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Postby Quackhead157 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:14 pm

New to the board! :hi:
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Postby Flight2BCancelled » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:33 pm

Not really new to VA been here about 10 years now .. Grew up in Florida . Started hunting about 4 years ago . New to duck hunting this season . Didn't start hunting ducks until the last 2 weeks of the season . But I'm officially hooked! Been hunting geese for few years and it's the same exciting transition into ducks . I live in Newport News area , and look forward to learning more of this sport .
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Postby hugger73hatch » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:27 am

Been in VA my whole life 35 years....hunting since I was a kid, but not seriously til I was probably about 19. More or less watched ducks and geese on our farm for the last couple of years...decided to hunt after a couple of life long friends asked me to join them this year and am officially hooked, they have been duck hunting for a while. Love the sport, love the birds, love the comradery.
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Postby Elasich » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:41 am

Ok so far this duck season has been a complete bust. I've been hunting on AP Hill and now everything is frozen. I can't stand the thought of spending the last day of the season in my living room, so if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. I live just south of Port Royal if anyone can help me out with somewhere to hunt ducks this evening or tomorrow I will be very thank full!
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Postby steelbull85 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:20 pm

Hey gents...new to the board. Been in VA for about 6 years now and just recently started duck/goose hunting and absolutely love it. Not surprised given that I grew up upland hunting in PA. Been hunting a small pond out in Fauquier County the past season, and had a little luck, but I think most were local birds. Getting a yellow lab this spring to help fuel my addiction to bird hunting. Really looking forward to the training process and eventually getting her (whenever that may be) into the field/blind. Hoping to eventually find some additional areas to hunt, but until then thought it would be nice to get some additional hunting tips from those much more experienced than me. :beer:
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Postby lil_shawn1990 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:57 am

Hello All,
Got stationed in Virginia in April. New addict to the sport of waterfowling, done 4 hunts this year and got 1 black duck, 2 mallards, and 6 geese. Will be stocking up on gear over the summer adn training my dog. Should be set come next season. Kind of sucks that i didnt start til the end of season, but oh well, will be ready to blast some birds later!
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Postby heavyliftlegacy53d » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:22 pm

Hello all. Active Duty Marine currently stationed in Kansas City. Relatively new to waterfowl hunting. Started making my own duck calls last year and have been addicted to making them since. Didn't get a whole lot of time to hunt this season here in Missouri as I was busy building duck calls. Got orders to MCB Quantico this summer and looking to find a good group of huntin buddies for the upcoming season in VA. Don't really know squat about the area as far as waterfowl hunting goes, but will be researchin the hell out of it. See you soon.

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Postby lil_shawn1990 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:23 pm

heavyliftlegacy53d wrote:Hello all. Active Duty Marine currently stationed in Kansas City. Relatively new to waterfowl hunting. Started making my own duck calls last year and have been addicted to making them since. Didn't get a whole lot of time to hunt this season here in Missouri as I was busy building duck calls. Got orders to MCB Quantico this summer and looking to find a good group of huntin buddies for the upcoming season in VA. Don't really know squat about the area as far as waterfowl hunting goes, but will be researchin the hell out of it. See you soon.

Tyson



Hey man. Shoot me a pm sometime. I'm a Marine on Quantico as well. We can talk duck haha.

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Postby Steven4est » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Hello all, born and raised in poquoson and finally looking to do some duck hunting. My grandfather did alot of hunting when he was younger, but I never got a chance to go so I'm trying to learn as much as I can on here before I attempt to go this fall with a buddy who is also not very knowledgable. We are fishing experts, but not much on hunting. My first question is how to get permission to use a duck blind? Or am I better off just staying in my boat?
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Postby lil_shawn1990 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:07 pm

Steven4est wrote:Hello all, born and raised in poquoson and finally looking to do some duck hunting. My grandfather did alot of hunting when he was younger, but I never got a chance to go so I'm trying to learn as much as I can on here before I attempt to go this fall with a buddy who is also not very knowledgable. We are fishing experts, but not much on hunting. My first question is how to get permission to use a duck blind? Or am I better off just staying in my boat?



haha man i hope the best for you and your bud. you may learn a few things from this site. However, if you are trying to find out how to get permission to use a blind, i dont think youll find an answer in this place. Alot of us here are looking for blinds as well. Get out and find landowners on the water and talk to them.
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Postby RTducks » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:07 am

Hello all! I am originally from NoVa and lived there 22 years. Currently in the Army stationed in Kansas (which is pretty sweet for duck hunting!). I will be moving back to VA for some Army schooling down in the Petersburg area. My parents also live in the Fredricksburg area. I recently started duck hunting this past year and was hooked from day 1. I was wondering if anyone knew how the hunting was at Lake Anna, since it's 30 min from my folks. Looking to hunt there next year when I am in Virginia. Any advice/help is greatly appreciated. Most everything I know about duck hunting comes from self taught, watching youtube videos, and reading forums! Thanks!

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Postby goosemaster2 » Mon May 05, 2014 6:12 pm

Hello all,
Not new to waterfowling or Virginia but new to site.
I just moved to Newport News from Richmond in the last year. The group I hunt with just lost our lease to a big money group. We had blinds for 15 years and it was over without a warning.
I am hoping to meet some new friends in the area and I am looking for any opportunities that may come open.
I have a fully rigged polarkraft 17' and a four rivers layout boat plus too many decoys. I can certainly share in this regard.
Hope to make some additonal hunting friends.
Jack
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Postby tealtime » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:53 pm

Hope everyone on here is doing well. Been chasing ducks for over ten years but just moved to VA and this will be my first season here in this great state. Just relocated from Oklahoma where the public duck hunting was fantastic. Central flyway was great and Oklahoma's a hidden gem. Have hunted ducks quite a bit in eastern NC/MD as well prior to OK. I know the drill on asking about spots and specifics. I plan to put in the time and do the research myself. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for letting me be part of this forum.
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Postby SouthernVAHunter » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:44 pm

New to the forum and duck hunting. I live in Wytheville, VA not really a hot bed for hunting ducks but they're some birds in the area. I would be interested in catching up with someone that lives close to me. I just bought a War Eagle boat and have my lab pup getting trained up for the upcoming season.
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Postby Jhussell » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Started duck hunting in Blacksburg last year with limited success. I am transitioning from deer/ turkey hunting. I have one year old lab is being trained. I am located in roanoke now and will probably be hunting SML some this year. If u have an open spot I would be glad to fill it. I will pay for gas and such. Not looking to steal spots, just looking for someone to hunt with. My hunting buddy from last year is having a baby and will likely be restricted on how much he gets to hunt. I am a medical student so I hunt primarily on the weekends.

Has anyone from that area had success in the Fairystone farm WML? I tried to do some scouting earlier in the summer, but didn't find to many promising spots.

Thanks everyone and good luck this season.
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