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February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:08 pm

little video of our day out on the Bay of Fundy, we limited on eiders by the time we decided to capture any of the shooting.. and Figured out after the iPhone shoots better videos if you turn it sideways :fingerhead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXwHVgOhrg
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:03 am

Sweet..now next video will be better right?.. :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:53 am

LOL... probably not, just lucky i didn't drop the phone in the bay.
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:45 pm

:thumbsup: thanks for sharing
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby War Wagon » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:48 am

This is on my "Bucket List" I never had a chance to WACK some of those "SeaDucks".
Thanks for letting us see how it's done. :clapping:
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby TheCoachZed » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:54 pm

campobello? deer island? back bau?

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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:03 am

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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby TheCoachZed » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:26 am

only got out for two sea duck hunts this yr in maces bay.
out of curiosity-what shot size do uou guys use?
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:32 am

Quite a few birds in Maces this year... Was trying out heavy metal #2 3.5 inch .. not a fan, patterned good but i think i'll stay with bb on the eiders
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby TheCoachZed » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:21 pm

I fish in maces so I saw a lot of them. some days there were loads but other days were scarce.

we usually just pass shoot them because we mostly hunt on days too rough for fishing. that rules out using the skiff.

I am going to makr some sleds this summer and I am thinking about getting a ten gauge to see how well it works on them.

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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Ya we usually pass shoot down there too... 10 g would smoke em, i know a guy that hunts them with what he calls "uglies" ...big chunks of dock foam, they stand a foot high, very visible in the chop. What do you fish for?
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby TheCoachZed » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:40 pm

I fish for sea urchins, so I am around the ledges and mussel beds all the time... and that's where the ducks like to hang out.

I asked about shot size because I know lots of guys do it different ways. I've heard of some using small shot to try and get more pellets and hit their heads and other guys use big shot and go for body shots. I want to try the ten because everyone says they pattern big steel the best. I want to find out for myself.

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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:39 am

Love having a feed of urchins ! and so do eiders . Ya didn't like the 2# HM ... felt like maybe some of the pellets were too small, but black cloud 2# seemed to kill pretty stone cold.
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby badgreenbird » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:03 pm

I hunted scoters & eiders around Maces Bay when I lived in NB... when lead shot was legal! Used 3" #4 back then, sometimes #2. I guess it would have to be #2 or BB these days. What I really miss is being able to go duck hunting in February! Sitting on the rocks in the warm sun, watching the birds pitch in or - more often - flying by. Great memories...
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:15 pm

might be the last February hunt here... word is there are recommended changes to the season, maybe even changes to bag limits on eiders, biologist are calling for more research into numbers as they are feeling that the numbers are dropping ( or changing their migration), others are saying gulls are preying harder then ever on the nesting sites as the herring(and other forage fish) numbers are pretty bad.

I say open a season on the Gulls ! :hammer:
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby TheCoachZed » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:34 pm

well ... I wouldn't be surprised but I would be very disappointed.

gull populations are running wild.I fish maces bay and see far far more gulls than eiders scoters and oldsquaws put together. the ratio has grown larger as far as I can tell ... don't see many eiders at the salkelds anymore.

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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:54 pm

And their inland too, we had a huge flock swarming our set up in a corn field inland this year and we has to pass on ducks because of them!
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby quacksmackerguide » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:18 am

Awesome video
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby don novicki » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:00 am

Good video. How deep was the water?
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Fatback » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:41 pm

About 10 Fathoms
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Re: February Sea Duck shoot N.B.

Postby Dingbatter » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:10 pm

I love the simple blind. I didn't like hevi metal either, sticking with Winchester Supreme Steel in #2 & BB's for sea ducks
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