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Declining # of Waterfowl Hunters

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by Duckin' Lost, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Md Hunter

    Md Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    With the lack of ducks on any given day, there are too many other activities that are more "certain".

    As my oldest son (who loves to hunt) said when we were debating whether to go skiing or hunting for a week in January: "if we go skiing, I know I'll get to ski; if we go hunting, I may or may not get any shooting."

    Add to that the fact that my wife and younger son don't hunt (or don't hunt much), but do ski and you see why we ended up in Vermont!
     
  2. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    And if the impoundment owner was unforunate enough to plant his in milo there is plenty of that spilled also to make up for blackbirds wipeing out crop. A lot of blatant baiting being done in some of these planted impounds. Simply matching the bait to the planted crop. Ij my opinion impounds should only be allowed to be planted in natural grasses . They would still provide the seeds and invertabres waterfowl need without the candy crops that are drawing all the birds now.
     

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