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Wood Ducks

Postby jdub654 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:39 pm

Has anyone ever personally shot a seen a wood duck shot here in Utah?
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby shawdawg02 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:44 pm

I shoot a couple every year in cache valley. Last year we shot 2 at the end of season that were worthy of putting on the wall.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby jdub654 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:33 pm

Do they stick around the marsh or around the rivers?
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby shawdawg02 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:07 pm

The ones we shoot are locals that stick around all year due to a few springs and sloughs that don't freeze. Never seen them or shot them anywhere else i hunt.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby hamernhonkers » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:26 pm

This post if kind of funny on its timing. I went out today to check on some geese on a pond I got a report on and shot these two. This pond is known as my woodie honey hole and it produced again. Woodies are very rare here in the state but I have been lucky enough to kill a number of them over the last 20 years in quite a few different locations in the state. The little guys are around.

These are from today a pair of young drakes.
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Here are a couple from the past.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby spooner » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:28 am

There are a few around. This one now stands on the piano. :thumbsup:

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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby jdub654 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:06 am

Do they fly funny, compared to like teal?
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby richard rouleau » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:24 pm

I HAVE got few down here in dixie along the river and at baker res. sweet little birds when they fly.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby J.C. Higgins » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:01 pm

I shoot quite a few woodies on the rivers and cornfeilds here in cache valley. Theyre quite the challenge to hit sometimes, cause they fly like fighter pilots
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby FowlinDown2012 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:13 pm

My brother and I have shot quite a few so far this season. I have personally killed 13 and I don't plan on stopping that number either. Wood Ducks are by far the funnest duck out there to hunt! Not to mention the best to eat!
As far as similarity to teal... The flight speed is about the same but Wood Ducks are much much more agile than any teal that I have ever seen!!
Some people frown on shooting Wood Ducks because they are so rare to the area, but here in Box Elder Countywe have seen a much higher number this year than ever before! My brother and I are lucky enough to own land in which we built Duck boxes for these exotic birds on several ponds in the area, just yesterday we hunted one of our ponds and jumped over 100 Wood Ducks at the same time.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby cootlover » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:17 pm

We shot them on the spur last year.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby hamernhonkers » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:45 pm

cootlover wrote:We shot them on the spur last year.



You did not cause there are no woodies in utah :fingerpt: :fingerpt: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby irun9115 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:47 pm

Woodies I love woodies :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby Factor 8 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm

FowlinDown2012 wrote:My brother and I have shot quite a few so far this season. I have personally killed 13 and I don't plan on stopping that number either. Wood Ducks are by far the funnest duck out there to hunt! Not to mention the best to eat!
As far as similarity to teal... The flight speed is about the same but Wood Ducks are much much more agile than any teal that I have ever seen!!
Some people frown on shooting Wood Ducks because they are so rare to the area, but here in Box Elder Countywe have seen a much higher number this year than ever before! My brother and I are lucky enough to own land in which we built Duck boxes for these exotic birds on several ponds in the area, just yesterday we hunted one of our ponds and jumped over 100 Wood Ducks at the same time.


kind of curious as to where your pond is in box elder county? corinne, tremonton, deweyville, elwood, honeyville?? just curious...
and before you think that im fishing to find a place to shoot woodies... im not, shot enough for myself.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby FowlinDown2012 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:55 pm

We have 2 ponds in Ffielding, 1 in Elwood, 2 in Corrin, and just finished building the sixth on a piece of property I just purchased in Bear River City.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:35 pm

FowlinDown2012 wrote:We have 2 ponds in Ffielding, 1 in Elwood, 2 in Corrin, and just finished building the sixth on a piece of property I just purchased in Bear River City.

Nice job on keeping the population up then. I'd encourage you to keep up the box building. I'm scouting a few more places I've seen them to put some boxes up. I'll be working with WOW starting this spring as well.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby FowlinDown2012 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:08 pm

What WOW? Several people have mentioned it to me but I don't even know what it is!
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby Factor 8 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:00 pm

FowlinDown2012 wrote:We have 2 ponds in Ffielding, 1 in Elwood, 2 in Corrin, and just finished building the sixth on a piece of property I just purchased in Bear River City.


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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:58 am

FowlinDown2012 wrote:What WOW? Several people have mentioned it to me but I don't even know what it is!

Wild Over Wood Ducks. Google them.
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby treefrog » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:03 am

I did my eagle project with them. WOW is run by some really great people. Do you know if they ended up getting Utah State on board with them or not, Junior?
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Re: Wood Ducks

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:40 am

Hello,

On the wooded part of Farmington canyon creek leading into Farmington bay bird refuge. I used to have permission from the land owner there.

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