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Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby SX3STEW » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:23 pm

I am new to this site, i grew up duck hunting in Iowa and was stationed in florida for a couple years and got to do some hunting down there .I have recently moved from Norfolk to Suffolk after returning from a deployment, i hunted Back Bay the year before last and am planning on hunting out there again dispite the hour long drive each way. I have seen some folks have posted about hunting the Nansemond River but i am still unfamiluar with the area, is there any place that i can find information on where on the river can be hunted using a floating duck blind, I am not trying to cyber scout by any means just would like to find some information on where you can hunt leagaly around the Suffolk area or be pointed in the right direction on finding the regulations regarding the river.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby gobblin870 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:27 pm

:welcome: Im not from that area, but im sure someone will help ya out.. PM imduckin he would be the one ide talk too :help: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:58 pm

If you cross the JRB there is a ramp right there in Hampton next to the bridge. The James River can be a good place to hunt and is easily scouted. There are many small waters running into Suffolk from there. Im sure there is a ramp on your side but Ive never been or looked. Welcome to the site and good luck.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby Ichabod97 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:57 pm

:welcome: to the site Stew! Glad to see you found it and hope you enjoy your stay. Someone on here should have the info you are looking for.



Guys, trust me, Stew is not a cyber scouter. He is a good guy and helped a few of my buddies get into duck hunting when he was stationed in FL. He is good people, so hold onto your rocks imaduckin. :lol3:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby JR&lucy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:09 pm

Stew-
welcome back. what part of suffolk? There are a few ramps on our side of the JRB. Haven't been here long enough to take the Yak out and paddle around them/do some scouting. But no need to drive to hampton for a ramp
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby imaduckin up north » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:23 pm

welcome to the site :welcome: , the nansmond and elizabeth, james and chickahominy are all under the blind law rules. 500 yrds from any blind. also the york. read the blind laws at the DGIF website and learn them best as you can. now wheres my rocks :hi:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby goosesmacker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:12 am

Welcome to the site!
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby SLAYEROFGREEN1987 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:31 am

I kill hundreds of ducks on the Nansemond, just takes scouting. Start at Brady's Marina now and make sure they tagged all the blinds on time!!
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:50 am

No one is safe from duckin's rocks.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby SX3STEW » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:37 pm

Thanks for the information guys, i was out doing some scouting on the Nanesmond today stopped and Bradys marinia and found out that they will be closed at the end of October so that will not be available for launching boat for regular duck season in November.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby imaduckin up north » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:04 pm

good lord , i hope when im 24 again ill be a world class hunter like slayerofgreen. no spot between new york to north carolina has not been graced with his presense :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby Willie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:36 pm

Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting
by SLAYEROFGREEN1987 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:31 am

I kill hundreds of ducks on the Nansemond, just takes scouting. Start at Brady's Marina now and make sure they tagged all the blinds on time!!


This is funny...there haven't been hundreds of ducks killed on the Nasemond in 30 years.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby gobblin870 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:12 pm

Willie wrote:
Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting
by SLAYEROFGREEN1987 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:31 am

I kill hundreds of ducks on the Nansemond, just takes scouting. Start at Brady's Marina now and make sure they tagged all the blinds on time!!


This is funny...there haven't been hundreds of ducks killed on the Nasemond in 30 years.


I guess you havent heard that :bow: Slayer :bow: is a no rook. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: He is a legend over that way.. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:27 am

Willie wrote:
Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting
by SLAYEROFGREEN1987 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:31 am

I kill hundreds of ducks on the Nansemond, just takes scouting. Start at Brady's Marina now and make sure they tagged all the blinds on time!!


This is funny...there haven't been hundreds of ducks killed on the Nasemond in 30 years.


:ditto: ...But can tell you this..35 yrs. ago there were thousands of ducks and Geese down there congregated in the mouth of that place... In 1977 the Bay froze over just about clean , clear all the way across from the Western shore of Va. to the Eastern Shore :yes:
A friend of mine invited me to go there with him that winter , and he had a spot in the mouth of the Nansemond, and the tide kept this little hole of his open..My gawd, what a shoot that day, I'll never forget it..
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby nickp9797 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:08 pm

There are some places to hunt, but as others have told you learn the blind laws. There are not many ducks on the nansemond, but you can kill a few here and there. Access is very limited. Your best bet is to scout and scout some more.
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby DU4ever » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:54 pm

Check for tags, many blinds have not been tagged due to the weather. We got very lucky :grooving: :grooving: :grooving:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:01 am

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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby imaduckin up north » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:52 am

holy thread revival :eek:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby fowled out » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:15 am

No kidding. Anybody heard from sx3 or ichabod?
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:54 am

fowled out wrote:No kidding. Anybody heard from sx3 or ichabod?



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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby fowl mouth » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:37 pm

he definitely used the search feature.... :welcome:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Then again I had tons of days that were just total duds. Killing and seeing NO BIRDS
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby fowl mouth » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:11 am

quailhunter123 wrote:Then again I had tons of days that were just total duds. Killing and seeing NO BIRDS



good job saving yourself bud :thumbsup:

Glad you edited it for yourself. We keep that kinda stuff off the forums :hammer:
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby KAhunter » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:48 am

Never been hunting on the nansemond but i got a float rig and i am gonna give her a try. Seems like it could be pretty good. Live right down the road too. Always looking for new spots in VA
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Re: Suffolk Duck Hunting

Postby lbhansford » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:41 am

KAhunter wrote:Never been hunting on the nansemond but i got a float rig and i am gonna give her a try. Seems like it could be pretty good. Live right down the road too. Always looking for new spots in VA


let me know if you find a ramp, only one i know of that is public is seasonal or a REALLLY long drive. eyeballed the place a couple times myself.
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