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Most popular/common diver in So. Ill. ?

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  1. Dead Ringer

    Dead Ringer Refuge Member

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    I know that So. Ill. is primarily mallard and grey duck territory, but what diving duck species would you say is most common or most sought after in So. Ill. ? I realize that those might be two different things (common vs sought), but let's hear what you think. Thanks!
     
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  2. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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  3. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    Problem with grebes is they're primarily coming in as singles.
     
  4. Dead Ringer

    Dead Ringer Refuge Member

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    Had a new hunter out with me on Saturday at Crab. After a typical Crab morning, he was pretty excited about the little diving duck swimming our way. I let him enjoy the show, but eventually let him know before he could bag his first hell-diver :)

    We're customizing a robo into a diver for a DU raffle, so that's why I ask. Trying to decide what to paint it as.
     
  5. rism

    rism Senior Refuge Member

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    paint it black & white, like all divers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Canvasback.
    As far as most commonly seen that depends on where in Southern Il you are hunting. One area I hunt its hooded Merg(not really a diver but close enough) another 15 mins away Bluebill is king.
     
  7. FireDuck79

    FireDuck79 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hmmm, a guy named “greenhead” that lives in “gaddieville” know soo much about divers. What is happening.
     
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    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Lol. Times are tough.
     
  9. timberhtr

    timberhtr New Member

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    Not much into divers but what I mostly see are ringnecks and bluebills both basically black and white
     
  10. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't know about down there but up here I killed my 3rd can today.
    They were on 3 different hunts.We don't see that many.
    It's usually bills with a few ringers.


    Danny
     

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