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Postby ducks385 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 pm

anyone diver hunt. i love diver hunting because it is a lot more fun to me the birds are stronger and faster. i got my first ringbill last year and missed a can. this year
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Re: diver hunting

Postby FowlOffspring » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Around thanksgiving, the divers start showing up thick and we ususally make trips to the coast almost every weekend and shoot the heck out of the bluebill, goldeneye,bufflehead and canvasbacks.Puddle ducks too, of course.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby NVCanvasback » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Mostly canvasbacks and redheads around here.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:27 am

FowlOffspring wrote:Around thanksgiving, the divers start showing up thick and we ususally make trips to the coast almost every weekend and shoot the heck out of the bluebill, goldeneye,bufflehead and canvasbacks.Puddle ducks too, of course.

we already have them by us. except for bufflehead and goldeneyes
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Re: diver hunting

Postby FowlOffspring » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:44 pm

Well im sure you live on the lakes.I live 90 miles up the Columbia river from it's estuary lol I have to wait a bit before they start to make their way up here.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:36 pm

FowlOffspring wrote:Well im sure you live on the lakes.I live 90 miles up the Columbia river from it's estuary lol I have to wait a bit before they start to make their way up here.

i live by the Wisconsin river we hunt them on that
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Re: diver hunting

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Later in the season we have a lot of blue bills show up, even killed some redheads. Never have solely targeted divers, just get em when they show up.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby Drake25R » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am

I diver hunt late in the duck season because thats when the divers come to where i am. The St. Lawerence River in ny. We get bluebills, buffleheads and goldeneyes :thumbsup:
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Re: diver hunting

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:52 pm

ducks385 wrote:i got my first ringbill last year and missed a can this year

Lol whats a ringbill?!?! I wanna shoot one! I hunt texas gulf coast quite often, you can go 500 feet out the boat ramp and jump 10k-15k pintails and red heads and then do it again on your way back.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:51 pm

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ducks385 wrote:i got my first ringbill last year and missed a can this year

Lol whats a ringbill?!?! I wanna shoot one! I hunt texas gulf coast quite often, you can go 500 feet out the boat ramp and jump 10k-15k pintails and red heads and then do it again on your way back.
thats a ring bill
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Re: diver hunting

Postby Duck Collector » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:14 pm

ducks385 wrote:
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ducks385 wrote:i got my first ringbill last year and missed a can this year

Lol whats a ringbill?!?! I wanna shoot one! I hunt texas gulf coast quite often, you can go 500 feet out the boat ramp and jump 10k-15k pintails and red heads and then do it again on your way back.
thats a ring bill

Thats a ringNECK
Redheads, Blue Bills(scaup), and Ringnecks all have the same distinctive "ring" around their bills that your seeing.
The RingNECK gets its name from the tiny red ring around its neck. Idk if you can see it in your pic you posted
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:26 pm

Duck Collector wrote:
ducks385 wrote:
Duck Collector wrote:
ducks385 wrote:i got my first ringbill last year and missed a can this year

Lol whats a ringbill?!?! I wanna shoot one! I hunt texas gulf coast quite often, you can go 500 feet out the boat ramp and jump 10k-15k pintails and red heads and then do it again on your way back.
thats a ring bill

Thats a ringNECK
Redheads, Blue Bills(scaup), and Ringnecks all have the same distinctive "ring" around their bills that your seeing.
The RingNECK gets its name from the tiny red ring around its neck. Idk if you can see it in your pic you posted

same thing
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Re: diver hunting

Postby FowlOffspring » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:24 pm

The nick name Ringbill for a Ringneck is the same as Baldpate is to a Drake Wigeon and Bull Sprig is to a Drake Pintail
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Re: diver hunting

Postby Duck Collector » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:56 pm

FowlOffspring wrote:The nick name Ringbill for a Ringneck is the same as Baldpate is to a Drake Wigeon and Bull Sprig is to a Drake Pintail

See i learn something new everday... I know Bull sprig but i have NEVER heard someone call a wigeon "Bald plate" and NEVER a ringer "Ring bill". Theres quite a few divers with a ring around their bill and thats why i was confused.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:33 pm

I got my first Canvas back this weekend!!!! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: diver hunting

Postby NVCanvasback » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:46 pm

Canvasbacks are very common here in the west.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby shootable Goose » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:06 pm

NVCanvasback wrote:Canvasbacks are very common here in the west.

Send some my way!
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Re: diver hunting

Postby slopestacker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:57 am

late season here in southwestern ontario (mid-december to early january), canvaback and redheads usually make up the daily bag limit if its not a winter like last years. bluebills sneak in there sometimes. then theres always buffle head and some goldeneye, but why shoot them when u can shoot cans and reds.
if the site of 50+ cans 20 yards from the decoys doesnt get you goin, somethings not right.
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Re: diver hunting

Postby ducks385 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:51 pm

our seasons pretty much done last day is tomorrow and saw like 4 golden eyes 4 buffies and 20 merges. shot more mallards in a spot we get like 1 or 2
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Postby Duck Collector » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:11 pm

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shot an early limit and finished with the biggest mallard(baby goose) i have ever seen
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