Lets talk about duck hunting

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Top in my class, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Top in my class

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    wow a specklebelly really?? never really seee much of them out here and to get a banded one real treat!
    were you shooting all these geese?
     
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    yes. I found the spec scouting one day and saw it was banded. Total shock. (it turns out it was a rocket net capture in the southern willamette valley.) Shot a cackler band out of that field the next day but never got the opportunity at the spec. Chased that bird for 3 weeks before I finally found it about 15 miles away and we were able to close the deal.
     
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    So where you jump shooting these banded birds or having them come to you??
     
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    all of them were decoyed.
     
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    A limit and a half was the best I could do this year. The most memorable hunt was just outside Lynden WA...I've never seen so many fricking ducks! Memory I'd like to forget - being in my pontoon boat and fighting 40 mph gust back to the launch with a 75# bag of deeks behind me...closest I've come to cardiac arrest!

    However, overall I enjoyed my fall season...grouse were much fun, the quail proved to be too fast, and the pheasant to cunning!
     
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    I had a very poor season. Wasnt able to get out much but when i did the birds didnt cooperate.

    Thats an amazing number of bands for a year. I have been hunting a long time with only one duck band to show for it.
     
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    sweet, how many decoys do you usually have out for geese?
     
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    I enjoyed my season but did not harvest as many birds as I have in years past. I had fewer outting this year, partly due to the fact that I went on vacation to Mexico in late December...right in the heart of waterfowl season
     
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    I run anywhere from 5 to 36 or so. Depends on the species, location and target.
     
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    wow i thought you were going to say alot more then that.

    Do you hunt nisqually at all or the columbia river?
     
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    I hunt along the Columbia quite a bit in eastern WA. Have never done the Nisqually.
     
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    how do you do on the eastern coumbia river?
     
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    Always depends on the conditions and migration but when I hunt the big river, I usually do well.
     
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    nice,
    we have always done really well hunting the river also usually pulling at least a limit out of there.
    except this just year every duck was very hard to decoy.

    Did have a few canvasbacks fly on the outside of our gun range. i would love to get a can, very pretty birds.
     
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    We shot a couple on the last weekend of the season. I dont target divers much but seem to get a nice bull every year.