Duck Hunting in Washington

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  1. Fishing Bear

    Fishing Bear New Member

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    Hey... All of you outdoorsmen that like to fish and hunt. I know this is a "FLy Fishing" website but does anyone know of any local duck or geese hunting places?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Olive bugger

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    Moses Lake seems to be a mecca for feather busters.
    I am not a duck or goose hunter though.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Try looking at the Cast and Blast forum. I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for there It's on the main forum page.
     
  4. stewart dee

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    Skagit Flats and Samish Bay Lots of combat hunting at both. Ducks galore a few snows not many honkers, and lots of pins so good luck.
     
  5. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Define "local". Kinda depends on where you are, local for Spokane is a lot different than local for Federal Way....

    The cast & blast forum, as OMJ pointed out, is a more appropriate place to list this topic.

    MB
     
  6. Luvlite

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    The active waterfowlers that I know appear to spend a bit of time at http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/forumdisplay.php?f=36. On the west side it sounds like most folks head up to Padilla Bay and others with boats big enough for the conditions try the Skagit delta. I've had more luck hunting the Potholes Reservoir and surrounding areas near Moses Lake. Although east of the mountains can be crowded at times, spots on the west side can be impossibly so.

    It sounds like birds are finally starting to come down from the north with geese leading the way. Like anything in the outdoors things can be phenominally good or sanity testing bad. Best of luck.
     
  7. Tally Ho

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    Duck and goose hunters are more tight lipped about their spots than fishermen. However, there is more duck hunting info that you could possibly sort through here:

    http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/

    Check in the Washington Flyway forum on that page also.
     
  8. wet line

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    Both sides of the Cascades offer excellent waterfowl hunting. There is a lot of public lands that are available for hunting. One good source is Washington State Depart. of Natural Resources. They can provide you with maps showing land ownership for almost all of the state and the cost is minimal. You might consider giving them a call in Olympia.

    Before the water ices over the area around Potholes Reservoir can be good. As things freeze up the action generally shifts south to the Tri Cities. However some years if the feed is good the ducks will raft up on the Columbia and work the area corn feels around Moses Lake.

    There is lots of hunting area all along the Columbia and it is not all crowded. A mile walk from a crowded parking lot will most times give you solitude and a lot of birds to yourself.

    wet line Dave
     
  9. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    I cant wait to see the new duck hunting guide by fishing writer/author Doug Rose:thumb:
     
  10. Thomas@Seattle

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    Fishing Bear.

    I'm looking for the same information. Let me know if you want to get out locally on 12/5.
     
  11. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Cherry Valley near Duvall attracts a few waterfowlers. There's a permament blind built on the east end of the parcel on a permanent pond. Ducks are going in there every evening, and while the action won't likely keep your guns a-blaring all day you'll likely see some action the first hour of the day. I live about 1/2 mile by way of the duck from there and hear the shots every morning. Myself I like to hit the Central Basin for ducks so I don't hunt them over here.
     
  12. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    itchy dog, is there a launch close to the cherry valley blind or is it walk in?
     
  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Yeah, but they'd tar and feather me if I leaked it on the interwebz.
     
  14. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    Huh? ahha
     
  15. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Sorry Zack, i was replying to the original post. Water fowl hunters I know in my area are very tight lipped. There is some duck and goose hunting around here, though.
     
  17. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    oh ok haha its all good, yes i know they are the good spots are few and far between! i know a few but they get over hunted.