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Any trips planned?

Postby ronvt » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:12 pm

Heading to Ontario for ducks on Jan 1st. Will hunt the 2cnd, 3rd and 4th. Anyone else have any trips planned?
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Postby eiderlab » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:56 pm

where in Ontario are you going. I was looking into hunting up there during Jan. What species are you going for. Eiderlab
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Postby ronvt » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:59 am

We have a guided trip booked with St. Lawrence Outfitters. It will be our first trip with them. The weather is warming up and it is looking good for some late season mallards. Alot of the more common areas are frozen by this time so it helps to have a guide.
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Postby eiderlab » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:20 pm

good luck!! Let us know how you do. Eiderlab
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Postby ronvt » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:40 am

Just getting around to post. We booked for three days but only hunted the St. Lawrence twice. The first day the wind blew pack ice in from the NY side, and after plan F failed to produce open water, we gave up. That afternoon the wind blew the pack ice out and we were able to hunt the next two days. 36 birds for the three of us which included goldeneyes, bluebill, bufflehead, mallards and a nice redhead drake. Water temp was 31 degrees so long as the wind blew it would not freeze, but 15 minutes of no wind and it would crystalize before your eyes. It was a great trip, but would probably go earlier or wait till the last minute to book, depending on weather. I would strongly recomend St. Lawrence Outfitters. Once we started hunting, there was never any guide pressure or negativity that can sometimes ruin hunts. It was never a question if we would limit, just how long.
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Postby ztvt » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:24 pm

we have actually hunted with St lawrence Outfitters the past 3 years, and have always had a great time. Like you would expect, everything revolves around the weather. 2 years ago we hunted last week of November and a recent cold snap had brought the mallards down and we limited out 2 days in a row. This year we hunted first week of December and had a so-so day and the 2nd day we limited out with mallards, blacks, bufflehead, bluebills, whistlers and messed up on numerous other chances as well. We are are looking to head back next year but not exactly sure when......
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