afternoon of opener

A state with an abundant amount of waterfowl. Share with others your New Jersey duck hunting experiences.

Moderators: crewchief252, johnboy07

afternoon of opener

Postby jsm1977 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:18 pm

I have to work the night of the 13th, so I will miss opening morning. Any one have suggestions for a decent afternoon/evening hunt in the north zone?
james
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey


Postby jsm1977 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:41 pm

Also, can you hunt ducks on Sunday? I have been told no, but I don't see any thing on the state fish & wildlife web page.
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey

Postby flatsman » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:25 am

Not sure about afternoons in the North Zone, but you definitely cannot hunt ducks (or anything else for that matter) on sundays.
User avatar
flatsman
hunter
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:53 pm
Location: keyport, nj

Postby mtl_duck » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:12 am

You can try Black River WMA. This will be the first year I go there though. So I don;t know what to expect :)
duck hunting IS all its quacked-up to be!
mtl_duck
hunter
 
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:50 pm
Location: Englewood, NJ

Postby njplotts » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:22 am

You can expect a crowd & alot of sky busting. Most guys will be chasing them off the roost before 1st light. After 1st day very few duck remain in the swamp. The ones that do fly out at 1st light & leave the area completely. I grew up hunting Black river & have not hunted there oct season in 25 yrs. because of the sky busting & crowd. I be on private water 1 st day
good luck & stay safe
njplotts
hunter
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Postby jsm1977 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:49 pm

I was thinking of going to Spruce Run or the Delaware river. Will there be any point to making the drive, other than just getting out there?
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey

Postby njplotts » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:06 pm

You have a boat?
Spruce run has restricted areas for hunting. You must be on the water except the far end that's WMA. Parks & water auth. set the rules for the entire water surface & the rest of the land around it. 9.9 hp restictions on motors & a 25 mph wind restriction for boats on the water. The white caps WILL swamp any small crafts some larger ones too
the Delaware, all depends on water level & what section of river. Some places it's tough with the safety zones. With a NJ lic KNOW where the state border is. IT'S NOT THE CENTER OF RIVER. Some islands are in Pa others in NJ
njplotts
hunter
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Postby jsm1977 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:31 am

I have a 12' v-hull with a 9.5hp Johnson. I have never hunted either place. I took a drive out to Spruce Run a month ago. It was a fairly easy trip. Google maps gives good satellite hybrid maps of the NJ-PA border along the delaware, but looking at a map at home and knowing exactly were you are when your there are two different things. Maybe it will be better going out by the light of day anyways.
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey

Postby jomachn3 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:03 am

Hunted spruce run a couple of times along time ago and only got 1 duck and 1 goose. Sometimes you will see an occasional broadbill raft. the only downfall about going there is the bass fisherman and those dam blow boaters<sail boats> they can screw up a good shot ya know. If you do go bring a fishing pole. Atleast if you get no fowl you can still have fish!
jomachn3
hunter
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:26 pm
Location: So. Jersey

Postby tapera » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:47 pm

njplotts wrote:You can expect a crowd & alot of sky busting. Most guys will be chasing them off the roost before 1st light. After 1st day very few duck remain in the swamp. The ones that do fly out at 1st light & leave the area completely. I grew up hunting Black river & have not hunted there oct season in 25 yrs. because of the sky busting & crowd. I be on private water 1 st day
good luck & stay safe


my advice would be to go wherever njplotts suggests NOT to go. God bless him, he monitors these sites pretty close, and it's all doom and gloom for anyone who wants to know where to hunt. :toofunny:
tapera
hunter
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO

Postby njplotts » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:10 am

well Nick I guess you'll see for yourself what Black River is like on 1st day or weekends.
oh yeah I'll pull you out of the chop when your poke boat gets swamped on spruce run
:toofunny:
njplotts
hunter
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Postby tapera » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:40 pm

njplotts wrote:well Nick I guess you'll see for yourself what Black River is like on 1st day or weekends.
oh yeah I'll pull you out of the chop when your poke boat gets swamped on spruce run
:toofunny:


pull me out of the chop? i thought we'd be in your boat! you're not going to make me paddle all the way out there in your wake, are you? just . :hammering: your chops, bob. and by the way, when're we goin hunting?
tapera
hunter
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO

Postby njplotts » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:51 pm

I'll be duck hunting everyday & coon hunting most nights.
how come you not going with shooter & the gang?
njplotts
hunter
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Postby crewchief252 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:13 pm

Delaware water gap is not too bad, never crowded, and usually a fair amount of birds around, i do suggest some daytime scouting 1st, just to check on water levels and where the channels are, very easy to run aground in the dark, also certain islands belong to Pa, so be sure where you are setting up.
Just once i would like to hear you scream in pain !....wanna hear me scream in pain? Play some rap music!
User avatar
crewchief252
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 2193
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:08 pm
Location: New Jersey...where the weak are killed and eaten

Postby jsm1977 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:32 pm

Thanks for all your help. I will see you out there.
James
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey

Postby njplotts » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:11 pm

See you on the water! I'll be in either a TDB all grassed out on open water or a marsh/layout boat in some beaver swamp.
njplotts
hunter
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:45 pm

Postby jsm1977 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:18 pm

I am probably going to put in at the Phillipsburg boat ramp and head north until I find a descent spot. Anyone have any better suggestions?
User avatar
jsm1977
hunter
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Location: New Jersey


Return to New Jersey Duck Hunting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests