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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:50 am

anyone here hunt the saint john river ,new brunswick?
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Postby roughnecknb » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:32 pm

I usually hunt the river every year. Hopefully more next year.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:44 am

where on the river do you hunt?
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Postby roughnecknb » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:42 pm

Usuallly up around evandale up towards gagetown, but not that far. Would like to get up around Grand Lake because I have family on the lake. Never knew it was good hunting.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:13 pm

roughnecknb wrote:Usuallly up around evandale up towards gagetown, but not that far. Would like to get up around Grand Lake because I have family on the lake. Never knew it was good hunting.

Roughneck...GL is an awesome spot for waterfowling. Though, like many places depends on where you hunt.
We hunted the Cumberland Bay area when I lived back in NB.
Woodies, blacks, mallards, teal, ringbills, whistlers, bluebills, scooters and geese, is what we generally seen in the area.
Someday, I'm going to have to hunt that lake again.
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Postby roughnecknb » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:14 am

Were just a few coves up by lake side, will have to go scouting this summer around the lake. Would like to do the field hunt for geese in sept up around there. Did you hunt the main body of the lake, or a marshy cove off the lake. or a cove that wasn't marshy.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:56 am

We hunted both sides of the lake....and back in the marshy part of the cove.
You may know the guy that owns a cottage on that part of the lake.
He past away about 3-4 or more years ago. I'm pretty sure his wife still has it with her two boys.
Her name is Wendy....can't remember the last name.
I also have a buddy that lives near the lake.....Joe Branscombe, would you know him?
That is a super place in the summer...and even better in the fall.
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Postby roughnecknb » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:21 pm

Is her name Slocum, or McIntire ? I do not know your buddy. I usually only spend my summers up there. I thought the lake would be difficult to hunt because all the houses on the shore, for legal distances and all.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:27 pm

Nope neither one of those names. Where we hunted...and of course that was 5 years ago....we were well away from any homes.
Even some of the homes that we thought might raise a stink...never really said or did anything...even when they were outside....must have been hunters themselves.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:59 am

where did you get the bluebills on the river or the lake? i hunt the saint john river never saw any bluebills.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:48 am

The lake dumpduck73. On Cumberland Bay.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:01 am

We hunted the Kennebeccasis one time. What a beautiful spot.
We weren't right on the river per-say but in some bottom land areas.....which would be very similar to here in Illinois.
I think the only thing we bagged that day, was a couple of green winged teal.
It was a pretty crappy day....and a miserible 2-2 1/2 hr drive from the Miramichi to Hampton. Rain rain rain. A very close friend of mine.....has a future son inlaw, that hunts the SJ river.....and also I have many buddies that do as well. I'd sure like to try it someday.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:25 pm

I thought you where talking about bluebills in grand lake goosehunter64. do you know anyone from sunny corner?
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:34 pm

Dump_duck. Yes there is Bluebills on Grand Lake. We normally only hunted the Lake on opening day...and possibly the second day.
Every now and again we would go down once or twice throughout the season...to hunt honkers and whistlers.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:36 pm

dumpduck_73 wrote:I thought you where talking about bluebills in grand lake goosehunter64. do you know anyone from sunny corner?

Ya...I know a few people from Sunny Corner....and worked with a couple of them.
Some real nice folks from up there...but as anywhere...some were a-holes.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:06 pm

I worked with one guy from sunny corner. I hunt on the saint john river never hunted grand lake.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:43 pm

Cool...whats his name..
GL is a huge lake, many dangerous places...and not a nice place to be in a small boat, when the wind comes up.
Though, that are so many sweet and cool spots to hunt.
Where on the S.J. River do you hunt??
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:24 am

the guys name is ed nowlan, we hunt near gagetown
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Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:41 am

Never hear of him. I hear Gagetown has some pretty good hunting. Is the Army Base still there?
Is that the decoy you carved in your avatar?

Here is a view of my decoys.

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Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:43 am

Here are a couple more, with them on the water....

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Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:44 am

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Postby dumpduck_73 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:19 am

"NICE DEKES" :thumbsup: Army base still here, yes i carved that decoy last month
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Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:28 am

Thank you. Yours looks pretty darn good too.
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Postby dumpduck_73 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:54 am

how did you get your pics to go from top to bottom, i put some on and they went all over the screen. What are those mallards made out of, i really like that one feeding on the surface.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:01 pm

I use image shack. So when I copy and paste the ulr I paste them uder each other.
The decoys are made of eastern white cedar. Hollowed out.
Ya, that skimmer is pretty cool.
These were originally black ducks. Since I moved here, which is primairly mallards....thats what painted then up as. The one you see as a black, is the first one I carved...so I didn't change it.
Not sure if you ever heard of Ian Fier or not. He is the one that taught me. He now resides in BC.
I do at times miss living on the Miramichi. Alot of cool spots to hunt....and we did alot of diver hunting about 15 minutes from my house....in Napan.
About 45minutes - an hour away....we could wack at sea ducks.....and some spots less then that.
Unfortunately...I haven't had much chance to diver hunt here. Not that they aren't here....most everything here is private land....and public land/ hunting, on state refuges, you need a boat....which I don't have......but have friends that do.
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