2013-2014 Brant Season

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2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:07 am

Anybody planning on chasing them this year?
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby bknilvr00 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:10 am

I want to attempt it. Figure ill drag my pod up and lay in the shallows on the islands. Got a dozen Canada shells I found in my garage that might turn into brant shells.

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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby japrxfan » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:40 pm

I may hunt them for the first time this year. I have been on Whidbey for 3 years and have yet to attempt it. I have questions in regards to hunting them. If you have any information would you mind PMing me. Just a few questions I would rather not have shared publically.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Just Hunt » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Might make the trip over the hill to give it a go.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby kcidkcus » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Just Hunt wrote:Might make the trip over the hill to give it a go.

Really? Someone told me they taste like clam @ss LOL
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:39 pm

japrxfan wrote:I may hunt them for the first time this year. I have been on Whidbey for 3 years and have yet to attempt it. I have questions in regards to hunting them. If you have any information would you mind PMing me. Just a few questions I would rather not have shared publically.
I know nothing about hunting them, but am doing some homework on it already.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:05 pm

I will be out chasing them all 8 days if it opens weather permitting.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Tealer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:49 pm

I'll be hunting them, though not here .
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Tealer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:52 pm

kcidkcus wrote:
Just Hunt wrote:Might make the trip over the hill to give it a go.

Really? Someone told me they taste like clam @ss LOL


Yeah there was an ignorant guy here last year spouting that same line. The few times I have had it was great.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby kcidkcus » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Tealer wrote:
kcidkcus wrote:
Just Hunt wrote:Might make the trip over the hill to give it a go.

Really? Someone told me they taste like clam @ss LOL


Yeah there was an ignorant guy here last year spouting that same line. The few times I have had it was great.

Who do you speak of?
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby Lost Fish » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:33 am

Got one last year and it was YUMMY!!!

Not to intrested in going out to target them though. Have watched to many of those boats coming back to the ramp to dump the water out of it and guys changing their shorts!

Always get my tag but I will take one if I get the chance but not going to go out and chase them around.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:46 am

I plan to hunt them every day of their season this year. Pending work not getting in the way of course.

I just finished painting 8 Brant Foamer bodies and will be casting the heads for them shortly.

Bknilvr. Two pods, two dogs, some floaters and shells, with two hunters shooting geese on the flats in January.

I just picked up a Jet Sled Jr. from Cabela's. I will be putting some form of camo top on it here shortly. I plan to use it to haul decoys and miscellaneous stuff out to my hunting areas, then use it as a dog stand / blind / boat in various areas. It came in brush camo and has a dull finish. Should be perfect for hauling gear from the sled to the hunting spots. It is big enough we can get both dogs in it under the cover as well. It can float 150 lbs.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby beretta24 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:50 am

Only wish we had em in the Midwest. Maybe a trip to Mexico is in order in the next year or two.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:01 am

ScaupHunter wrote:I plan to hunt them every day of their season this year. Pending work not getting in the way of course.

I just finished painting 8 Brant Foamer bodies and will be casting the heads for them shortly.

Bknilvr. Two pods, two dogs, some floaters and shells, with two hunters shooting geese on the flats in January.

I just picked up a Jet Sled Jr. from Cabela's. I will be putting some form of camo top on it here shortly. I plan to use it to haul decoys and miscellaneous stuff out to my hunting areas, then use it as a dog stand / blind / boat in various areas. It came in brush camo and has a dull finish. Should be perfect for hauling gear from the sled to the hunting spots. It is big enough we can get both dogs in it under the cover as well. It can float 150 lbs.


I'm going to do my best to stay away from the open water in my pod if I can. It gets a little sketchy even in my "big" boat. My plan is to chase the waters edge as the tide comes in and out. After I revamp my boat blind I'm almost thinking I can just slide my boat into the shallows and hunt out of it. I'm making a ghetto gator hide. Hoping it holds up better than my pop up did.


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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby brokerbyduck » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:26 am

I am planning on heading to the West side for a sea duck hunt somewhere around that time. I'll need to do a bit more research about the regs in the area as it seems a bit sketchy on where you can drop anchor and where you can't.

I had several opportunities to shoot brant last year while I was sea duck hunting in other areas that were not open for harvest. Had a pair almost land in the boat one day while I was setting my scoter lines.

I'll bring my pod and marsh rat for sea ducks but from what I've seen, brant can be shot out of a big boat pretty easily.
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Re: 2013-2014 Brant Season

Postby aaronoto » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:59 pm

Watch the private tide lands in Skagit, it's surprising how much of that is privately owned.
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