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Postby KAhunter » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:12 pm

i was wondering if any ever goes out for ringenecks... we have been hunting them on a farm pond the last two years and have had some awesome shoots, but it seems that no one i have talked really invests any time in them other than myself... i think they are a blast and where we hunt they tend to come in right at shooting light giving for some fun and tough shooting... just wondering if anyone has any thoughts
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Postby FEATHERBUSTER » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:35 pm

AIN'T A THING WRONG WITH THEM RINGNECKS. ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES OF THE SEASON IS WHEN THEY SHOW UP AROUND HERE IN FORCE. THEY WILL DEFINATELY KEEP YOU ON YOU TOES. :yes:
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Postby cut_un » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:36 pm

Never messed around with um but hey if it's a duck :salude: :thumbsup:
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Postby LEWDOG » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:22 pm

To hear y'uall talk they are everywhere , well I haven't seen one here where I live and hunt . Now why is that I mean it's a diver and all divers like open water , Right ? I can see where I could mistake them for something else but one would think that I would had kill one in 30 years of hunting .
Could it be that they don't do saltwater ? How about they just don't hang with scaup being that they look somewhat alike ?
I can see right now I'm going to go west this year to get me a drake , and here I was thinking that a Pintail was going to be last for the wall .

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Postby KAhunter » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:15 pm

ringnecks are freshwater divers... i hunt about both on the coast and about an hour inland and i shoot them at my spot an hour inland coming of a big lake onto a small farm pond... hunting on the coast my whole life never even thought about shooting one... on the flip side ive never seen any other divers inland, no scaup, redheads, anything... so that may answer ur question, if u hunt the coast or any saltwater you prob wont see any unless its a fluke...
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Postby goosesmacker » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:40 pm

Don't feel bad LewDog, I have got 15 birds mounted and still want to mount 12 more differet birds. :yes:

Lets See, I want to mount a: Redhead, Pintail, Canvasback, Bluebill, Brant, Goldeneye, Ruddy, Old ........ect. :laughing: :laughing:

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Postby OATBED » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:19 am

We shoot a few ringnecks on the chick. Usually we well take about 10 a year. Boy they sure come in fast and you can hear a lot of wind through the wings. We also so have a local name for them, which is ringbill.
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Postby Kessler » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:47 pm

goosesmacker wrote:Don't feel bad LewDog,
I want to mount a: Redhead :laughing: :laughing:

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Postby cut_un » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:45 pm

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: I'm afraid Kess nailed ya on that one smackdaddy :umm: I'm laughin but........you DID say it :oops:
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Postby mallardman68 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:29 am

Kinda crazy how all this plays out, one spot I hunt is about 3 hours inland and I have killed a Can, Bluebills, Ringnecks, Ruddy's, Redheads and saw a Cinnamon Teal there, but just cannot seem to find a Pintail to save my own tail right here in Hopewell where I am "told" they fly pretty good. I did kill a Mottled duck here a couple of years ago but Isabelle took care of that when I lost my power for 9 days :(
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Postby Kessler » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:29 am

mallardman68 wrote:Kinda crazy, but just cannot seem to find a Pintail to save my own tail right here in Hopewell



Johnson's Marsh WAS ONCE full of sprigs. Alot of birds have seemed to have left the City Point area.They all went to Tar Bay.
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Postby vah2ofowler22 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:15 am

I sure hope you arent talking about my blind there buddy. :toofunny: yea that place aught to be a goose slaying honey hole. We are gonna have to get together and go.
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Postby vah2ofowler22 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:16 am

oh yea, i sure hope you can shoot from a slight lean. I didnt have a level the day we framed it. Its not too bad. I think is like 2 inches higher in the back
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Postby Kessler » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:47 am

vah2ofowler22 wrote:oh yea, i sure hope you can shoot from a slight lean. I didnt have a level the day we framed it. Its not too bad. I think is like 2 inches higher in the back

That would be for rain run off!
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