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10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:21 pm

Went out to a public spot that produces some awsome wood duck hunting for us and we ended the day with 2 drakes 1 young and 1 beautiful drake. We have took a total of 5 wood ducks and 2 mallards in this spot. im waiting to hit up my private spot when the big ducks get here.

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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:29 pm

Also today on Public Land-
Second Banded Drake Redhead of the Season :biggrin: Had a flock of 8 come in and we killed 6 of them. Banded 8 yrs ago in Alberta

Screech- I'm thinking our woodies up north have headed your way
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby shootable Goose » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:01 pm

Dang your putting up some good numbers. All I have shot so far is one lonely mallard. Can't wait for the weather on Wednesday
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Riverjumper » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:49 pm

Looking good guys! I am heading out to some public land tomorrow. It will be my last for a bit. I am heading to Cali for work for a few weeks. Wish I were here for the turn in weather this week.
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:54 pm

We've been graced this year with the numbers of birds we've been killing. This time last year we had around 20 birds and this year we are already pushing 200 :huh: It's just one of those years
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:40 pm

Dam why cant the redheads do the same lol i gotta say bro im jealous as hell i want a redhead bad i dont know why i just do. All were running into is woodies we had at least 50 this last weekend and only took 5 home but thats all thats down here ive only seen 2 mallards and i was able to take both of them but thats it.
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:44 pm

shootable Goose wrote:Dang your putting up some good numbers. All I have shot so far is one lonely mallard. Can't wait for the weather on Wednesday


ill be out wensday on a pond. I hope like hell there will be a redhead with my name on it :beer:
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:55 pm

They should be headed your way with this front. We killed 6 out of a flock of 8 that came in yesterday and then wiffed on a group of 4. I'd never killed one til this year mainly because I grew up hunting in Mississippi with mainly just woodies, gads, teal and mallards. Do ya'll kill any Scaup out here? I've only killed a handful of them but none here yet
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:57 pm

My opa (grandpa) has shot them here in CO but ive never seen or shot one of them yet either
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:00 pm

We let a flock land right at the edge of our range last week and figured we'd let them swim back to the decoys before we opened up on them but they swam the other way so no luck
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:06 pm

I have not got into a lot of divers i got lucky i mean real lucky and got me a pair of ringneck on the arkansas river and i know that is hard to believe but i did.
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:09 pm

The divers will usually stick to the big water areas or ponds near the big water
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:14 pm

We had a real good pond for divers when i was young. it had canvasbacks, redheads, ringneck, mallards, gadwall, wigeon, and rudy ducks but by the time i was able to shoot the pond drained bare dry and has never got water since so i just have the river
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:20 pm

That sucks. We killed most of the ones in MS off a sewer pond
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:23 pm

I just gotta get out and scout and knock on doors so i can start getting into them again
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:24 pm

Where I hunt there is mostly divers. Goldeneye, mergansers and others. For some reason not many mallards. The green head that I told you guys about that I shot last week, it was my first green head in 2 years.
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:34 pm

The only ducks I have left to get are a Goldeneye, and a Ruddy so I need to find a spot that has those. I should be able to get the Goldeneye on the river I'm hoping and then maybe the Ruddy next season
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:40 pm

Ive shot about 6 goldeneye but im still waiting on my first full color drake
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby mattgflco » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:49 pm

I got out of the office yesterday and went to some public land as well for an afternoon hunt.

Got my first Redhead.
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And this really nice Drake Greenhead Mallard
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:30 pm

I want a redhead bad lol
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby shootable Goose » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:44 pm

Screech wrote:I want a redhead bad lol

i wouldnt mind a red head myself. im really hoping for a band this year. the only band i got was last year on a goose
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby duckman27 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:42 pm

I wish I could get a Banded Redhead let alone a Redhead :biggrin: I got my first Ruddy today so now I'm down to a Goldeneye to finish off the species
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Tiburon5 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:05 am

How far from UT are you? The damn toxic birds are everywhere up north of the GSL. I can think of 4 or 5 places off the top of my head that you could likely get a limit of them. I try not to shoot them though. They are one of the worst eating ducks to get. They are filled with mercury so can’t eat more than I think, so don’t “” me on it, ¼ oz. at a time. This means you can’t put them in bulk recipes that kill the bad flavor, like chili. Last time a talked to a fish and game officer up there about mercury ducks,(cinnamon teal, shoveler, and golden eye) he claimed it was legal to just leave them in the marsh. I don’t believe it btw, and can’t morally do that, but I also won’t eat a toxic bird. Most of them sit in the freezer until they get freezer burn and then fed to the seagulls. If you’re willing to go to UT, bag and eat the carp of water fowl, pm me and I’ll help you get into them.
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:17 am

duckman27 wrote:I wish I could get a Banded Redhead let alone a Redhead :biggrin: I got my first Ruddy today so now I'm down to a Goldeneye to finish off the species


Drake or hen?
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Re: 10-22-2011 (public)

Postby Screech » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:20 am

shootable Goose wrote:
Screech wrote:I want a redhead bad lol

i wouldnt mind a red head myself. im really hoping for a band this year. the only band i got was last year on a goose


I'm still looking for my first band. My brother got a banded goose with a band around its neck and foot.
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