Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

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Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Wolwerine » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:00 pm

Hey!

Planning a vacation-trip to the Bahamas and heard somewhere about Duckhuntin´ around the Islands.
I´ve been googleing my eyes out but cant find any information. The only Waterfowl links I´ve found are dead

Any ideas?

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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby AAR » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:07 pm

I wish I knew as well. There are some cool species there and wouldn't think with the large fishing/tourist economy somebody wouldn't have something? From doing some searching there was somebody doing it but their website is no longer up. Maybe email a few people running fishing trips down there to see if they know of someone?

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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dead Ringer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:45 pm

They drive boats through the ducks and shoot them off the bow. It's not really what most North American waterfowlers would call "hunting".
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby bigbuckilla » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:17 pm

i would like to know more about waterfowlin in the area as well. i just got back from the dominican republic and drove all around the country and dern if there isint ideal habitat. endless flooded rice fields, marsh, rivers, bays etc etc. from what i read in the tourist book there is 14 species of ducks there. i didnt see any.. but i was going 150 kph dodging moto cocho's and dump trucks. ive read in old books about serious waterfowlers in cuba. i figured the birds would be getting there right about now (late dec. early jan., and stick around till march / april. ) its probally blue wing city down there right now with all this snow and ice.!!!!
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Bill Herian » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:49 am

I just went with my girlfreind to visit her family in the Caymans right after new years. I had just got done with an awesome Kansas hunt so I was all fired up about ducks and as we were leaving the airport a saw about a dozen birds on a little pond near the runway. I later found out that over half that island is a giant swamp. I was thinking the same thing, I wonder how many ducks overshoot Cuba and end up on Grand Cayman. I didnt dare bring it up for fear of my girlfreind clawing my face off.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dead Ringer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:41 pm

Many teal head right south into South America. Whistling ducks are also found throughout the Caribbean. I also saw a bunch of white-cheeked pintail in St. Maarten. It's more a matter of the legalities and finding an outfitter.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 pm

Castro was an avid waterfowler! You might want to check there. :grooving:
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dead Ringer » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Now that I live in Canada, I've met several waterfowlers who have had great hunting trips to Cuba.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Lake O Hunter » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:54 am

Dead Ringer wrote:Now that I live in Canada, I've met several waterfowlers who have had great hunting trips to Cuba.


really...I have been trying also to find info on Cuba or Bahamas duck hunting
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dead Ringer » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:58 am

It's easy for them. Apparently Cuba is one of the more favored destinations in the Caribbean, you know, less Americans there :hi: They can hop on a plane and go. Unless you have some special exemption (family), you can't legally go to Cuba. Lots of Americans do it by flying to Canada or Central America first and then hopping another plane over. No stamp on your passport, apparently you can pull it off. But I don't like the idea of being in a foreign country where I can't call the embassy if trouble arises. Besides, I can hunt with a bunch of Cubans anytime I want, where US-41 meets the marsh!
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Lake O Hunter » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:19 am

Very true on US41 and the Glades lots of Cuban duck hunters; I would really like to hunt in the Bahammas, but I can never find any solid information out about seasons/outfitters/etc. I can see going to Cuba w/o passport stamp, but not to hunt; firearms and illegal entry do not seem like a good combo!
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby BahamaHunter » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:16 am

Maybe this can be of some help to you.

http://www.bnt.bs/download-main.php?subid=39&catid=4

Just look for the Hunter's Guide at the bottom. You may have to print it out and re-arrange it into a booklet to follow it clearly, as it is a scan.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Dead Ringer » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:37 am

Thanks for the link. Looks as though the main species that one would specifically target in the caribbean are off limits: no tree duck and no bahamian pintail.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Lake O Hunter » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:05 pm

Link isn't working for me...I would be interested in seeing it if some would email it to me.
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby webman911 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:29 pm

Got the link to work. Any idea about getting a hunting license there? I did see anything about permits.
Why am I always counting down the days til the next season???
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby webman911 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:57 pm

Sometimes the other link works, sometimes not. Try this one.

www.bnt.bs/UserFiles/HTMLEditor/huntersguide.pdf
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Lake O Hunter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:33 am

Thanks!
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Re: Waterfowl in the Bahamas?

Postby Lake O Hunter » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:33 am

Dead Ringer wrote:Thanks for the link. Looks as though the main species that one would specifically target in the caribbean are off limits: no tree duck and no bahamian pintail.


No doubt bahamian pintail was my thoughts in the bahamas...
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