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Where are the mallards?

Postby Chief » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:11 am

The only ducks i ever end up finding are wood ducks. Do mallards fly around a little later in the morning? it seems to me that the wood ducks are always first to hit the beaver pond i hunt. Later this winter can i expect more mallards buzzing around due to migration?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:30 pm

We couldn't fine the woodducks.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby Chief » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:37 pm

well dang. i'm gonna have to get me some of them. where are they?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:41 pm

On the the Kankakee river
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby Papachessie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:33 pm

You got a Black already? I never see any until it's good and cold. Nice!
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:10 pm

Seen a group of Speck's all ready to.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby Papachessie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:12 am

ddragon47 wrote:Seen a group of Speck's all ready to.

I never see any of them, period. :no:

You must be farther West than me.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:44 am

I think the 50 mph winds we had push them over from IL.
I am in Lake Co.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby landinggearDRC » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:02 pm

mallards are slowly starting to use fields.. but may go back to just lounging in the loafing areas with this warm weather this week. we killed 3 mallards and 6 woodies out of a corn field yesterday. had woodies landing in our goose decoys and one even hit the mojo on its way in.. pretty cool sight.. slowly seeing less of the woodies and more of the mallards though.. I dont wanna have to resort to water hunting to have to kill ducks :crying:

geese still are being fussy with patterning .. had about 80 in a field friday night went to hunt it saturday morning and they never showed up.. then hunted it saturday night and they came in 3 mins after shooting time.. blue bird days are my worst enemy :mad:

hows everyone else doing?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby landinggearDRC » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:13 pm

heres our sunday AM hunt.. killed a few mallards sunday night
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:23 pm

Nice. I never shot a wood duck in a corn field.
Saturday we got 2 mallards, 2 canvasbacks, 2 shovlers and a wood duck.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby bandchaser » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:17 pm

I shot a doe, a squirrel and a possum. lol. I don't know why they state let's you northen boys hunt ducks straight through, and makes us good shooting central and southern guys wait. Anyway keep killing em, but save us a few for the 23rd.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby Papachessie » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:35 pm

landinggearDRC wrote:mallards are slowly starting to use fields.. but may go back to just lounging in the loafing areas with this warm weather this week. we killed 3 mallards and 6 woodies out of a corn field yesterday. had woodies landing in our goose decoys and one even hit the mojo on its way in.. pretty cool sight.. slowly seeing less of the woodies and more of the mallards though.. I dont wanna have to resort to water hunting to have to kill ducks :crying:

geese still are being fussy with patterning .. had about 80 in a field friday night went to hunt it saturday morning and they never showed up.. then hunted it saturday night and they came in 3 mins after shooting time.. blue bird days are my worst enemy :mad:

hows everyone else doing?

That's exactly what happened to us last Saturday.
I haven't seen ducks in the fields yet, but the ones I shot this morning on the water were full of corn 15 minutes after shooting time. :huh: Are they feeding at night?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby cam liden » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:29 am

Same thing here too. no ducks feeding in the fields yet, and I am having the same problem patterning the geese. With the weather being so warm, and having a lot of clear nights the last few weeks, they could be feeding in the fields. When there is a full moon and the skies are clear, they can almost see just as well as during the day. Only nine more days to figure them out! :biggrin:
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:14 pm

Got 2 Mallards and 4 wood ducks today we seen 30 or more wood ducks they have to be new ducks coming down.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby cam liden » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:17 pm

Ya woodies are about the only new ducks down here, too. Anybody seeing any migrating Canadas in the north zone?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:05 pm

Migrating Canadas in the north zone? Nope not yet. :no:
They must be with the Mallards. :huh:
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby landinggearDRC » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:14 am

All Locals up here besides a few shovs and woodies coming thru. I have a feeling ducks wont be down til after the north zone closes. Seems like it always happens that way. Id give our north zone season away to have the south zone season anyday.. I hate hunting warm weather ducks :no:
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby cam liden » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:38 pm

Yep, looks like im gonna be hunting woodies and crows for probably another month until this weather turns. My rain dance hasn't been working for some reason. :huh:
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby Papachessie » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:08 pm

Went from zero Mallards 2 weeks ago on the pond I shot them on early, to over 100 this past weekend. I highly doubt they're all local birds. Too bad I didn't find them until Sunday afternoon. :no: Hopefully it doesn't freeze by this weekend. About half the Mallards I've shot the last week and a half have been big red leg northern birds.
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby landinggearDRC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Im still seeing local birds.. just grouping up together now.

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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:13 pm

Seen 2 small V of mallards and a small group of snow geese heading south down the kankakee river.
Could it be?
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby cam liden » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:17 pm

I think they're startin to move. Saw some new geese and to my surprise a small group of ringnecks and some buffleheads over the weekend. Usually dont see them in my area until january. Also, saw about 50 ruddy ducks today, first ones I have ever seen before. I thought they were fairly rare in these parts, am I wrong? Either way, it got me excited. Cold front movin through up north this weekend :biggrin:
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby bandchaser » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:20 am

I'm with ya, been seeing some new and "odd" birds. Maybe they figured out its finally time to leave the north and head this way. Tomorrow it's finally our turn in the central zone. Can't wait to finally get in on the action. Good Luck, Stack em up!
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Re: Where are the mallards?

Postby ddragon47 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:09 pm

Got me 2 nice new Mallards today and seen a 100 or so Snow geese.
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