Favorite spot

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  1. KingoftheCattails

    KingoftheCattails Refuge Member

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    What’s your favorite spot, flooded field, timber or marsh?
     
  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Marsh and Flooded Timber
     
  3. KingoftheCattails

    KingoftheCattails Refuge Member

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    Flood fields use to be nice in Nebraska, but after marsh and timber I’m hooked.
     
  4. pukeko

    pukeko Senior Refuge Member

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    Favorite place is the Bering Sea. Favorite local spot is marsh.

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  5. Sodfather

    Sodfather New Member

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    Favorite place for me is the millet marsh
     

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  6. Cocklebur

    Cocklebur Senior Refuge Member

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    Love the marsh, but nothing quite beats flooded timber or thick ponds with small water. The most intimate experience in waterfowling is working mallards into a small hole. Doesn't get much better.
     
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  7. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Put me in flooded timber anyday. The experience of seeing hundreds of mallards breaking the trees is something everyone should witness. I enjoy it even after shooting hours, just watching them all pile in (which has happened to me several times in AR).

    I'll caveat that with saying I have never hunted a dry field for ducks. I'd like to see how that is.
     
  8. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Another vote for the flooded timber. There is a reason why the Arky woods are so crowded; fifty ducks dropping in is worse then many drugs!
     
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  9. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Used to have a timber hole on public refuge most didn't even realize was there but if there was a north or south wind it was lights out, not big flocks but 5 or 10 dropping through a 20 foot opening was pretty cool, dry field hunt with 1,000 mallards dropping in is pretty impressive as well but a tornado with about 5,000 snows and specs over your spread is even more impressive and hunted some pretty cool natural sloughs as well. So my vote is dry field.
     
  10. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Dry fields, as described above are hard to beat! Of course I have to go to Canada to enjoy the spectacle since there’s no such thing happening around these parts. Used to be many decades ago we shot ducks in the fields while goose hunting but that was before the 1000 impoundments were built around Lake Mattamuskeet NWR.
     

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