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  1. pbramble

    pbramble Elite Refuge Member

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    Scotty,
    the commercial hunters your talking about were guides, but if you read the outlaw gunner, you'll really see what "commercial gunning was". sneakboats with 5 -6 gun batteries, using live tollers, punt guns that used nuts and bolts for ammo and killed 200-500 birds with one shot. The guys who over hunted the canadas aren't even on the same playing field.
     
  2. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    Scott knows about market hunting, I was being a smartass.

    Paul, I have always heard that they loaded up the punt guns with whatever, like you say nuts and bolts, but these ducks were killed for market. I have a hard time really believing people wanted to eat ducks with all kinds of trash injected into them. I wonder if this really happened and on what scale.
     
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    Bob are you speaking from experience about your impregnation statement?:l
     
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    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    By the way I broke down and baught a bushell of crabs this past week down in VA's eastern shore for $60 for #1's. Not the biggest crabs for #1's but the price was reasonable. I guess they don't have the supply and demand issues we have back here. I can't believe that all of the crabs caught be commercial guys are being baught or sold by the restaurants and seafood markets at the price they are going for. I wonder how many crabs die and get thrown in dumpsters? I know a lot of people have really cut back on buying crabs due to their price and economic situation we are in. The hell with $25 to 50 dollars a dozen or $175 to 210 a bushell for small crabs. Caught some flounder, croaker and some big arss sharks in the bay out in front of Cape Charles.
     
  5. joe117

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    "Not the biggest crabs for #1's" are called #2s.....:l
     
  6. GEORGE ZAHRADKA

    GEORGE ZAHRADKA Elite Refuge Member

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    I was talking to the guys that buy sweet corn for there crab houses....they said about 20% dead loss......not chesapeake bay crabs ...I'm talking out of state stuff, they also said that the crabs around here are VERY hard to get.....
     
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    MUDDYPATUX Elite Refuge Member

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    That was setup line :dv

    I knew some dirty mind would bite on it :joker

    Takes one to know one :yes:p:yes
     
  8. joe117

    joe117 Elite Refuge Member

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    I did see a crabber unload 6 bushels at the old Boondocks dock at Taylor's Island on Saturday. I have no idea how hard or easy it was for him to get them.
     

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