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Burlington duck season meeting

Postby Peacore » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:34 pm

Was there any discussion at the Burlington meeting on Aug.8, 2012 about opening the season on Wed. instead of Sat.?

For those of us that hunt the Southern part of the Lake the bass guys are disrupting things so much with their frantic moving from place to place that we might as well stay home or find a beaver pond to hunt. There are a couple of bass tourney the day F&W intends to open the season.

Now that there are bass tourneys some of would like to see a Wed. opener become permanent to avoid the parking crowding and the disruption of the ducks patterns. There is also a safety issue as they don't know we are there and often there is fog so we can't see where they are, only can hear a boat come into the area where you have your blind. Yell and tell them you are hunting there??
Yea, good luck ,they'll leave when they are ready not before.

Any comments?
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Re: Burlington duck season meeting

Postby snogoose » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:40 pm

no discussion other than accepting what has occurred in the past. 2/3 of the crowd wanted Wed openers, 1/3 wanted Saturday...so it stays at 2 Wed's and 1 Sat...this year is a Saturday...good news though!...Migratory Canada season is starting 7 days earlier.Opening the same day as ducks for LCZ, Oct 13. and this year we get 4 bluebills...but just this year.
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Re: Burlington duck season meeting

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:02 am

Yup that is what they are proposing for the dates!

Also that same arguement about the bass boats and tournemennts was brought up at the meeting in Whitehall also! We also argued for a Wednesday opener,and we were over 3/4 for Wednesdays as a perminent opener!

And the goose and duck opening on the same day,nice it has been years since that has happened on LC!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Burlington duck season meeting

Postby pete/pmr » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:40 am

snogoose wrote:no discussion other than accepting what has occurred in the past. 2/3 of the crowd wanted Wed openers, 1/3 wanted Saturday...so it stays at 2 Wed's and 1 Sat...this year is a Saturday...good news though!...Migratory Canada season is starting 7 days earlier.Opening the same day as ducks for LCZ, Oct 13. and this year we get 4 bluebills...but just this year.



Do not see where the 4 bluebills was mentioned? I may have missed that but will check with Bill on it!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Burlington duck season meeting

Postby pete/pmr » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:48 am

Peacore wrote:Was there any discussion at the Burlington meeting on Aug.8, 2012 about opening the season on Wed. instead of Sat.?

For those of us that hunt the Southern part of the Lake the bass guys are disrupting things so much with their frantic moving from place to place that we might as well stay home or find a beaver pond to hunt. There are a couple of bass tourney the day F&W intends to open the season.

Now that there are bass tourneys some of would like to see a Wed. opener become permanent to avoid the parking crowding and the disruption of the ducks patterns. There is also a safety issue as they don't know we are there and often there is fog so we can't see where they are, only can hear a boat come into the area where you have your blind. Yell and tell them you are hunting there??
Yea, good luck ,they'll leave when they are ready not before.

Any comments?



We had a guy cruise into our decoy spread last year, we tried to warn him we were duck hunting here and he was obnoxious about it and said he was involved in a bass tournament and he had a right to be there! We replied we were shooting 12 gauge shotguns and if a duck flew in,we would start shooting,and we hope we do not injure anyone on his boat! Well when the pellets rained down on his 50,000 dollar bass boat he left! He was warned!!! :oops:
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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