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Wood ducks

Postby cootlover » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:21 pm

I saw small flock of wood ducks flying over I -15 landing on HAFB it's good to know that there is flock of woodies that people cant kill off :thumbsup:
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby duckslayer74 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Great!!! Now your letting those idiots that killed em all off last year know.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby apflyingleap » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:37 pm

Spent some time with Wild Over Wood ducks this summer.

http://wildoverwoodducks.org/

Great chance to take the kids out and learn more about these amazing birds. What are people's opinions of the 2 bird limit DWR instituted this year? I think it was a good idea.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby cootlover » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:06 pm

I thinks its great two should be a season limit .I don't think I would shoot one if it came in my decoys :thumbsup:
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby apflyingleap » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:35 pm

Interesting idea. Wonder if it would be possible to do a drawing like for swan or sharptails. Not knowing any of the biology, population info, etc. something I'll ask the WOW guys. See what their thoughts are. It would be interesting if DWR could gather info from hunters; have hunters turn in feather/wing samples...something like that.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby duckslayer74 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:55 pm

The hunters that would actually abide by a season limit of 2 are most likely ethical enough not to be greedy anyway. I think last year was a major setback for the woodies, all because of the stupid wannabe pro staff kids that had to brag. :no:
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby apflyingleap » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:06 pm

I agree. Talking with WOW, he said he was really concerned the population took a huge hit last year. They were hopeful that they would have a good season with many hatchlings but if I remember right he said he was afraid they'd been set back 5 years.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby mojo coot » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:06 pm

They will recoup but im glad to see the dwr put a limit on them i wish they would only put one down for a limit but 2 better than 7
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:22 am

duckslayer74 wrote:The hunters that would actually abide by a season limit of 2 are most likely ethical enough not to be greedy anyway. I think last year was a major setback for the woodies, all because of the stupid wannabe pro staff kids that had to brag. :no:


I agree 100%. The only positive about those jackwagons coming on here and spouting off about how many woodies they were killing is that it prompted many of us to contact the DWR and propose a 2 bird limit.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby apflyingleap » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:11 am

Just one more example of hunters getting involved and preserving wildlife.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby mojo1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:29 am

Those woodies by HAFB have lived in that area for a very long time, I used to see them most days when running the pond loop on base. Those ponds don't freeze completely over so they are always a haven for birds in late winter.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby richyrich307 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:43 pm

I am actually the guy that got to manage the duck pond on the base this year. We had quite a few successful broods come out of it this year. It is a really cool little area that is guaranteed to never see any hunting pressure. I hope it continues to grow.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby Maynard » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:15 pm

I've never got giving up secrets to strangers, the last thing we need is all the newby dd fallowers killing everything that flys.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:22 pm

Why is the 2 per day NOT mentioned in the proc's only on the web site? :huh:
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby cootlover » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:08 pm

Page #23 bag and possession between red heads and scaup it says no more than 2 wood ducks.
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Re: Wood ducks

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:14 pm

AHHHH!! :lol: So it does thanks
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