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New Ducks?

Postby drake04 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:13 am

Anybody seeing any new ducks around? Not asking to reveal your spots because we all know how that goes. Also, whats the deal with the sandbar and the lamprey signs? Anyone know when you can go back out there?
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby VTfowl » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:54 pm

Haven't seen any new ones yet, once the cold weather comes through and is consistent it will bring them down. We've only had one good day so far this year with a two man limit. Other than that its just a couple birds each day for us. :mad:
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby hawkman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:10 pm

I have hunted two to three times each week since the opener. In the areas I hunt, the teal and woodies have left. We had some geese but they "all" bailed out last Saturday. Even the golf-course geese are gone. Very little around. A few bluebills came through about two weeks ago Saturday. This past Sunday, I saw two very small groups of mallards that I think were local...they were super shy and preferred the white-capped rollers in the middle of the lake to the marsh. It is pretty quite out there now. A trapper friend once said I would hunt even if there weren't any ducks. I guess he was right.
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby VTfowl » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:07 am

yeah i've had the same luck, i wonder if the ducks are starting to change their flight patterns and aren't coming through vermont anymore like the snow geese did.
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby hawkman » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:15 am

I have woondered the exact same thing.
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby tool box » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:30 am

Heading up to gun northern Champlain on Nov 23rd any suggestions for a place to stay that is Dog friendly.Would rather stay at local motel rather then box hotel.
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby centralvthunter » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:42 pm

Doesn't look like the weather has gotten too bad in Canada, hopefully the ducks up there are just taking their time to head south, I've seen very few ducks around the past two weeks, before that it had been epic.
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby RangerX » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:11 am

Guys... no worries. The birds will be here... it's that transition period where the only open season is duck hunting; there is a ton of pressure. Not cold enough for long enough yet to bring new birds in. They will be here... everytime this year the birds get shy and the swamps get vacant.

Colder temps are in the forecast (much colder than this time last year)... keep the faith friends... they will come.

I'm thinking Thanksgiving week is going to be good...

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Re: New Ducks?

Postby brokermike » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:05 am

Nick,

I hope you're right, this is downright depressing south of Route 4. I will definately be at next years meetings to push for a longer split and continuation of our season to the end of December. I can hunt next door in NY until Jan 7th for Canada geese and last year I drove by flocks of birds in VT fields on my way home every day. :mad:
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Re: New Ducks?

Postby SWG » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:36 pm

The few times I've been out this season, the conditions have been excellent! Loads of woodies early on. This past weekend on Champlain was all teal and mallards.
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