There is no bottom! Shelburne pond is a bottomless sludge pond, you fall in you're gone!!
It's not a heavy trafic area, but there are in fact ducks in and out throughout the whole season. Your not likely to shoot a limit in there after about day 2 of the season. When the lake is closed you might get in and pick up a bird or 2. Its actually surprising the amount of hunters that go there compared to the number of ducks. A lot of the ducks also don't land on the open pond, but the holes to the NE (seen from Route 116) or the channel on the NW. There are also some small holes to the NW if you look for them. Not quick to get to, not a ton of shooting area...BUT!
Fact is because of the depth of most of the pond, its not really a "ducky" location. The northern corners, or the SE marsh area are about the only places to shoot ducks. The SE is almost inaccessable, and the NW usually has a hunter in it.
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