Declining population of sea ducks finally gets some policy help

Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by EliteLIOutfitter, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. quackaholic

    quackaholic Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    550
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Location:
    Greeneville,TN
    Last year we had a sizable amount of scoters using one of East Tennessee lakes.
     
  2. Bob Johnson

    Bob Johnson Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    7,733
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Location:
    NY
    this is what happened to a popular old squaw spot in CT.... word spread that there were lots of birds and they decoyed easy...and soon you would see 7 or 8 rigs gunning the squaws.. and by the end of the day you would see a dozen seagulls feeding on dead old squaw...... one winged old squaw could take 20 minutes to finally bring to hand.. and a lot of shots.... I know many guys just didn't even make an attempt... I understand spending 20 minutes and after not seeing the bird for 5 minutes or so..its a lost cause.... but you know some boats didn't even lift an anchor. and not soon after that CT dropped their limit from 7 to 4........( although I also suspect the bogus winter bird counts helped.....) in aforementioned town... you could NOT see 300 old squaw...so when the winter count , counted 20 old squaw.... you barfed up your breakfast!!!most days the town would hold 1000 birds ........politics...... its ruins most things it gets involved with
     

Share This Page