If you were me and had some free time coming....

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If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:50 pm

So... I just put in notice and will be headed out for a December of quackers (assuming I fill my late archery tag next week). What bodies of what would you direct me to hit in December? I typically hunt Spencer, Skagit and a few places east including the Columbia, Frenchman's, etc. I've scouted Nisqually but never hunted it.

I suspect I'll have a bunch of free time on my hands so if you were me what lakes/rivers/ponds, etc would you be sure to hit in December? I'm not looking for honey holes but admittedly, I tend to go to the places I know and now looking for new places to learn.

I'll plan to come up with a list of 6-12 from this thread (hopefully) and will report back. If someone has a spot I've not hit and wants to jump in, I'm sure I'll have room. I have a decent pooch and a pretty good boat so coastal waters to lakes I'm good.

Top of my list of ducks to get are:
1. Woodie
2. Golden Eye (common or ?)
3. Eurasian
4. Harli
5. Anything with Jewelry

What's my list?
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:00 pm

The Nisqually should be experienced by every local duck hunter at least once. If you can't convince a local to go along with you, take a look at a chart before you go. The whole front is a very shallow mudflat and it extends much further than you would guess by looking at it. You can see the extent of it on birds eye view or google maps but when you are there it's surprising how far out that thing goes.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby Tool-Man » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:29 pm

I though we hit the Nisqually together? :huh:

And "Gave Notice"? That don't sound good?
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby Erie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 am

Go to the central flyway. Way more birds, way better access, way better experience.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:01 am

Time to learn the pot holes. :thumbsup:
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:32 pm

Tool-Man wrote:I though we hit the Nisqually together? :huh:

And "Gave Notice"? That don't sound good?


Nope, wrong white guy! :lol3:

I went when I first got my boat 4-5 years go but only went with my ex and dog.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:33 pm

Tool-Man wrote:I though we hit the Nisqually together? :huh:

And "Gave Notice"? That don't sound good?


Oh - and the notice thing? It's find for me... not many happy execs though! I guess it's good when they ask me to stay on for a 6 month transition... lol
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Erie wrote:Go to the central flyway. Way more birds, way better access, way better experience.


That's kind of a big suggestion.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:35 pm

h2ofowlr wrote:Time to learn the pot holes. :thumbsup:


I kinda know them through a few dozen hunts and failed attempts at big bass.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby AnonymousDuck » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:51 pm

Due to my lack of knowledge (still) of Washington, I've been hunting down at Ft. Lewis with my son, but its a bit of a drive for me. I did get permission to hunt a little pound real close, but right now I'm only seeing buffleheads on it, so I'm trying to hold off from hitting it so the big guys can come in.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby duckdogger07 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:55 am

Mcnary wildlife refuge is where i would go if i had time and felt adventurous...
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby Tealer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:57 pm

I would hunt the salt or the big C. Just sayin .
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby Lost Fish » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:35 pm

netminderSea wrote:
Erie wrote:Go to the central flyway. Way more birds, way better access, way better experience.


That's kind of a big suggestion.


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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby eburgsnake » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:19 pm

You could try hunting all 39 counties in the state? Might not kill a ton of ducks all the time but it would probably be different then you're used to and you'd for sure get to see some beautiful areas...crazy idea I know.
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Re: If you were me and had some free time coming....

Postby netminderSea » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:05 am

eburgsnake wrote:You could try hunting all 39 counties in the state? Might not kill a ton of ducks all the time but it would probably be different then you're used to and you'd for sure get to see some beautiful areas...crazy idea I know.


Hmmm - that's an interesting idea!
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