First waterfowl experience

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by ta1588, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    I am spending Christmas at a ranch in Nebraska and at 5 AM this morning I went on my first duck hunt. It was the first time I've been on any hunt at all even. It was a very interesting thing to do although I wasn't doing the shooting. It looks like it takes a lot of skill to really get them in and make the shot. The guys I was with reached the limits around 8 or 9 and we left with 6 geese and 10 mallards. What do you guys think about duck hunts?
     
  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    One of the most exiting hunting I do is laying in the middle of a cut corn field amongst a few dozen goose deeks. There's nothing like watching the geese circle a couple of times and then they start lock'n and rock'n, and then someone shouts take em. More than once I had to roll out of the way to save from being hit by a goose falling out of the sky.
     

  3. dukech1

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    I love to hunt ducks, as much as hunting deer. We have had lots of rain this fall so we hunt on flooded fields, which is better than jump shooting IMO. We mainly get woody's and mallards, some teal early in the season and then a pretty good mix of widgeon and pintails.
     
  4. .22hustler

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    I stopped all my hunting except for waterfowl years ago.I used to hunt on Lake Ontario, shooting divers, and the occasional goose.Nothing like being frozen in place waiting for a flock of golden eyes to come in!!!
     
  5. suprdave

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    There is nothing...I repeat, NOTHING like a group of 50 mallards cupped up and diving in front of you. I stopped all other hunting to concentrate on ducks. I haven't regretted my choice...;)
     
  6. Glasshartt

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    I haven't done it in about 20 years, but I had a great time. I have a great Mallard Drake in flight on my dining room wall. (even though DZScubie hates it :p)
     
  7. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    You tell Scubie to shut his pie-hole and take you hunting! If he knows what's good for him...:D
     
  8. ItsmeShane

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    im on vacation next week, and plan to go on my first duck hunt with a buddy. Im definitely looking forward to it.
     
  9. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Hey Dave!!! Don’t encourage her! :eek: She is hard enough to live with as it is, besides who the hell has a Duck, in full flight mind you, mounted on the wall of their formal dining room??? :confused:
     
  10. suprdave

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    I have 4 (in full flight, and 1 standing, along with a deer mount, hog tusks and an albino squirrel) in my den...I had to mess with you
     
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  11. spittinfire

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    Duck is the one thing my wife doesn't want me to hunt. She really likes ducks and doesn't want me to kill them, geese are OK though. Never been waterfowl hunting but I would like to give it a try. I always thought it looked like fun.
     
  12. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    If you can make it to Arkansas, I'll take you...
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What does an out of state license cost?
     
  14. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    A 5 day non-resident license is $55
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That's not bad at all. When is the season? Wonder if I could talk to the wife into it....
     
  16. suprdave

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    I forgot to mention another $22 for your duck stamps. Season is open now through the end of January. I'm on vacation Jan. 4-10 & Jan. 18-24.
     
  17. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    LOL, den I can understand, try to explain the duck to guest at a formal dinner.. and the duck poop on the credenza is eating the finish. :D
     
  18. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Potty training, man. Potty training...do I have to think of everything?
     
  19. spittinfire

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    You can train a rabbit right? Why not a duck....ducks taste better too.
     
  20. ItsmeShane

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    aren't duck stamps federal or do you also have to get them per state?