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Postby JohnM » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:03 pm

My Dad, 2 nephews and I went down to DE Seashore state park SAT afternoon-evening. Killed 3 brant and saw a lot of diver ducks but could not get any to come in.Anybody goose hunting? There are a ton of geese from Smyrna to Middletown.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :smile:
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Postby Daffy Ducking » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:22 am

:yes: "I KNOW!" :drool:
Ever lay in bed at nite and hear geese honk and ducks quackin????
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Postby xtrema007 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:43 pm

dec 23 to assawomen it was completely frozen killed one black duck and one canadian goose lots of birds flying but chouldn't get the to lock up because the ice we had to work the black duck hard to get it to come in... Dec 24 went to prime hook and it was totally frozen ended up killing my mud buddys electric trim on the way out killed 5 duck brought home 4 couldn't find one. same thing birds flying but couldn't get them to lock our spread wasn't as good this day because it took forever to get out there
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Postby Daffy Ducking » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:11 pm

What happened to your trim? I have electric trim on mine. Just trying to prevent any future damage.

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Postby Bigkc82 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:43 pm

New to the forum but thought I'd give a report for the December season.

Hunted Prime Hook on the Dec. 19 and 20 only one Black Duck for both days. I noticed alot of sky busting and locked birds turning away when ever another blind would shoot.

Dec 23 did a little better at Assawomen, buddy and me shot our limit, 6 mallards, 1 gadwall, 5 merganser. Yeah the whole bay was frozen but it worked out well. All of our big ducks were decoying and should have had few more mallards, blacks, and gadwalls.

Dec 24 Went back to Assawomen and same blind on the 23. Only shot 2 mallards. Alot less birds flying than the day before. Alot of Buffelheads and mergansers there. Hope the weather gets cold again.
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Postby Macklin96 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:34 pm

Daffy- I was driving Extrema's boat when it happened. The trim cylinder is plastic and it just cracked where the top connects to the motor. I think a piece of ice got lodged under the boat and hit it just right. Let me tell you what though it was not fun driving through two inches of ice while trying to keep the motor under control with no trim.
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Postby xtrema007 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:40 pm

Bigkc82....what blind did you go to at assawomen? we went to 19 seen alot of birds we didn't hear much shooting thats why I ask... also I notice at prime hook to many people are trying after the same birds
daffy as macklin said a piece of ice must have hit the trim it started acting funny that day at assawomen when it was so icy hoping to have it fixed for my days off next week so i can hunt the hook
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Postby JohnM » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:22 am

My DAD and I went up to PA and goose hunted SAT. with some friends of ours.WE HAD A BLAST!! We ended up with 11 and if it wasnt for another group or hunters hunting the upper field we probably would of limited out for 7 people in 2 hours.There are so many geese around up there its something else.There are also snow geese up there that has NEVER been around until this year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!!! :smile:
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Postby Daffy Ducking » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:47 am

Thanks for the heads up with the Trim!!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Bigkc82 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:56 pm

xtrema007

We were in blind 5. Suprised thats all you got with all the birds around. Unless a bunch of birds move down from up north, I'm pretty much done with prime hook.
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Postby xtrema007 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:49 pm

yea i heard prime has done well this year but when i went xmas eve they were flying strong just couldn't get them to come in friends of ours were in blind 16 at prime that day and limited out with only 17 decoys out... that day at assawomen there were birds flying but we were on the back side which was completely frozen out on the river would have been better
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Postby Marlinhunter » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:53 pm

I guess ill contribute..

Last wendsday hunted a corn fiel in smyrna. Shot 8 mallards. Should have at least 5 or 6 more and a black duck but the guys i was with were kinda particular on super close shots. had a group of 30+ dive bomb us.

Friday hunted the hook and took blind 4. Shot two black ducks and shuold have shot a couple mallards and my limit on honkers..

Hunted northern DE saturday evening in the marsh and killed a honker. Should have shot a dub but my gun jammed :no: Did see more ducks that usual witch was promising so im gonna try it again this week.

I have had a lot of freinds hunting the hook and not going in till 10 or 11, and have been shooting there share of the big ducks... Good luck to everyone for the next couple of weeks... As for me i leave for Arkansas on friday for Bayou medo :yes:
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Postby xtrema007 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:03 pm

tried to go to prime hook today and it didn't work out to well there was inch and half ice agian i gave it a soild effort but the new trim still isn't right so i decided to call it quits and try another day when my trim is good didn't want to be replacing another 300 dollar trim :mad:
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Postby duckit » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:16 pm

went out to prime hook this morning and most of the ice was gone and had a pretty good shoot
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Postby Bigkc82 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:58 pm

Anyone hunt Prime Hook today? Thinking about going Wednesday.
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Postby 4 HORSEMAN » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:51 pm

You might be ok tomorrow, after that forget it .GOOD LUCK
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Postby Macklin96 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:20 pm

Very few ducks at prime today. came home empty handed
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Postby xtrema007 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:10 am

went with Macklin and couldn't agree more it wasn't a good day.. freezing cold and windy along with the ice plus no birds flying = bad day.. with the temps as low as they are supposed to be guess going to have to hunt big water to end the year up :no:
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Postby duckit » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:16 pm

anybody hunting the missipillion theres a mess of ducks the mallards and black ducks wewe flying all day long
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