just feedchuckle suttle quacks drake calls cuz they will hone in on it until I can see somethin to shoot. They can somehow find the exact spot they were yesterday in the fog. GOOD LUCK FELLOW FOWLERS
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Re: Last Day of ducks for Zone 2

Postby 60's hunter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:08 am

Great to hear you guys gettin into birds at the last here.
This was my first season after a long break because of health problems, and enjoyed every minute of it.
My first day hunting on Sauvie was in '69------so it's been a while.
One of my favorite hunts of the season was at the west side SI before the birds started showing up & it was SLOW------
I had a single big green head fly over the middle of the lake about 100 yards away heading away from me------------
so with no duck call yet, I thought what do I have to loose, and gave out a the best hen quack I could by mouth,
and he turned on a dime & headed straight for me, flaring 25 yards over me to take a look---------couldn't miss.
That one 3 pound north bird made me feel like the best duck hunter in the world---------I'm sure you guys have been there.
Good luck this last week. kerry
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