Joe Guide wrote:Glad to hear that ya'll are enjoying Sea Plane Base Blinds # 3, 5, and 6. Does the area still flood bad during the month of January? Had to shoot SPB blind # 7 when that happened, it was way out in the Western sector. Lots of pintail whenever a front pushed through there.
My only regret was never going on a sea duck hunt out in one of the big bays off the island...there was a guide from off the island who used to use a large TDB duck boat with a 90 hp engine and always did very well on all manner of Sea Ducks and divers....brant, etc.
Cougar125 wrote:No snows anywhere.
Joe Guide wrote:Does CAPT Mike Merkle and CAPT Dean Dolquest still live and hunt ducks out there? They used to hunt with me when I was stationed there, and were pretty good waterfowl shots. Mike had a Choc lab, and Dean had a black Lab.
I did talk with Matthew, after he had done that OLF Bird Bash Survey near Swanquarter, N.C. for the US Navy....and he agreed that the navy did not need to build a multi-million dollar OLF out there, due to all the Snow Geese and Tundra Swans in that protected part of North Carolina. Matthew shot ducks with me a number of hunts that first season on Whidbey.
I understand the MP's keep a tight control on the waterfowl hunting nowadays.
Commander Walter Dinkins, CHC, USN (Ret)
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