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Sea Ducks

Postby dickieg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:22 am

Was thinking about trying some Sea duck hunting this year was wondering if anyone would give me some tips on how to start. I would prob be hunting the New river inlet area, But like I said have never hunted sea ducks and would like to give it a try.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby layoutchase » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:27 am

Big boat, big decoys, big gun, and a fish scaler...
It's mine...and full off errors and lies. Check it out, though!
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby NCfowl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:37 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:11 pm

They taste almost as bad as a Redhead or Bluebill. Not quite as bad, but close. :no:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby merganser murderer » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:29 pm

Dingbatter 2 wrote:They taste almost as bad as a Redhead or Bluebill. Not quite as bad, but close. :no:


you got some messed up taste buds....sea duck over diver...yea right :huh:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby TooTall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:02 pm

layoutchase wrote:Big boat, big decoys, big gun, and a fish scaler...


so much truth...
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:02 am

So what do you do with your seaducks after you kill them?
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby fowlhntr » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:42 am

Outlaw Josey Wales
"Buzzards gotta eat same as the worms"
Wonder what he did with his seaducks :lol: :bow: :lol: :beer:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:07 am

fowlhntr wrote:Outlaw Josey Wales
"Buzzards gotta eat same as the worms"
Wonder what he did with his seaducks :lol: :bow: :lol: :beer:



"Dogs got to eat too!" Which is what I do with my divers. Boil 'em and feed them to the dogs. They love 'em! :lol3:

But we digress, sea ducks are really magnificant birds and fun to hunt. There is a lot of work going on with seaducks, since so little is known about them when compared to other species. They don't even start to breed until they are 2-3 years of age.

http://www.ducks.org/conservation/water ... -sea-ducks
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby fowlhntr » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:15 am

Agreed.....Seaducks are a fun hunt.We either grind ours in summer sausage or put them in a gumbo and they turn out fine :thumbsup:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:41 am

Duck fajitas! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby ibedamn » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:09 am

Maybe I'm weird, but I eat divers and sea ducks. I admit they are not as good or easy to clean as puddle ducks. I just make sure they are marinated for at least 24 hours (preferably longer) before grilling.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:37 am

I've done some blind taste tests with grilled duck breasts and most of the heathens I hunt with can't taste the difference between any of them. But then again, there is usually lots of beer involved. :lol3:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby ibedamn » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:47 am

Dingbatter 2 wrote:I've done some blind taste tests with grilled duck breasts and most of the heathens I hunt with can't taste the difference between any of them. But then again, there is usually lots of beer involved. :lol3:


Yep, after about three it all taste good. :beer:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Shurshot » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:49 am

Cubed, marinated, then blackened in the hottest cast iron skillet you can produce, served piping hot. Really good! Just make sure you do this outside.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:27 am

We use longlines with clips and a few dozen decoys. Hunt them just like you would any other diver. Generally speaking, the more decoys, the better.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby stealfeathers » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:47 am

DickieG, I'm not sure how to sea duck hunt either but I will go with you. What's the worst that can happen ??! Besides capsizing and dying of hypothermia.

Is that boat tater just bought running?? That may be a good boat to try it with. And both of our bluebill decoys put together. Then maybe some black spray painted bleach bottles!!
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 am

Black bleach bottles work great on all of the divers and seaducks. Just spray a white spot on them for divers. You can spray paint them brown with a little green and kill mallards too. I hunted the Mississippi flyway last year and some of the local places actually sold plastic floats as decoys, with colors to match the color of the birds you want to hunt. A lot of the blinds used them with maybe a dozen "real" decoys mixed in. Overall birds, including ducks, are pretty stupid creatures. :smile:
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby wahoowilly » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:39 am

Shurshot wrote:Cubed, marinated, then blackened in the hottest cast iron skillet you can produce, served piping hot. Really good! Just make sure you do this outside.

X2

Was in LA shooting a real mixed bag...everything from teal to shovelers. Had one guy with us who got real snotty when a shoveler was shot...said his club fined them $25 for each shoveler they shot, because they taste so foul. I fixed blackened duck that night, mixing everything we had in there, teal, mallards, gadwalls, pintails, shovelers, and speckle bellies. Didn't tell them the spoonies were in there. Got raves all round, then when I told them that half of what they had just eaten was spoonies, the guy said they were going to have to change the rules in their club.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby DuckMauler » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:06 am

Best tasting birds in the water if you ask me :thumbsup: Give me a grilled scoter any day of the week over any puddle duck. We shoot them right out of our boat with long lines of black decoys set all around us. Most of the time we don't use the boat blind, but occasionally they will act a little weird and we'll have to put it up. We have a layout boat now, but still if the birds are flying good and not in too pressured of an area, it's a lot more fun to be side by side with your buddy blasting them. Funnest hunting you will ever experience if you're set up right. Best way to describe it is........your boat is like your fort, and you must defend it from them!
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby m.teeter » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:43 pm

Mauler that last line says it all. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: Sea Ducks

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:40 pm

Shhhhhh....we are are lying. Seaducks taste like crap and they are no fun at all to hunt. :no:
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