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Early teal

Postby PADuck » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:16 am

I have a general question as I'm new to coastal hunting. Do teal stick to strictly fresh water or will they hit salt or brackish water marsh as well. Can they be found up and down the entire state in the early season? I'm thinking of going to the coast in sept for them but not sure if its worth my trip as I'm from Pa and its a 3 hour drive for me
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Re: Early teal

Postby troutman561 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:18 am

I know in Florida they are in the salt quite often. I see no reason why it would be different in NJ.
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Re: Early teal

Postby pvn6616 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:23 am

Before you come down to the shore in Sept make sure you check the dates of the seasons - the only thing you can shoot in Sept to my knowledge is Canada Geese and seaducks after Sept 24th. We don't have early teal season here in NJ.

To answer your question teals are not that thick along the coastal region, although they are here you are much better off going to the Delaware Bay side as they prefer the brackish/fresh water marshes over there. They are found up the rivers on the ocean side where the water is more brackish, but they are thick on the Delaware side. The southern season opens Oct 19th.
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Re: Early teal

Postby pvn6616 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:25 am

I forgot about rail birds... that season begins Sept 2nd also
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Re: Early teal

Postby PADuck » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Thanks guys. I don't have a copy of the regs and I was told they had a sept teal season. Oh we'll guess I will wait till oct to get down there
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Re: Early teal

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Re: Early teal

Postby syoung_1854 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:56 pm

Sorry i just saw this one... but if you want to plan for next year, Delaware does have an early teal season in September and just as easy a run for you as Jersey (from PA).
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