don taylor wrote:One of the guys here got into some pintails last year in December. Wanna take bets that we scout that area this year for late season? I've found out over the years you'll see the same species in the same spots year after year around the same time. Gadwalls are the same way. Around the same time every year for many years, I can bet on shooting a few gaddies in this one spot I hunt. Go back next year, you'll see them again.
Spot on don. We have spots we see pintail everyseason, and a few ponds that we see ringnecks that show up every season during the last week of our nj south Zone.
That is the love/hate thing about hunting up north in the atlantic flyway though. You find x species here during x time, u species here during u time, ect. It is cool because if you want to shoot as many different species as possible every year like I do, you find yourself in a lot of different areas and have a lot of hunting spots. On the flip side, the guys down south at the bottom of the major flyways can go out in one spot and average 4-8 different species a hunt (per group) if they want to. That makes me jealous!
Even some guys at the bottom of our flyway in major wintering areas (chesapeake bay, palimaco sound) can go out and shoot cans, reds, broadies, mallards, pintails, wigeon, ect out of the same blind. And that makes me salivate.