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Pintails?

Postby ClemsnHntr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:08 pm

Alright yall here it is I have been duck hunting heavily since I was 13, I am now 21 and have yet to kill a pintail. I'm from SC and despite the fact that the hunting sucks we also lack a lot of pintails. I have hunted arkansas and missisippi on guided hunts and will be hunting missouri this year. My question to yall is where should I go for a shot at a nice drake pintail. I've heard Texas and Louisiana are great in Jan. but anywhere else? Thanks.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:14 pm

Assateague is probably your best source for answers of that nature in this forum
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Re: Pintails?

Postby garlicsalt » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:38 am

cali dude for sure.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby native18 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:01 am

Come up to NC!
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Re: Pintails?

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:03 pm

Pintails are in Cali all year long! :grooving:
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Re: Pintails?

Postby duckman27 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:12 pm

I've got some friends in Southern California that shoot a lot of nice ones late in the season. Same goes for LA, TX, and AR
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Re: Pintails?

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:12 pm

duckman27 wrote:I've got some friends in Southern California that shoot a lot of nice ones late in the season. Same goes for LA, TX, and AR

Late season? They are here now!
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Duck Collector » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:08 pm

You can ALMOST get tired of shooting them down here on Texas coast...
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Re: Pintails?

Postby BBK » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:10 pm

garlicsalt wrote:cali dude for sure.


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Re: Pintails?

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:28 am

We hammer them in Western Washington. The big flights come in fom early December through January. We have had upwards of 3,000 pintail decoy in one group more than once.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby ClemsnHntr » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:56 am

Hahaha thats awesome, I'm jealous to say the least! I wish we could get on them like that here.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:25 am

Having that many pintails around would piss me off. Shoot two birds and then sit while watching ducks pour into the decoys.

Sort of like that year, 2006 maybe? where pintail was closed in Iowa. We had them hovering over the spinners (old school Robo Duck spinners back then, mallard shell with wings stuck under it on a pole). One day we had flocks of 10-15 landing in the decoys all morning and ended up not firing a shot.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Perchjerk » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:50 pm

We had tons of pintail trying to land in our spread while we were picking up birds yesterday. Come hunt some rice fields in southeast texas and you'll get you some nice sprigs.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Echospartan » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:00 am

In the pacific flyway we get allot of pintails. Washington oregon or califonia would be the place to kill some but keep in mind the bag limit for pins are two a day
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:28 am

^^Their bag limit may be different than us ^^ Ive seen and shot lots of hens this year in Oregon. Haven't seen a single bull this year though.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Spottail » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:34 pm

There a literally truckloads of pintails on SC's coast dude.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby Echospartan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:57 pm

Honk-n-quack wrote:^^Their bag limit may be different than us ^^ Ive seen and shot lots of hens this year in Oregon. Haven't seen a single bull this year though.


I believe the two per day is a flyway rule established by the USDFW. I've seen plenty on drake pintails this year, but one close enough to shoot at is another thing.
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Pintails?

Postby Greenhead_Wrecker » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:18 pm

California for sure. I'm only on my second year waterfowl hunting and I've already killed my daily limit of sprig a couple times this year and several times last year!


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Re: Pintails?

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:45 pm

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Pintails?

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:33 pm

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Re: Pintails?

Postby quackattack77 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:55 pm

We stack em in the nor cal rice farms all year


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Re: Pintails?

Postby Hitech2redneck » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:57 am

I hunt North west Louisiana and we shoot our limit often.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby creole » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:03 pm

South louisiana has a few[attachment=-1]uploadfromtaptalk1393203787946.jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Pintails?

Postby mudpack » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:54 am

California probably has more pintail than any other state, but as you can see, just about every state has some. If you want to kill a drake pintail, then you need to target pintails. Scout, my friend. Scout. Buy two dozen good pintail decoys (ProGrades, StormFront, Avian-X), get a pintail whistle, learn where they are and go after them.
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Re: Pintails?

Postby jgoetz » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:23 am

I third/fourth (or whatever its up to now) Western Washington. Within 1/2 a mile of my apartment there are a few fields that hold thousands of them things. You can all but guarantee if there are birds around there will be pintails shot.
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